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December 13, 2013

Single Serving Cupcake In A Mug

If you are anything like me, from time to time you get a hankering for a cupcake...or any cakey item.

My friend Deb Clark told me about a quick and easy recipe for a one serving cupcake.  It's so easy that I admit I was skeptical.  It calls for one box of angel food cake mix and one box of a cake mix of your choice.  This time, I used strawberry.  I combined the dry mixes in a large bowl, then poured it a large ziplock bag.  

To make a single serving, use 3 TBSP of mix to 2 TBSP of water and mix well in a mug, then microwave on high for 1 minute.

This is what was in the mug when done! A fully cooked cupcake!!!!!!!  

Add a little icing and sprinkles and voila!  One cupcake that's lighter and far less greasy than using just a cake mix, and you don't have 18 cupcakes sitting around, tempting you to eat them!
Total win!!


  1. That is a really neat idea! What fun!!

  2. Nice idea. I'll let my daughters know, they like cupcakes!

  3. It only takes a minute? You're tempted me with this one, JoJo.

    Happy Friday and weekend.


  4. Brilliant idea! Now if I could eat cupcakes I would totally do this.
    Tina @ Life is Good

  5. Brilliant!! I will have to try it. Thank you for the tip! ♥

  6. I like that! Cupcake aka mugcake :)

  7. I will have to try that!

  8. Ha! That is cool! I would be gobbling those down... from a really LARGE mug!

  9. This is really cool. Definitely trying this! Thanks for sharing JoJo!