Mug Cake with Cake Mix

 

Mug cake with cake mix is moist, delicious, and the perfect way to have a personal-sized dessert that is ready to eat in just a few minutes.
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Table of Contents
  1. Mug Cake with Cake Mix Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make Mug Cake with Cake Mix
  4. How to Serve Mug Cake with Cake Mix
  5. Storage
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  7. MORE RECIPES YOU’LL LOVE
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Mug cake with cake mix is a personal-sized dessert that is ready to eat in a quick 7 minutes. Just about the easiest dessert you can make, this moist and delicious cake is the perfect way to indulge in a treat whenever the craving strikes. 

Want more single-serving desserts? You’ll want to make vanilla mug cake and chocolate mug cake

Mug Cake with Cake Mix Ingredients

You will need:

  • ¼ cup chocolate cake mix, your choice of chocolate cake mix. I used Devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons milk, I used whole milk or you can use water
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Whipped topping, optional topping
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate sprinkles, optional garnish

PRO TIP: The leftover cake mix can be separated into 7 snack-size Ziploc bags so that you can make more individual cakes the next time you have a craving.

Substitutions and Additions

CAKE MIX: You can substitute any flavor of cake mix for the chocolate cake mix, as well as the sprinkles. Try vanilla cake mix, strawberry cake mix, carrot cake mix, or spice cake mix for a few different flavors. 

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can substitute dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet chocolate chips in this cake mix mug cake recipe. 

How to Make Mug Cake with Cake Mix

PRO TIP: Double this simple recipe to share the rich cake with a friend. Microwave cakes one at a time if you are making more than one.

STEP ONE: Lightly spray a 14-ounce coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray.

PRO TIP: Using a wider and shorter cup for this works best and makes it easier to scoop out your cake.

STEP TWO: Add in the chocolate cake mix, milk, and vegetable oil. Stir (or whisk) the mixture together, paying close attention to the bottom edges inside the mug.

STEP THREE: Stir in the chocolate chips.

STEP FOUR: Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds. I found that 1 minute 30 seconds was the perfect amount of time for my cake, but it will depend on how thick your mug is.

PRO TIP: Keep a close eye on the cake while it’s in the microwave and cook it until the center is just set.

STEP FIVE: Allow the cake to rest for 2½ to 3 minutes before garnishing the top of the cake with a dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if you wish.

How to Serve Mug Cake with Cake Mix

This delicious single-serving cake satisfies your cake cravings without making a full cake. With only a handful of simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can have a snack before bed or an after-school treat. For a truly indulgent dessert, you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or a spoonful of fresh berries to the top of the cake. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER: This easy mug cake recipe is meant to be eaten when made; it does not reheat well. 

Mug cake with cake mix is moist, delicious, and the perfect way to have a sweet treat in just a few minutes. The Devil’s food chocolate cake mix gives this mug cake a rich, decadent flavor. You can also make this mug cake with other flavors, giving you endless varieties of mug cakes to make. Quickly made in the microwave, mug cake is the perfect way to make yourself a treat when you get that craving for cake. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this single-serving mug cake? 

This decadent dessert does not reheat well, and we don’t recommend trying to store it in the fridge or freezer for any length of time.

What size of mug should I use for this chocolate cake in a mug recipe? 

A 14-ounce microwave-safe mug is just the right size for this great recipe.

How long should I cook this chocolate mug cake recipe? 

The cooking time will depend on the wattage of your microwave, but we find somewhere between 80 to 90 seconds is about right. Keep an eye on your cake near the end of cooking and watch for the center to be just set. Don’t overcook it, or you will end up with a dry cake.

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Mug Cake with Cake Mix

Mug cake with cake mix is moist, delicious, and the perfect way to have a personal-sized dessert that is ready to eat in just a few minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup chocolate cake mix your choice of chocolate cake mix. I used Devil’s food cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate cake mix
  • 4 tablespoons milk I used whole milk or you can use water
  • 3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Whipped topping optional topping
  • 1 teaspoon chocolate sprinkles optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a 14-ounce coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Add in the chocolate cake mix, milk, and vegetable oil. Stir (or whisk) the mixture together, paying close attention to the bottom edges inside the mug.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds. I found that 1 minute 30 seconds was the perfect amount of time for my cake, but it will depend on how thick your mug is.
  • Allow the cake to rest for 2½ to 3 minutes before garnishing the top of the cake with a dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if you wish.

Notes

The leftover cake mix can be separated into 7 snack-size Ziploc bags so that you can make more individual cakes the next time you have a craving.
Double this simple recipe to share the rich cake with a friend. Microwave cakes one at a time if you are making more than one.
Using a wider and shorter cup for this works best and makes it easier to scoop out your cake.
Keep a close eye on the cake while it’s in the microwave and cook it until the center is just set.

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