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Cake in a Mug Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gail Hagen
Added: Friday, August 21, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 box Cake Mix -- (any flavor)
4 ounces Instant Pudding mix
make sure flavor compliments cake flavor)
8 12 ounce coffee mugs -- (non-metallic)
Glaze Mix
1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
1 package Unsweetened Cherry Kool-aid -- or flavor to match cake mix

Directions:
Directions:
Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with
a wire whisk. This will be about 4 - 4 1/2 cups of dry mix and will make 8-9
mug cake mixes. Place 1/2 cup dry mix into a sandwich size zip baggie.
Smooth baggie so as much air as possible is removed, then seal. Continue
making packets until all your dry mix is used.

Flavors
Lemon cake mix- lemon pudding
Yellow cake mix- chocolate pudding
Devils food cake mix- chocolate pudding
Pineapple cake mix- coconut pudding
Butterscotch cake mix- butterscotch pudding

Select a large mug. Check it to be sure it holds 1 1/2 cups of water. That
way you will be sure you have chosen the size the recipe calls for. (My
favorite place to find cute mugs is a 'dollar store' or 'thrift shop'. Your
mug cannot have any metallic paint on it because it will be used in the
microwave.

Decorating the mugs-
Paint on the mug if you like. DecoArt Ultra Gloss Acrylic Enamel is one
brand of craft paint that can be made dishwasher safe by baking the painted
mug in the oven.

Select the flavoring appropriate to the cake you are making. For the
pineapple coconut cake include flaked coconut in a separate bag with
instructions to sprinkle it over the frosted cake. Place the glaze mix
ingredients into a sandwich size zip baggie and remove as much air as
possible before sealing. Label this bag "glaze mix" and attach it to the
other bag with a twist tie. Place one baggie cake mix and one baggie glaze
mix into each mug.

Cut two 16 inch sections of clear or colored plastic wrap and lay them on
top of each other forming an 'X' shape, then place mug in center and bring
wrap up around them, bringing the top together with a ribbon. Now attach the
following baking instructions to each coffee mug:

Bake a cake in a mug!
Generously spray inside of mug with cooking spray. Empty contents of large
packet into mug. Add 1 Egg White, 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil & 1 Tbsp. Water to
dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all the dry mix. Microwave on
full power for 2 minutes. (You may not get satisfactory results in a low
wattage small microwave). While cake is cooking, place ingredients from
"Glaze Mix" into a very small container and add 1 1/2 tsp. Water. Mix well.
When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in mug. Enjoy while warm.


 

 

 

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