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DeStress Fest!: Mug Cake Recipies

Remote distressing to finish the semester

Share Your Mugs for your Mug Cakes - Find recipes below

Made with Padlet

Chocolate Mug Cake (5/6)

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Microwave for about 1 minute and 45 seconds

Snickerdoodle Cake (5/9)

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted and cooled butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Microwave for 1 - 1.5 minutes

For Topping:

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  1. Mix ingredients and add to top of cake

Blueberry Muffin Cake (5/12)

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Stir in lemon zest and blueberries
  4. Microwave 1.5 - 2 minutes

Coffee Cake (5/7)

  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp water
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Microwave for about 1 minute

For the topping:

  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp butter
  1. Mix ingredients and add to top of cake

To make gluten free

  • Substitute almond or oat flour for all-purpose flour
  • Substitute 1 egg for water

Chocolate PB Cake (5/10)

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking power
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Microwave for 1  minute

To make vegan

  • Substitute milk for a non-dairy option

Birthday Cake (5/8)

  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk (or non dairy milk)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Microwave for about 1 minute

To make vegan

  • Substitute milk for a non-dairy option

S'mores Cake (5/11)

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp graham cracker
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 large marshmallow
  1. Mix dry ingredients in a microwave safe mug
  2. Stir in wet ingredients
  3. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and top with marshmallow and graham cracker
  4. Microwave for 2.5 - 3 minutes