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Coffee Mug Spice Cakes

  • Makes 8 Coffee Mug Cakes


  • 1 spice cake mix, any brand
  • 1 (4 oz.) instant pudding mix (not sugar-free; any flavor, but I use vanilla)
  • Glaze
  • Mix powdered sugar dried coffee flavoring powder (I use Coffee-mate French Vanilla, Hazelnut, or Gingerbread. Select a flavoring appropriate to the cake you are making and be creative.)


Cake Mix
Mix together dry ingredients for cake and pudding mixes and separate into eight plastic zipped baggies (approximately 1/2 cup plus 1 Tablespoon) and label “Cake Mix.”

Glaze Mix
Create eight separate baggies that contain the following in each:
1/3 C powdered sugar
2 tsp. dried coffee flavoring powder
Label each baggie “Glaze.”

Prepare mugs
Select one of eight large, microwave-safe coffee cups. Check to be sure it holds 2 cups of water. Place one baggie of cake mix and one baggie of glaze mix in each cup. Continue with the remaining cups. These make great gifts for anyone who likes just one slice of cake.

Prepare individual cake instructions
Write or print the following instructions on a pretty recipe card; hole-punch; and attach to each coffee mug with a ribbon:

Generously spray inside of coffee cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of cake mix baggie into cup, then add 1 egg white, 1 Tbsp. oil, and 1 Tbsp. water to dry mix. Mix with fork for 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 to 2 tsp. water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.

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