Mug Cake Recipes with Cake Mix | Free Complete Guide

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Mug Cake Recipes with Cake Mix | Free Complete Guide

A complete guide to Mug Cake Recipes with Cake Mix. See all the things you can do with cake mix + pie filling, fruit, cookies, candy, nuts, spices, and tons more! A complete list of cake mix variations, filling combinations, and add-ins. A complete guide to measuring cake mix in 4oz. to 20oz. cups. Plus, a few mug cake icing recipes. Mug cakes can be made with Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, or any other brand of cake mix.

Mug Cake Recipes Cakes In A Mug Made With Cake Mix A Complete Guide

How Do You Bake Betty Crocker Mug Cakes?

You can get creative by making these cakes in a mug with many different combinations. You can use Betty Crocker cake mixes, Duncan Hines, or any other brand of cake mix for mug cakes.

You can use Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, or any other brand of cake mix.

Mug Cake Recipes with Cake Mix

  • Butter cake mix + one tablespoon of pecans
  • Chocolate cake mix + one tablespoon of coconut
  • Chocolate cake mix + one tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Carrot cake mix + one teaspoon of raisins and one teaspoon pineapples
  • Chocolate cake mix + two teaspoons of cherry pie filling
  • Chocolate cake mix + one tablespoon of raspberries
  • Funfetti cake mix + one tablespoon of additional sprinkles
  • Lemon cake mix + one tablespoon of blueberries
  • Lemon cake mix + one tablespoon of raspberries
  • Lemon cake mix + one tablespoon of blackberries
  • Lemon cake mix + one tablespoon of blueberries
  • Lemon cake mix + one tablespoon of poppy seeds
  • Red velvet cake mix + one tablespoon of chocolate chips
  • Spice cake mix + one tablespoon of chocolate chips
  • Spice cake mix + two teaspoons of diced apples
  • Strawberry Cake Mix + one tablespoon chocolate chips
  • Strawberry cake mix + two teaspoons diced strawberries
  • White cake mix + one tablespoon coconut
  • White cake mix + one tablespoon funfetti sprinkles
  • White cake mix + 2-3 Oreo cookies
  • Yellow cake mix + two teaspoons peaches
  • Yellow cake mix + two teaspoons of cherry pie filling
  • Yellow or white cake mix + one tablespoon of chocolate chips
  • Yellow or white cake mix + one tablespoon of pecans
  • Yellow or white cake mix + one tablespoon of cranberries
  • Yellow or butter cake mix + two teaspoons of diced apples
  • Yellow or white cake mix + one tablespoon of applesauce

In a 16oz. mug:

Add 8 tablespoons of cake mix and 4 tablespoons of water.

Stir well, making sure you get all the cake batter at the bottom of the cup and get all the lumps out.

Combine any add-ins and stir again.

Microwave for 2-3 minutes. Cooking times will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave and the size of your cup.

Top with cool whip, ice cream, or cream cheese frosting.

Serve warm!

How Do You Make Mug Cakes With A Cake Mix In The Microwave?

Microwaves vary so the time may vary. Most mug cakes takes between one to three minutes to cook. See below on how to tell when they are done.

Cake Mix Measurements Per Ounce Cup

I like mine to fill up the cup, even run over a little bit vs. cups that are only half full. So, in order to get a full cup of cake you will need to add the following amounts of cake mix + water:

4oz. cup = 2 tablespoons cake mix + 1/2 to 1 tablespoon water

6oz. cup = 2 and 1/2 tablespoons cake mix + 1 to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of water

8oz. cup = 3 tablespoons cake mix + 1 tablespoons water

10oz. cup = 5 tablespoons cake mix + 2 tablespoons water

12oz. cup = 6 tablespoons cake mix + 3 tablespoons water

14oz. cup = 7 tablespoons cake mix + 4 tablespoons water

16oz. cup = 8 tablespoons cake mix + 5 tablespoon water

18oz. cup = 10 tablespoons cake mix + 5 and 1/2 tablespoons water

20oz. cup =12 tablespoon cake mix + 6 tablespoons water

NOTE: Your cake batter should be the consistency of regular cake batter. If it’s too thick, add an additional teaspoon of water, one teaspoon at a time.

#1 Success Tip: What Do You Put In A Mug Cake?

Mug cake recipes can be made with many different add-ins like pie filling, fruit, spices, nuts, candy, and cookies. You can make several different kinds of recipes using the following list below:

Add-ins

They are just like baking a cake in a pan. Anything you can put in a regular cake, you can put in a mug cake. Try adding:

Pie Filling

Pie filling is a great way to add flavor to your cake mix.

  • Cherry pie filling
  • Blueberry pie filling
  • Apple pie filling
  • Peach pie filling

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Make sure to get out all the lumps. Put two teaspoons of pie filling on top of the cake batter. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

Fruit

  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Peaches
  • Mango’s
  • Bananas

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Make sure to get out all the lumps. Mix two teaspoons of diced fruit in with the cake batter. You want to make sure your fruit is diced so it will cook and be softened. Large pieces of fruit will be crunchy. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

Spices

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Making sure to get out all the lumps. Mix 3/4 tablespoon of spice to your cake batter. Mix thoroughly. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

Nuts

  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Peanuts
  • Pretzels 
  • Macadamias

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Making sure to get out all the lumps. Add one tablespoon of nuts to your cake batter. Mix thoroughly. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

Candy

  • Almond joy
  • Butterfinger
  • Candy sprinkles (also called (jimmies)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Heath bars
  • Hershey’s chocolate bar
  • M&M’s
  • Milky way
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups
  • White chocolate chips

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Making sure to get out all the lumps. Add one-two tablespoons of chopped up candy to your cake batter. Mix thoroughly. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

Cookies

  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Graham crackers
  • Oatmeal raisin cookies
  • Oreo’s (any flavor)
  • Peanut butter cookies
  • Vanilla wafers

Instructions

Fill your mug with cake mix. Add water and stir thoroughly. Making sure to get out all the lumps. Add one – two tablespoon of crushed cookies to your cake batter. Mix thoroughly. Place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. If the top is still cake batter, cook in 30 second intervals until it’s done. If the top begins to feel spongy, it is done. Mug cakes cook a bit after they have been taken out of the microwave, so let it sit a minute or two to finish cooking.

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How Can You Tell When A Mug Cake Is Done?

If you touch the top of the cake and it springs back or feels spongy, then it’s done. You will see that it’s starting to pull away from the edges of the cup.

If you can still see cake batter on top, it’s not done. Cook in 30 second intervals to finish cooking.

Mug Cakes | Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 Teaspoon milk or almond milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Spoon on top of mug cakes.

Creamy Icing (any flavor)

2 Tablespoons yogurt, any flavor

2 Tablespoon ricotta or cottage cheese or cream cheese

1 Teaspoon milk or almond milk

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spoon on top of mug cakes.

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