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Mug Cakes in a Jar

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Mug cakes are all the rage. They’re quick, satisfy your sweet tooth, and don’t burden you with a full cake calling your name in the kitchen.

Baby food jars are just the right size for gifting someone a single serving of deliciousness. It’s a match made in heaven 🙂


I painted the lids to make these look cute, but you could use a cupcake wrapper or piece of fabric to cover the Gerber advertisement on top. Layering ingredients also looks great, but is a bit more work, and these look just fine if you mix everything together and send them out that way.

Below are the recipes for the three cake mixes shown, chocolate (adapted from Table for Two, green lid), cinnamon (red lid), and chocolate chip (adapted from Kirbie’s Cravings, yellow lid). There are also printable tags with preparation instructions so the lucky recipient knows what to do.

Chocolate Mug Cake Mix
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup flour
  2. 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  3. 2 Tbsp sugar
  4. 1/8 tablespoon salt
Instructions
  1. Layer ingredients using the order above.
  2. To prepare: Add 2 Tbsp oil and 5 Tbsp milk to mix. Mix well and microwave for 70 seconds.
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Cinnamon Mug Cake Mix
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 3 Tbsp flour
  2. 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  3. 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  4. 1/8 tablespoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Layering tip: Put the flour and baking powder on the bottom, then layer on the brown sugar and cinnamon. A baby food jar will actually fit two servings of this mug cake, so I do one layer of flour and brown sugar, then another on top of that.
  2. To prepare: For each serving, add 1 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp milk to mix. Mix well and microwave for 70 seconds.
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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup flour
  2. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  3. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  4. 2 tbsp chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Layering tip: Make one layer of flour and baking powder. Make second layer of brown sugar, and fill remaining space with chocolate chips.
  2. To prepare: Dump mix into mug. Add 3 tbsp milk and 1/2 tbsp oil to the mix and stir well. Microwave for 70 seconds. Enjoy!
Adapted from Kirbie's Cravings
Adapted from Kirbie's Cravings
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Arlene Andersen

Hi:

Your recipe calls for 3 tbsps. milk and 1/2 tbsp. oil added to the mix, however on the tag it is 2 tbsp. milk and 1 tbsp. of oil. Why is it different. Thanks much!

Diane Homan

Oh my goodness! Thank you for catching that. The recipe is correct and the tags are wrong. I’ve updated the tags to reflect the true recipe. I really appreciate you bringing that to my attention, and I’m sorry for the confusion!

Arlene Andersen

Thank you for your quick response!

Arlene Andersen

oops, forgot to mention it was the chocolate chip mug cake and how long can we store it in the jars?

Diane Homan

You should be able to store them in an airtight container for up to a year.

Sara Banfill

What size jars are used…. 4oz, 6 oz?

Tara

Probably a silly question but, on the Cinnamon Cake recipe, you say the 4 oz. jar holds two servings – are the recipe measurements for 1 serving or 2? (Basically, is 3Tbsp of flour the amount you’d need for one serving, or the amount that makes 2 servings…if that makes sense?)

Diane Homan

The recipe is for 1 serving, and I just put two of them in a jar. So 3 Tbsp is for one serving. I can totally see where that’s confusing!

Tara

Excellent. That’s what I assumed, but it was very late last night when I was trying to figure it out and, well, it was easier just to ask. Ha. Thank you!

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