how to: cakes in mugs!!

making whole cakes are time consuming and a lot of work. when you just want cake fast and easy read on!! these recipes are quick and easy and all you need is a mug and usual things in pantries.

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red velvet
i got this from http://livelovepasta.com/2013/05/red-velvet-mug-cake/ and this is one of the few mug cakes that taste like cake instead of bread.

ingredients
4 tablespoons self rising flour (if you don’t have it use all purpose flour with two pinches of baking powder)
4 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
red food coloring (optional)
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

combine all ingredients into a coffee mug, whisk until smooth, and microwave 1 1/2- 3 minutes (it took 1 1/2 for me but it depends on your microwave)

cream cheese icing
while the cake is in the microwave and cooling down, this cream cheese icing is really easy and quick to make.
2 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar
i used a handheld electric mixer and it was done in less than a minute and tasted so good.

i poked holes with a chopstick into the cake, poured some heavy cream (to make it more flavorful and less dry) and topped it with icing and it tasted SO GOOOODD.

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chocolate
i got this from the food network website http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/instant-chocolate-cake-recipe.html. i’ve tried this a while ago and i thought it was really dry, so what i did was i poked some holes into the cake once it was done and poured some milk or heavy cream into it to take out some of the dryness.

ingredients
1/4 cup flour
5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
pinch of salt and dash of vanilla extract

combine ingredients in a coffee mug and whisk until smooth. microwave for 1 1/2 -2 minutes (depending on your microwave). top with ice cream of whipped cream and enjoy chocolate goodness.

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birthday cake
i got this recipe from target (target is literal bae) http://www.target.com/r/recipes/happy-birthday-confetti-mug-cake-recipe. haven’t tried this one but it seems really yummy.

ingredients
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons self-rising flour (if you don’t have any use all purpose flour and 4 pinches of baking powder)
Pinch of salt
1/2 tablespoon rainbow or confetti sprinkles

combine ingredients in a coffee mug and whisk until smooth. microwave for 1 1/2-2 minutes (depending on your microwave)

vanilla frosting (you can also top with whipped cream)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon vanilla

combine ingredients until smooth (handheld electric mixers are easier & quicker to use)
top onto cake and enjoy your birthday everyday!

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