Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cupcakes in 60 seconds?

As you know, I love cupcakes.  I've tried them everywhere in NYC and I scout them out on vacation.  So I know you aren't the least bit surprised to hear that I literally jumped for joy when my dad told me about this new cupcake recipe that only takes 60 seconds to make.  Bonus: You don't even have to turn on the stove!!

 Are you up for the challenge?

You will need two boxes of cake mix - one has to be angel food cake, but the other can be any flavor your heart desires.  I wanted strawberry.
Open both boxes and sift the mix into a bowl.  The angel food cake didn't take long to sift, but I had a bit of trouble getting the strawberry mix through the sifter so I eventually gave up on sifting it.

 After everything has been sifted, stir the two mixes until well combined.

Place 1/3 cup of the mix in a mug and mix with 3 tablespoons of water.
After the batter is mixed, place the mug in the microwave for 60 seconds on HIGH.  You may need to adjust by a few seconds depending on your microwave. 

The cake will look spongy when you take it out of the microwave.  Just flip the mug over on a plate and the cupcake will slide right out.
Let it cool for a few minutes before icing it.  The cake is pretty tasty on its own, but the icing added just the right touch of sweetness.

Here is the recipe that my dad sent to me.  I believe it was passed on to him by a co-worker.

Individual Microwave Mug Cakes
    1 angel food cake mix (type that says "just add water")
    1 cake mix (any flavor of your choice)

Mix both mixes together (sift both) and store in a Ziploc bag or other container.  To make a cake, put 1/3 cup of mix in a coffee mug (safe for the microwave).  Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix.  Cook on 100% power for 1 minute. Flip cake onto a plate and fill mug with water (makes it easier to clean up).  Cake can be served plain or topped however you like it.

Possible toppings: caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, frosting, ice cream, etc.

Reba and I made this tad healthier version with rice whipped cream topping.  Check out her awesome blog here!

These cupcakes are definitely a quick and easy treat.  The best part is you don't have to make 24 of them all at once.  It's perfect if you just want a quick treat for one or two people!  Plus, using the mix 1/3 a cup at a time allows you to spread out the goodness over a longer period of time.  Definitely going to be snacking on these for the next few weeks!

Which flavor you would combine with the angel food cake mix for a fast and yummy dessert?

Andrea :)


  1. Oh yum! I am going to have to try this!

    1. Let me know how yours turns out :)

  2. This looks delicious!

    I'd have to go with lemon!

    1. Great choice! That is what I plan to try next :)