Friday, December 9, 2011

Funfetti Mug Cake

How great is ice cream after dinner?

Or just plain dessert in general?

Well last night my husband said to me "you know what would be great right now, ice cream. Let's go get some ice cream."

After telling him we already had ice cream in the fridge, I went on to finish crafting. I'll fill you in later on that.

Several minutes later, after wiping my hands clean of modge-podge,  I went to grab some ice cream for myself.

And found the carton in the trash can.



Not cool.

Except I had never said out loud that I too wanted ice cream. I too thought it would be great right now.

After the hubby apologized, while licking the bowl clean, I moved on and decided to make mug cake.

Mug Cake (mugg ca-ke): noun, a baby cake made in 2-5 minutes in the microwave.

I remember a while back seeing this lady on TV who had hundreds of mug cake recipes. Hundreds. And I was thinking, get a life lady.

And how was she not 100 lbs overweight? If she ate that much cake.

I always thought it was silly.

I will never make mug cake. If I want cake, I'll make cake. Whoonthisearth makes mug cake.

Well, when the person you love eats the rest of your ice cream, which you had been dreaming of eating while crafting... you do. Yes, you make mug cake.

You make a mug cake out of a mole hill.

please also notice the Christmas mug.

I found fabulous and easy recipes online like this Chocolate Caramel Mug Cake at Table for 7, but since baking and I rarely get along, I decided this could totally be made with cake mix.

And it was divine.

It washed all of my ice-cream-carton-in-the-trashcan worries away.

Next time I will figure out how to make a mug cake of icing to go with it.

Funfetti Mug Cake
8 tablespoons Funfetti boxed cake mix
1 egg, scrambled
1 TBSP vegetable oil
3 TBSP water
Cooking Spray

Spray a mug liberally with cooking spray. Add egg, oil, and water to cake mix, and mix with a fork until creamy.

Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute 30 seconds. Microwave 30 seconds more if still gooey.
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"At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,  where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.  In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!  But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1:39-45


  1. yummm. you should make funfetti blondies with the rest of it :)

  2. I usually like to make homemade desserts, but funfetti cake mix will always hold a special place in my heart. So I am so excited to find this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
    P.S. Have you ever made the cookie recipe on the Funfetti box? They are the best cookies ever. Sorry homemade cookies!

  3. WOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! This is AWESOME! Trying. Immediately.

  4. Mel: I did and they were delicious!

    Amber--Yes and the cake box cookies are equally amazing and easy to do!

    Jonesy: You. Will. LOVE!

  5. The egg cooked in mine so it tasted like an omelette

    1. Anonymous-I tried this a couple of times and if you did not scramble the egg really well and then mix the mixture with a fork until creamy, it would taste like egg. Hopefully the next time around it won't! (That's not a fun surprise!)

    2. Do you mean scrambled egg or beaten egg?? Scrambled egg is a cooked egg. Thanks.

    3. Yes-good point! A beaten egg is what you need. Thanks.

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