Cool Whips: Crazy Cake in a Mug

Crazy Cake in a Mug



  • 5 Tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil (or canola)
  • 4 1/2 Tablespoons water



  • Step-by-step photos below.
  1. Using a large microwave safe mug, spray the inside with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Next, mix the first 5 dry ingredients in the mug.
  3. After mixing well, make 3 depressions in dry ingredients.
  4. Pour vinegar in one depression, vanilla in the other and the vegetable oil in third depression. Pour water over top. Mix well until smooth using a fork.
  5. Place in microwave and cook on high for *2 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Check with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Be sure not to overcook!
  7. Top with whatever you like – powdered sugar, frosting, chocolate chips, caramel or whipped cream! Enjoy hot or cold! 

Microwave Crazy Wacky Cake in Mug recipe 4


  • Each microwave cooks differently — adjust time accordingly!  One person made the cake in 1 minute 40 seconds, and another in 1 minute 20 seconds. If you overcook the cake, it may ruin it. Be sure to watch as it bakes. 
  • If you want a neater mug cake, mix the cake batter in a small bowl, then pour the batter in the mug.
  • You can add mini chocolate chips to the batter for a super rich chocolate cake…or do what I did, throw some on top after you make it, while it’s still warm!  Mmm, mmm good!



Happy Halloween! | Downloadable Activity List

Happy Halloween UTT Fans!  As promised, I designed my very own Halloween Top 10 List…just for you all!  Y’all gave me so much positive feedback from the Fall in Love post, that I felt inspired to create this little gem for you to enjoy!  As we end and celebrate this last day in October, have a safe and pleasant Halloween and remember to find things that inspire you and spark your creativity!

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