Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

A friend once gave this to me as a gift. My girls were so impressed that they started making them all the time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake Mix

  • 1 box cake mix, flavor of your choice
  • 1 small instant pudding mix, flavor of your choice (not sugar free)
  • Glaze Mix

  • 13 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 12 teaspoons lemonade mix or 1 12 teaspoons orange breakfast drink mix or 1 12 teaspoons cocoa powder or 1 12 teaspoons vanilla powder or 1 12 teaspoons instant coffee or 1 12 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix


  1. Combine cake mix ingredients and blend well.
  2. Measure 1/2 cup of mix into a sandwich bag.
  3. Label this bag"Cake Mix.
  4. "Place the glaze mix ingredients into a sandwich bag.
  5. Label this bag"glaze mix" and attach it to the other bag with a twist tie.
  6. Place one bag cake mix and one bag glaze mix in each coffee cup and attach the baking instructions.
  7. Tip: Be sure to select a large mug that can hold 1 1/2 cups of water.
  8. The mug must be microwavable.
  9. Flavor Options: Lemon cake mix-lemon pudding, Yellow mix-chocolate pudding, Devils food mix-chocolate pudding, Pineapple mix-coconut pudding, Butterscotch mix-butterscotch pudding.
  10. Attach the following note to the gift:Mist inside of coffee mug with cooking spray.
  11. Empty cake mix into cup.
  12. Add 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon.
  13. oil and 1 tablespoon water.
  14. Mix well.
  15. Microwave on full power 2 minutes.
  16. Empty Glaze Mix into a small bowl and add 1 teaspoon water.
  17. Mix well.
  18. Pour glaze over baked cake.


Most Helpful

This turned out to be a great "Secret Santa" gift for the girls at work. I used Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Fudge pudding and cocoa for my glaze. I made one to test it out and I was surprised! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...

Miss Erin C. December 06, 2001

This sounds like a cute, unusual gift for any special and/or non-special day.....I will try this one, ASAP..Almost like a cake in a jar mix....... Beve

Beve February 04, 2002

This is such a cute idea!! I want to put these in our christmas baskets this year so I decided to give it a try first to make sure it works out ok :-) I used a yellow cake mix with a white chocolate pudding. Once measured out, the cake & pudding mix make enough for 8 mugs. I was so anxious to give this a try, I ate it right out of the microwave and it was very good!! A word of caution ... I saved 1/2 of it as I wanted my daughter to try it - she came home about an hour later (I had covered the mug with plastic wrap), and after cooling the cake got pretty hard. I am still going to include them in my baskets but will add to my instruction card to glaze and eat soon after cooking. Thanks Mirj, this will be a fun addition to my baskets!

Pvt Amys Mom December 03, 2004

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