A reader emailed me and shared an even easier and way better cake in a cup recipe using a box cake and water.
I decided to try this new one and found the results were MUCH better according to Mr. BH. I’m not eating sugar right now so I can’t try any of these…..
For this new and improved Best cake in a cup recipe follow along as I proceed to tackle this easy microwave dessert that my reader Christy was so kind to share. She wrote me and said her family makes this quick and easy method often and they all love it, especially the kids who have fun making it themselves! All you need to do is keep a box cake on hand and add water..
Here’s the lowdown: I just took 1/4 cup of cake mix and stirred half of 1/4 cup of water into the mix. I stirred until it was a cake batter consistency as Christy reccomended.( This can be stirred and cooked in the same coffee cup. ) If it seems to thick you might have to add a tad more water, but don’t make it soupy. Mine was more like a pudding consistency. My microwave isn’t as powerful, so I cooked mine for 2 minutes at 1/2 power cooking temp. Next I let it sit for about 2 minutes. Christy only needs to do hers for 1 minute at half power.
Christy added: My kids love it. We just keep a box of cake mix on hand and use it as we go!
We have added ice cream toppings too: like butterscotch, fudge syrup, and choc. chips… add a dollop or scoop of ice cream, and you are in heaven. Cool thing is with this way of doing it, you are way less on the calories and it tastes the same!!!
The beauty of this little treat is it’s a one serving portion, so you don’t have a big tempting cake sitting around.
This would be great for anyone, especially kids, college students in a dorm, retirees and dieters. Ever since I told my mom about this recipe she has enjoyed making these little treats for herself. She said it’s just enough for a little satisfying snack.