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Sometimes you really want cake but you really don’t need to make a whole cake. It happens to everyone. Sometimes if I fight a sweet craving I start having dreams about it. I mean it, I have dreamt of dancing doughnuts a la Beauty and the Beast.
It was weird, so I’ve learned to find a way to satisfy those cravings without killing my healthy eating. Cake in a mug is a fantastic invention and whoever first thought it up was absolutely brilliant. One night I was up late working and I had been craving cake with buttercream. I love my ridiculously specific cravings. So I whipped this up enjoyed eating it and moved on.
The hardest part about making this cake is waiting for the cake to cool at least a little bit before you put the frosting on. I didn’t and you can kind of tell my frosting was melting on the sides. Oops. It still tasted fabulous so if you don’t mind go for it.
- 3 Tbsp cake mix (I used yellow)
- 2 Tbsp water
- ½ tsp oil
- Dash of Sprinkles
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Dash of vanilla
- Tiniest pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp milk (if needed)
- Mix together cake ingredients in a mug. Microwave for 45-60 seconds depending on your microwave. Check your cake with a toothpick to see if it's done.
- While the cake cools, make your frosting. If your butter is cold microwave it for 5 seconds. Whip it really well with a fork. When whipped add powdered sugar and whip until incorporated. Add vanilla, salt, and if needed milk. Mix again. Spoon over cooled (or at least mostly cooled) cake.
- Top with sprinkles.