Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lemon Glazed Coffee Cake in a Mug

We're getting into the holidays and some of you may be looking for gift ideas. Or you may be looking for a tasty treat. Either way, i think you may enjoy this one. Last year I made this recipe for a gift for my sister-in-law Sarah for a Christmas gift. We were doing a homemade gift exchange in Husbands family, and for some reason this was the only thing I could come up with. But i think the whole thing was really cute in the end. She loves the Boston Red Sox and knee high socks so I got her Red Sox socks and a Red Sox mug paired up together with a few different mixes for cakes in a mug to go with it. She didn't get her gift until a bit after Christmas...we had just bought our new home and were in the middle of the whole moving process...but she did get it eventually, and she said she loved it.

I put together a few mixes for myself to try them out before i sent them to her, and my favorite was this Lemon Glazed Coffee Cake in a Mug. The link gives you all the instructions, but i made one change to it when i made it for myself so i'll give you all the instructions here. This mix instructions makes about 8 servings, so that's why its so great for gifts. Or if you just want to make up a whole batch and then have them on hand, there's nothing wrong with that.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.5 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered lemonade mix

Preparation:

Each coffee mug should hold 1-1/2 cups water.
Place dry cake mix and dry pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well with a whisk. This will be about 4 to 4 1/2 cups of dry mix and will make 8 coffee cup cake mixes. Divide mix into 8 small plastic bags (about 1/2 cup each). Place mix into a corner of each bag and tie it there with a twist tie.
Make glaze mix: in a medium bowl, combine confectioners sugar with powdered flavoring mix. Divide into 8 small plastic bags and close bag with a twist tie. Attach each glaze mix to the cake mix bags with a twist tie. Place one of each bag into each cup.
Attach the following instructions to each cup:
Generously spray inside of cup with cooking spray. Empty contents of cake mix packet in cup. In small bowl mix together 1 egg with itself. Add 1 Tbsp of egg mixture, 1 tablespoon of oil, and 1 tablespoon water to dry mix. Mix 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all dry mix. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from Glaze mix into a very small container and add 1 1/2 teaspoon water. Mix well. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup. Enjoy while warm.

The change I made was concerning the egg. The original recipe says to use 1 egg, but i think it tastes too eggy (yes i know, that's not a real word), and that was the best alternative for me. You could try it with the whole egg if you want and decide for yourself though.

Enjoy!

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