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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Half-Birthday Cake in a Mug

Celebrating half-birthdays has been a tradition in our family since O(7) was a baby.  The girls love it, and it's a simple way to have fun together as a family.  This year O(7) decided that she wanted to bake cake in mugs for her half bday celebration.  We did this a few years ago, but I couldn't remember what we did.  I asked my mom to find the simplest and quickest way to bake cake in a mug (since I had to work on O's half bday and wouldn't be home until after 7pm).   Luckily, I can always count on my mom!

Here's what we did...we mixed one box of angel food cake mix in a large bowl with a box of brownie mix (my mom said to use cake mix, but I only had brownie mix).  After stirring the 2 mixes together thoroughly, we put 3 tablespoons of the mixture into a mug along with 2 tablespoons of water.  We mixed it together thoroughly and microwaved the mixture for 1 minute. Done!  It really doesn't get much simpler than that!  While the girls and I were mixing up the cake and microwaving it, my mom was making a whipped cream topping.  It was delicious!!!

Here is a picture of the cake before we added the topping.  It doesn't look very pretty, but it tasted great!

Adding the topping...

Here's the cake after O(7) added her 7 and a half hot pink candles :)

After singing "Happy Half-Birthday" to O and my mom (they share a birthday), we ate the delicious cake.  We had so much fun, and it was so simple...a great snack and activity for movie night or a sleepover party, too!


  1. What an amazing way to make cakes! And happy Half birthday to O and your Mom!

  2. we do that cake, only 3 tablespoons cake mix, 2 tablespoons water, and 1 minute in the microwave. that's why it's usually called 321 cake. :) great for little ones who can't wait!

  3. It is better when you microwave it for only 1 minute. Thanks!