Sunday, May 9, 2010

But Is She Really Thrifty: Cake in a cup

Happy Mother's Day everyone!  I normally try not to post too much on Sundays but I really wanted to share this.  For whatever reason, many women do not like Mother's Day.   Perhaps making yourself (because, let's be honest, that's the only way it's going to get done sometimes) a cake in a cup will lighten your spirits. Besides, I hear calories don't count on Mother's Day...have some chocolate too.

Cake in a Cup Mix
- 1 box of cake mix (yes. We're cheating)
- 1 box of instant pudding (the small box)

In a big bowl, mix both the pudding and the cake mix together.  Measure out 1/2  cup for now, and put the rest in a jar or other food storage container.  I've heard of unselfish people dividing the mix up, 1/2 c. per baggie (and a glaze baggie) and giving it away with a special mug.  I'm keeping mine for a rainy day.  

Flavor ideas:
-chocolate cake with chocolate pudding
- lemon cake with lemon pudding
- chocolate cake with butterscotch pudding (or caramel..oh!)

Next, make a glaze baggie. This is 1/3 c. of powdered sugar in a baggie.  When you're reading to use it, add 1 1/2 teaspoon of water to the baggie and mix it up. When your cake is baked, cut the corner of the baggie and drizzle (okay. I dumped) the glaze all over the top of the cake and let it harden for a second.

To make:
- 1/2 c. cake mix
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon of oil (or applesauce)
- 1 tablespoon of water

Use some nonstick spray around the inside of a mug and dump everthing in. Mix well. Cook in the microwave for 2 minute and 30 seconds. Add 30 seconds at a time if it doesn't seem done, but watch it carefully. Add the water to the glaze baggie and mix it up. Dump glaze on the top of the cake when done. Hide in a closet (or the bathroom) from the children and consume rapidly.

Happy Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I am DEFINITELY going to have to try this recipe. :)