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Microwave Strawberry Cream Mug Cake for Two

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 2
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This is a delicious treat for two ready in 20 minutes, using white cake mix, strawberry-flavoured gelatin and homemade strawberry cream syrup. Recipe by Heather Baird.
Created May 17, 2018
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  • 6 tablespoons Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jell-O™ strawberry-flavoured gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry-flavoured gelatin

  • 1/2 cup whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavoured syrup
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 4 chocolate sticks


  • 1
    Lightly grease 2 (14- to 16-oz) mugs with vegetable oil using paper towel.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, place cake mix. With whisk, beat in egg, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon oil. In small cup, dissolve 1 tablespoon gelatin in hot water. Beat into cake batter. Divide batter evenly between mugs, about 1/2 cup in each mug.
  • 3
    Microwave mugs on High 30 seconds. Let stand 5 seconds. Microwave on High 30 seconds longer. Let stand 5 seconds. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • 4
    Using bamboo skewer or sharp knife, gently poke several holes in each mug cake.
  • 5
    To make Strawberry Cream Syrup, in small microwavable bowl, beat both milks with whisk to blend. Microwave on High 30 seconds or until hot. Beat in 1 tablespoon gelatin. Pour half of the cream syrup over each cake. Let cake stand 2 minutes or until cream syrup is absorbed.
  • 6
    Top each cake with 1/4 cup whipped topping; drizzle each with 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup. Garnish each cake with 1 strawberry and 2 chocolate sticks. Serve immediately. Store in refrigerator.

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  • Tip 2
    If cakes are not done after a total of 1 minute of microwaving on High, microwave for an additional 15 seconds on High.
  • Tip 3
    Using clear glass mugs will show off the pretty pink colour of the strawberry cake.
  • Tip 4
    If you can’t find chocolate sticks (sometimes called batons), use chocolate bonbons or rolled wafer cookies.

Nutrition Information

360 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 8g Protein, 46g Total Carbs, 38g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 servings
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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