Poofy Cheeks: Confetti Cupcake in a Mug

July 29, 2014

Confetti Cupcake in a Mug

I’m a cupcake girl – I could eat cupcakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I would pass up a chocolate bar or slice of cheesecake for a cupcake any day! Sometimes I open my pantry just hoping the cupcake fairy has left me a batch of cupcakes but no such luck. There are days when all I want is a cupcake but I just don’t have the time or energy to make a whole batch. On top of that – sometimes I want to sneak off to my bedroom and enjoy a cupcake all by myself without having to feed them to my kids and pick up their mess!

A few weeks ago I kept going to the pantry – opening it like there was going to be something different than the time before. By the third time I was determined to come up with something. There she was – a box cake mix starring at me. I knew if I made a whole batch I would have to pull out the mixer, the cupcake pan and cupcake liners. The kids would drag the dining table chairs over and want to help then when they were finished the kids would want to eat them and the crumbs would fall onto my just-mopped floors. It was then that I came up with the Cupcake in a Mug and because every now and then we all deserve a little confetti I added sprinkles!

Confetti Cupcake in a Mug - Dessert in a Mug

Confetti Cupcake in a Mug Recipe:


  • 1 cup of cake mix (from a box)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons Jimmy Sprinkles


  • Mix all ingredients in an oven safe mug and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Baking time may vary depending on your mug and oven – it is finished when you insert a toothpick in the middle and remove it without any batter on it.)

Confetti Cupcake in a Mug - Dessert in a Mug

Confetti Cupcake in a Mug - Dessert in a Mug

These are just a reminder that everyday should be a celebration! Lately I have had a case of the baby blues so just celebrating the fact that I can make it from one day to the next is reason enough!

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