Orange Mug Cake

MogoBlog MogoLicious Tasty Tip of the Day:   Stir up some mug cake cake mix for instant treats at home or for care package gifting. Adding just a bit of marmalade transforms the vanilla mix into a quick and easy citrus flavored snack!

Orange Mug Cake


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • 1 box vanilla yellow cake mix
  • Non-stick spray if not using disposable cups
  • Water
  • 1 jar orange marmalade makes 8 mug cakes, 3 jars for 24 mug cakes


  • Chocolate chips (dark or white)
  • Shredded coconut
  • Chopped canned fruit
  • Chopped dried fruit
  • Slivered almonds

Directions (make in your MogoBox Mug):

  1. In a gallon sized ziplock bag, combine the two boxes of cake mix. Shake the bag to mix thoroughly.
  2. If using a microwaveable mug, lightly coat the inside of a with non-stick spray. Without the spray the cake will not transfer out of the mug and the mug is harder to clean. If using a disposable, microwave safe paper cup, no non-stick spray is needed.
  3. In the prepared mug/cup, stir together 3 tablespoons of the combined cake mix, 2 tablespoons of water, and 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade.
  4. Microwave on high for up to 1 minute until cooked.
  5. If you plan to eat the cake right out of the mug, add 1 tablespoon of orange marmalade on top of the cooked Orange Mug Cake. Return to the microwave for 10- 15 seconds to heat and melt the marmalade.
  6. If you plan to transfer the cake out of the mug onto a plate, run a knife around the edge between the cake and the mug to loosen, dump out onto a plate, then add the 1 tablespoon of marmalade and return to the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  7. Enjoy!

Packing Tips:

  • Combine the two cake mixes into a gallon-size ziplock bag.
  • Use permanent marker to label the bag with preparation directions.
  • Include a 1 tablespoon measuring spoon and a jar of orange marmalade (1 jar/8 mug cakes).
  • If the care package will be sent internationally, include microwave safe paper cups. Snack sized or 6-8 oz drinking cups work well. If the care package is mailed domestically, add either a can of non-stick spray (for use with a ceramic mug) or microwave safe paper cups.

Yields: 24 Mugs with Attitude® servings


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