This should be the real “How to survive finals” post. Screw coffee, sleep, working out and healthy snacks. You can make a cake in a mug in all of 3 minutes. Woo hoo!!!
In all seriousness, you probably should still get some sleep. But when you’re reaching your breaking point, this cake might help. This wonderful masterpiece happened after studying for 10 hours straight yesterday and feeling like I still didn’t know anything. I was on my last leg, ready to pull my hair out, and then I had a revelation. Mix 4 ingredients in a mug, microwave, and eat the sweet hot bliss.
After I enjoyed my cake, I was ready to tackle another few hours of trying to read my messy notes, and quiz myself about the central nervous system. It was like magic. Magic cake, that’s what this is.
You don’t need to take finals to enjoy this (thank goodness). It’s a wonderful sweet treat that is so quick to throw together you could make it anytime. #dangerous I’m sensing some major spin offs of this recipe in my future. Oh, and the pumpkin… don’t judge me. Pumpkin
can should be enjoyed year round. Mmmmmkay?
Pumpkin Mug Cake
- 3/4 c yellow cake mix
- 3/4 c canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1/4 t pumpkin pie spice
- 1 t vegetable oil
- white chocolate chips for the topping (optional)
-Spray a large mug with cooking spray (make sure it’s a big one, or your cake will bake up over the sides)
-Mix cake mix, pumpkin, spices, and oil in the mug
|I mixed mine in here, but this was completely not necessary, save a dish!|
-Microwave 3 minutes on high
-Remove using a pot holder, the mug will be really hot
-Add a few white chocolate chips to the top as “frosting” if you want
-Let cool at least a minute before eating (I know, this is hard, but you don’t want to burn your tongue)
Now that I’ve had my magic cake I’m ready to study. Bring it on last final!