3-2-1 Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Cake

3-2-1 Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte Cake

Makes 24 mug cakes
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • Water
  • Non-stick spray
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can chai latte powder mix
  • Confectioners’ sugar optional


  1. In a gallon sized ziplock bag, combine the two boxes of cake mix. Shake the bag to mix thoroughly.
  2. Lightly coat the inside of a microwaveable mug with non-stick spray or use a disposable microwave-safe paper cup. Without the spray, the cake will not transfer out of the mug and the mug is harder to clean. If using a microwave-safe paper cup, no spray is needed.
  3. Into the prepared mug/ paper cup, stir together 3 tablespoons of cake mix, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree, and 1 teaspoon chai latte powder mix. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  4. Sprinkle the top of the cake with confectioners’ sugar, then eat it right out of the mug. To transfer the cake onto a plate, run a knife around the edge between the cake and the mug to loosen, turn out onto a plate, then add the confectioners’ sugar.

Packing Tips

Combine the two cake mixes into a gallon-size ziplock bag labeled with directions. Include a measuring spoon, pumpkin puree, and chai latte mix. If the care package is international, include microwave safe paper cups and omit the non-stick spray. If the care package is domestic, add either a can of non-stick spray (for use with a ceramic mug) or microwave safe paper cups (highly recommended for college students). Don’t forget to include the “recipe”.