Orange Mug Cake in white mug on plate
5 from 2 votes

Orange Mug Cake

Makes 24 mug cakes
Author Wendy Sondov


  • 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


  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.