I love the charming and festive look of mug cakes, but I’ve never been a fan of the ones that are baked in the microwave. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not going to get in between anyone and a delish serving of cake—I just prefer that oven-baked taste and texture.


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This is where where Fiesta Dinnerware comes in. I am a big fan of the look and color range of Fiesta, but I just ADORE the fact that all of their pieces are oven safe. Even serving pieces can be baked up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the oven. I can now have my oven-baked mug cakes and eat them too!

Makes 6

You will need:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup piping hot coffee
1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels (optional)
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (optional)
fresh whipped cream and raspberries for serving

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF, and lightly grease six Fiesta Dinnerware 15 ounce Tapered Mugs and place on a baking sheet.
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl or stand mixer.
  3. Next add all the wet ingredients, except for the coffee, and mix until combined.
  4. Finally, pour in the hot coffee, and stir it in until fully incorporated. Then stir in the morsels and almonds if you’re including them.
  5. Pour batter into the mugs about ¾-full and bake 28–30 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven when done and allow to cool completely. Be careful—the mugs will be hot. Don’t grab the handles!
  7. Top mugs with fresh whipped cream and raspberries for a festive presentation.

TIP:

You could also top with a dusting of confectioner's sugar or your favorite frosting!



I love the charming and festive look of mug cakes, but I’ve never been a fan of the ones that are baked in the microwave. Don’t get me wrong—I’m not going to get in between anyone and a delish serving of cake—I just prefer that oven-baked taste and texture.
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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