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Microwave Strawberry Cream Mug Cake for Two

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 2
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This is a delicious treat for two ready in 20 minutes, using white cake mix, strawberry-flavored gelatin and homemade strawberry cream syrup.
By Heather Baird
Updated May 23, 2022
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Strawberry Cream Syrup

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry-flavored gelatin


  • 1/2 cup whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate-flavored syrup
  • 2 fresh strawberries
  • 4 chocolate sticks


  • 1
    Lightly grease 2 (14- to 16-oz) mugs with vegetable oil using paper towel.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, place cake mix. With whisk, beat in egg, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon oil. In small cup, dissolve 1 tablespoon gelatin in hot water. Beat into cake batter. Divide batter evenly between mugs, about 1/2 cup in each mug.
  • 3
    Microwave mugs on High 30 seconds. Let stand 5 seconds. Microwave on High 30 seconds longer. Let stand 5 seconds. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4
    Using bamboo skewer or sharp knife, gently poke several holes in each mug cake.
  • 5
    To make Strawberry Cream Syrup, in small microwavable bowl, beat both milks with whisk to blend. Microwave on High 30 seconds or until hot. Beat in 1 tablespoon gelatin. Pour half of the cream syrup over each cake. Let cake stand 2 minutes or until cream syrup is absorbed.
  • 6
    Top each cake with 1/4 cup whipped topping; drizzle each with 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup. Garnish each cake with 1 strawberry and 2 chocolate sticks. Serve immediately. Store in refrigerator.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If cakes are not done after a total of 1 minute of microwaving on High, microwave for an additional 15 seconds on High.
  • tip 2
    Using clear glass mugs will show off the pretty pink color of the strawberry cake.


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