In the Community June 30, 2020

Pandemic Stress Baking – Dump Cakes and Mug Cakes

Not glamorous at all, but if you find yourself wanting to do a little stress baking but aren’t much of a baker or just plain don’t have time, then I got you covered! These are easy-peasy cakes that have many variations on the theme and all are guaranteed to satisfy any late night sugar cravings.

3-Ingredient Peach Dump Cake

Peach Dump Cake

Ingredients:
1 large jar peaches in syrup
1 box white cake mix
1 ½ sticks butter
Whipped cream for serving

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Dump the peaches into a 9×13 inch baking dish
  3. Sprinkle the cake mix over the top of fruit
  4. Slice the butter into tablespoons and distribute evenly over the surface of the cake mix
  5. Bake until the top is brown and bubbly; about 45 minutes-1 hour. Serve with whipped cream!

 

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients:
¼ c flour
2 T unsweetened cocoa
¼ t baking powder
2 T sugar
⅛ t salt
¼ cup + 1 T milk
2 T oil
1T hazelnut spread or mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients in a separate bowl
  2. Whisk together milk and oil, and mix with dry ingredients until combined and batter has no clumps
  3. Pour batter into a mug (14-16 oz works well) and be sure there’s enough space on the top for the cake to rise without pouring over
  4. Add hazelnut chocolate spread in the middle of the batter (or mini chocolate chips) – no need to push down as it will sink into the batter on it’s own
  5. Microwave for 70 seconds on high (it may take longer for a lower power model)
  6. It will be done when the sides pull away from the mug and the center tests done with a toothpick.