Sometimes, going out for a birthday cupcake isn’t an option. That does not mean you have to make a whole batch of cupcakes or whip out a boxed cake mix to make someone in your life feel special. All you need are eight simple ingredients and five minutes to whip up a cake in a mug that is just as festive and even more special because you made it yourself.
This recipe takes care of the taste, so all you have to worry about are the individual touches. The more personal you can make this mug cake, the better. A candle is always nice. Pick sprinkles in the birthday person’s favorite color, or add a drop of food coloring if you have it. Baking it in that person's favorite mug is an extra special touch. Remember that it is the thought that counts — the mini cake will taste great regardless.