Coffee Cake in a Cup for Two

Jenny White


Or for one, just assemble the other half in another mug, cover and stick in the fridge for later. =]
My mother has something we like to refer to as "THE BOX." The box is a huge box full of 'found' recipes she's haphazardly thrown into it over the years, but has probably only made a fraction due to the inability to find any of the recipes when you need them. I have the equivalent of "THE BOX" on my laptop. =] So I was going through all my files last night and came across this gem. It's really tasty and easy. And if this is what all the recipes I've collected are like... I need to organize.=]


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2 Tbsp
butter, softened (not melted)
4 Tbsp
4 Tbsp
sour cream
1/8 tsp
vanilla (or just a few drops, don't add too much!)
1/2 c
1/4 tsp
baking powder


2 Tbsp
butter softened
4 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
brown sugar
1 tsp
cinnamon (i added 1 1/2 tsp. but i love cinnamon)

How to Make Coffee Cake in a Cup for Two


  • 1In small bowl, cream softened butter and sugar with a spoon or fork(you definitely don't need a mixer for this recipe!). Add egg, sour cream and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  • 2Add flour and baking powder, stir until smooth. Split the batter between two coffee mugs. Set aside.
  • 3In a separate small bowl or ramekin, mix butter, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon until evenly blended. Split in half and place on top of the batter in each mug.
  • 4Cook one mug at a time in the microwave. I would start out with one minute and continue by 10 to 15 second increments until it's your desired doneness. (I usually do about one minute and twenty seconds)
  • 5Be careful because the mug and the cake will be really hot. Enjoy! =]

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About Coffee Cake in a Cup for Two

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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