6 Best Things to Make in a Mug

Thought your mug was just for hot cocoa? Think again!

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If you have a mug and a microwave, you’ve got breakfast, dinner, and dessert.

#6 The famous chocolate mug-cake is the quick and easy microwave dessert that started the whole make-in-a-mug trend. Get a recipe here.

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#5 You can also make cheesecake in a mug in the microwave. The cheesecake is cooked in just a few minutes but takes two hours to chill in the fridge, so plan ahead. Get a recipe here.

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#4 Make meatloaf for one using a mug and a microwave. Get a recipe here.

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#3 Homemade chocolate pudding is waaaay easier than you think Just be sure to use oven-safe mugs. Get a recipe here.

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#2 Now you don’t have any excuse for skipping breakfast (unless you’re allergic to eggs); cheesy, vegetable-loaded quiche is ready in minutes when you make it a microwave-safe mug. Get a recipe here.

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#1 My vote for the best thing to make in a mug: chocolate ganache. You can use it for dipping, for making truffles, as sundae sauce, or dilute it with milk for the best hot chocolate ever. All you have to do is microwave heavy cream in a mug until it boils then add an equal amount of chocoalte chips to the mug. Let the mug sit for a few minutes and then whisk until a smooth, creamy sauce forms.

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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.