Mug Cakes for Every Emotion

Emotions require adorable single-serving cakes

Mug cakes are the perfect balance of eating your feelings and maintaining some dignity.

Black Forest Mug Cake. Rich and sweet, this mug cake is the opposite of the significant other you just broke up with.

Guinness Mug Cake. Sometimes it’s healthier to drown your sorrows in a pint of cake than booze. And no one judges you for eating cake before 5 o’clock.

Guinness Mug Cake

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Honey Mug Cake. This honey cake perfectly describes that feeling when you nail an interview, ace a test, or get away with using two coupons at once. Bee happy. (Pun definitely intended.)

Honey Mug Cake

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Nutella Mug Cake. This is the procrastinator’s cake. Whether you’re putting off cleaning your room or gearing up for a multi-day Netflix binge to forget about filing your taxes, this is your mug cake. You probably have all of the ingredients in your house, so you don’t have to fully commit to the idea of baking. (And if you don’t have self-rising flour, substitute with all-purpose flour and ¼ teaspoon baking powder.)

Nutella Mug Cake


Vanilla Cake Cones. While these technically aren’t in a mug, they could be if you really wanted them to. Serving these mini cakes in an ice cream cone makes for less mess when you clean up and achieve the party vibe you’re feeling.

Vanilla Cake Cones

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal and believes that all emotions can be cured with cake. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.