Boston Cream Pie Mug Cake


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake mix
  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • Non-stick spray
  • Water
  • 48 Chocolate squares (2 per mug)
  • 8 Shelf-safe vanilla pudding snack packs (1 individual snack pack container per 3 mugs)


  1. In a gallon-sized ziplock bag, combine the two boxes of cake mix. Shake the bag to mix thoroughly.
  2. If using a microwaveable mug, lightly coat the inside with non-stick spray (without the spray the cake will not transfer out of the mug) or use a microwave-safe paper cup.
  3. Into the prepared mug or paper cup, stir together 3 tablespoons of cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water. Drop two chocolate squares, then 1 tablespoon of pudding, into the center of the batter.
  4. Microwave on high for 40 seconds to 1 minute. (The pudding heats quickly and can cause the mug cake to pop. In my microwave, 40 seconds cooked the cake, any longer and the cake popped.)
  5. The cake can be eaten right out of the mug/paper cup. If you want to transfer the cake onto a plate, run a knife between the cake and the mug to loosen, then dump out onto a plate. The melted chocolate can be spread with a knife across the top of the cake, to resemble a Boston Cream Pie.


  • This cake is best eaten right from the mug or paper cup in which it is cooked. It can be turned out onto a plate, but doesn’t always hold together.
  • For care package use, pour the two cake mixes into a gallon-size zip lock bag labeled with directions, add a bag of chocolate squares, snack packs of shelf-safe vanilla pudding, a measuring spoon, and a package of microwave-safe paper cups or a can of non-stick spray.
  • Every microwave is different, so cooking times may vary. The key is to avoid overcooking, which can cause the pudding to overheat and the cake to pop.

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This Boston Cream Pie Mug Cake recipe offers a quick and delightful treat that combines the flavors of a classic Boston Cream Pie with the convenience of a microwave mug cake. It’s perfect for a quick dessert or a sweet snack. Enjoy the fluffy sponge cake, creamy vanilla filling, and melted dark chocolate topping in just minutes!