How to make the perfect warm treat in about a minute!

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How to make the perfect cupcake, just one, in about a minute

If you’re like me you love cake but, and this is a hard but for me, I don’t bake cakes that often because there are always leftovers.  Leftovers that taunt me and beg me (yes, cake talks to me) to eat it until it’s all gone.  I hate to let down a good dessert so rather than deal with the temptation they can present, I rarely bake them but I still WANT them.  Is there another option? Yes, there is!

How to make the perfect cupcake, just one, in about a minuteDuncan Hines has a delicious alternative, Perfect Size for 1.  These are awesome! There are 18 varieties with flavors for morning, afternoon or evening indulgences.  I made a few of these the other day and added something different to each one, and then I shared them with my sons.

Cabernet Sauvignon and chocolate cupcake pairing

You can get as wild as you want when it comes to customizing these delicious treats.  I decided to start with three different liquids; milk, coffee (you knew I’d sneak coffee in here somehow!), and a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon <— this one was just for me, no sharing!

Mix ins for the perfect cupcake

 I also decided to add some stir-ins to each single portion cake; milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and a light mint and milk chocolate candy.

Cabernet Sauvignon and chocolate cupcake pairing

First I added a packet of the Perfect Size for 1 Decadent Chocolate Lover’s Cake Mix to the bottom of a mug.  Next, I added in 3 tablespoons of the Cabernet Sauvignon (you can use water so no worries if you don’t have wine available).

I mixed this well with a spoon…..notice we only have a spoon and a measuring cup to wash so far….no mixer, no cake pans….just two little doo-dads.Cabernet Sauvignon and chocolate cupcake pairing

 Lastly, I stirred in some milk chocolate chips.  Next, I popped this into the microwave for 70 seconds and what emerged was a decadently delicious treat – a Perfect Size for 1! How perfect is that?

Chocolate, coffee and butterscotch chip cupcake

How to make the perfect cupcake, just one, in about a minute

I also made a coffee and butterscotch chip treat……

Andes Candies mint cupcakeAnd a milk and mint candy treat.The Perfect Cupcake in About a Minute Three delicious options all from one little mix all ready in about a minute!The Perfect Cupcake in About a Minute These were a huge hit and the only dishes were 3 mugs, 3 forks, a spoon and measuring cup….now that’s a dessert success! The Perfect Cupcake in About a Minute

What would you add to your Perfect Size for 1? Nuts, fruit juice (perfect with the blueberry muffin and pineapple mix) or something else? Whatever you add this is practically fail proof.

The perfect single-serving warm treat. Totally customizable with wine, milk, juice or water. Make it yours; ready in 70 seconds!

The perfect quick and easy mug cake. Ready in about 70 seconds.

The perfect quick and easy mug cake. Ready in about 70 seconds.