06/18/2012 09:19 am ET Updated Nov 14, 2014

Mug Cakes You Can Make In The Microwave

19 recipes for making cake in a mug.

We like eating food out of mugs. Whether it's a mug full of hearty chili, a veggie pot pie or just some cereal and milk, we like being able to hold our meal in our hands and enjoy spoonfuls of layered flavors. One of our favorite things to eat out of a mug is cake, not only because it's delicious, but also because you can bake the whole cake in the mug... in the microwave. There is simply nothing easier and more rewarding.

Mug cakes can be made in five minutes or less, without even turning on the oven. You simply mix up the ingredients and stick the mug in the microwave. Even if you're a baking purist, you've got to admit there's something pretty amazing about enjoying a freshly made cake with such minimal effort.

With the cold weather settling in, we're already putting our mugs to good use with things like hot apple cider and hot chocolate. So why not use these handy mugs for cake? Did we mention you just need to throw them in the microwave?

Here are 19 mug cakes to make life a little easier and a lot more delicious this winter:

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