Cup-o-Cakes & Tup-o-Cakes: Easy, Frugal Portable Desserts

Frugaltroph: Frugal, Fun and Easy Recipes for Families of All Sizes

Cup-o-Cake by Frugaltroph
For our very first Frugaltroph article, we decided to feature our new favorite frugal dessert. Whenever we bake a whole cake, it often begins to go stale before we’re halfway through it. Therefore we came up with the idea of Cup-o-Cakes, an easy, time- and money-saving way to prepare personal-sized cakes as a snack for yourself, to enjoy with a friend or everyone at your dinner table.

How to Make Cup-o-Cake

  1. Prepare cake mix as directed in an airtight container. If you do not consume a lot of cake, just mix 1/3 of a pack of cake mix with 1 egg and cut the other ingredients (oil and water) to 1/3.
  2. Store unused batter in the refrigerator.
  3. When you feel like having cake, put a few spoonfuls of batter in a microwaveable cup or mug. Do not fill cups more than 1/2 full because the cake will rise quite a bit.
  4. Microwave for about 1 – 1½ minutes or until cake is fully cooked.
  5. Top with frosting and sprinkles if desired.
  6. Eat or wrap as gift. :)

Sack/School Lunch: Tup-o-Cake

Pink Frosting & Sprinkles Tup-o-Cake

If you have children or bring your own lunch to work, imagine how nice it would be to have a beautiful, personal sized cake for a snack or dessert. To do this, follow the same directions for Cup-o-Cake, but make it in a small microwave-safe Tupperware or food storage container. Top it with frosting and/or sprinkles to make your children feel special.

For convenience, you can prepare a week’s worth of Tup-o-Cakes on Sunday evening.

Varying Cake Flavors

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Interesting Reads From Fellow Personal Finance Bloggers #19
Wow, I am really behind this week. Apologies to Pecuniary Associates members and carnival hosts for being 3 days late with this week’s roundup. I’m still sort of recovering from my taxing tax experience last week – mostly by letting myself be a little lazy this week. Well, this will be a short one this week because I’m still in the vacationing mood, but I promise I will be back soon with a couple of new posts I’ve been planning and incubating in my head for a while now.

From Pecuniary Associates

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