Who says you need a reason to have delicious cake? Mug cakes make it so easy to have a single serving of cake to get your sweet fix. My kids loved making this Mermaid Confetti Mug Cake, perfect for celebrating any time. We prepared this vanilla cake in a fun mermaid at heart mug and topped it with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream instead of frosting.
I spotted this awesome Mermaid at Heart mug on Amazon and after seeing the good reviews, I had to have it. It goes out of stock often but I’ve seen it restocked several times. Check back if it is currently unavailable.
Mermaid Mugs (at least 12 oz.)
Ceramic Reusable Coffee / Tea Mug: Cute Novelty Mermaid at Heart Hot Coffee or Tea Cup with Unique Purple and Gold Foil Handle Design – 15 OunceSet of 2 Ceramic Mermaid Tail Handle Coffee Mugs – Sea Green & White – 16 ozI’D RATHER BE A MERMAID Ceramic Coffee Mug with Starfish 11 or 15 ozI Don’t Want To Be An Adult I Want To Be A Mermaid 15 OZ Coffee Mug by LookHUMANKarma Gifts Boho Black and White Mug, MermaidSociety6 Mermaids Mug 15 oz
I found this great confetti mug cake recipe from Land ‘O Lakes and tweaked it only slightly for my tastes. You’ll need at least a 12 oz. mug for this recipe.
Mug cakes are an easy recipe with little wait, making it a perfect recipe for kids to make with you or independently. depending upon age.
For your sprinkles to show up, I recommend choosing bright colors. To follow the mermaid theme and match the mug, I simply chose a bright blue and purple jimmies.
While my kids like frosting, they love ice cream more so we just put a single large scoop on top. We garnished it with the same sprinkles inside the cake and some gold stars.
Mermaid Confetti Mug Cake Garnishes
Wilton Jimmies 6 Mix Sprinkle AssortmentWilton 710-9966 Hanging Skinny Purple JimmiesWilton Edible Glitter, Gold Stars, 0.04 OunceWilton Gold Star-Shaped SprinklesCybrtrayd N059 Starfish Chocolate Candy Mold with Exclusive Cybrtrayd Copyrighted Chocolate Molding InstructionsWilton 1911-1358 Lavender Candy Melts, 12-OunceWilton Candy Melts, White, 12 oz.Wilton Pink Candy Melts, 12-Ounce
I had made some starfish made of chocolate for an upcoming post and thought it worked great to hang over the side of the mug.
Another fun option would be to use this pretty gold star glitter instead of traditional sprinkles for the top.
You can use this same confetti cake recipe and switch up the mug and sprinkles to fit any theme.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg (yolk only)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon bright sprinkles + additional sprinkles for garnish
- ½ cup vanilla ice cream
- In large microwave safe mug (at least 12 oz.), melt butter in microwave in short intervals.
- Add flour, egg, sugar, milk, vanilla and baking powder. Stir with a fork until well blended.
- Stir in 1 teaspoon bright sprinkles.
- Microwave 60-90 seconds or until top is fully dry.
- Cool slightly.
- Top with vanilla ice cream and additional sprinkles before serving.
I’ve got a ton of fun mermaid ideas like these Mermaid Fruit Smoothie Shots!
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