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Rainbow Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe In 3-2-1

Enjoy a fun little treat with this colorful, easy and tasty vanilla mug cake! Who says vanilla has to be boring? Let’s keep the great taste we love and create a rainbow of colors with it.

Vanilla mug cakeMaking a vanilla mug cake is easy as 1-2-3 or in our case 3-2-1. With 3 tablespoons of cake mix, 2 tablespoons of water and just a minute in the microwave, you have yourself a warm and delicious piece of cake.

Rainbow mug cake

Adding color to a vanilla mug cake

Since we are all about making life more fun, we figure, why stop with just vanilla though?


Instead, we added a fun rainbow twist to this simple dessert. We packed a mug full of color and magic! You and the kids are sure to have a blast creating these colorful culinary creations.

And if rainbows are inspiring you today, here are a number of other rainbow food posts to run to:

We obviously have a thing with making food colorful and fun. ;)

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Vanilla mug cake recipe step by step

Rainbow Vanilla mug cake

A vanilla mug cake recipe with a sprinkling of color and magic to sweeten up a winter's day.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword rainbow mug cake, vanilla mug cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 185 kcal


  • 1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 box Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 6 Mugs


  1. Mix your Angel Food Cake mix together with your White Cake mix, make sure these are well mixed together.

  2. Put 3 tablespoons of mixture into a small bowl.

  3. Mix in 2 tablespoons of water.

  4. Then begin coloring your cake mixture with desired rainbow colors. Evenly pour colors into a large mug.

  5. Microwave for 3 minutes.

  6. Add Whip cream and sprinkles!

Recipe Video

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How to make a vanilla mug cake

If you don’t want the rainbows, try a plain vanilla mug cake

If you’re not in exactly a rainbow mood today (although, seriously… why???). Make the vanilla mug cake minus all the fun. Just follow the 3-2-1 rule we taught you above.

  1. Mix your Angel Food Cake mix together with any vanilla cake mix of your choice, make sure these are well mixed together.
  2. Put 3 tablespoons of mixture into mug
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of water into cake mix
  4. Microwave for 1 minute

Happy Rainbow baking in the microwave… which I assume will be done in your comfy’s with the fire on. Chilly weather is my favorite.

(Photos & video @ASubtleRevelry created for us by Whitney Gray)

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