Busy Day Dessert

This is a little shortcut that is perfect for those days when you’d like to serve a dessert, but really don’t have the time to be mixing from scratch.  It’s quick and with a few supplies from the pantry, you can make something ordinary into something exceptional!

I took a “Mug Cake” package.  Greased the inside of a taller shaped mug (to get more height) and baked according to the directions on the package.  When slightly cooled, I turned it out to cool.  Then I gently sliced the cake in half.  Frosted the half with the frosting much like a layer cake except a little more generous.  Placed the top half on and spread some more frosting on the top.  Sprinkled on some chocolate chips and a light dusting of confectioners sugar.

These make great little cakes for individual desserts.  Try piping on the frosting for a more decorative look.  Colored sprinkles or chocolate jimmies, etc.  The possibilities are endless.