Don’t you just love a warm, freshly baked dessert?
Duncan Hines new Perfect Size for 1 is a dessert in a cup. It is a packet mixed with water or milk and baked in the microwave in a coffee cup. Then end result is a warm, delicious dessert or snack. So easy and so yummy,
Have you tried them?
I found the mug mixes in the grocery store yesterday. I was looking for the 99 cent brownie mixes but they were sold out.
I bought the Decadent Brownie Mix and the Chocolate Lovers Cake Mix. There are four packets (servings) per box. I tried the brownie mix last night and it was pretty amazing. Each bite was warm, moist, rich, and chocolatey. It smelled like heaven when I took it out of the microwave. Chocolate with mini chocolate chips. I think I will top my next one with a spoon of vanilla ice cream. The chocolate cake was even better. It was light and airy and very chocolatey.
The Decadent Brownie Mix has 340 calories per serving. It is quick and easy to prepare. Simply pour the packet into a microwave safe mug. Add two tablespoons of water or milk. Stir until well mixed or about 50 times. Microwave on high for 55 seconds.
Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 boxes were 2 for $5.00 at my local grocery store. Each serving turned out to be about 63 cents. They are similar to a candy bar in cost and calories. Nutritionally speaking, they each have some fiber, protein, iron and calcium.
Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 snacks are quick and easy to prepare. They are inexpensive. Water or milk, a mug, mixing spoon, a fork, and a microwave oven are the only things needed to make these little treats. It is a small serving. Each packet of brownie mix makes about 1 cup of deliciousness. The cake was a little bigger. They are just the right size and you can always add toppings and fillers. Top with frosting, ice cream, fudge sauce, sprinkles, fruit, mini chocolate chips, mini M&Ms, or a melted caramel. I think it would be a lot of fun to create your own concoctions.
There are 18 varieties:
The Decadent Series:
Chocolate Lovers Cake
German Chocolate Cake
Vanilla Bean Cake
Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Chocolate Chip Muffin
Apple Cinnamon Muffin
The Funtastic Series:
Cookies and Cream Cake
The Fruit Series:
Each variety has a different amount of calories and different cooking instructions. It is important to mix them well so be sure that you stir them at least 50 times before microwaving.
Reviews are mixed but most people like the taste and convenience. People are coming up with some very interesting and yummy concoctions. Duncan Hines Perfect Size for 1 can be found on Amazon.com if you cannot find them in the store.
Realistically, this is not a perfect brownie, but I like them. You can’t beat the convenience. It is so satisfying to eat a warm, freshly baked brownie with a cold glass of milk. One cup is the perfect size for my dessert or snack, especially if I add a little ice cream. I also have the option to pile on the toppings. I have a chocolate addiction. When I bake a whole pan of brownies, I can’t stop eating them. A mug of brownies seems to be a good solution to my addiction.
Mug Cakes seem to be trending now. There are dozens, maybe hundreds of mug recipes on the internet and in cookbooks. Apparently, you can cook a whole meal in a mug. Cooking in a mug would be very convenient for empty nesters and singles and wonderful for those hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.
Sounds like a fun new hobby to explore this summer.