Betty Crocker Mug Treats Review - Mishry
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Betty Crocker Mug Treats Review: Chocolate Cake & Brownie Mix

Craving for a dessert at an odd hour? Don’t feel like cooking or ordering in either? Say hello to cake in a mug with Betty Crocker Mug Treats.

Mishry Rating

Taste
4 / 5
4
Texture
4 / 5
4
Value For Money
5 / 5
5
4.33
SUPERB!

Summary

These Betty Crocker Mug Treats are a quick fix for random sweet cravings. Not only are these baking mixes affordable (if you compare them to store-bought brownies or pastries), but they are also easy to prepare at home. The sweetness and texture of the brownie are absolutely spot on. The chocolate cake, on the other hand, might need some help from the Hershey’s chocolate syrup that is packed inside.

As therapeutic and relaxing as baking can be, accurately measuring the wet and dry ingredients, adding different powders, mixing them, and making a batter takes a lot of time and patience. If baking is not your thing and you need an easy way out, cake mixes are a boon. Want to simplify it even further? Say hello to mug cakes! Betty Crocker is a brand that offers cake and cookie premixes to ease our baking experience.

Team Mishry tried the Betty Crocker Mug Treats – Brownie Mix and the Chocolate Cake Mix from their Mug Cake range. We found one mug cake to be much better than the other. Was it the taste? Or did the texture and topping make one Betty Crocker Mug Cake better than the other? 

Read this ‘cake in a mug’ review to know how we made it and whether or not this is for you.

Betty Crocker Mug Treats – What You Need To Know

Read here all the needed information about the Betty Crocker mug treats before buying one for you.

Parameters Chocolate Cake Mix Brownie Mix
M.R.P. Rs 200/- Rs 200/-
Quantity 200 grams with 2 sachets of Hershey’s Chocolate syrup 200 grams with 2 sachets of Hershey’s Chocolate syrup
Calories 220 – 250 Kcal per serving 220 – 250 Kcal per serving
Main Ingredients Sugar, Refined Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder (9.6%) Sugar, Refined Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder (6.40%)
Shelf Life Best before 9 months from packaging Best before 9 months from packaging
Contains Eggs Eggs
Packaging Comes in the signature red carton Comes in the signature red carton

 

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Betty Crocker Mug Treats are loaded with chocolate and are ready in under 2 minutes.

Betty Crocker Mug Treats Variants – Detailed Review

We reviewed both the variants: chocolate and brownie mix mug treats by Betty Crocker.

1. Chocolate Cake Mix

Here’s everything about the chocolate cake mix from how to make it to the packing and taste of the product.

betty crocker mug treats chocolate cake mix with hershey sachet
Betty Crocker Mug Treats - Chocolate Cake
closer look of betty crocker baked chocolate mug cake
The Betty Crocker chocolate mug cake without the Hershey's syrup

1. Price and Packaging 

The Betty Crocker Chocolate Mug Treats come in the signature red carton. Each carton contains 4 individually packed brownie or cake mixes. Inside the box, there are 2 sachets of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. A single 200-gram box containing 4 sachets of this cake mix is priced at Rs 200/-.

2. Ingredients 

Cake Mix (76%) (Sugar, Refined Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder (9.6%), Palm Oil, Egg White, Iodized Salt, Starch, Emulsifier).

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup – Water, Sugar, Glucose, Cocoa Powder (5%), Malt Extract, Salt, Preservatives. 

3. How to make it 

We added the cake mix powder to a cup with 40 ml of milk. This cake premix powder was effortless to beat and mixed well without forming any lumps. We let this Betty Crocker Mug Treat cook in the microwave for one minute and a few extra seconds. We topped it off with a generous amount of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup.

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We reviewed Betty Crocker’s Choco Fudge Cake mix. Is it worth buying?

4. Taste Test 

Straight out of the microwave, we noticed how the chocolate cake looked fluffier and had risen a little more as compared to the brownie mix from the Betty Crocker Mug Treats range. This chocolate cake was lovely and airy. It wasn’t dense or lumpy. We noticed that the chocolate cake has a mild eggy smell which might put off people who don’t like it in particular. The finished product without Hershey’s Syrup can feel a tad bit dry. The addition of Hershey’s chocolate syrup elevates the taste to a new level.

2. Brownie Mix 

Here’s everything about the brownie mix from how to make it to the packing and taste of the product.

betty crocker mug treats brownie mix with hershey sachet
Packaging - Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
betty crocker dry brownie mix
Betty Crocker - Dry Brownie Mix

1. Price and Packaging 

The Betty Crocker Chocolate Mug Treats come in the signature red carton. Each carton contains 4 individually packed brownie or cake mixes. Inside the box, there are 2 sachets of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. A single 200-gram box containing 4 sachets of this cake mix is priced at Rs 200/-.

2. Ingredients 

Cake Mix (76%) – (Sugar, Refined Wheat Flour, Cocoa Powder (6.40%), Palm Oil, Egg White, Iodized Salt)

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup- Water, Sugar, Glucose, Cocoa Powder (5%), Malt Extract, Salt, Preservatives. 

3. How We Made It 

We followed the instructions given on the back of the box, which are easy to follow. To make the Betty Crocker brownie in a mug, we added the contents of one cake mix pouch with 20 ml (3 tablespoons) of milk and beat the mixture until a smooth batter was formed. These were the instructions provided on the back of the pack. 

Based on the microwave you use, the temperature and timer settings may vary. However, this cake mix powder should take no more than a minute to bake to perfection. We left it for a few more seconds. Once the mug cooled down a bit, we added half a sachet of the syrup. We did not add walnuts or chocolate chips to the mix.

Related Reading:

Want some pancakes? We tried and tasted Betty Crocker’s pancake mix.

4. Taste Test 

The Betty Crocker brownie mix looked decadent once it was cooked. This brownie in a mug was fudgy and had an intensely chocolaty taste. First, we tasted the brownie by itself, and later we added the Hershey’s syrup. It seeped through and added some sweetness and some more fudginess to the brownie. This brownie mix doesn’t contain nuts which can be added according to your preference. Unlike the chocolate cake in a mug, this did not smell or taste eggy at all.

Typically a brownie doesn’t fluff up as much as a regular cake which was also the case here. The chocolate cake was fluffier, and the brownie mix was more fudgy and chocolaty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here we have answered a few interesting FAQs asked by our readers.

1. Is it safe to eat mug cakes?

Yes. Mug cakes are a quick and easy way to satisfy sweet cravings. They are safe to be eaten.

2. Can you put Betty Crocker brownie mix in the microwave?

Yes. Once you prepare the batter by adding the mug mix with liquid ingredients, it goes into the microwave. Temperature and settings vary based on the type of microwave.

3. How many calories are in a Betty Crocker mug cake?

A serving of Betty Crocker mug chocolate cake and brownie contains 220 to 250 kcal.

4. Are Betty Crocker mug cakes vegan?

No. Betty Crocker mug cakes are not vegan. They contain white eggs.

5. How long does it take to bake a cake in the microwave?

Betty Crocker mug cake is ready in a minute. Once the batter is done, pour it into a mug. Place the mug in a microwave for a minute, it should be done. If not, place it for a few more seconds. And it’s ready to be served hot, drizzled with chocolate syrup.

Final Words

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Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake - Mug Teats
betty crocker brownie mug treats
Betty Crocker Brownie - Mug Teats

The Betty Crocker Mug Treats makes satisfying cravings easier than ever. Whether it is a movie marathon or something as stressful as the night before your finals, these baking mixes are here for you. A single sachet that makes a mug cake is single-serve and can be polished off within minutes. 

If you’re not an ardent baker with different ingredients lying around the kitchen, these cake mixes can prove to be an excellent purchase. Instead of buying different ingredients, carefully weighing and measuring them accurately, the Betty Crocker Mug Cakes reduce the hassle manifolds. All you need to do is mix the wet and dry ingredients and pop them in the microwave for a minute. This is 100% a piece of cake (pun intended)!

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