Betty Crocker Mug Treats - Brownies And Chocolate Cake In A Mug?

Betty Crocker Mug Treats – Brownies And Chocolate Cake In A Mug?

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Betty Crocker Mug Treats – Brownies And Chocolate Cake In A Mug?

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

4 / 5
4 / 5
Value For Money
5 / 5


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

*As per information on the pack

  • 220-250 calories per serving.
  • Best before 9 months from packaging.
  • These mixes contain eggs.
  • There are Hershey’s syrup sachets inside the box.

The Betty Crocker 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/-.

Quick Review

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

MRP – Rs 200/-*

Net weight – 200 grams cake mix powder, with 2 sachets of Hershey’s chocolate syrup.

*Price at the time of review

Quick Review Of Betty Crocker Mug Treat Chocolate Cake Mix Bag

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Betty Crocker Mug Treats - Chocolate Cake
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The Betty Crocker chocolate mug cake without the Hershey's syrup

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. 

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.

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.

Quick Review Of Betty Crocker Mug Treats – Brownie Mix 

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Packaging - Betty Crocker Brownie Mix
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Betty Crocker - Dry Brownie Mix

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. 

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.

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.

Wrapping Up

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Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake - Mug Teats
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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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