Cake in a Cup

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Cake in a Cup is a dessert that made with cake sponge, strawberry compote, and cream cheese cream. Easy to assemble and decorate for Mother’s Day or any other occasion. This recipe is perfect for beginner and experienced bakers. Cakes are fun to make and decorate with kids. You will be impressed with the result.

Cake in a Cup placed in the green box.

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Why you’ll love Cake in a Cup

  • This dessert is perfect for making ahead of time.
  • Easy to transfer and serve.
  • Perfect for Mother’s Day. Kids can help to decorate individual cakes.
  • Can be served in a paper cup or clear glass.

How to make this recipe

  • Bake cake sponge.
  • Prepare strawberry compote.
  • Make cream cheese cream
  • Assemble Cake in a Cup
six cups decorated with cream.

How to make cake sponge

Preheat oven to 350oF (175oC). Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment add eggs at room temperature and white granulated sugar. Whip on medium speed for 5-7 minutes. Meanwhile, sift together all-purpose flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture to whipped eggs. Add warm milk and vegetable oil. Whisk on low for a few seconds until all combined. Transfer the batter to a prepared baking sheet and level it up with the spatula. Bake at 350oF (175oC) for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.

To make Strawberry Compote wash the strawberries and cream them with a paper towel. Remove stems and leaves, then cut in half or quarters. In a medium saucepan add strawberries, sugar, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Stir strawberries as they cook and break them down with the spatula if you want less large pieces. Dissolve the cornstarch and water in the small cup and pour it into strawberries. Wait until boil, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. The compote will get thicker. Refrigerate until use.

6 Cakes in a Cup placed in the green box.

How to make Cream Cheese Cream

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a pedal attachment and cold cream cheese mix until cream cheese is smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix again. Change the pedal attachment to whisk and add cold heavy whipping cream. Whip for a few seconds. Do not overwork! Refrigerate until use.

six Cakes in a Cup in the green box.

How to assemble Cake in a Cup

Using a round cookie cutter cut out cake sponges. In the paper cup add a layer of cream and then place the cake sponge. Then add a layer of strawberry compote. Repeat with other layers until you fill the cup. When you fill the cup, make sure the last layer is cream. You can decorate each cake differently or the same. You can decorate the cake with:

Cake in a Cup

Recipe FAQs

How to store?

When you assemble and decorate the Cake in a Cup, cover it with the cover that came with the cup. Store in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Can I freeze Cake in a Cup?

I would not recommend freezing this dessert. It tastes much better when made fresh.

Cake in a Cup cut in half.

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Cake in a Cup

Cake in a Cup

Marina
Cake in a Cup is dessert that made with cake sponge, strawberry compote and cream cheese cream.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 817 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 stand mixer or electric hand mixer
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 spatula
  • 1 baking sheet pan

Ingredients
  

Cake Sponge

  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • ¾ cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup milk (warm)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Strawberry Compote

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp white granulate sugar
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp water

Cream Cheese Cream

  • 1 cup cream cheese 8oz
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Cake sponge

  • Preheat oven to 350oF (175oC). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of stand mixer with whisk attachment add eggs room temperature and white granulated sugar. Whip on medium speed for 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, sift together all purpose flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture to whipped eggs.
  • Add warm milk and vegetable oil. Whisk on low for a few seconds until all combined.
  • Transfer batter to prepared baking sheet and level it up with the spatula.
  • Bake at 350oF (175oC) for 12-14 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Place on wire rock to cool completely. 

Strawberry compote

  • Wash the strawberries and cream them with the paper towel. Remove stems and leaves, then cut in half or quarters. 
  • In the medium saucepan add strawberries, sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Stir strawberries as they cook and break down with the spatula if you want less large pieces.
  • Dissolve the cornstarch and water in the small cup an pour it into strawberries. Wait until boil, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Compote will get thicker. Refrigerate until use.

Cream Cheese Cream

  • In the bowl of stand mixer with pedal attachment and cold cream cheese and mix until cream cheese is smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix again.
  • Change pedals attachment to whisk attachment and add cold heavy whipping cream.
  • Whip for a few seconds. Do not over whip! Refrigerate until use. 

How to assemble Cake in a Cup

  • Using round cookie cutter cut cake sponge.
  • In the paper cup add layer cream and then place cake sponge. After that add layer of strawberry compote. Repeat with other layers until you fill the cup.
  • When you fill cup, make sure the last layer is cream. You can decorate each cake differently or the same.
  • Place cover that comes with the cup on top and refrigerate.

Notes

Use a cookie cutter or knife to cut the cake sponge. 
You can use different cat sponges with the same cream. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 817kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 11gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 258mgPotassium: 280mgFiber: 2gSugar: 55gVitamin A: 1855IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 169mgIron: 2mg
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