Waking Up with McCafé + Red Velvet Angel Food Cake Recipe

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McCafe Hazelnut Coffee


I’m generally a very happy and cheerful person, but I HATE getting up in the mornings!  I always have!  On days when I don’t have to wake up at a certain time, I’m good, but when that clock radio jolts me awake in the morning, it’s like one of the worst feelings on earth!   To paraphrase what my husband has said, “I definitely need a few minutes to get myself together when I first wake up.”  So I take my “few minutes to get myself together” while Noah eats his breakfast and gets ready for school.  Then we drive to school, and since I work from home, it is oh-so-tempting to just jump right back in bed after I come home from dropping him off!  (And okay…sometimes when there’s nothing pressing to do or I have a migraine or haven’t slept well, I may do just that!)  But most days I need to stay up and get things done, and then I need my morning caffeine fix!  Enter McCafé!

McCafe in Store

McCafé is a new line of coffee products by Kraft. Recently I visited Walmart and participated in a product demo of this new product.  After trying the product and learning about the different varieties available, I chose the Hazelnut Coffee.

McCafé  is made with 100% Arabica Beans and is available in bags as well as individual pods, and you’ll find it in 8 varieties, including the Hazelnut, French Roast, Premium Roast, and Breakfast Blend.

Which McCafé would you like to try?

McCafe Coffee Beans

Early in the morning, I love a little breakfast, which could be just a simple bowl of cereal or (preferably) a hot breakfast of bacon & eggs or a sausage biscuit.

But other times, I want something sweet in the mornings!  There are so many sweet treats that go great with coffee:  cinnamon rolls, muffins, donuts, French toast, and coffee cake.

Unfortunately these sweet options aren’t always available at my house, unless I make a quick trip to the Walmart bakery or do a little early morning baking.  Luckily I have an easy-fix solution to satisfy your morning cravings and sweet tooth without leaving the house OR spending the whole morning baking:  a 3-2-1 Mug Cake!

This is such a great shortcut to dessert!  Just take a box of angel food cake mix and any other cake mix flavor of your own choosing.  Then place them in one gallon freezer bag.  Seal the bag and shake well to mix!  This mix will make a lot of 3-2-1 mug cakes!

Cake Mix Bag

 Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to make a Red Velvet Angel Food Cake.  The great thing about this mug cake, apart from being fast and easy, is that you can use the angel food cake with various other cake flavors, and you can also sweeten the cake up with any frostings or other sweet decorations and garnishes you like.

Mug Cakes and Coffee

Red Velvet Angel Food Cake

Red Velvet Angel Food Cake


To Make Mix:

1 box Angel Food Cake Mix

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix

For an individual mug cake:

3 tablespoons mix

2 tablespoons water


Take a box of angel food cake mix and any other cake mix flavor (Red velvet, in this case). Place cake mixes in a 1 gallon bag. Seal bag and shake to mix.

To make one mug cake, place 3 tablespoons of the combined cake mixes in a microwave safe coffee mug. Add 2 tablespoons water. Mix well. Mixture will bubble and rise a bit. Then place in microwave for 1 minute.

Be careful as you remove from the microwave, as the mug will likely be very hot!

You can eat the cake straight out of the mug or use a fork around the outside edges to gently loosen the cake, and then dump the cake out of the mug and on to a plate.

Eat your cake plain or use your favorite frosting and other toppings. (See my suggestions below.)


My suggested toppings and garnishes for the Red Velvet Angel Food Cake include:

Cream Cheese Frosting, Whipped Topping, Chocolate Syrup, Chocolate Frosting, Chocolate Chips, Candies.

Note: Although any name brand mix will do, make sure when you purchase your angel food cake mix, that you get a mix that is a one-bag mix. Some store brand mixes include 2 bags (a flour mix and an egg white mix), and I'm not sure if these will work in this recipe.


Red Velvet Angel Food Cake

For cooking, baking, and snack time inspiration, check out the Kraft Walmart Hub and the Cooking Up Good site.

What would you make to go with your McCafé coffee?



  1. I am not a morning person, so I definitely need a few minutes to wake myself up! It doesn’t help that I have 2 of the 3 kids jumping into bed to wake me (it would be all 3 but one is still crib-bound)! A fresh cup of McCafé and a tasty mug cake sound like a great way to start the day! Thanks for sharing your morning routine! #client

  2. We love red velvet! It looks perfect an an Angel food cake.

  3. This Red Velvet Angel Food Cake looks delish. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love red velvet anything and coffee!

  5. Debbie Welchert says

    I love your recipe for your Red Velvet Angle Food Cake. It looks and sound delicious. It would go so good with my coffee. I will be checking out the McCafe coffee too.

  6. I would love to try this coffee. I would enjoy it with biscotti

  7. Wow that’s the reddest cake mix I think I have ever seen, lol. I’m always up for red velvet and coffee.

  8. Oh I am going to have to do these for the kids! So neat! I have to eat gluten free….have a feeling that wont work with my gluten free mixes…but I will have to try!

  9. Sharon Rooney says

    I would make a cinnamon and sugar coffee cake.

  10. Barbara Montag says

    The coffee and the cake both look delish!
    This would be great for our Sunday brunch.

  11. Rebecca Parsons says

    Wow that red velvet cake looks absolutely amazing!

  12. This looks too good to be true!

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