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Easy 5-Minute Mug Cake Recipes

Updated: 15 hours ago

These single-serving cakes are not only easy to make but also incredibly satisfying. In this blog post, I will guide you through five amazing mug cake recipes that you can whip up in just minutes using your microwave.


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What is a Mug Cake?

A mug cake is a single-serving cake that is cooked in a microwave-safe mug, eliminating the need for an oven or a mixer. It's the perfect solution for those moments when you're craving a sweet treat but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.



Chocolate Cottagecore Mug Cake


Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of chocolate with this simple yet satisfying mug cake recipe. Made with basic ingredients like flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and milk, this chocolatey delight is sure to bring a smile to your face.



Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips (optional)


Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  4. Fold in chocolate chips (if using).

  5. Microwave on high for 1 minute, then check for doneness. Microwave for additional 15-second intervals if needed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

  6. Let cool slightly before enjoying!


Variations:


  • Double Chocolate: Add an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder for an even richer chocolate flavor.

  • Mint Chocolate: Add a few drops of peppermint extract and chopped Andes mints for a refreshing twist.




Blueberry Mug Cake

For a burst of fruity goodness, try out the blueberry mug cake recipe. With fresh blueberries mixed into a fluffy batter, this treat is perfect for a quick and delicious dessert or even a sweet breakfast option.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries


Instructions:


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  4. Gently fold in blueberries.

  5. Microwave on high for 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, then check for doneness. Microwave for additional 15-second intervals if needed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

  6. Let cool slightly before enjoying!



Banana Nut Mug Cake


Banana lovers rejoice! This banana nut mug cake combines the sweetness of ripe bananas with the crunch of chopped nuts for a delightful flavor profile. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, this recipe is a must-try.


Ingredients:

  1. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  2. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  3. ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  4. ¼ teaspoon salt

  5. 1 tablespoon milk

  6. 1 tablespoon melted butter

  7. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 1 egg

  9. ½ ripe banana, mashed

  10. 1 tablespoon chopped nuts


Instructions:


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, egg, and mashed banana.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  4. Fold in chopped nuts.

  5. Microwave on high for 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, then check for doneness. Microwave for additional 15-second intervals if needed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

  6. Let cool slightly before enjoying!



Variations:


  • Chocolate Chip Banana: Add chocolate chips along with the nuts for a decadent treat.

  • Peanut Butter Banana: Add a spoonful of peanut butter to the wet ingredients for a peanut butter banana twist.


Lemon Mug Cake

If you're a fan of tangy flavors, the lemon mug cake is the perfect choice for you. With a zesty combination of lemon zest and lemon juice, this cake is refreshing and light, making it a great option for a summer treat.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Instructions:


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  4. Microwave on high for 45 seconds to 1 minute, then check for doneness. Microwave for additional 15-second intervals if needed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

  5. Let cool slightly before enjoying!



Coffee Mug Cake


Kickstart your day with a caffeine boost by trying the coffee mug cake recipe. Made with instant coffee and rich cocoa powder, this cake is the ideal pick-me-up for those early mornings or late-night cravings.


Ingredients:


  1. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  2. 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  3. 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  4. ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  5. ¼ teaspoon salt

  6. 1 tablespoon milk

  7. 1 tablespoon melted butter

  8. ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  9. 1 egg

  10. 1 tablespoon instant coffee


Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, egg, and instant coffee until the coffee dissolves.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute to 1 minute 15 seconds, then check for doneness. Microwave for additional 15-second intervals if needed. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out with moist crumbs.

  5. Let cool slightly before enjoying!


Bonus Recipe: Oreo Mug Cake

Take your mug cake experience to the next level with the Oreo mug cake.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 egg

  • 2 Oreo cookies, separated (one for crushing, one for topping)


Instructions:


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg.

  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

  4. Crush one Oreo cookie and stir it into the batter.

  5. Place the remaining Oreo cookie on top of the batter, gently pushing it down slightly.

  6. Microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

  7. Enjoy warm, with the leftover half cookie nestled in the middle!


Tips:


  • Cooking times may vary depending on your microwave wattage. Start with the shorter cooking time and adjust as needed.

  • For an extra gooey center, microwave for a shorter time.

  • Let the mug cake cool for a minute or two before digging in, as it will be very hot coming out of the microwave.

  • Feel free to experiment with different flavors and ingredients to create your own unique mug cake recipes!


Conclusion


With these simple and delicious mug cake recipes, you can satisfy your sweet cravings in minutes without the need for complicated baking equipment. Why not give one of these recipes a try today and experience the joy of homemade dessert in a mug!



FAQ


1. Can I make mug cakes without eggs?

Yes, you can make mug cakes without eggs. There are several egg substitutes that you can use, such as applesauce, mashed banana, yogurt, or vinegar mixed with milk. You can also try using a commercial egg replacer.


2. How long do mug cakes last?

Mug cakes are best eaten right away, but they can last for up to 2 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, they may become dry and less fluffy after being refrigerated.


3. Can I use a different type of flour for mug cakes?

Yes, you can use different types of flour for mug cakes, such as whole wheat flour, almond flour, or gluten-free flour. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may be slightly different than if you use all-purpose flour.


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