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Whip Up a Cake...in a Mug?! ...in 5 minutes

Updated: Jan 10

Do you wish you could make a cake in minutes without using an oven or a mixer? If so, you're going to love these 5 amazing mug cake recipes that you can whip up in your microwave with just a few simple ingredients. Whether you're a fan of chocolate, blueberry, banana, lemon, or coffee, there's a mug cake recipe here that will satisfy your sweet tooth and make your morning more magical. In this blog post, I'll show you how to make these 5 easy and yummy mug cake recipes, as well as answer some frequently asked questions about mug cakes. So grab your favorite mug and let's get started!


Oreo Mug cake

What is a Mug Cake?

A mug cake is a single-serving cake that is cooked in a microwave in a mug or a similar container. It's a fast and easy way to make a cake without using an oven, a mixer, or a lot of dishes.


Let's look at some of the best Cottagecore mug cake recipes that you can try today. These recipes are simple, delicious, and cozy, and they will make you feel like you're living in a fairy tale.



Chocolate Cottagecore Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips


Instructions:

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

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.

  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.



Blueberry Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup blueberries


Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.

  3. Stir in the blueberries.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.



Banana Nut Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts


Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.

  3. Stir in the mashed banana and chopped nuts.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.


Lemon Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Instructions:

  1. In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.

  3. Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.


Coffee Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 4 tablespoons sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee


Instructions:

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

  2. Add the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth.

  3. Stir in the instant coffee.

  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.


Bonus Recipe: Oreo Mug Cake


Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

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


Instructions:

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

  2. Add the milk, oil, and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.

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

  4. Place the remaining Oreo cookie on top of the batter, gently pushing it down into the batter.

  5. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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


Tips:

  • For an extra gooey center, microwave for only 1 minute. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's done. If not, microwave for an additional 15-20 seconds.






Conclusion


Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something a bit more savory, there is a mug cake recipe here that will satisfy your craving. So why not try one of these recipes today and see for yourself how easy and delicious mug cakes can be!



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 make mug cakes in the oven?

Yes, you can make mug cakes in the oven. Simply transfer the batter from the mug to a ramekin or small baking dish and bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.


4. 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.


5. Can I make mug cakes ahead of time?

Mug cakes are best enjoyed fresh, but you can make the batter ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When you're ready to enjoy it, simply pour the batter into a mug and microwave as directed.










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