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Coffee Mug Cake

A soft, homemade, easy and single serving coffee mug cake!

Coffee Cake In A Mug
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Coffee Cake In A Mug

This coffee mug cake comes complete with crumbly streusel topping in each little bite.

By now, I think all of my girl friends–and some of the guys too–are on Pinterest. We were talking about the site a few days ago, and one of my friends mentioned a “coffee cake in a mug” pin that taunted her every time she logged into her account.

Finally she wrote down the recipe with the intent of trying it at home, but then was horrified to learn one mug contained 720 calories and an entire day’s worth of saturated fat!

Also try the popular chocolate version: Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

As seen on Buzzfeed - single serving coffee cake in a mug, can be made in the microwave, and the entire recipe is less than 150 calories. Full recipe link: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/05/14/1-minute-coffee-cake-in-a-mug/
As seen on Buzzfeed - a single serving coffee cake in a mug, can be made in the microwave, and the entire recipe is less than 150 calories. Full recipe link: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/05/14/1-minute-coffee-cake-in-a-mug/
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How can they fit so much fat into a single mug?!

So I came up with a healthier version for her.

You could quadruple the following recipe and it would still be healthier than eating one of the frankenmuffins from Pinterest.

(View The Video, Above)

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I think my friend approves of this recipe.

She’s made it four times already and says I’m her new favorite person in the world.

Apparently my face is now pinned to her “Dream Wedding” Pinterest board, under the title “dream wedding caterer.”

Not sure how I feel about this…

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To answer a question that a bunch of people have been asking:

Coffee cakes traditionally do not have actual coffee in the ingredients. They are so named because they’re seen as “a cake that goes well with coffee.”

If you want to add a sprinkle of instant coffee to this cake batter, feel free!

Or you can serve it the traditional way – with coffee, such as this Frappuccino Recipe or the youtube-favorite Whipped Coffee Recipe.

Easy One Minute Coffee Mug Cake (Vegan, Keto Option)
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Coffee Mug Cake

A soft, homemade, easy and single serving coffee cake in a mug recipe.
4.82/5 (62)
Total Time 1 minute
Yield 1 mug cake

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, oat, or almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp salt
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp water, or 1 egg or flax egg if using almond flour
  • 2 tsp oil or buttery spread – or applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

For The Streusel

  • (If you like a lot of streusel feel free to double all ingredients below)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp sucanat or brown sugar, or keto sweetener
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp oil or butter, or applesauce for low-fat
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 2 pecan or walnut halves

Instructions

  • I prefer the oil or buttery spread, but that’s simply because I’m not a fan of fat-free baked goods. If using an oven, preheat to 330 F. Combine batter dry ingredients and mix well. Add wet and mix until just mixed. In a tiny bowl, combine all streusel ingredients. Fill a greased muffin tin 1/2 way with the batter (or use a ramekin or mug, if using the microwave). Sprinkle on two-thirds of the streusel, then spoon the remaining batter on top. Finally, sprinkle on the rest of the streusel. Cook 12-13 minutes in the oven, or around 1 minute in the microwave. Microwave times will vary, depending on microwave wattage.
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Notes

Eat plain, or top with a powdered sugar glaze or with Almond Milk Ice Cream.
 
 
 

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Published on August 16, 2018

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  1. Briana Betke says

    I made this in the air fryer. It came out amazing! The topping is nice and crisp. Washed it down with my favorite coffee. Great start for a Friday!

  2. Brooke says

    I made the almond flour version and found it to be very eggy. However, you could reuse this recipe as French toast in a mug. Thank you for all of your recipes. I’ve made several and really appreciate you!

  3. Katie says

    Did you use a coffee mug from a dollhouse set for the photo? I followed the recipe using spelt flour and coconut oil, and it was less than an inch at the bottom of a regular sized mug. I would need to multiple the recipe times 5, at least, to get a mug cake.

    • Jason Sanford says

      Hi! Her mug is shown in the video she has in the post and it looks to be normal size, but most likely just smaller than the one you used. Hope the visual helps!

  4. Calley Marshall says

    I have made this more than I wanna admit, probably upwards of 20 times! I always use either banana, applesauce, or Greek yogurt instead of oil (bananas my fave) and double the streusel. I also add oats instead of nuts to mine and it’s so unbelievably good!

  5. Bri says

    Love this! Have made it the keto friendly way multiple times. I would love if you had a larger batch recipe for this. I’m gonna just have to do the math to increase the batter by 12 lol

  6. jen says

    I used the Oat flour/ stevia/egg/applesauce for muffin base and applesauce/sugar option for streusel. the streusel topping could not be “sprinkled on”. I kept adding some oat flour and hemp seeds to try to make it a crumbly texture but no luck. Too wet. Tasted like an egg spongy something. So weird.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi, if using oat flour you don’t need the egg version – that’s just for the almond flour version to bind it 🙂

  7. Elaine says

    Love your recipes, can you tell me the wattage of your microwave oven in which you made this. That way we can figure out how to adjust our times. Thanks.

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