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Mug Cake Recipes

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These quick and easy mug cake recipes are a perfect single serving dessert idea for any time you’re craving cake without the wait!

Mug Cake Recipes

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

This is the original mug cake that started it all.

If you try just ONE recipe today, make this chocolate cake in a mug, because it has over a thousand positive reviews, and so many readers LOVE the recipe!

Keto Mug Cake

Keto Mug Cake Recipe

A low carb and sugar free mug cake, for anyone who’s looking for a flourless option, because no one should be left out of the mug cake fun.

Brownie Mug Cake

Brownie in a Mug

Craving a deliciously rich and gooey homemade chocolate brownie, but don’t want the temptation of an entire tray of brownie leftovers? This is the chocolate brownie mug cake recipe for you!

Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Chocolate Protein Cake

If you’re looking for a one bowl mug cake with protein powder, try this protein mug cake for a post workout healthy snack or dessert. The healthy dessert can be both oil free and dairy free, with over ten grams of protein.

Breakfast Mug Cakes

Vegan Banana Mug Cake Recipe

Banana Bread in a Mug

This whole grain banana bread mug cake is super soft, fluffy, and delicious for breakfast, dessert, or a healthy snack. I like mine with chocolate chips on top.

TikTok Baked Oats Recipe

Baked Oats

A single serving baked oatmeal recipe that can be made in an oven-safe dish or a large mug. Bake the original for breakfast, or try the chocolate version below!

Baked Chocolate Oatmeal (TikTok)

Chocolate Baked Oats

This chocolate oatmeal cake is a huge hit on social media, and for good reason. It’s an excellent breakfast choice if you’re a chocolate lover.

Mug Cake Recipes With No Egg

Homemade Mug Cake Recipe

Vanilla Mug Cake

This simple vanilla mug cake is ready in under 5 minutes, tastes fantastic with homemade cream cheese frosting and sprinkles, and the best part is that there are no eggs or milk required!

Coffee Cake In A Mug

Coffee Mug Cake

A quick microwave mug cake recipe you can eat alongside your morning cup of coffee, complete with a crumbly streusel topping in each little bite. And unlike many other single serving coffee cakes, this low fat and healthier option doesn’t have over 720 calories packed into one cup.

Pumpkin Cake In A Mug

Pumpkin Mug Cake

If you get super excited about all things pumpkin, you will love this sweet pumpkin pie mug cake recipe that’s perfect for the Fall.

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

My friends call this mug cake the Chocolate Break Up Cake, because if you’re in a relationship, it will make you wish to be single so you don’t have to share.

mini carrot cake

Carrot Cake Mug Cake

A soft and fluffy single serving carrot cake in a mug that you can cut in half and frost with vanilla or cream cheese frosting to make your own mini carrot cake!

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Easy Mug Cake Recipe

How to make the best easy mug cake recipe for a quick single serving dessert.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 mug cake
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  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp spelt, white, or oat flour (or see the keto version above)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 1/2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp oil (the chocolate mug cake above has an oil free option)
  • 6 tbsp water or milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • If baking in an oven, preheat to 350 F. Grease one mug or two small ramekins very well. Stir all dry ingredients, add wet, and mix to form a batter. Either bake for 12 minutes or microwave until fluffy – my microwave took 2 minutes, but it will vary depending on your machine's wattage. Eat straight from the mug or let cool completely before going around the sides with a knife and popping out. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, or anything you wish.
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Published on October 12, 2022

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  1. Anne says

    5 stars
    This is such a cute, fun and easy recipe. I’ve always been scared to make a mug cake because I just heard that there are usually not as good. Since C*VID and all the failed trend recipes, I’ve been scared to attempt. I think I might give it another try with this recipe. Because I’m in college I think this recipe will work very well with dorm life. I’m a little hesitant but eager to try out this recipe. I hope you have a fantastic day and thank you so much again for posting this recipe.

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