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7 Delicious Mug Cakes

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4. Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake with Buttercream Glaze

This delicious mug cake uses fresh, healthy strawberries to create a delicious dessert quickly and easily. It is sure to make your mouth water!

Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake
Image & recipe: averiecooks.com

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 1 tablespoon of soft butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (use a whole teaspoon if you are a big vanilla fan)
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons of diced strawberries, either halved or quartered

Ingredients for buttercream glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or 1/2 teaspoon if you are a big vanilla fan)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of cream


  • Prepare the buttercream by combining all the ingredients (with the exception of the cream) in a small bowl.
  • Whisk thoroughly, while adding the cream until you achieve the desired consistency. Set the glaze aside.
  • Gently spray a large mug with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients except the strawberries and whisk together until smooth (you may find it easier to do this in a bowl, and add to the batter to the mug afterwards).
  • Gently fold the strawberries into the mixture.
  • Microwave on a medium heat for 75 seconds. Check if cooked. Microwave for another 10-15 seconds if it needs longer. Be aware that the cake will double in height so you need to ensure you have plenty of room in the mug.
  • Add the glaze to the mug so it permeates the mixture. Either eat directly from the mug or remove onto a small plate.
5. Carrot Cake in a Mug

Delicious, soft carrot cake is a favourite of mine, and you don't have to undertake a huge baking exercise to enjoy it. This recipe takes five minutes or so to prepare, so it's a great, quick and easy after-dinner treat.

Carrot cake in a mug
Image: octaviaandvicky.com/Recipe: spicytreats.net


  • 6 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt
  • 1/8 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tablespoon of nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons of buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons of finely grated carrot
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds or other desired nuts
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins


  • Add the sifted flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon to a small bowl or dish. Mix well with a whisk or fork.
  • In a separate dish, mix together the buttermilk, oil, vanilla and grated carrot. Mix using a spoon.
  • Add the flour mixture to the liquid ingredients.
  • Stir in the chopped almonds and raisins.
  • Pour the resulting batter into a large mug and microwave on high power for around 2 minutes. Check the mixture and microwave for another 30 seconds if it needs more time.
  • Leave it to stand for a minute before eating.
6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mug Cake

This recipe is sure to please the cookie monsters among us, and all you need is a handful of ingredients, a decent-sized mug, a microwave, and a few minutes of your time. Delicious!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Image & recipe: babble.com


  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of softened butter
  • 3-4 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips
  • 1 dollop of ice cream to serve


  • Crack the egg open into a medium sized mug.
  • Add the brown sugar, flour and butter.
  • Top with 3-4 tablespoons of chocolate chips.
  • Mix the cake thoroughly using a spoon.
  • Microwave for 1 and a half to  2 minutes on medium power, or until the centre of the cake has set.
  • Serve with a dollop of your favorite ice cream and enjoy!
7. Lime Coconut Mug Cake

Add some tropical taste to your 5 minute mug cake collection, with this wonderfully fruity cake that will appeal to anyone with a sweet tooth.

Lime Coconut Mug Cake
Image & recipe: kirbiecravings.com


  • 4 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut flakes
  • 1/4 tablespoon of lime


  • Combine all the ingredients in a large mug, excluding the lime zest and coconut flakes.
  • Stir with a small whisk or fork until the mixture is smooth. Ensure that you mix in all the flour, it is prone to sticking to the side of the mug.
  • Lightly mix in the coconut flakes and lime zest.
  • Microwave for about 1 minute. The top of the cake should be dry and look finished. If it isn't, continue to microwave in 5 or 10 second intervals.
  • Sprinkle additional lime zest on top and it's ready for tasting.
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