How to Make a Mug Cake


Craving cake but don’t want to wait hours? Having company over and need a quick dessert? Make a mug cake!



Mug cakes are a cool, trendy, and, most importantly, delicious dessert. Quick and easy to make, their ingredients are relatively simple and probably already in the pantry. Just mix a few ingredients together, pop the mug in the microwave for about 90 seconds, and voila - a moist and warm cake for a sweets craving.

We have come up with a trio of mug cake recipes that are sure to quench a sweet tooth - a chocolate hazelnut mug cake, a sprinkle birthday cake, and a cinnamon swirl snickerdoodle.

Mug cakes are great because they’re perfect when you’re craving just a little something and don’t want to make a huge cake. Also, they’re fun for parties. Set up a mug cake bar with different mugs. Family and friends can make cakes and add an assortment of endless toppings.

Grab your favorite mug and try one of these easy mug cake recipes. Just add ingredients to a mug, mix, microwave, eat, and repeat. So good!

How to Make a Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

Cake Ingredients

  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (slightly cooled)
  • 1 Tbsp hazelnut spread

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp hazelnut spread

Directions

1. Mix the sugar, cocoa, and baking powder inside a 12 oz mug.


2. Add the wet ingredients and mix with a small whisk until just combined.


3. Add 1 Tbsp of hazelnut spread on top.


4. Place in the microwave. Cook for about 90 seconds. Time may vary depending on the strength of your microwave. (Carefully remove the mug, it’s hot!)


5. The cake will puff up while cooking. When removed from the microwave, it will settle down to about an inch from the rim.


6. Add the remaining hazelnut spread.


7. Gently spread on top.


8. Click here to save the Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake recipe to your Recipe Box.

How to Make a Sprinkle Birthday Cake Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (slightly cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp sprinkles

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp vanilla frosting
  • 1 pinch sprinkles

Directions

1. Mix the flour, sugar, and baking powder inside a 12 oz mug.


2. Add the milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix with a small whisk or fork until just combined.


3. Add 1 tsp of sprinkles and give it a quick swirl (don’t over stir or it will discolor the batter).


4. Place in the microwave. Cook for about 90 seconds. Time may vary depending on the strength of your microwave. (Carefully remove the mug, it’s hot!)


5. The cake will puff up while cooking. When removed from the microwave, it will settle down to about an inch from the rim.


6. Serve hot or cool. For decoration, top with 1 Tbsp of store-bought vanilla frosting and a pinch of sprinkles.


7. Click here to save the Sprinkle Birthday Cake Mug Cake recipe to your Recipe Box.

How to Make a Cinnamon Swirl Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter (slightly cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Topping

  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese frosting

Directions

1. In a small bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the additional cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.


2. Add wet ingredients to the first bowl. Mix with a small whisk until just combined.


3. Pour half the batter into a 12 oz mug.


4. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon sugar on top of the batter.


5. Pour the other half of the batter into the mug. Top with the remaining cinnamon sugar.


6. Take a butter knife and give it a quick swirl.


7. Place in the microwave. Cook for about 90 seconds. Time may vary depending on the strength of your microwave. (Carefully remove the mug, it’s hot!)


8. The cake will puff up while cooking. When removed from the microwave it will settle down to about an inch from the rim.


9. Top with 1 Tbsp of store-bought cream cheese frosting. If you top with frosting while it’s hot, it will melt like the topping on a cinnamon roll.


10. Click here to save the Cinnamon Swirl Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe to your Recipe Box.

Tips for Making a Mug Cake

  • Melt the butter first so it can slightly cool while measuring the rest of the ingredients.
  • Make sure to add the wet ingredients in order of the directions.
  • Use a small whisk for mixing. It makes a big difference in the quality of the cake.
  • Mug cakes are best served warm but let the cake sit a few minutes before you start to eat. They come out of the microwave pretty hot.






1 Comment
krnmerritt
Karen Merritt - Saturday, Feb 15 at 9:44 AM
I think you forgot to mix in the flour in the chocolate hazelnut mug cake!
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