Cake-In-Mug (Almond Cherry Sour Cream Cake-In-Mug)

Julie Nease


This started out as a chocolate cake-in-mug, that my brother shared with me; as you can tell, it didn't stay that way! ;)

The cook time is actually 3 minutes, but the lowest number available is 5 minutes.


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2 (large servings) or 4 (small servings)
5 Min
5 Min


  • 9 Tbsp
  • 6 1/2 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (i use tahitian when i can)
  • 2 tsp
    (heaping) sour cream (optional)
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    cherry extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • pinch
    salt (1/8 to 1/4 tsp)
  • ·
    dried cherries (approximately 1/2 handful)

How to Make Cake-In-Mug (Almond Cherry Sour Cream Cake-In-Mug)


  1. Combine flour & sugar
  2. Add egg
  3. Combine oil, milk, sour cream (if using) & extracts; mix thoroughly
  4. Pour into flour/egg mixture
  5. Mix well (with out the sour cream, the batter will be a little thicker than with)
  6. Pour into large soup/coffee mug
  7. Sprinkle dried cherries on top of batter (they should sink in while cooking.
  8. Place in microwave (I always place a paper towel or paper plate under)
  9. Cook 3 - 4 1/2 minutes
  10. Cake will rise over top of mug
  11. Insert knife in center to test doneness (Note: outside of cake will appear spongy & moist; inside will be done)
  12. Empty onto plate & enjoy (I usually enjoy plum-raspberry jam with this on top)

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About Cake-In-Mug (Almond Cherry Sour Cream Cake-In-Mug)

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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