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


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9 Tbsp
6 1/2 Tbsp
granulated sugar
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
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)


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