Cinnamon Swirl Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Make this simple mug cake next time an urge for snickerdoodles hits. In less than 2 minutes, you'll have a moist, cinnamon-filled cake that's cooked in the microwave. Made with a few ingredients that are probably in the pantry already, mug cakes are a fun and quick dessert for the family.


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5 Min
2 Min


  • 1/3 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    plus 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter (slightly cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp

  • 2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp

  • 1 Tbsp
    cream cheese frosting

How to Make Cinnamon Swirl Snickerdoodle Mug Cake


  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.

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About Cinnamon Swirl Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy For Kids

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