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2 Minute Easy Mug Cake Recipe

This easy mug cake recipe is like coffee cake in a mug! Perfect 1 minute microwave breakfast or dessert for one that’s moist and satisfies your sweet tooth with no egg necessary.

Coffee cake in a mug has been a game changer! It’s an easy mug cake recipe you can enjoy by yourself in the morning before the kids get up, or teach them how to make it for an after school treat. If you love mug recipes we have a lot, this is just the beginning of the YUM.

Mug Cake No Egg

  • That’s right, if you need an egg free treat, this is it!
  • I bet you have all of these ingredients in your cupboard already, plus a bit of milk.

Make as is or include the brown sugar crumble on top that makes it over the top delicious. Serve with pancake in a mug for breakfast and dessert together!

How to make a brownie in a mug
  • We started with this brownie in a mug with a dollop of peanut butter in the middle. OH MY was that good! We all love this recipe a lot.
How do you make a mug cake from scratch?

Well you could use our homemade yellow cake mix recipe instead of boxed. I typically want a fast treat so I usually go with ready made. This coffee cake in a mug here, and the brownie version are totally homemade though!

Do mug cakes actually work?

We created a chocolate mug cake with just 2 ingredients in the beginning and it was SO easy we couldn’t stop! With just a little water it is an egg free dessert everyone can enjoy. Yes, it totally works!

Is mug cake safe?

As long as you use a microwave safe mug without any metal on it then you’ll be just fine. You don’t want to overcook it so it burns so stick to the 1-2 minute timing in the recipe you’re following for sure.

Seriously, with a mug and microwave you can make a multitude of single serving treats. You can find some that are gluten free online too.

mug coffee cake

Easy mug cake

If you want to get specific, it tastes like coffee cake in a mug really. 😉

  1. You’ll need a large microwave safe mug – do NOT use a small one or it will overflow
  2. Flour, sugar and milk you probably have already
  3. Baking powder and baking soda are surely in your pantry right now
  4. Butter
    1. I prefer salted over unsalted butter
  5. Brown sugar
  6. Vanilla
  7. Cinnamon
mug dessert

There is a crumble topping you add to your dessert in a mug which gives it a bit of texture and sweetness.

Of course you can leave that part out and just top it with some whipped cream or vanilla ice cream BUT that is my favorite part.

Time needed: 2 minutes.

Easy mug cake recipe

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Add your 1/4 cup of flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon into your large mug. Stir. In a small dish melt 2 tbsp butter, pour this into your mug with the milk and vanilla. Stir to form a thick batter.

  2. Make crumble topping

    In the same dish you melted the butter in add another 1 tbsp of butter and melt it. Add 2 tbsp flour, brown sugar and cinnamon into this bowl.

    Use the back of a spoon to combine it so there is no powdery flour left. Sprinkle this mixture into your mug on top of your batter.

  3. Cook

    Put into the microwave for 1.5 minutes, enjoy! (2 min. for some microwaves may be necessary, we thought 1.5 was perfect for ours)

Timing will vary slightly depending on your microwave so start with 1 1/2 minutes and add 30 seconds the first time to see if it looks done. 

coffee cake in a mug

Mug cake recipes

  • Chocolate chip cookie in a mug is like a tablespoon of chocolate heaven in every bite!
    • You can use these same measurements to make funfetti mug cake or vanilla cake in a mug too.
    • Just use cake mix of your choice to make any flavor you like. NO vegetable oil or other ingredients necessary other than water. These are beyond easy.
  • Where our fat free angel food cake in a mug is just that. Light with low calories but is a guilt free sweet treat for the middle of the night. 😉
  • Blueberry muffin in a mug is a perfect little breakfast idea
  • What is great about a mug cake with no egg is that everyone can enjoy them!

If you have a pressure cooker you could try our Instant Pot coffee cake recipe too.

Easy Mug Cake Recipe

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Easy Mug Cake Recipe

This easy mug cake recipe is like coffee cake in a mug! Perfect 1 minute microwave breakfast or dessert for one that's moist and satisfies your sweet tooth!
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cake, coffee cake, dessert, mug, mug cake
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Calories 660kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon into your large mug. Stir.
  • In a small dish melt 2 tbsp butter, pour this into your mug with the milk and vanilla. Stir to form batter.
  • In the same dish you melted the butter in add another 1 tbsp of butter and melt it.
  • Add 2 tbsp flour, brown sugar and cinnamon into this bowl. Use the back of a spoon to combine it so there is no powdery flour left. Sprinkle this mixture into your mug on top of your batter.
  • Put into the microwave for 1.5 minutes, enjoy! (2 min. for some microwaves may be necessary, we thought 1.5 was perfect for ours)
Nutrition Facts
Easy Mug Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 660 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 207mg6%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1163IU23%
Calcium 123mg12%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Rachael Arms

Sunday 31st of January 2021

Ok so this recipe tastes good ... But mine didn't turn out like yours at all .. I followed it to a T .. so I don't get why it didn't but I had to cook mine for about 3 1/2 mins .. it was super runny .. & the toppings all fell down to the bottom and there was no crumble involved lol. It was like a paste. What did I do wrong? It tastes delicious though!!!

Michelle

Wednesday 10th of February 2021

I've made this recipe several times and it has come out perfect every time!! I've tried the 1.5 mins and 2mins, not much difference in the cooking time. Same heeay taste!!

The Typical Mom

Monday 1st of February 2021

The only thing I can think of is your microwave isn't as powerful as the "typical one" and mine. if you took it out and then back in again that is why the top sunk. Next time use the timing you figured out works for your unit and don't stop mid way.

Su

Saturday 5th of September 2020

Can you use almond milk in this recipe instead of dairy?

The Typical Mom

Monday 7th of September 2020

Totally

Leah

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

so good!

The Typical Mom

Sunday 23rd of August 2020

OH good!!

Chloe

Sunday 17th of May 2020

I love mug cakes they are easy simple and fast. The coffee cake in a mug is my favourite!

Natalie

Thursday 23rd of April 2020

Love mug cakes. Such an easy delicious treat done in minutes. Love the flavors in this recipe.

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