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Coffee Cake in a Mug

This easy mug cake recipe is like coffee cake in a mug! Perfect 1 minute microwave dessert or breakfast for one that’s moist and satisfies your sweet tooth. Like our Mug Cake with Cake Mix there is no egg necessary which means everyone can enjoy one.

how to make coffee cake in a mug

This mug Coffee cake recipe 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 1 minute mug recipes we have a lot, this is just the beginning of the YUM. (affiliate links present)

How to Make Coffee Cake in a Mug

This is great for those that cannot have or doesn’t want to consume animal products. You still will get a moist and dense cake you would expect, but without eggs!

  • 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.
  • Then you too cake make this single serving dessert for yourself in a coffee mug with a tasty crumb topping

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

How to Make a Mug Cake With No Egg

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. That one is egg-free as well but you would never know it because it is just as tender and moist as if one was in there. Melted butter instead does the trick, let us show you how it is done. 😉

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.

Coffee Cake for One

Seriously, with a mug and microwave you can make a multitude of single individual serving treats. You can use gluten free flour if need be, use our coffee cake with cake mix recipe but cooked this way so you could cut down the bake time serving it this way instead of in a large pan full.

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Easy Microwave Mug Coffee Cake

If you want to get specific, it tastes like delicious coffee cake in a mug really. 😉 For a quick treat late at night, in the morning or a snack any time of day this is one of my favorite things ever.

Ingredients

  1. You’ll need a large microwave safe mug – do NOT use a small one or it will overflow
  2. All purpose 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 extract
  7. Cinnamon

I love the streusel topping but you could leave it out and still taste good, I mean it’s amazing instead of good without it but ya’ know. Cooking time would remain the same either way.

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Eggless Cake Mug

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 cake 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

    Microwave on high 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. That works for us but if you have a small unit that is less powerful you’d want to opt for 2 full minutes so the batter in the middle is cooked thru. For mine 2 made it a bit drier than I wanted.

coffee cake in a mug

Other Mug Cake Recipes with No Egg

You can jump to recipe below and get started. Once you fall in love with making microwave mug cakes come back and try another one of these below too!

  • 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. If you love cake but don’t want to turn your oven on in the hot months, this is a nice surprise of a way to “bake”. Ready to make this microwave coffee mug cake recipe tonight?? Do it and then make our surprise cake and have a party for no reason this week.

Easy Mug Cake Recipe

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Coffee Cake in a Mug

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 653kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Streusel topping

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
Coffee Cake in a Mug
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 23g144%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 299mg13%
Potassium 276mg8%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1151IU23%
Vitamin C 0.04mg0%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
coffee cake in a mug
4.91 from 10 votes (2 ratings without comment)
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Nani

Saturday 3rd of February 2024

Really fluffy, soft, moist and flavorful like a snack cake from the grocery store.

Justyna

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Not bad! I had to use gf flour, almond milk and non-dairy butter, but it still came out light, fluffy and good. Next time, I'm going to add a dash of salt to the batter.

Just a note with the gf flour...the batter was very runny. I had to add an addition 3 Tbsp to make it the thickness that cake batter should be. No big deal, though. I'm just thrilled to have a simple dessert that I can eat!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Thanks for the note so others will know

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!!

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