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Mug Cake Recipes

Sometimes you just need something sweet, but you may not have the time to make a batch of cookies, let alone an entire cake. Thankfully, through years of baking I have discovered microwavable mug cakes. I was first introduced to the concept by my grandmother, who gave me her own chocolate mug cake recipe. He recipe is tried and true, but the opportunities are endless. For a quick, simple, and delicious treat, a mug is all the equipment you’ll need! 


Banana Bread:

5 ½ tbsp. all-purpose flour

¼ tsp. baking powder

4 tbsp. sugar

¼ tsp. cinnamon

2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt

1 egg

4 tbsp. milk

½ mashed banana


Stir all ingredients together in a mug until mixture is smooth. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.


Coffee Cake:


1 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 tbsp. sugar

½ beaten egg

2 tbsp. milk

1/8 tsp. vanilla

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1/8 tsp. baking powder


Crumb topping:

1 tbsp. unsalted butter

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. dark brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon


In a mug, soften butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. Stir in sugar until consistency is creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine with flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix together ingredients for crumb topping. Add crumb topping to mixture in mug. Microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.


Bubbie’s Famous Chocolate Cake:

3 tbsp. canola oil

3 tbsp. milk

1 egg

¼ tsp. vanilla extract

3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

4 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa


3 tbsp. chocolate chips


In a mug, combine oil, milk, egg, and vanilla. Add flour, sugar, and cocoa powder. Stir chocolate chips into mixture. Microwave for 2 minutes.

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