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Microwave Mug Cakes

Microwave Mug Cakes

Ever had a day when you really, really want some cake but don’t feel like going through the process of making a full cake? Or just want a little bit of cake so don’t want to make a full cake?

The answer is microwave mug cakes! All the perfect flavours of cake, made in minutes in the microwave! What could be better?

The best thing is you can make just about any type of cake you like. And even better? Our snackies are the perfect size to make a small dessert or pudding in the microwave or oven.

Want a good old-fashioned chocolate cake quickly?

Try this Chocolate Cake in a Mug recipe:


  • 4 tbsp. flour
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. milk
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 large coffee mug
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips optional


  • Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
  • Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  • Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
  • Put your mug or snackies in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high).
  • The cake will rise over the top, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and turn it over onto a plate if desired.

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After something sweet, nutty and salty?

Try this Salted Nutella & White Chocolate Mug Cake:


  • 2 tbsp. plain flour,
  • pinch of baking powder,
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cocoa,
  • 1/2 tbsp. dark brown sugar,
  • pinch of salt,
  • handful white choc chips
  • 1/2 tbsp. oil,
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. milk,
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. nutella
  • 1/2 egg


  1. In a large microwavable mug mix flour, baking powder, cocoa, dark brown sugar, salt and white choc chips. Make sure to mix well.
  2. Add oil, milk and nutella, mixing well.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk one egg and then pour half into mug.
  4. Sprinkle with a few more white choc chips.
  5. Microwave for 1min on 80% power. Then an extra 10 secs at a time until cooked to your liking.

This Effortless Blueberry Mug Cake would also be great for breakfast!


  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour (you can also use whole-wheat flour)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 tbsp. low-fat milk
  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil 
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 16-18 blueberries, and few more for topping


    1. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl, except blueberries, and whisk well.
    2. Add blueberry and whisk gently.
    3. Add batter to an oversized microwave-safe mug or snackie
    4. Cook in the microwave on high for about 1.5 minutes first.
    5. If the cake is not cooked cook for a few seconds more.
    6. Let the cake cool for a few minutes before eating.
    7. Serve delicious mug cake while it is still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked.
    8. Enjoy it with your favourite beverage.

    What about something sweet and tart?

    Try this Easy Microwave Lemon Mug Cake with Lemon Glaze:


    • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 2 tbsp. sugar
    • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    • 1/8 tsp. salt
    • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
    • 1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk for dairy-free version)
    • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
    • 2 tsp. lemon curd


    • 2 tbsp. confectioner's sugar
    • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice


    1. In a very large mug, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
    2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, milk, vegetable oil, extract, lemon zest and lemon curd. Stir well.
    3. Combine wet and dry ingredients in mug and whisk together until smooth.
    4. Bake in microwave, on high, for 2 minutes 15 seconds.
    5. While cake is baking, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze.
    6. Carefully take mug out of oven and drizzle with glaze.
    7. Gobble it up yourself or share it with someone you love.

    Is there any better pairing than peanut butter and chocolate?

    You’ll love this Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake:


    • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
    • 3 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
    • 3 tbsp. semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips


    1. In a microwave safe mug, add all ingredients except chocolate. Using a small whisk, mix vigorously until batter is smooth and no flour chunks remain.
    2. Stir 1 tbsp of chocolate chips into the cake batter. Add another 1 tbsp concentrated in the center/middle of the batter (so that when you dig into the center of your cake when it's finished, it has a concentrated amount of chocolate). Sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp on top.
    3. Cook in the microwave at full power for about 1 minute. If cake batter is still gooey, cook for an additional 15 seconds. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best eaten warm.


    It is best to eat the cake directly from the mug and avoid removing it from the mug to eat it as the crumb is looser than a traditional cake.

    If you choose to omit the chocolate chips, you may need to add more sugar to the batter.

    So, are you off to make a mug cake now? Give it a try in one of our silicone snackies and share a photo on social media. Don’t forget to tag us #wemightbetiny.

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