Microwave Mug Cakes 3 Ways

Microwave Mug Cakes 3 Ways

Use a few pantry staples and your microwave for three easy, tasty cakes in five minutes.



Baking doesn’t have to take hours in the kitchen. If you have five minutes and a few pantry staples, you can make satisfying and delicious cakes in any microwave-safe mug. Chocolate, vanilla, red velvet — the sky’s the limit when it comes to flavours.

1. Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4
Cost: $
Difficulty: Easy
You’ll Need: 4 large microwave-safe mugs

Ingredients
250 mL (1 cup) all-purpose flour, sifted
250 mL (1 cup) granulated sugar
125 mL (1/2 cup) high quality cocoa powder
5 mL (1 tsp) baking powder
1 egg
175 mL (3/4 cup) whole milk
175 mL (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
Toppings, like whipped cream, powdered sugar or chocolate sauce

Instructions

Registration

Become a member of P&G everyday and get exclusive offers!

Become a Member
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix until just combined — do not over mix
  2. Divide between four mugs
  3. One at a time, microwave on high for 2 1/2-3 minutes, until cake rises above the mug
  4. Let cool for 2 minutes and garnish with desired toppings

Tip: Cakes can be made in mugs, cooled and then frozen for up to a month. Add toppings just before serving.

2. Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe
Follow the chocolate mug cake recipe, substituting seeds from half a vanilla bean (or 5 mL (1 tsp) vanilla extract) for the cocoa. Cut the bean in half lengthwise, and then use a small sharp knife to scrape out the seeds. Garnish with twirls of lemon peel.

Tip: For a stronger lemon flavour, use 1 mL (1/4 tsp) vanilla extract and 15 mL (1 tbsp) fresh lemon zest instead. Finish with a lemon glaze: heat 125 mL (1/2 cup) granulated sugar and 50 mL (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice over low heat and stir until sugar melts. Brush over cakes while they’re still warm and let it soak in for 20-30 minutes before serving.

3. Red Velvet Mug Cake
Follow chocolate mug cake recipe, adding 15 mL (1 tbsp) of red food colouring. Top with cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberry slices to complete.

Complete your personal information

Please fill in the information marked with an asterisk to proceed; if you want to get tailored offers and content, don't forget to fill in the optional fields.

Val17

Reported

Interesting info.

  • Report it

Windy

Reported

Love mug cakes. so easy to make and a great last minute dessert

  • Report it
Ismael12

Ismael12

Reported

Cańt wait to try it with the kids!! Yummy!

  • Report it
MamaG

MamaG

Reported

My little one loves these. I put some blueberries in the vanilla one. I try to get some fruit and Veggies in where ever I can.

  • Report it

This is really good! It tastes like a brownie. I think I would try the applesauce idea to save loads of calories.

  • Report it
Safe Home