Cake In A Mug Recipe

Hello, cake enthusiasts! Today, I have a delightful treat for you that will satisfy your sweet cravings without requiring hours of work in the kitchen. Introducing the ever-so-easy Cake in a Mug! This quick recipe is perfect for when you want a warm, homemade dessert without the commitment of making an entire cake.

Let’s get straight into it!


  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder (for chocolate cake) or flavor of your choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, or a dollop of whipped cream


  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a microwave-safe mug, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder (or flavor of your choice), baking powder, and salt. Mix them together until evenly combined.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Pour in the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Stir the mixture with a fork or small whisk until smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Microwave: Pop the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. The cake should rise and set, but still be moist.
  4. Let It Cool: Once done, let the cake cool for a minute or two. Be careful as the mug will be hot!
  5. Add Toppings: Top the cake with your favorite toppings such as whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate chips, or nuts for that added touch of indulgence.
  6. Enjoy!: Grab a spoon and dig in! This cake is perfect for when you want a quick treat or a warm dessert to end your meal.

Tips for a Perfect Mug Cake

  • Choose Quality Ingredients: Using good-quality flour, cocoa powder, and other ingredients will enhance the flavor of your mug cake.
  • Don’t Overcook: Microwave times may vary depending on the power of your microwave, so keep an eye on your cake as it cooks. Overcooking can result in a dry cake.
  • Experiment with Flavors: You can use different extracts, such as almond or coconut, to give your cake a unique twist.

So, the next time you’re craving a sweet treat, but don’t want to go all out, give this mug cake recipe a try! It’s quick, easy, and a fun way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Happy baking!

Cake Baker