10 Delish & Easy-to-Make Mug Cakes Using Just a Microwave in 5 Mins


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These mug cakes will be your go-to recipes whenever you need a quick dessert fix and they can be easily prepared in 5 minutes.

Heck, some of them can even be prepared within 2 minutes if you have all the ingredients on hand. Now, you do not need to run down to the nearest bakery or cafe to purchase your favourite baked goods but can also prepare them on your own!

Nutella Mug Cake

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Nutella Mug Cakes were the very first to come into our mind because who isn’t a fan of the hazelnut chocolate spread?! Now you know there are other ways to utilise it other than slathering them on your bread!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

Apple Cinnamon Mug Cake

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Yes, it’s really doable and best served with a dollop of cream cheese icing!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

Reese’s Spread Mug Cake

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Or essentially melted Reese peanut butter cups in the form of a mug cake. How can you even resist?!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cup spread
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk

Method:
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

Lemon Zest Mug Cake

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If you are craving for something tangy and less cloying, then go for the Lemon Zest Mug Cake which is possibly the healthiest version of mug cakes you can execute.

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Icing Sugar (optional)

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

Carrot Mug Cake

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The perfect pick-me-up you’ll need without having to spend a bomb at a cafe. All you need is some grated carrots, a mug and a microwave oven!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 tablespoon nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 carrot grated

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

S’mores Mug Cake

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Garnished with mini marshmallows and a sprinkling of graham crackers, you’re two minutes away from the most wondrous thing that will ever come out of your microwave.

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs, plus 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup mini marshmallows

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven. Once done, sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs.

Banana Mug Cake

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Healthy and delicious! Best part? You can even whip it up for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 ripe banana (mashed)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 scoop of ice cream to serve (optional)

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven. Once done, garnish it with a dollop of ice cream of your choice!

Red Velvet Mug Cake

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We love this vintage and romantic rendition of mug cake! Though it might seem a little more complicated, we are sure that this will send your loved ones squealing in excitement!

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 drops red food colouring
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • Powdered sugar, for serving

Method
Combine all ingredients, except the cream cheese in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Push the cream cheese down in the centre of the mug and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven. Once done, sprinkle the powdered sugar!

Blueberry Mug Cake

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Works for breakfast, an afternoon snack or just practically any time of the day!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 blueberries

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

Mocha Mug Cake

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Swap this out for your cup of coffee in the morning or afternoon for a change!

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon coffee powder (unsweentened)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil

Method
Combine all ingredients in a large mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth and microwave it on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes depending on the temperature of your microwave oven.

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