14 Easy Mug Cake Recipes

Who doesn’t love cake? The smell of it baking in the oven, the way it melts in your mouth… Ahhh

And what could be better than having your very own cake, personal sized and ready in just a few minutes? That’s right, mug cakes.

With just a few ingredients and a microwave, you can have a delicious cake any time you want. We both have two things in common: a sweet tooth and a desire to satisfy it in minutes.

Thus, I gathered some yummiest and most creative mug cake recipes for you! And the best part is that each one can be made in just a few minutes.

1. Easy Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

Let’s start the list with the easiest vanilla mug cake recipe ever. The reason why I love this mug cake is that it is quick and easy to make.

Moreover, the recipe is only for one. So, I make it when I am home alone, and you can do the same. The third reason why I love it is that you are free to add your creativity to it.

Just do not forget to moisten the sides of the cup to avoid the cake sticking. Eat warm and top your mug cake with whipped cream, vanilla ice cream, or strawberry sauce if you like.

2. Gemma’s Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake

If a recipe requires fewer ingredients, contains chocolate, and requires only five minutes of your time, I am in for it. The same is with gemma’s best-ever chocolate mug cake.

Bake the mug cake for roughly a minute in the microwave oven. Do not forget to take pictures of your perfect cake to upload on Instagram later.

Enjoy your personal cake with fresh berries or vanilla ice cream.

3. Birthday Party Mug Cake

Are you hosting your own birthday party? Or are there only three people at your birthday dinner this year?

Do not waste your money on bakery cakes and make your own at home. Add vanilla extract, sugar, baking powder, all-purpose flour, melted butter, and the rest ingredients from the list, and enjoy a small yet perfect vanilla birthday cake.

It is a perfect way to save some bucks and still enjoy your birthday with a cake.

4. Keto Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

Gather around keto lovers as I present this healthier mug cake option for you. This mug cake is rich in flavor; you can make it in minutes, like seriously, just minutes.

This version of mug cake is also a top favorite of cinnamon lovers. Top it with cream cheese or whipped cream and serve while it is hot.

Just remember that this cake does not rise much, so you are free to add more batter to the cup. Sprinkle granulated sugar on top for further flavor enhancement.

5. The Moistest Chocolate Mug Cake

Here comes yet another way of making a chocolate mug cake that will stay moist till the last bite. Here is a tip to avoid making this recipe with self-rising flour, as the cook said it didn’t get the texture she wanted.

Take your coffee mug and add all the ingredients, mainly cocoa powder and brown sugar. You can use white sugar as well.

Follow the instructions and enjoy this mug cake with added chocolate chips on top.

6. Healthy Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Let me tell you another way of making a healthy mug cake suitable for vegans as it is gluten-free. This super yummy cake does not have oil, sugar, flour, and gluten.

Yet you will love the cake till the last bite. Check out the ingredients list to know what are the secret ingredients.

I will reveal just one thing, which is oat flour. Moreover, you can enjoy the recipe within ten minutes of preparation and baking.

7. Lemon Mug Cake

To make this super moist lemon mug cake, you require all normal cake ingredients with the addition of lemon juice and zest.

When you bake the cake in the oven, poke a hole with the fork in it. Now pour the lemon glaze and enjoy the citrus flavor in each bite.

You can eat the cake in a mug or serve it on a plate with vanilla ice cream.

8. Double Chocolate Mug Cake

These mug cakes are undoubtedly proving heaven for chocolate lovers. This specific double chocolate mug cake requires only ten minutes for preparation.

The main ingredients are unsweetened soy milk, dairy-free dark chocolate, and granulated sugar. Press some chocolate bar in the middle to have a molten chocolate bite.

Top and serve with your favorite toppings. I personally prefer ice cream if I eat this cake right from the oven.

9. Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake

Here is yet another delicious mug cake recipe for vegans. The cake requires only seven minutes of your time.

Cinnamon, granulated sugar, and unsweetened soy milk enhance the overall flavor of this cake. You can add toppings of your choice or eat them without additional toppings.

Just place some fresh blueberries alongside the plate and enjoy your blueberry mug cake.

10. S’Mores Mug Cake (Vegan + Gluten Free)

Let me tell you one way of fulfilling the desire of a cake and S’more cookies. Yes, you are right. I am thinking about a S’more mug cake.

The added chocolate chips and marshmallows are like cherry on top and taste so good when combined with S’mores.

So, the next time you crave some cake and biscuits, give this mug cake recipe a try, and you will not regret it.

11. Peanut Butter & Jelly Mug Cake

Peanut butter and jelly make a perfect combination. Just like Jack and Rose from Titanic. So, here comes a recipe in which ingredients complement each other.

You need only seven minutes to make this iconic mug cake from scratch. The main ingredients are berry chia jam, peanut butter, and maple syrup.

Follow the rest of the ingredients and enjoy this mug cake with jam or peanut butter toppings. You can also top it with vanilla ice cream to balance the taste.

12. 5 Minute Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

If you want to fulfill the craving for molten gooey chocolate cake in five minutes, hop in. I am about to tell you a recipe that will blow your taste buds.

The recipe is perfect for a movie night or Saturday evening. Surprise yourself by following this 5-minute work and enjoy the cake with vanilla ice cream.

Moreover, if your friends come over for a study session, you can make this cake as a side helper to keep your energy level up.

13. Vanilla Birthday Mug Cake

Who said that birthdays have to be boring when you live alone? Make it quite the opposite and enjoy your birthday dinner with an actual cake.

Surprisingly, you can make this light cake on your own in under seven minutes. Gather the ingredients and follow the recipe.

Bring the best mug cake out of the oven and enjoy it with a topping of whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles.

Oh, and If you want to enjoy this cake with chocolate ice cream, you can, because it’s your birthday and no one is stopping you.

14. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (Dairy Free)

Here comes a dairy-free mug cake recipe for all those who are low in dairy tolerance. Prepare this delicious and super moist cake in under ten minutes and savor till the last bite.

A dash of cinnamon or add chocolate chips (dairy free) will make this cake even yummy. Enjoy the cake with cream cheese glaze, and you will send prayers to the chef who gave you this idea.

4 Easy Mug Cake Ideas

Recipe by Brenda

Here is the list of the best mug cake recipes for you to try at your home!


  • Easy Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

  • Gemma’s Best-Ever Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Birthday Party Mug Cake

  • Keto Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

  • The Moistest Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

  • Lemon Mug Cake

  • Double Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake

  • S’Mores Mug Cake (Vegan + Gluten Free)

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Mug Cake

  • 5 Minute Molten Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Vanilla Birthday Mug Cake

  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (Dairy Free)


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