Mug Cake

I get such a massive kick out of my evening coffee ritual that it’s not funny. And I don’t mean the caffeine. The entire process – brewing, smelling the aroma wafting through the kitchen, stirring in milk, wrapping my fingers around that warm brown mug (yes, I do have a favorite mug. Coffee just doesn’t taste the same in anything else) and finally sipping the hot frothy concoction – is something I look forward to from the moment I wake up in the morning.

Could this experience be topped? I didn’t think so. Not until a friend shared an amazing mug cake recipe so enticing that I willingly gave up my coffee mug to conduct this experiment.


I call this an experiment because it took me three trials to get it right. I admit I did try altering the proportions a wee bit. But it was all worth it!

There are quite a few recipes floating around but I found this one from Sinamontalesย easiest to work with.

You need:
  • 2 tbsp All purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 an Egg Whisk 1 egg in a measuring cup and use half the quantity
  • 1.5 tbsp Cocoa powderย 
  • 1 tbsp Nutella
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1.5 tbsp Oil
  • A couple of dropsย of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Brewed coffee You can also use instant coffee granules. Just mix 0.5 tsp in with the milk before using
  • A mug, a small bowl and a whisk

This couldn’t get simpler: Take bowl, dump ingredients into it,whisk and pour into mug!


Go ahead, lick the batter off the whisk ๐Ÿ˜‰ย 


Make sure the batter is smooth. At this stage you can add some chocolate chips, just to make things more interesting.

    Pour it out into your favorite coffee (or tea) mug and microwave for exactly 1 minute 30 seconds. I have a 750W microwave which I used at full blast. Do keep an eye on the cake while baking. The difference between a moist, fudgy cake and a burnt, dry one is literally a few seconds. Ask me, I’ve burnt my fair share of mug cakes. As with any baking…follow your nose. It’ll tell you when you’re done.

    Dust with powdered sugar and mmmmm……you’re in heaven ๐Ÿ™‚
    Double the recipe if you want to make two of these. They are best when eaten immediately.

    5 thoughts on “Mug Cake

    1. Hey, I've recently bought a small bake to first try and see whether its my thing – This looks like something I can pick up and try. Thanks Deeps.. BTW, can we only make withe the white of the egg, hubby allergic to yolk. Shabana

    2. Hey Shabana! So nice to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚ And I must apologize for this delay. I have been away from my blog for a very long time! I really haven't tried recipes with just egg whites before. Would love to experiment though! Let me get back to you on that.

      And you have a lovely blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful writing!

    3. Pingback: Microwave Brownie in a Mug | the little miss muffin

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