Rating: 4.35 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

A quick, single serving of cake that can be made using any of your favorite flavors. Great, easy recipe for kids to make for themselves. You can get creative with flavors here. Add in cocoa powder, your favorite flavor extract, or a couple teaspoons of your favorite pie filling. Go nuts!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 min
total:
11 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

1
Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir 1 tablespoon softened butter and white sugar together in a coffee mug until fluffy; stir egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract into the butter mixture. Add 1/4 cup flour and baking powder into the mixture; stir until smooth.

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  • Mix 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Mash 1 tablespoon butter into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over the cake batter in the mug.

  • Cook in microwave oven on high for 1 minute. Continue cooking in 10-second intervals until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; protein 9.2g; carbohydrates 77.7g; fat 32g; cholesterol 166.7mg; sodium 279.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2012
This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out delicious. I used all whole wheat flour I didnt have white flour. Also I put it in the mircowave for a total of 2 minutes. Will make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2013
As written it seems a little eggy/rubbery as other reviewers have stated. With a tablespoon less sour cream and approx. 1/3 of an egg instead the second mug cake was better. We will keep playing around with it because we like the concept. Thanks! Read More
(6)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2012
This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out delicious. I used all whole wheat flour I didnt have white flour. Also I put it in the mircowave for a total of 2 minutes. Will make again! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2012
Great recipe! I did it just as the recipe read except I didn't have sour cream so I used cream cheese... mine was a tad dry bc of it so definitely stick to sour cream. (the picture is of my final product):) Tasted delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2012
Was pretty good, made with a whole egg as I did not know how to halve an egg! Used a soup mug instead of a coffee mug and think it would have cooked over otherwise. Accidentally put in 1/4 tsp baking powder but was still fine, added a small handfull of frozen blueberries to the batter. My only complaint is the topping, would almost have liked to pop it under the broiler, used to having struzel topping that is melted and crisped up a bit. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2013
As written it seems a little eggy/rubbery as other reviewers have stated. With a tablespoon less sour cream and approx. 1/3 of an egg instead the second mug cake was better. We will keep playing around with it because we like the concept. Thanks! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
This was a fun recipe! Perfect for the nights you crave cake but dont feel like baking one. I didnt have any brown sugar so I just skipped the 2nd part of the recipe all together. It wasnt bad! Still worth five stars. I never liked frosting so this turned out perfect. I wouldnt say it was on the rubbery side like one review stated. More like bouncey? Its a microwave cake what do you expect? I saved the other half of my egg cause im going to make another one later. Next time one of my kids has a sleep over im going to show this one off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
Wow! I was really surprised by how this turned out. So quick easy and soooo yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2012
This was a very good recipe. I didn't have sour cream so I just used 1 whole egg instead of a half of one. Also I substituted Pamela's gluten free all purpose flour for the regular flour. Fantastic flavor and texture! Especially for a gluten free cake. I think I will try mixing in the brown sugar and cinnamon topping next time though because with the GF flour it was a little floury tasting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2017
I usually have issues with the texture of mug cakes so I kind of knew to adjust some of the measurements just a tiny bit. I used 2 tblsp of butter to the batter instead of the 1, added an extra 1 tblsp.of flour to the 1/4 cup, and 1 egg yolk instead of the half egg. The topping is great as is. I also microwaved for 90 seconds. The texture came out GREAT. Cakey just like a coffee cake should be. Very yummy and definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
Awesome! Turned out great and will make again the next time I need a quick fix! Read More
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