Lemon Cake in a Mug


The web abounds with recipes for chocolate cake in a mug. What about those of us who can't or don't eat chocolate but love quick cake? This tasty concoction can be made in minutes in your microwave and takes almost no prep time!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
13 mins
1 cake



  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar (Optional)

  • teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)


  • 3 tablespoons white sugar (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (Optional)


  1. Combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, and baking powder together in a mug. Add egg, vegetable oil, water, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice; stir until well mixed.

  2. Cook in the microwave on high until cake is cooked through, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and cool.

  3. Mix 3 tablespoons white sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth; cook in microwave until sauce is bubbling, about 30 seconds. Pour sauce over cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

950 Calories
46g Fat
126g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 950
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 46g 59%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 126g 46%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 89g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 157mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.