Rating: 3.77 stars
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

A fast and simple recipe that doesn't require a deep fryer. It doesn't look like a donut, but it's really easy, tastes great, and is super spongy!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
7 mins
Servings:
1
Yield:
1 doughnut
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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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  • Beat egg, brown sugar, self-rising flour, milk, white sugar, olive oil, and cinnamon together in a large mug.

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  • Place mug in microwave; cook on high heat for 2 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Two tablespoons flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder can be substituted for the self-raising flour.

Vegetable oil can be substituted for the olive oil, if desired.

If doughnut isn't fully cooked after 2 minutes, microwave for 10 more seconds.

Nutrition Facts

411 calories; protein 8.7g; carbohydrates 52.7g; fat 19.1g; cholesterol 187.8mg; sodium 287.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2016
I like everything about this mug doughnut, especially the cinnamon flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and cooked it 2 minutes, but it was too long for my microwave because the end product was a little tough. I just know to cut the time down next time. There's a fine line with mug cakes - too long and they're tough; not long enough and they're not done. It's just experimenting with my microwave to find out the perfect time. I do think all doughnuts should be glazed, so I added a powdered sugar glaze afterwards. Totally delicious! Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2016
It had the texture of a sponge--and the taste was not any better. Read More
(3)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
I like everything about this mug doughnut, especially the cinnamon flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and cooked it 2 minutes, but it was too long for my microwave because the end product was a little tough. I just know to cut the time down next time. There's a fine line with mug cakes - too long and they're tough; not long enough and they're not done. It's just experimenting with my microwave to find out the perfect time. I do think all doughnuts should be glazed, so I added a powdered sugar glaze afterwards. Totally delicious! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
I was looking for an applesauce muffin in a mug, but looking at the ingredients, I felt this recipe would fit the bill. Here's what I did: substituted egg beaters for the egg and a heaping spoonful of Whitehouse chunky applesauce for the oil. other than that, I followed the recipe and it was perfect! I drizzled a little agave nectar on top, but I believe that this would have been just as good plain. The perfect Doughnut (or muffin) in a mug ! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2018
Made it as-is, no toppings, and really enjoyed it. Moist, fluffy, and flavorful! Microwaved for 2 minutes 10 seconds worked best in my 1000 watt microwave. 17 y.o. gave it 4 stars, 14 y.o. gave it 7 out of 5. 2 y.o. got distracted by bacon. Read More
(4)
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Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2016
It had the texture of a sponge--and the taste was not any better. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2017
It was good. I think it needed a lot more sugar but then again, I have a little sweet tooth! I added some honey and powdered sugar on top to make it sweeter. Definitely will try this recipe again with more sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe though, Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2017
Weirdly awful - better described as a rubbery microwave dumpling. Read More
(2)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2016
I really liked this it was almost heavenly. The things i changed where substituting the milk for water and putting about 1/4th of a teaspoon of vanilla extract into it. i also put fruit on it in an attempt to make it healthy... Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2016
This isn't my favorite mug dessert, it was OK. However, my 3 year-old liked it and kept saying, "yummm." My first attempt was a total disaster, but that was my fault. The recipe states a large mug, and the mug I chose wasn't very big. The second time around, I used a bigger mug, and it cooked up nicely in 90 seconds. I think it's a bit bland and needs a topping--I sprinkled lots of cinnamon sugar on mine. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/27/2017
It was very easy to make, but I have to say I was disappointed. It came out of the microwave with a thick texture, the opposite of fluffy and light. It also tasted like an egg. The taste improved when I added sugar on top and splashed on a little heavy whipping cream, but still not what you call 'good'. I don't think I will be making this again. Read More
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