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!

PMae

Recipe Summary

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 17% DV; carbohydrates 52.7g 17% DV; fat 19.1g 29% DV; cholesterol 187.8mg 63% DV; sodium 287.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (20)

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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
(5)

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
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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
(5)
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
(4)
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
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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
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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
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
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Rating: 1 stars
04/08/2017
Weirdly awful - better described as a rubbery microwave dumpling. Read More
(1)
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
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2017
Good. Next time I'll just add a bit of salt. Read More
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