Mug Cake Recipes

All you need is a microwave and a few key ingredients to make these yummy cakes in a mug.

Community Picks

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 1697
Make an individual-size dessert using this decadent recipe for microwave chocolate mug cake.

No Egg Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4 stars 40
This chocolate eggless mug cake is decadent and can be made in minutes.

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 3 stars 40
Perfect for a college dessert because it can be made in a microwave, this cake is both delicious and healthy!

Banana Bread Mug Cake in a Minute

Rating: 5 stars 7
Turn that ripe banana on your counter into Chef John's decadent banana bread mug cake in just a minute with this easy recipe.

Microwave Nutella® Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
Easy mug cake you make in the microwave! Makes 1 very large serving!

Vegan Mug Cake

Rating: 4 stars 2
This vegan mug cake is made without egg or milk and uses applesauce for moisture. Within 5 minutes you have a great vegan dessert for 1!

Coffee Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 48
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!

10-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
This quick and easy dessert is a family favorite.

Fudgy Nutella® Mug Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
I created this recipe for a somewhat healthier version of an easy Nutella® mug cake so I wouldn't use so much Nutella®. Let it rest for 2 to 4 minutes after cooking, but enjoy it warm.

Coffee Cake in a Mug

Rating: 3.5 stars 40
A yummy easy coffee cake for one person. Fast and great!

Mexican Chocolate/Salted Caramel Cake in a Mug

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
I had this at friend's house and had to have the recipe! He didn't know where he got it but he knows the date - it was on the receipt he wrote the recipe on. Great when you want just one serving of dessert.

Lazy Keto Maple-Vanilla Mug Cake

Rating: 4 stars 1
This easy keto mug cake is one of myself and my mother's favorite desserts. I make it with sugar but to be keto you should use a granulated sweetener.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Mug Cake (Paleo)
Rating: Unrated 69
"I didn't have any eggs so I used liquid egg whites and it turned out amazing!” – Autumn Doyle
Lemon Cake in a Mug
Rating: 3.5 stars 50

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!