Mug Cake Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is my own version of the chocolate microwave mug cake. This chocolaty fudgy treat is truly decadent and great for nights when I need a yummy dessert that is ready in less than 10 minutes! Chocolate chips make this recipe even better.

No Egg Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 3.69 stars
This easy chocolate mug cake is made with flaked almonds and no egg. It is ready in a few minutes and perfect if you're dying for something sweet. Serve dusted with confectioners' sugar and topped with ice cream or whipped cream.

Microwave Nutella® Mug Cake

Rating: 4.38 stars
Easy mug cake you make in the microwave! Makes 1 very large serving!

10-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Rating: 4.23 stars
This quick and easy dessert is a family favorite.

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

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

Keto Cocoa Mug Cake

Rating: 3.45 stars
This keto cocoa mug cake is like a massive chocolate cup just waiting for you to take a bite. This rich keto-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free treat will be sure to become a staple in your home.

Best Mug Cake (Paleo)

Rating: 4.31 stars
This is my favorite paleo mug cake recipe that I altered. It's a quick dessert that satisfies any sugar or chocolate craving! Coffee can be used in place of coffee extract.

Fudgy Nutella® Mug Cake

Rating: 4.29 stars
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.

Lemon Cake in a Mug

Rating: 3.39 stars
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!

Chocolate Ice Cream Mug Cake

Rating: 5 stars
What's better than ice cream on your mug cake? Ice cream in a mug cake! Not just that, you can top it with ice cream, too!. Sounds like heaven!

Coffee Mug Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
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!

No-Egg Blueberry Mug Cake

Rating: 4.44 stars
The perfect dessert when you're home alone and have a craving for sometime homemade and fruity. It is also egg free so perfect for those with allergies.

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Mug Cake (Paleo)

"I didn't have any eggs so I used liquid egg whites and it turned out amazing!” – Autumn Doyle

Quick and Easy Desserts

Treat yourself with no-bake and 30-minute desserts.

Lazy Keto Maple-Vanilla Mug Cake

Rating: 4 stars

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.