17 Mug Cake Recipes
Baked goods are one of the world’s greatest achievements, and in a perfect world we’d all be baking a lot more in a given month. But who has the time or the energy? Thankfully, humankind has discovered how to replicate some of our favorites using only a coffee mug and your microwave. I don’t know how you will choose a favorite among this overqualified field of candidates, but I wish you the best of luck. Share your votes and successes by leaving a comment!
1. Blueberry Flax Microwave Muffin Mug Recipe
Get a healthy start with this Blueberry Flax Microwave Muffin, which gives you nine grams of protein and only 160 calories.
2. Nutella Mug Cake Recipe
Few snack foods have as devoted a following as Nutella. Fans of the hazelnut spread have even created a holiday to celebrate their love for it, each February 5. You can celebrate by making this quick and satisfying Nutella Mug Cake Recipe.
3. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup Recipe
The chocolate chips is the classic all-American cookie, but cookie dough is America’s dirty little baking secret. As your mother warned you, raw egg is not a great thing to eat, no matter how sweet it may be to lick the spoon. Get the next best thing with this ooey, gooey microwave treat: a Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup Recipe. (Reduce the cooking time just a tad for extra gooeyness.)
4. Meatloaf in a Mug Recipe
Meatloaf might bring to mind winter dinners or gathering around Grandma’s table. Now you can recapture a glimpse of those satisfying memories with Meatloaf in a Mug. It cooks in just about three minutes, and this dinner is under 250 calories.
5. Baked Oatmeal in a Mug Recipe
Apples and bananas add fresh fruit flair to your morning oatmeal in this fun Baked Oatmeal in a Mug Recipe. Remember to sprinkle it with cinnamon and drizzle it with honey for the ultimate warm start to the day.
6. French Toast Mug Recipe
I usually prefer to enjoy French Toast when I’m having breakfast out, because I always seem to be missing a key ingredient. But now I have no excuse not to try this super simple and extra speedy French Toast in a Cup.
7. Banana Microwave Mug Cake Recipe
Banana Bread can be a decadent breakfast, especially when enjoyed with a hot, fresh cup of coffee. Why not experience the best of both worlds with this Banana Microwave Mug Cake? Don’t forget the coffee ice cream!
8. Guinness Chocolate Beer Mug Cake Recipe
You’ve probably never seen Guinness served quite like this before. Marvel at the perfect St. Patrick’s Day dessert, a Chocolate Stout Mug Cake Recipe. It is sure to be a hit on the morning of the parade, and it cooks in just 90 seconds.
9. Vegan Sweet Potato Mug Cake Recipe
For the vegan who wants to turn a coffee mug into a culinary mini masterpiece, may we suggest this Vegan Sweet Potato Mug Cake? Use Flaxseeds or your own preferred egg substitute.
10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe
Two great tastes have never tasted this great together. What happens when peanut butter collides with chocolate in your microwave? Just be sure to get enough ingredients for the rest of the household when you make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake.
11. Microwave Crispy Rice Treat Mug Recipe
One of my favorite memories of elementary school was enjoying Rice Krispie treats when a class aide would make them to celebrate someone’s birthday. Now you can make your own individual batch using Honey Bunches of Oats in a clever twist for this Microwave Crispy Rice Treat Recipe.
12. Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Recipe
Each fall, campuses and coffee shops across North America are overwhelmed by the return of Pumpkin Spice season. Save yourself the wait in line, because you can make this Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake in less time than it takes to reload your Starbucks app.
13. Minute Microwave Cheesecake Mug Recipe
Put down the springform pan and put on a pot of tea. Now that you have the recipe for Minute Microwave Cheesecake, you are going to want to say “thank you for being a friend” to your microwave.
14. Sticky Date Pudding in a Mug Recipe
If you’re feeling fancy or festive about mug-based cooking, you can graduate to the alluring Sticky Date Pudding in a Mug. Collect bonus points for making your own caramel sauce.
15. Microwave Egg Scramble Mug Recipe
Americans collectively waste billions in food that is just thrown away each year. Though your intentions in stocking up on produce are good, you have to follow through. Instead of letting those vegetables go bad, clean out the fridge with this Microwave Egg Scramble.
16. Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake Recipe
The next time you are hosting your child’s classmates for a sleepover, get rustic without having to pitch a tent or start a fire in the back yard. Make a mess in the microwave instead with this Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake, a flameless spin on the traditional campfire dessert.
17. Coffee Cake Microwavable Mug Recipe
Before my palate was sophisticated enough to appreciate coffee, I did not look forward to coffee cake. Now I know better. As long as you’re repurposing that mug, why not get meta about it with the Coffee Mug Coffee Cake.
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