Food & Drink

Mug Cakes You Can Make In The Microwave

19 recipes for making cake in a mug.
06/18/2012 09:19am ET | Updated November 14, 2014

We like eating food out of mugs. Whether it's a mug full of hearty chili, a veggie pot pie or just some cereal and milk, we like being able to hold our meal in our hands and enjoy spoonfuls of layered flavors. One of our favorite things to eat out of a mug is cake, not only because it's delicious, but also because you can bake the whole cake in the mug... in the microwave. There is simply nothing easier and more rewarding.

Mug cakes can be made in five minutes or less, without even turning on the oven. You simply mix up the ingredients and stick the mug in the microwave. Even if you're a baking purist, you've got to admit there's something pretty amazing about enjoying a freshly made cake with such minimal effort.

With the cold weather settling in, we're already putting our mugs to good use with things like hot apple cider and hot chocolate. So why not use these handy mugs for cake? Did we mention you just need to throw them in the microwave?

Here are 19 mug cakes to make life a little easier and a lot more delicious this winter:

1
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Yammie's Noshery
Get the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake recipe from Yammie's Noshery
2
Nutella Lava Mug Cake
Plateful
Get the Nutella Lava Mug Cake recipe by Plateful
3
Cake Batter Mug Cake
Running to the Kitchen
Get the Cake Batter Mug Cake recipe by Running to the Kitchen
4
The Moistest Chocolate Mug Cake
Table For Two
5
Microwave Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake With Vanilla Buttercream Glaze
Averie at AverieCooks.com
6
Clean Eating Chocolate Mug Cake
The Gracious Pantry
Get the Clean Eating Chocolate Mug Cake recipe by The Gracious Pantry
7
Blueberry Coffee Cake In A Mug
Steph's Bite by Bite
Get the Blueberry Coffee Cake in a Mug recipe by Steph's Bite by Bite
8
Crazy Cake In A Mug
Sweet Little Bluebird
Get the Crazy Cake In A Mug recipe from Sweet Little Bluebird
9
Single Serve Carrot Cake
Including Cake
Get the Single Serve Carrot Cake recipe by Including Cake
10
Brownie In A Mug
Simply Recipes
Get the Brownie In A Mug recipe from Simply Recipes
11
Banana Bread In A Mug
Pass The Sushi
Get the Banana Bread in a Mug recipe by Pass The Sushi
12
5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S'mores Mug Cake
How Sweet It Is
13
Lime Coconut Mug Cake
Kirbie's Cravings
Get the Lime Coconut Mug Cake recipe from Kirbie's Cravings
14
Cup Of Coffee Cake
Prudent Baby
Get the Cup Of Coffe Cake recipe by Prudent Baby
15
Chocolate And Salted Caramel Mug Cake
Nom Nom Bling Bling
Get the Chocolate and Salted Caramel Mug Cake recipe by Nom Nom Bling Bling
16
Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Kirbie's Cravings
Get the Peanut Butter Mug Cake recipe from Kirbie's Cravings
17
Biscoff Minute Mug Cake
Something Swanky
Get the Biscoff Minute Mug Cake recipe from Something Swanky
18
Thin Mint Diet Coke Cake
Something Swanky
Get the Thin Mint Diet Coke Cake recipe from Something Swanky
19
Red Velvet Mug Cake
Live Love Pasta
Get the Red Velvet Mug Cake recipe from Live Love Pasta

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