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11 Fantastic Mug Cake Recipes That You Can Make At Home!

11 Fantastic Mug Cake Recipes That You Can Make At Home!

If you are looking for fantastic mug cake recipes, you have come to the right place. We have rounded up 11 of our favorite mug cake recipe ideas that you’ll love! 

The trend of making mini-cakes in a mug has turned into a whole new category for the home baker called mug cake recipes!  

It appears to have some staying power. It could be because of the obvious portion control of having no leftovers. 

It could be because folks don’t want to go to the effort to pull together ingredients to make a full-size cake when they just want a single serving. 

Maybe it fits a craving for wanting cake when there is no particular reason to bake one. 

No matter the energy fueling the craze, mug cakes made in a mug and cooked in the microwave are now a thing and widely gaining popularity. 

Now I know there are dozens and dozens of cake flavors and types, from Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake to Gluten-Free Lemon Mug Cake; we have it on this list!

So this is by no means an exhaustive list, but simply a starting place to see what might be possible for your cake in a cup.

Watch out for recipe #9

Full sugar? 

No sugar? 

Let’s see what we can find! 

Cake anyone?

For our first cake in a mug recipe, a Keto chocolate cake version takes front and center.

Dessert without guilt is always welcome!

Low carbohydrate ingredients are the key here, so coconut flour is used along with your preferred low-carb sweetener.

Here you will combine coconut flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, butter, low carb sweetener, egg, heavy cream, and vanilla. 

Microwave does the work in just one minute.

Personalized toppings, like fruit or coconut, do indeed make the cake!

Mug cakes, by default, are adorable, but this funfetti one is particularly so! 

One cannot help but smile at this sprinkle-covered vanilla cake dessert.

A mug that is eight to twelve ounces is the best size; otherwise, it may overflow.

This delicious dessert combines flour, sugar, baking powder, rainbow sprinkles, milk, butter, and vanilla. 

Topping options could be whipped cream, buttercream, cream cheese, or ice cream.

This cake in a cup is a snickerdoodle mug cake! 

If cinnamon sugar is your jam, this cake is exactly the one you will want to make. 

You may already love snickerdoodle cookies, and this is precisely that but in a mug!

Flour brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla, milk, and butter from the batter for this mug cake. 

Of course, the topping is extra sugar and cinnamon as well!

A proper strawberry shortcake this mug cake is not. 

Delicious and delightful it most absolutely is!

This cake in a mug recipe uses fresh strawberries too!

The batter includes butter, sugar, flour, baking powder, milk, vanilla, salt, and a strawberry.

Microwave and add whipped cream with sweetened strawberries on top! 

It cooks up light and summery. 


With a single serving mug cake, you never have to worry about overindulging! 

And overindulging is a real problem for me when it comes to Oreos, so a mug cake is the best option! 

The steps for making a mug cake are pretty simple to follow. 

Typically, you mix a few ingredients, microwave for a minute, and add your favorite topping. 

This recipe calls for Oreos, milk, sugar, flour, baking powder, and cocoa powder. 

Yes, you can use any flavor oreo that fits your fancy!

When you decide that measuring out individual ingredients to make a single serving mug cake is way too much hassle, help is on the way! 

Did you know you can make a mug cake with cake mix? 

It is as easy as three, two, one

You mix an angel food box cake mix and any other box cake mix. 

Then when you are ready to make a mug cake, all you need is three tablespoons of the two-cake mixture, two tablespoons of water, and one minute in the microwave! 


The cake is served!

Here we have a cake in a mug recipe for carrot cake!

It is recommended that the carrots be shredded by hand using the fine grate to cook in the short time allotted. 

Pecans, raisins, or extra cinnamon are welcomed additions if you like. 

Otherwise, you will need flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, carrots, vanilla, and milk. 

Time may need experimenting with this one. 

Some mug cakes like this one incorporate some of our favorite pie flavors!

Here we have apple pie in a mug cake form! 

What could be more perfect? 

It is recommended to use a 14-ounce mug for this recipe. 

Fresh apples, or canned pie filling, are alternated in layers with the batter and topped with cinnamon sugar. 

Don’t tell anyone, but you could use blueberries or cherry pie filling too!

Four ingredients. 

That’s all these recipe needs!

Four ingredients! 

To bring this pumpkin mug cake in a cup to life, items needed are pumpkin, flour, sweetener, spices. 

Combine, microwave, and enjoy! 


It seems too good to be true, but I promise you, it is quite easy and very pumpkiny! 

Fresh lemon flavors are hard to beat in a mug cake form! 

So delightful and refreshing. 

Since this mug cake is gluten-free, it calls for a gluten-free flour blend to explain how to mix your own. 

It also has sugar, baking powder, salt, lemon juice, egg, vanilla, oil, and non-dairy milk. 

No lemon cake is complete without icing, so powdered sugar and lemon juice are combined to make that happen!

It cooks a bit longer and rises a bit more than others on this list! 

You know how to make a mug cake at this point on the list.

Similar base ingredients are used, with two to three unique ones for each type of mug cake, and after a minute or so in the microwave, dessert is delivered! 

My all-time favorite cake is red velvet, and here it is in mug shape, topped with cream cheese frosting! 


The rest of the ingredients are flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and a few drops of red food coloring. 

This one looks so decadent and tastes divine!

The bottom line

Whether you make a mug cake from scratch or a mug cake with a cake mix, the result will be a perfectly portioned mug full of yummy goodness! 

A perfect way to end the day!

If you’re feeling a little extra, why not try making cakelets that will change your baking game!

11 YUMMY Ways To Make Mug Cake

11 YUMMY Ways To Make Mug Cake

Indulge in these 11 Mug Cake Recipes that use readily-available ingredients already found at home!


  • Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
  • 5-Minute Funfetti Mug Cake
  • Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
  • Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake
  • Oreo Mug Cake
  • 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake
  • Easy Carrot Cake Mug Cake
  • Apple Pie Mug Cake
  • Pumpkin Mug Cake
  • Gluten Free Lemon Mug Cake
  • Red Velvet Mug Cake


  1. Pick one or more options from our list of mug cake recipes!
  2. Combine them to make your new favorite dish.
  3. Enjoy your homecooked meal!
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