Indulgent Microwave Mug Cakes Recipes

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Mug cake

Want a quick and easy recipe for a delicious and indulgent treat!? Of course you do! If you haven’t heard of them before, microwave mug cakes are as straightforward and as simple as they sound. Combine a few ingredients in a mug and pop it in the microwave to bake for a few minutes. When your microwave pings you’ll be left with a tasty baked dessert! The best thing about them is that no oven’s required and there’s no mess!

Carrot cake mug cake

Carrot Cake Mug Cake


  • 170g flour
  • 60ml milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

For toppings, you can use whipped cream, chopped nuts (our favourites are pecans) and more shredded carrot.


  1. Combine all of the ingredients straight into the mug and stir until there are no lumps.
  2. Place in the microwave and heat for 1–1.5 minutes or until fully baked through.
  3. Decorate with your desired toppings.

Banana mug cake

Banana Mug Cake


  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


For a glazed topping, you’ll also need an additional 85g brown sugar, 1 and 1/2  tablespoons butter, 1/4  teaspoon of vanilla and a splash of milk.

  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mug.
  2. Stir in the butter, milk, mashed banana and vanilla until combined and smooth.
  3. Place in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes. Check halfway.
  4. Leave to cool whilst making the glaze.
  5. Combine the brown sugar, butter, vanilla and milk a small bowl.
  6. Microwave the glaze ingredients until they are bubbly.
  7. Continue microwaving for 30-second intervals, but keep an eye as the glaze will bubble very quickly.
  8. Stir and drizzle over your cooled mug cake.
  9. Top with a few slices of banana for decoration.

Chocolate peanut butter mug cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake


  • 1 egg
  • 6 squares/30g of chocolate (we love using dark)
  • 30g butter
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 11/2teaspoons peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


For toppings use another teaspoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon of chocolate sprinkles.

  1. Place the butter and chocolate in a mug and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Combine the hot ingredients until smooth.
  3. One by one, add and whisk in peanut butter, egg, sugar, flour and baking powder.
  4. Heat the combined ingredients in the microwave for a further 50 seconds.
  5. Push the remaining spoon of peanut butter in to the middle of heat for another 40 seconds.
  6. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles and allow to cool before eating.

Oat and Nutella Mug Cake

Oat and Nutella Mug Cake


  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 11/2 tablespoon of oats
  • 1 tablespoon Nutella
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pecans (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of nutmeg


  1. Whisk together milk, olive oil and sugar in a mug.
  2. Add in flour and whisk until smooth.
  3. Combine with oats, pecans, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Dollop the Nutella on top and push it into the mixture gently, leaving it only partly submerged.
  5. Place in the microwave and heat for 30 seconds.
  6. Continue microwaving for 15 second intervals until the top appears dry and cooked. You should be able to press the top gently and watch it spring back.

Apple Crumble Mug Cake

Apple Crumble Mug Cake


  • 1/2 apple (peeled and diced)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar or maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon


For the crumble topping you’ll need a tablespoon of oats, 2 tablespoons of sugar, chopped almonds and 15g butter.

  1. Prepare the crumble topping first by mixing the butter, oats, flour, sugar and almonds.
  2. Mix the apple, lemon juice, vanilla sugar or maple syrup, cinnamon and water in a mug.
  3. Place the mug in the microwave and heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the crumble topping mixture on top.
  5. Cook in the microwave for a further 2 minutes and 30 seconds.


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in Cooking by Rik Hellewell
About the author: Rik Hellewell

Rik Hellewell is the founder and current Managing Director of OVENU.

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