Mug cakes are such an easy and fool proof way to enjoy a delicious light cake using no mixers, cake molds or an oven. All you need are a few nifty ingredients, a spoon, a mug and a microwave! Most of the ingredients are pretty much pantry staples- and you don’t even need too much of each and some of it is easily substituted. So when those midnight cravings kick in, you know you count on these recipes to sort you out in minutes.
Here are some of the best mug cake recipes we’ve tried and tested that we’re sure you’re going to love!
1. Easy 5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Get an easy chocolate fix without the fuss with this easy classic chocolate mug cake recipe. It’s absolutely fabulous with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (or literally any ice-cream you’ve got left in the freezer will do! It’s also a pretty good base recipe to use to then customise and make your own. Add fresh or frozen berries, chocolate chips or chopped nuts- the possibilities are endless!
2. Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake
This is a fantastic recipe for a light vanilla cake with luscious strawberries mixed in through. You don’t have to limit yourself to just strawberries, any berries would work in this recipe (blueberries or raspberries are a firm favourite!). The buttercream glaze is of course optional but it does add a lovely richness if you’re feeling a bit luxurious.
3. Nutella Mug Cake
2 magical words – Nutella and Cake. What could be a better combination? This is such an easy recipe and of course who doesn’t have a jar of Nutella on hand at all times? This cake is so rich and moist and it only takes about 5 minutes to put the whole thing together. Serve with pouring cream, a spoonful of peanut butter, fresh fruit – but really this is delicious just on it’s own.
4. Vanilla Funfetti Mug Cake
This is a super cute recipe that is very easy to make (I cannot stress enough how easy mug cakes are!) and looks brilliant. You can even make these in miniature versions (think espresso cups or small ramekins even!) which go down a treat at parties.
5. Lemon Mug Cake
Quick and easy fix for you citrus loving fans- a 5 minute recipe to satisfy your lemon loaf cravings. It’s an easy sponge recipe that uses oil instead of butter so the result is wonderfully light and moist. Don’t forget to let the mug cake cool after microwaving before adding some lemon zest and icing sugar on the top. We know you’re going to love this!
6. Coconut, White Chocolate and Pecan Mug Cake
This is a low carb, keto cake is perfect for those who want a quick sweet fix without the guilt. This is easy and perfect for portion control too. This recipe is also gluten free and uses almond and coconut flour as a substitute.
7. Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Peanut butter is undoubtedly one of the most delicious late night snacks to enjoy when those cravings kick in. And now with this recipe you can make a deliciously fudgy and moist peanut butter mug cake in no time! The recipe also gives instructions on how to make this cake egg free, and some times mug cakes tend to feel a bit dense with an egg so replacing it simply with an extra spoonful of milk does the trick. This is one cake recipe that will never disappoint.
8. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake
This recipe is dangerously easy- try this out once and you will be most definitely be making these constantly! It’s so easy and who doesn’t love oreos? Add some crushed oreos on the top for that extra indulgence.