Cake in a Mug and More Mug Recipe Treats

All day long, you can enjoy microwave meals in a mug: cake in a mug, mac 'n' cheese in a mug, brownies in a mug, sweet cinnamon rolls in a mug ...

By Alyssa Jung
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    Cake in a mug

    For a decadent treat try this cake in a mug, left, which is loaded with gooey chocolate and creamy peanut butter. Purists? We like this basic chocolate cake in a mug: mix 3 tablespoons flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, a pinch of baking powder, and 4 tablespoons milk in a mug. Microwave for about a minute. That's it! Get the full recipe and variations here.

    Brownie in a mug

    If you have hot-chocolate mix in the pantry, you can dig into a molten brownie in less than two minutes. No mix? Make your own with cocoa.

    Coffee cake in a mug

    Pair a steaming cup of coffee with a personal coffee cake in a mug, complete with tasty crumb topping.

    Cookies in a mug

    If you just need a cookie but have none around, this chocolate chip cookie in a mug was made for you. Or, try this sugar cookie in a cup recipe or this peanut butter cookie in a mug—one of them ought to satisfy your craving.

    Cinnamon roll in a mug

    This single-serving delight swaps applesauce and vegetable oil for butter and egg, making for a lighter dessert.

    Muffin in a mug

    This "berrylicious" muffin of oats and fresh berries makes for a quick and healthy breakfast bite. Note: keep an eye on it when microwaving—it could overflow.

    Berry cobbler in a mug

    Next time you're in the mood for pie, make this cobbler, filled with your favorite berry (fresh or frozen) and topped with a buttery, crumb-topping "dough" anyone can make.

    French toast in a mug

    The easiest French toast ever: toss cubed bread with butter, egg, milk, and any cinnamon, orange zest, or vanilla you want, then zap. Delish.

    Mac 'n' cheese in a mug

    All the cheesy goodness of homemade macaroni and cheese, right now. Plus, you cook everything in a coffee mug, even the pasta! You can even zest it up with a squirt of Dijon or hot sauce when adding the butter and cheese.

    Omelette in a mug

    Spare yourself dirty pans with a yummy one-serving breakfast omelette. Mix your fillings—veggies, meat, cheese or fruit, chocolate, what have you—in a greased mug with a beaten egg and a little milk. Wait two minutes or so for the microwave to do its job, then grab your fork. 


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    • Cat Summers

      Have on even easier..: Mix dry ,,choice of cake mix and angel food cake mix, together. Then add to mug, 3 Tablespoons of the mix, and 2 Tablespoons of water or milk. Microwave 1 minute on high, let stand 15 minutes… Enjoy!

      • Blanaid Hoffman

        Cat, what if you can’t find an Angel Food cake?

        • Cat Summers

          Blaind,, I don’t like the Angel Food Cake within the mix,,, it makes it too sweet. I just use a plain yellow cake mix…. its a great treat.. I also cook it for 1 minute 30 secs…. Let it cool for 15 minutes and toss on a topping of choice….. Enjoy!

          • Blanaid Hoffman


    • FaceliftMask

      Really cruel for us with Diabetes to see these scrumptious treats!

      • Jan Jones

        substitute almond flour and stevia for the flour and sugar – google it, there are diabetic friendly recipes for this sort of thing that are just as tasty.

        • FaceliftMask

          Come on Jan. You know there really is no substitute for lard and refined sugar. It’s all edible, but not really as tasty! LOL.