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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