Recipes & Cooking
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 …
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.