25 Amazing Mug Cake Recipes to Try Today

Mug cakes are perfect for those moments when you have a serious craving for something sweet, but don’t have any cake or chocolates in the house. Since you only make the one portion, it saves you from making a full size cake and then feeling tempted to eat more than you need – and bonus, it only takes a few minutes from start to finish!

Most of the microwave mug cakes have cooking time of only 1 minute, or even less and they don’t take long to put together.

Lately, I have been recommending this apple and cinnamon mug cake recipe to everyone (the first one in the list, with the frosting). If you’re not sure which mug cake recipe to try, give that one a go – I can vouch for it tasting great!

I gathered together a list of a few more mug cakes which look great too, and we’ll gradually work our way through them and test each one.

I have to try these 25 mug cake recipes, so many different varieties from nutella mug cakes to lemon mug cake. The apple and cinnamon mug cake with frosting is my favourite!

If you have a favourite mug cake recipe, do share that with us too!

Click each of the links below for the full recipes on their original sites.

Apple & Cinnamon Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from The Hungry Hedgehog (my favourite!)

60 Second Peanut Butter Cup Mug Cake from Jman and Miller Bug

What could be better than a yummy peanut butter cup cake made in just one minute?

Chocolate Lava Mug Cake from A Grande Life

Chocolatey gooey lava cake with strawberry on top!

Microwave Nutella Mug Cake from Living Sweet Moments

Nutella is one of our favourites, there is something so comforting about that chocolate hazelnut flavour!

Reese Mug Cake from My Organized Chaos

Get the flavour of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in just 2 minutes with this yummy mug cake

Lemon Mug Cake from Life Love Liz

I have a lot of love for lemon. So refreshing and so zesty – it’s a real winner! This lemon mug cake is great for a fruity and flavourful cake hit. 

3-2-1 Mug Cake from Sherry Wilson

This method shows you how to create a mug cake easily from two boxes of cake mix – super quick and handy!

Choco Mochanut Mug Cake from The Bewitchin Kitchen

This mug cake has no flour, is higher in protein and is a lower calorie recipe

Easy Paleo Treat Cake in a Mug from Jenn’s RAQ

Stick to your Paleo diet but don’t give up your mug cake – you’ve got it handled with this easy paleo mug cake recipe

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cake With Peanut Butter Icing from Scratch Mommy

Cranberry Gingerbread Mug Cake from The Frugal Foodie Mama

Cranberry and Ginger are classic flavours for the holiday period. This mug cake would be perfect to enjoy on a quiet winter afternoon by the Christmas tree. There is also a dairy free version given. 

Gluten Free Strawberry Mug Cake from Frugal Farm Wife

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake from Leelalicious

This one is another gluten free and Paleo friendly option, with keto and low carb information given in the blog post too. 

25 different types of microwave mug cakes

Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake from Table For Two Blog

Yum! Apple and salted caramel are gorgeous flavours for Autumn or fall. This mug cake looks so tempting for this time of year. 

Oatmeal Mug Cake with Nutella in the Middle from The Kitchn

Did you ever try oatmeal in your mug cake? Give it a go with this recipe!

Cookies and Cream Mug Cake from Kirbie Cravings

The whole family will love this mug cake, topped with an Oreo!

Almond Butter Mug Cake from Kirbie Cravings

Vanilla Chai Mug Cake from Life With the Crust Cut Off

Salted Caramel Microwave Mug Cake from Love Swah

Red Velvet Mug Cake from The Novice Chef Blog

Avocado Mug Cake from Kirbie Cravings

Honey Mug cake from Sweet 2 Eat Baking

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake from Five Heart Home

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25 mug cake recipes to try, great list with all kinds of microwave mug cakes from chocolate mug cakes to fruity ones - strawberry, apple, lemon and more

Beautiful Mugs for your Mug Cake

If you’re taking a moment to enjoy a mug of cake, you want to have a mug that makes you smile. Here are a few funny, cute or beautiful mugs to make that mug cake moment even more special. We found these on Etsy, so you are supporting small businesses and hand made products while getting something gorgeous and unique – win win! (affiliate links below)

Look at this Black Cat Halloween mug from TheHomeDecorDen on Etsy. Isn’t it adorable?

This large ceramic mug from AmazingGiftsHK on Etsy is such a gorgeous colour and the generous size will definitely fit a lot of cake!

These handmade pottery mugs from UtopiaLifeStudio on Etsy are absolutely beautiful and made with love. 

The woodland pattern on this handmade mug from JuliaEDean on Etsy is perfect for Fall

The uplifting message on this cute mug is here and ready to boost your mood today – sometimes we all need a reminder that you are nothing short of amazing. This one is from BeautifulGiftShop on Etsy

We hope you liked these mugs and of course the yummy mug cake recipes! Enjoy!

Beautiful handmade mugs to buy on Etsy. These porcelain and ceramic hand crafted mugs are gorgeous as a gift or for your morning coffee, or enjoying a mug cake

6 thoughts on “25 Amazing Mug Cake Recipes to Try Today”

  1. I am a Special Education teacher and I made this cake with my students. It was so easy and they loved it. It turned out to be a perfect lesson that will definitely be done again in the future.


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