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5 from 12 votes

Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

An easy vanilla mug cake recipe that bakes in the microwave in just under 1 minute!
Prep Time9 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time10 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Cake
Keyword: microwave mug cake, mini cakes, mini desserts, no bake
Servings: 1
Calories: 474kcal


  • Microwave safe mug


For the vanilla mug cake:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp clear vanilla
  • 3 tsp Jimmie sprinkle optional if you want to make a Funfetti cake


  • Place the butter in a 12-14 oz. microwave-safe mug and melt it in the microwave.
  • Remove mug from microwave and add all the remaining ingredients: sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir until the ingredients are well combined and you have a fairly thin batter. Add any mix-ins you want at this point.
  • Put the mug cake back in the microwave and cook on high for 45 seconds. Look and see if there are any wet or doughy spots, and if there are continue cooking in 15-30 second intervals until the mug cake looks completely baked.
  • Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and allow it to cool a few minutes before adding any toppings and eating. The cake will be best if you enjoy it while it’s warm.


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 797IU | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg