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5 Sinfully Delicious Mug Cake Recipes for The Sweet-toothed Ones

5 Sinfully Delicious Mug Cake Recipes
Consider this, you come home after work and you have some really important guests, or may be your in-laws who show up at last minute's notice! You somehow pull off a decent supper, but what about dessert? Fret not, these mug cake recipes are easy to make in just a few minutes... Psst, some of them don't even require baking powder!
Amita Ray
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2018
The duration for which you need to cook the batter may vary according to your microwave, we'd suggest that you keep an eye on the cake to know how long does the cake take to cook in your microwave.
We have had those days when all we've wanted to do is get into our bed and cuddle up with something as comforting as the sweet warm embrace of some gooey brownies or hot chocolate!

Good food can definitely make your spirit soar in no time! But after a long day at work, who would have the patience to make something special? We'd rather sulk, eat out of the refrigerator and go off to bed with the hope that the next day would be better.

Well, you can definitely say goodbye to those gloomy days because we have here certain recipes that don't require much washing afterwards and take literally few minutes to make, but definitely taste like a million dollars. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a mug. We cannot assure you that there aren't going to be bad days, but we definitely promise that those days will end with a sweet note thanks to the mug cake recipes compiled by Buzzle!

Gluten-free Chocolate Mug Cake
chocolate cake with cherry jam
-Gluten-free oat flour, 4 tbsp.
-Brown Sugar, 4 tbsp.
-Cocoa powder, 2 tbsp.
-Vegetable oil, 2 tbsp.
-Milk or Water, 2 tbsp.
1. Stir all the dry ingredients together in a coffee mug, make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
2. Add the oil and milk/water into the dry ingredients to make a thick paste.
3. Microwave this mixture on high for a minute or so, keep checking it after 30 seconds.
4. Your cake will be springy and slightly gooey once it's done.
5. Relish it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Classic Vanilla Mug Cake
heart shape mug cake
-All-purpose flour, 4 tbsp.
-Milk, 4 tbsp.
-Granulated sugar, 1 tbsp. (heaped)
-Melted butter, 1 tbsp.
-Vanilla extract, 1 tsp.
-Baking powder, ¼ tsp.

1.Stir all the dry ingredients together, make sure that you break all the lumps that may have formed.
2.Add all the wet ingredients and the vanilla extract to make a thick past. Microwave this mixture for about 2 minutes or so, on high.
3.Drizzle a good helping of strawberry glaze and dig in.
Chocolate Mug Cake With Peanut-butter Center
chinese mug cake
-Plain flour, 5 tbsp.
-Butter, 2 tbsp.
-Dark chocolate, 2 tbsp.
-Brown Sugar, 1 tbsp.
-Baking powder, ½
-Egg, 1
-Peanut Butter, 1 tsp. (for filling)
1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a coffee mug by placing on high in a microwave for 10 seconds.
2. Stir it, till it becomes a smooth mixture.
3. One by one add the peanut butter, egg, and sugar, and beat it into a smooth paste.
4. Add the flour and baking powder to it, making sure that there are no lumps in the mixture.
5.Cook in the microwave at 80 percent power for 50 seconds, then push a spoonful of the peanut butter in the center of the half-cooked batter, and then cook for an additional 40 seconds.
6. Serve warm.
Choco-cherry Mug Cake
Choco-cherry Mug Cake
-Flour, 4 tbsp.
-Sugar, 4 tbsp.
-Melted butter, 2 tbsp.
-Cocoa powder, 2 tbsp.
-Cherry juice or cherry liqueur, 2 tbsp.
-Vanilla extract, ¼ tsp.
-Cherries, for garnish
1. Add the melted butter, vanilla extract, cherry juice, and salt in a coffee mug and stir them well to make a well-incorporated paste.
2. Stir the cocoa powder into this paste, making sure that there is no lumps in the mixture.
3. Bit by bit, add the sugar and to this mixture and stir well.
4. You could add some seeded and chopped cherries into this batter and cook it on high for about 60-90 seconds.
5. Garnish with a few cherries on top. Your cake should be warm and gooey when served.
Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake
Cherry Jam Chocolate Cake
-All-purpose flour, 4 tbsp.
-Cocoa powder, 1½ tbsp.
-Baking powder, ¼ tbsp.
-Granulate sugar, 2 tbsp.
-Melted butter, 2 tbsp.
-Raspberry jam, 2 tbsp. (and some for garnish)
-Buttermilk, 4 tbsp.
-Whipped cream, for garnish


1. Add all the dry ingredients in a coffee mug and mix them together making sure that there are no lumps.
2. Add in the buttermilk, melted butter, and the raspberry jam to make a thick and lump-free paste.
3. Cook the batter in a microwave on high for about 60 to 90 seconds.
4. Let the cake cool a bit and garnish it with some whipped cream and raspberry jam.
So do take a big bite of either one (or more) or these delicious mug cakes and kiss your blues goodbye!
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