23 Picture-Perfect Mug Cake Recipes

When you’re in the mood for a cake but don’t want to embark on the entire cake-baking ordeal (and yes, sometimes it can be an ordeal), these mug cake recipes are for you!

Mug cakes are, quite simply, miniature “cakes” made in a mug in the microwave.

That’s right.

The microwave!

From red velvet mug cakes to Oreo mug cakes to Nutella mug cakes, the opportunities are seemingly endless and you’ll have a delicious cake to enjoy and top with whipped cream and frosting in under 5 minutes.

They’re also a great way to help you with portion control, as just one mug of cake can keep you totally satisfied and feeling like you got your dessert fix without needing to eat all 16 slices of a giant cake (guilty as charged).

Enjoy this list of the best mug cake recipes!


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1. Oreo Mug Cake

This Oreo mug cake is ready in a flash.

With ground-up Oreos and a few pantry staples it’s easy to make and even easier to eat.

Perfect with a scoop of ice cream of course!

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2. Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

This paleo chocolate mug cake is gluten free and dairy free.

It’s perfect when you want a quick, nutrient-dense treat.

3. Banana Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

This banana chocolate chip mug cake is easy to make and you only need six ingredients!

It is a perfect quick dessert for one!

4. Birthday Cake in a Mug

Want to celebrate without making an entire cake?

This birthday cake is made in the microwave!

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Looking for a single serve cake you can make in under 2 minutes?

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake is a quick chocolate cake with a hidden peanut butter cup center.

6. Red Velvet Mug Cake

It’s hard to resist a perfectly blended, rose-red, luscious Red Velvet Mug Cake like this one.

7. Nutella Mug Cake

This hazelnut dessert is made in minutes in a mug.

A delicious cake made with simple ingredients and the perfect sweet fix.

8. Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake

This Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake takes just minutes to make and is packed with all your favorite fall flavors.

Top it with whipped cream and caramel sauce for a little extra decadence.

9. Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Craving a sweet treat but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen?

Use pantry ingredients and this easy microwave dessert recipe to make a perfect portion of caramel apple mug cake.

10. Chocolate Nutella Mug Cake

Cake in a minute?

This easy 5 ingredient chocolate Nutella Mug Cake recipe is the perfect single serving chocolate cake.

Rich and fudgy and all without flour!

You can have dessert in under 5 minutes!

11. Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake

This simple Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake is a fluffy, moist cake ready in minutes and without all the clean up.

Big juicy blueberries and refreshing lemon make this treat for one the best.

12. Lemon Mug Cake

This lemon mug cake is made in the microwave!

It’s fluffy, tangy, and delicious just like a traditional lemon cake.

13. Biscoff Mug Cake

This Biscoff mug cake is made with cookie butter for a deliciously spiced, moist cake that takes only a few minutes to make!

It’s easy to whip up and doesn’t require any eggs.

14. Double Chocolate Mug Cake

This Double Chocolate Mug Cake is moist, easy to make, and incredibly chocolatey as you would hope and expect!

The key to this fudgy cake is using both chopped chocolate and cocoa for extra flavor and richness.

15. Coffee Mug Cake

This easy mug cake recipe is like coffee cake in a mug!

Perfect 1 minute microwave dessert or breakfast for one that’s moist and satisfies your sweet tooth with no egg necessary.

16. Chocolate Banana Mug Cake

These ooey-gooey Chocolate Banana Mug Cakes are made with 6 ingredients in only 2 minutes.

17. Keto Mug Cheesecake

This keto mug cheesecake is super easy to customize and is the best way to indulge your sweet tooth without going over your macros!

18. Easy Vanilla Mug Cake

Are you looking for a single serving of cake without all of the hassle?

Check out this easy Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe!

19. Gluten Free Mug Cake

Gluten-free mug cake is light, fluffy, and moist and takes under 10 minutes to make!

Next time you’re craving cake, try this easy recipe!

20. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake is a fun and delicious way to get kids learning and baking in the kitchen!

Both of my girls get soooo excited each time I say we can make them.

I bet your kids will love making a Snickerdoodle in a mug too.

21. PB&J Mug Cake

This PB&J mug cake is ready in 5 minutes – perfect when you need something sweet now!

22. Matcha Mug Cake

Mug cake made with matcha green tea powder for a brilliant, emerald colored treat.

This slightly sweet and earthly flavored cake is the perfect, healthy-ish breakfast or dessert!

23. Almond Flour Mug Cake

This mug cake is amazing!

Pumpkin puree mixed with almond flour, sweetener, egg, spices, baking powder and chocolate chips.

Whisk together in a large mug, microwave and enjoy!

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