We all love a slice of cake every now and again, right? But the problem with cakes is they take so long to bake, and by the time they’re ready to come out of the oven, the craving has gone. Solve that problem with these ermahgerd-worthy mug cake recipes which will give you quick, easy, and decadent cakes in a matter of moments, even for those on a keto or paleo diet.
5-Ingredient Nutella Mug Cake
If Nutella is your go-to treat, resist the urge to eat it straight from the jar with this easy peasy recipe which will give you a succulent nutty choc sponge cake in under two minutes.
3 Minute Peanut Butter Mug Cake
PB & J is a childhood favorite (as well as a secret adult one, too) which is why this delectable jammy cake will be a huge hit with all the family.
Double Chocolate Mug Cake
There’s chocolate and even more chocolate in this mug cake recipe – it’s up to you whether you choose milk or dark chocolate, but either way it will be ready in just three minutes.
Quick and Easy Carrot Mug Cake
Does carrot cake count as one of your five a day? It should, and here’s an easy recipe to follow, which will give you a piping hot cake in record time.
2-Minute Banana Cinnamon Mug Cake
Banana bread is a great way to use up over ripe bananas instead of wasting them, but with this easy recipe you can save on cooking time, too, as well as washing up.
Vanilla Mug Cake with Whipped Cream and Fresh Strawberries
You can have the taste of summer all year long with a vanilla mug cake, which is laden with chopped up fresh strawberries and topped with some fluffy whipped cream.
Homemade Lemon Mug Cake
If normal cakes are a little too sweet for your liking, how about making a 3 minute mug cake which is tempered by the taste of lemon rind and topped with tangy lemon curd?
Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake
Putting the fun in funfetti, this colorful mini celebration cake can be whipped up in seconds and is perfect if you have forgotten to bake a big birthday cake.
Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake
Vegans don’t have to miss out on this gooey, fudgy delight, because it is made using non-dairy milk and chocolate chips so they can enjoy it completely guilt-free.
Caramel Macchiato Mug Cake
Fans of caramel macchiato lattes will swoon over this decadent mug cake recipe, which is simply oozing with caramel sauce and topped with whipped cream and yet more sticky caramel sauce.
Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Making this Snickerdoodle mug cake will be the best five minutes you’ve spent all year as the batter is layered with cinnamon sugar for a comforting treat that’s easy to make.
Honey Mug Cake
If you like your sweet treats gooey, follow this recipe to create this honey mug cake which has the consistency of a pudding and is topped with delicious buttercream frosting.
Chocolate Chip Tahini Mug Cake
Enjoy the nutty taste of tahini in a cake which takes just five minutes from start to finish, and is laced with chocolate chips and cinnamon for a perfect serving of comfort.
Keto Vanilla Berry Mug Cake
Sugar free and low-carb, this cake in a mug means that even those on a keto diet can indulge in sweet treats every now and again, even when they’re in a hurry.
Blueberry Lemon Mug Cake
If you can resist anything but temptation when it comes to baked goods, a single serve cake in a mug is the perfect solution, and this lemon and blueberry version is especially good.
Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake
This mug cake just yells ‘comfort’ with the beautiful swirl of cinnamon sugar on top, and it can all be mixed and cooked in the same mug, in just a few tummy-rumbling minutes.
Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake
Make a batch of salted caramel sauce and drizzle it all over the top of this comforting apple spice mug cake, which is infused with the taste of cinnamon, nutmeg, and more.
Strawberry Mug Cake
Use freeze-dried strawberries for a stronger taste, or fresh for a more subtle flavor, and bake this pretty, summery sponge cake in the microwave for a decadently fruity quick fix.
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
If you love cake but avoid it because of the sugar-laden calories involved, have a go at making this skinny pumpkin spice mug cake which comes in at under 200 calories!
Hot Chocolate Mug Cake
What’s better than drinking hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night? Eating it! This recipe makes a single serving of a fudgy hot chocolate cake complete with gooey marshmallows throughout.
Keto Red Velvet Mug Cake
Add a little scarlet sweetness to your life with a red velvet mug cake. Made using monk fruit and buttermilk, this pretty cake can be covered in chocolate cream cheese frosting when completed.
Mermaid Confetti Mug Cake
This simple recipe will result in a pretty, mermaid-themed cake thanks to the blue and purple sprinkles in the cake mix, and is finished off beautifully with a scoop of ice cream.
Coffee Cake Mug Cake
Traditionally, coffee cake doesn’t have coffee in it, it’s just meant to be eaten with it, and this cinnamon mug cake will be ready in the time it takes to make your brew.
Raspberry Sour Cream Mug Cake
Adding sour cream to the batter makes this cake moist and smooth, with a slightly less-sweet taste which is perfect alongside the juicy fresh raspberries and the decadent vanilla glaze.
Low Fat Chocolate Mug Cake
At just 138 calories per serving, this chocolate mug cake is buttery and rich, and is the perfect guilt-free way to end the day; add chocolate chips for an extra 81 cals.
Apple Crumble Mug Cake
This cake takes a little bit longer because the ingredients are mixed in two different bowls; it will be so worth the effort when you sink your teeth into the delicious fruity sweetness.
Microwave Strawberry Vanilla Mug Cake
Strawberry and vanilla is a match made in heaven – just try this mug cake and you’ll see why. Fully cooked in around 90 seconds, it’s topped with a sticky vanilla glaze.
Keto Triple Chocolate Mug Cake
Whether you follow a keto diet or are just cutting down on carbs, this moist chocolate cake can be yours in a matter of minutes, and is topped with a rich chocolate sauce.
Cinnamon Nut Swirl Mug Cake
If cinnamon swirls are your go-to sweet treat, ring in the changes with a mug cake which has all the taste of the pastries, but with the comfort of a warm-from-the-oven cake.
Blackberry Yogurt Mug Cake
Using yogurt in this 7 minute cake adds a creamy smoothness to the batter, and because it’s flavored there’s a fruity tang to it too; a handful of blackberries makes it perfect.
Coconut Mug Cake
This is one of the simplest mug cake recipes and perfect if you’re in a hurry – with just six ingredients (plus cream and toasted coconut for topping), it’s light, fluffy, and definitely moreish.
Strawberries And Cream Mug Cake
Both low carb and keto followers can tuck into this strawberries and cream cake which uses almond flour and sweetener, and a handful of juicy fresh strawberries.
Almond Butter Cinnamon Microwave Mug Cake
If a muffin in a mug is a new one on you, check out this paleo-friendly recipe for a healthy almond butter and cinnamon mug cake that’s high in protein (and tastes great).
Strawberry Protein Mug Cake
Ditch the boring protein bars and shakes for this deliciously sweet treat which is made using protein powder and whole wheat flour – a cake that’s good for you? Absolutely!
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The Best Instant Pot Strawberry Cheesecake Ever
How to Make Flan in a Jar
Homemade Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce with No Added Sugar
3-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream