How to Make Mug Cakes

Have you ever wanted to enjoy a delicious cake without the hassle, then mug cakes are the perfect solution! Mug cakes are single-serving cakes that can be made in minutes using a mug, a few ingredients, and a microwave. They are quick, easy, and delicious – and best of all, they require minimal cleanup. So whether you’re looking for an after-dinner treat or something to satisfy your sweet tooth in a pinch, mug cakes are the perfect solution. So let’s make delicious and amazing mug cakes.

The best part is that you can customise your mug cake with a little time and imagination. All you need is a mug, some basic ingredients, and a few minutes in the microwave. So if you want to make a delicious mug cake, you have come to the right place. This article will guide you toward making a tasty mug cake with chocolate and vanilla. However, if you wish to bake a cake at home, you can read our blog on how to bake a cake at home.

Chocolate Mug Cake

chocolate mug cake

Let’s learn how we can make a super easy chocolate mug cake. 


  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt 
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda


Let’s look at the steps to make a chocolate mug cake. 

  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large mug which should be a microwave-safe mug, then add milk, oil, water, and vanilla extract.
  2. For about 1 minute 45 seconds, cook the mixture in the microwave. Check in the middle of 40 seconds.
  3. Check the cupcake with the help of a knife and then garnish it with the use of chocolate or chocolate syrup.

Chocolate mug cakes are everyone’s favourite, but vanilla mug cakes have their feel. So, let’s dig into the recipe for preparing vanilla mug cake.

Vanilla Mug Cake 

vanilla mug cake

Have you ever wanted to have a warm, delicious mug cake? You can make a delicious dessert in just minutes. With this recipe, you can create an indulgent dessert that will surely please everyone in your family. Forget the hassle of baking an entire cake – all you need is a mug. So get ready for a delicious treat that will be ready in no time.


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • A pinch of salt 


  1. Add the flour, sugar, baking soda, milk, oil, and all the ingredients mentioned above in a big bowl and mix it well. Keep in mind that there shouldn’t be any lumps. 
  2. Put the mixture in a large cup and place it in a microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds, and in between this process, keep checking after 15 seconds.
  3. Now the cake is ready to eat. You can test it, or if you want to show some creativity with the cake, you can add some chocolate on top of the cake or cream.

Creative Ideas For Decorating Your Mug Cakes

Mug cakes are a great way to express your creativity in the kitchen. You can turn an ordinary mug cake into something extraordinary with simple things and creative ideas. Here are some creative ideas for decorating your mug cakes that will make them look and taste amazing.

  • The frosting is useful for covering the cake. It is like cream made of sugar and mixed with a liquid.
  • What better way to make a mug cake taste incredible than with some delicious frosting? But, of course, if you don’t have frosting, you can always drizzle it on the cake before serving.¬†
  • You can also try sprinkles or crushed cookie crumbs for a sweet treat that is just as good as the one from the bakery.
  • If you want to get creative, you can also add in some crushed Oreos or chocolate chips.
mug cakes


Making mug cakes at home is a great way to enjoy a delicious treat without spending time baking an entire cake. Not only does it save time, but it also offers many other benefits. Mug cakes are easy to make and require minimal ingredients, making them perfect for busy households. 

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