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6 Easy Mug Desserts You Can Make at Home

Published: 2022-11-17T16:58:01+0000 Author: Abby Helgeson

We all know how hard it is to ignore those sweet tooth cravings when it’s late and you’ve had a long day. The last thing you are going to want to do is run to the store and gather all the ingredients you need to bake your favorite dessert... Let's be real, ain’t nobody got time for that! Introducing your new favorite guilty pleasure, mug cakes! We have put together a list of our favorite easy mug desserts as well as healthy mug desserts so you can test them out for yourself!

The Basics: How to Make a Mug Dessert

Making a mug cake is a fast, sure-fire way to satisfy your sweet tooth! All you need are some basic ingredients like sugar, chocolate chips, baking powder, milk, and flour, but depending on what flavor you're feeling you might need some cocoa powder, vanilla extract, cinnamon or strawberries. After mixing up your ingredients, pop it in the microwave, take out your mug with an oven mitt to avoid any burns and your dessert is ready for consumption!

The Best Mugs for the Job

Since you’ll be cooking and eating your mug dessert out of just one mug, it’s best to have a coffee mug that is wide and deep enough to accommodate for your mug cake. We recommend using a ceramic mug that is microwave safe so your mug won’t crack or break. A great way to spice up your mug cakes is by serving them inside custom coffee mugs. Customize it with a quote of your choice to add your own personal touch! We have a whole list of fun and witty coffee mug quotes to match any personality.

Our Favorite Dessert Mug Recipes

Chocolate Mug Cake

Start by adding the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt to your mug then mix it all together. Next, grab your milk, canola oil, water and vanilla extract, and then mix it again. For some extra chocolatey goodness feel free to add in a spoonful of nutella or some semi sweet chocolate chips! The final step is putting your mug in the microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds and your chocolate mug cake is all done!

Cooking Time: 1 Minute 45 Seconds

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

Recipe courtesy of: allrecipes.com


Vanilla Mug Cake

To make the vanilla mug cake start out by grabbing your butter and melting it in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Next, whisk in the milk, vanilla extract, egg yolk and sugar with a fork. If you don’t want to use eggs you can always substitute the egg yolk for an extra tablespoon of milk. Now, whisk in the flour, baking powder and sprinkles if you have them. Once everything is nice and smooth, place it in the microwave for 60 seconds and let it cool for a minute before enjoying!

Cooking Time: 1 Minute

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk (do not add in the egg white)
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sprinkles (optional)

Recipe courtesy of: justsotasty.com


Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

If you’re on the hunt for a healthy mug dessert, this one's for you! Start out by mixing the dry ingredients together, and then add in almond butter and milk until the batter is smooth. You can add extra milk if the batter is too thick. Next, fold in the chocolate chips and put it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Now all you have to do is let it cool and your mug cake is all done!

Cooking Time: 1 Minute

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2-3 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp keto chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp (add-ins of choice: berries, nuts, seeds etc.)

Recipe courtesy of: thebigmansworld.com


S'mores Mug Cake

Pour the almond milk, avacado oil and sugar in a microwave safe mug and whisk well. Next, add in the all purpose flour, graham cracker crumbs/flour, baking powder, salt and 3/4 of the chocolate chips and whisk well with a fork. Place the marshmallow on top of the mixture and add the remaining chocolate chips. Lastly, transfer to the microwave and cook for 70-80 seconds, until just cooked through. Let it sit for a few minutes and enjoy!

Cooking Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp almond milk unsweetened, or sub another type of milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs/flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 large marshmallow

Recipe courtesy of: holisticfoodie.com


Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

Add all of the ingredients into a microwave safe mug besides the strawberries. As far as the coconut cream goes, when you open the can, the top should be solid coconut cream and the bottom should be a clear liquid. You’ll want to add 1 tbsp of each to your batter then whisk until smooth. Next, gently stir in your strawberries, cook the cake for about 2 minutes and allow it to cool before adding the whipped coconut cream. Now as far as making the whipped coconut cream goes, remove only the solid cream portion from the can and add it into the bowl of a stand mixer. Add about a teaspoon of a liquid sweetener of your choice, whisk on high until peaks form. Pipe some onto your mug cake, top it off with some extra strawberries and your healthy strawberry cream cake is all done!

Cooking Time: 2 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp superfine almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 fresh strawberries (diced)

Whipped Coconut Cream Ingredients

  • 1 (13 oz) can chilled coconut cream - refrigerate overnight for best results
  • 1 tsp sweetener of your choice

Recipe courtesy of: kirbiecravings.com


Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Combine the oil, sugar and egg white in a mug and whisk with a fork until smooth. Add the peanut butter and mix again. Lastly, add the flour, baking powder, and chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Cook in the microwave for one minute, let it cool and you’re good to go!

Cooking Time: 1 Minute

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 egg white (from a large egg)
  • 2 1/2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips

Recipe courtesy of: ohsweetbasil.com


There you have it, easy peasy desserts to satisfy those late night cravings! Now that you’ve got the recipes, time to try one out for yourself! Or all of them… no judgment here!

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