Making a Mug Cake – Indoor Activity

Making a Mug Cake – Indoor Activity

CarePartners Coordinator Katelin Jordan demonstrates how to make a delicious mug cake right at home.

Mug Cake Recipes

Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Servings: 1


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a large microwave-safe mug; stir in milk, canola oil, water, and vanilla extract.

Step 2: Cook in microwave until cake is done in the middle, about 1 minute 45

Lemon Mug Cake

Servings: 2


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small egg
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • butter for greasing


Step 1: Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk together milk, brown sugar, olive oil, egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a separate bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture and stir until batter is well combined, leaving a few lumps.

Step 2: Grease a large microwave-safe mug with butter. Pour batter into the mug. Microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and leave to set for 5 minutes.

Birthday Cake Mug Cake by: Tasty

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles, plus more for topping
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • whipped topping, for topping, optional


  1. In a 12-ounce (375 ml) or larger mug, mix all ingredients until just combined.
  2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, watching to make sure it doesn’t spill over (depending on the size of the mug).
  3. Let cool one minute before eating. Top with whipped topping and sprinkles (optional).
  4. Enjoy!


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