Cupcake in a mug

This post is a guest from Iris.  Every now and then I will have a sudden craving. Sometimes it cheesecake, other times chicken wings. But the most often craving I get is cake! There isn’t usually any at home so I have to make it! And since I don’t want to eat a whole lot, a cake in a mug is perfect.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp self-rising flour (although regular all purpose flour works too)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp oil

And here’s what you do with it:

Get a microwavable large mug. 
Pour the dry ingredients in and stir with a spoon. 
Crack in the egg and combine
Pour in the milk and oil and mix it well.
Put it into a microwave for 2 ½ mins on full power. 
Keep an eye on it ‘cause sometimes the cake will rise out of the mug and fall over.
If that happens, just stop the microwave, guide it back in, and start baking again!

I’ve tried this recipe with some cocoa powder and coffee powder and they both are delicious. You can even try it with some fruits and berries! Once it’s done, you can eat with anything really; ice cream, whipped cream, you name it!

Have fun making a cake in a mug! (That kinda rhymed.)
Olivia Thristan


  1. Oh what a fab idea.... never thought of doing it this way x

    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. Ah this looks so cool. I've always wanted to bake a cake in a teacup! A mug would work too though!

  3. I did this at uni a few years ago with a chocolate cake!

    Kimberley x

  4. Mug cakes are the best thing ever. Ever! I used to make chocolate ones when I was at uni :) xx (Rebecca - UK style blogger)

  5. This was my favourite thing to make at uni, so easy but so yummy!

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  6. This is adorable!! and looks so easy to make, I can't wait to try it out one of these days ^_^
    The Blushing Giraffe| The Blog Loving

  7. I must try this out some time!
    Abigail x