Vanilla Mug Cake

How to make a vanilla mug cake in the microwave! A super fast and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Mug cakes are so much fun to make and they are just perfect for any occasion. If you have a midnight craving, a birthday party, or you just want to bake without the hassle of the oven!

I like to use this recipe when I need something sweet, but not too sweet because it is not overwhelmingly flavorful, vanilla is very plain. That means that this recipe goes great with countless toppings such as fruit, sprinkles, nuts, ice cream, really anything! Let’s get started.

Why Make a Cake in a Mug?

  • It is the fastest and easiest way to make a cake
  • It is the perfecting serving size for one person (but also makes a fun birthday party activity!)
  • Clean is fast and simple with just one mug and a fork
  • It only takes about 1 minute to cook!

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk

How to Make a Vanilla Mug Cake in the Microwave – Step by Step

  1. In a microwave safe mug, melt 1 tbsp of butter for 30 seconds
  2. Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in mug; mix
  3. Add in wet ingredients, milk and vanilla extract; mix until a batter is formed; microwave on high for 1 minute
  4. Let cool, enjoy!

Tips For the Perfect Vanilla Mug Cake

Use a large mug to prevent any overflowing cake in your microwave.

Microwave power varies depending on what type of microwave you have or how old it is. So, keep an eye on your cake while it is in the microwave so it does not overcook!

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How to Make a Vanilla Mug Cake in the Microwave

How to Make a Vanilla Mug Cake in the Microwave

Learn how to make a the perfect single serving vanilla mug cake in the microwave! Depending on how many watts your microwave is, cook time may vary.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk

Instructions

    1. In a microwave safe mug, melt 1 tbsp of butter for 30 seconds
    2. Combine flour, sugar, and baking powder in mug; mix
      Add in wet ingredients, milk and vanilla extract; mix until a batter is formed
    3. Microwave on high for 1 minute
    4. Let cool, enjoy!

If you have tried making a Vanilla Mug Cake in the microwave, or any other recipe on my blog, then please rate it and let me know how it turned out in the comments below!

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