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1 Minute Funfetti Mug Cake - Make this cake in the Microwave in MINUTES!

1 Minute Microwave Funfetti Mug Cake

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Enjoy a single-serving Funfetti Mug Cake in only 1 minute with my simple and delicious recipe. Plus, get 100 more Gemma’s Mug Meal recipes!


Hi Bold Bakers!

Ok, time for some trivia, what is the most iconic flavor when it come to cake…? I bet all of you can agree it’s good old Funfetti! Just saying the word makes me feel all kinds of warm and fuzzy. From Birthday parties to family get togethers no festive celebration is complete without a bit of color, sprinkles, sweetness and vanilla cake. And that’s why Funfetti really does the trick. It’s all that baked into one tender spongy cake, topped with bright or pastel frosting and enjoyed by all. But sometimes you want a single-serving version or a little cake fast, so that’s where my 1 Minute Microwave Funfetti Mug Cake comes in.

Whether you’re a kid or an adult you probably love Funfetti Cake. The thing is you usually don’t get to enjoy this treat any given day. Well now you can with my 1 Minute Microwave Funfetti Mug Cake. Just like you, I love this fun flavor but don’t exactly want to make a whole cake just to have one slice. That’s why I created this single-serving gem of a mug cake.

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This Funfetti Mug Cake is made super moist and tender from the milk and butter and perfectly flavored with sprinkles and vanilla to really deliver on the “fun.” I think this recipe is perfect for any dorm room celebration or after school treat. Let me remind you, birthday cake tastes just as good on days that aren’t your Birthday. Every day is one to celebrate. If you have a minute to spare and a few basic ingredients this special treat is all yours. Enjoy!

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4.2 from 20 votes
1 Minute Funfetti Mug Cake - Make this cake in the Microwave in MINUTES!
1 Minute Microwave Funfetti Mug Cake
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
 

Enjoy a single-serving Funfetti Mug Cake in only 1 minute with my easy and delicious recipe. Plus, get 100 more Gemma's Mug Meals!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/28g) butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (50g/ 1¾ oz) self-rising flour ( to make SF flour add 2 tsp of baking powder to 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour)
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • Best-Ever Buttercream Frosting recipe
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in a large mug and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the egg and whisk it in with a fork.
  3. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and sugar.
  4. Add the flour and salt. Mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
  5. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 50 seconds each until risen. Take care not to overcook or the cake will dry out fast.
  6. Once cooled pipe on a swirl of Buttercream Frosting and enjoy!

 

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  1. marwa donia on August 7, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Can I make it and all your other mug recipes in the oven ?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 8, 2018 at 9:37 am

      I’m delighted to hear that 🙂

  2. Alina on August 1, 2018 at 8:46 am

    My friend and I made these and they ended up tasting and smelling just like eggs? What did we do wrong?

    • Gemma Stafford on August 2, 2018 at 1:45 am

      Hi Alina,
      It sounds like you may have over baked these!
      A recipe containing eggs will taste a little of eggs, and if you do not like egg then you will object to this more. If it is over baked it will be less spongy, and the taste of the egg will be stronger too.
      You can also use an egg substitute (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/egg-substitutes-for-baking/) too, yogurt/applesauce will work well in this one.
      I hope this is of help,
      Gemma 🙂

  3. lia on July 24, 2018 at 7:52 am

    i made this cake but it turned out raw. why????

    • Gemma Stafford on July 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Hi,

      Sounds like it needed more time in the microwave if it came out raw. The timing I give is based on my 1200 watt microwave so you have to check the wattage of your microwave because your timing may vary.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  4. Lucy on July 24, 2018 at 6:44 am

    what if i didn’t use sprinkles???

    • Gemma Stafford on July 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Thats ok. If you leave them out it will still taste good.

      Gemma 🙂

  5. Murriam Mubeen on July 21, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    This is such an excellent and easy recipe! Thank you Gemma! I just threw the mixing bowl in the microwave oven and cooked it for 2 minutes. Came out perfect ♡

    • Gemma Stafford on July 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Delighted to hear that!!! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

      Best,
      Gemma.

  6. susan on July 19, 2018 at 5:48 am

    what if i didn’t use sprinkles?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm

      hi Susan,
      then it would not be as much fun!
      There is little flavor in sprinkles, it is all about the look, all will be well,
      Gemma 🙂

  7. Anonymous on July 4, 2018 at 10:48 am

    How do I make a vegan version of this recipe?

    • Gemma Stafford on July 4, 2018 at 5:38 pm

      Feel free to sub the egg using my apple sauce or banana. Also you can use a vegan milk. 🙂

  8. Catalina on June 26, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    It was rubbery and solid, I’m not sure went wrong

    • Gemma Stafford on June 26, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Ugh it sounds like it was over microwaved. These cakes take 45 seconds to a minute. Such little time. If they get over microwaved they go hard.

      Gemma.

  9. Allegra on May 29, 2018 at 4:21 am

    I am sure this would’ve tasted better but it tasted like I had added to much flour and I am not sure if I baked it too long or maybe not long enough?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2018 at 6:26 am

      Hi Allegra,

      I’m sorry to hear that. These little mug cake take such a short time to cook. Check after 45 seconds and it will almost be done. This should solve your problem.

      Best,
      Gemma.

  10. Nataliea on May 25, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This was amazing and delicious 😋 I would eat this again

    • Gemma Stafford on May 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Good, thank you for this very kind review,
      Gemma 🙂

  11. Gigi on May 25, 2018 at 5:03 am

    I loved this recipe! It was so good and I’m not a good baker so making this and it coming out good was a relief! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Gigi,
      Great! well done you. It is good to have you baking with us,
      Gemma 🙂

  12. Valentina on May 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    The cake took less than 2 min to make, it was sooooo good. Loved this recipe!!

    • Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2018 at 1:52 am

      Hi Valentina,
      Thank you for this very kind review of this recipe. I am happy you liked it,
      Gemma 🙂

  13. Gemma Stafford on May 12, 2018 at 3:39 am

    Hi Emma,
    I am sorry to hear that this was not to your taste, I am not sure why!
    I hope it was eaten up though. try some of the other recipes here (https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/gemmas-mug-meals/). You will fine one you like, and learn a lot too.
    Thank you for being in touch,
    Gemma 😉

  14. Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2018 at 2:47 am

    Hi Amanda,
    I am sorry to hear this. Tell me what happened and I will try to resolve the issues with you,
    Gemma 🙂

  15. aaleen on March 26, 2018 at 11:22 am

    my cake was raw

    • aaleen on March 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

      i don’t know why but i also added a bit of nutella and it tasted great

    • Gemma Stafford on March 30, 2018 at 4:22 am

      Hi Aaleen,
      I think I got to this already, but to be sure!
      I think it is to do with the mug/cup you are using. It needs to be wider than deep, and you need to bake until it feels firm to the touch on top, not hard, but barely firm. keep going, give it another try,
      Gemma 🙂

  16. Muhammad Ali on March 25, 2018 at 9:28 am

    hello gemma
    my cake hardly took 2 minutes to bake
    why

    • Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Thats ok. Everyones microwave is different. As long as it was cooked and delicious then all good 🙂

      Gemma.

    • aaleen on March 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

      Hello gemma !
      i have tried ur first cake ever and turned out to be raw at the end !why did it happen

      • Gemma Stafford on March 29, 2018 at 4:37 am

        Hi there Aaleen,
        I think I responded to this already, but just in case.
        There can only be two reasons:
        1 you did not bake it for long enough.
        2. the cup/mug you used was the wrong shape. This matters. wider than deep is best, this is because of the way microwaves distribute the heat in a bake.
        A small cereal bowl will work well for this recipe too, but a tall deep mug is not so good,
        Gemma 🙂

  17. Muhammad Ali on March 25, 2018 at 8:33 am

    amazing and colourful cake

    • Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      I love to hear that 🙂

  18. Caroline on February 21, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Hi Gemma

    This funfetti recipe doesn’t mention the required amount of sprinkles. When adding should I reduce the sugar accordingly 1:1. Ie swap 1 tablespoon sugar for sprinkles? Err

    • Gemma Stafford on February 22, 2018 at 4:39 am

      Hi Caroline,
      OOPS! I have no idea where this quantity went, I will attend to it.
      I suggest you add about one teaspoon per mug recipe, you can adjust the sugar too if you wish to do so, by the same amount.
      Sorry to confuse, I will fix it,
      Gemma 🙂

  19. Debra Peterson on January 6, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Absolutely perfect first time through! Have no idea how to send you a picture, but they are so cute. I worried that they wouldn’t raise without leavening (baking powder, soda etc), but they turned out great! And delicious! Thanks Gemma!

    • Gemma Stafford on January 7, 2018 at 3:28 am

      Hi Debra,
      Great! Happy to hear this.
      At the bottom of each post is a ‘submit your own photo’ button, have a go, it is great to see the hard work, and really encourages other Bold Bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

  20. Itsjojosiwa on October 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    It did not work I think because of the egg it came really hard

    • Gemma Stafford on October 14, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Hi there,
      It was hard because you over-baked it!
      When the cake looks and feels firm to the touch it is baked, stop it, take it out, allow to stand. The heat continues to distribute when it is out of the oven, firming it up further. Try it again, you have learned something,
      Gemma 🙂

    • Rhiannon on January 4, 2018 at 10:51 am

      The same happened to me but the cake wasn’t done at the bottom only the top.

  21. Hannah on October 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Good, but I would wait to add the egg because if you add it to the butter right away it starts to cook. It took longer than 50 seconds to cook.

    • Gemma Stafford on October 10, 2017 at 1:55 am

      Hi Hannah,
      did you add it to hot butter? If so, yes, it will cook the egg. just barely melt the butter, it will not then be hot enough to cook the egg.
      Glad you tried this one!
      Gemma 🙂

  22. Roxana on September 9, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Tried this out, and came out good. An easy one for one person when you are craving for something with your tea.

    • Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2017 at 5:21 am

      Thank you Roxana for all of your lovely reviews,
      Gemma 🙂

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