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4.76 from 230 votes
Mug Cakes, 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Microwave, Gemma Stafford, Recipes, No Bake
Funfetti Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 
Course: Mug Cake, no bake, single serving
Servings: 2
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons (2oz/ 60g) unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (50g/ 1 3/4 oz) self-rising flour ( to make SF flour add 2 tsp of baking powder to 150g/6oz/1 cup plain flour)
  • tiny pinch of kosher salt
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
Nutrition Facts
Funfetti Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

4.1 from 41 votes
Mug Cakes, 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Microwave, Gemma Stafford, Recipes, No Bake
Chocolate Banana Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 
Course: gluten free, Mug Cake, no bake, single serving
Servings: 2
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetend cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. Mash the banana in a large mug with a fork.
  2. Add the nut butter and egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Stir in the sugar and cocoa and beat until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter between two mugs.
  5. Microwave separately for 1 minutes each until risen and firm. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  6. Take care not to over cook or the cake will dry out fast.
  7. Best eaten straight away

 

4.75 from 183 votes
Mug Cakes, 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Microwave, Gemma Stafford, Recipes, No Bake
Red Velvet 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 
Course: Mug Cake, no bake, single serving
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp buttermilk (substitute sour cream or yogurt if not available)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp red food coloring
Instructions
  1. Mix all the wet ingredients together into an oversized mug using a fork until batter is smooth.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined
  3. Cook in microwave for 50 seconds. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  4. Be careful not to overcook as batter will become dense and rubbery.
  5. Let cake cool slightly before piping on cream cheese frosting.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4.83 from 168 votes
Mug Cakes, 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Microwave, Gemma Stafford, Recipes, No Bake
Apple Crumble 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
6 mins
 
Course: egg free desserts, Mug Cake, no bake, single serving
Servings: 1
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • crumble topping
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a small mug, mix together dry ingredients very well.
  2. Add applesauce and mix until just combined (it will be thick and sticky) and then add veg oil, milk and vanilla and stir until wet; do not over mix.
  3. For the crumble: In a separate bowl, combine 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of brown sugar with a fork until combined.
  4. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary). Take care not to over cook the cake or it will dry out fast.
  5. Serve with ice cream and salted caramel sauce
Nutrition Facts
Apple Crumble 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

3.7 from 10 votes
Mug Cakes, 1 Minute Mug Cakes, Microwave, Gemma Stafford, Recipes, No Bake
Rainbow Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
11 mins
 
Course: Mug Cake, no bake, single serving
Servings: 4
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (100g) white sugar
  • 1 sticks (100g) butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature , lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cups (110g/ 4oz) All purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • red , orange, yellow, green, blue, food colouring
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl cream the sugar and butter together until light in colour and fluffy in texture - about 3 minutes. Use a hand whisk.
  2. Crack in an eggs, mix in well, and follow with the nxt egg. and pour in the vanilla extract. Beat for another minute until well combined.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients until just combined - don't over-mix!
  4. Divide the mixture as evenly as you can between 5 bowls.
  5. Add a couple of drops of food colouring to each bowl and mix very gently. - again, do not over-mix!
  6. Spoon the colors between the 4 mugs one spoonful at a time. Lay the different colored cake batter on top to create a marbled effect
  7. Microwave for 45 seconds (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  8. Take care not to over cook the cake or it will dry out fast.
  9. Decorate your cake with my cream cheese frosting. (see Red Velvet cake recipe above)

 

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  1. Raelyne Gonzalez on May 21, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Hey Gemma! I have loved all your videos and never had the chance to try one yet. I tried the funfetti mug cake and it came out very dense like it didnt rise at all. I put baking powder since i didnt have self rising flour and it didnt seem to work.

    Any suggestions for a possible change?

    • Gemma Stafford on May 22, 2019 at 2:50 am

      Hi there,
      This should work well for you with baking powder, provided you get the balance right. In general terms, you will use two level teaspoons of baking powder for every 6ozs/170g of flour, though it can vary according to the recipe. The baking powder too must be fresh and dry to work for you.
      For this funfetti recipe I think you can use one level teaspoon of baking powder for a good result. Do not then over mix the batter, that can affect the texture of the cake, and bake when it is mixed so that the baking powder has no gone off/deactivated. Then monitor the bake so that it does not over bake when it feels barely firm to the touch it is done.
      I hope this is of help, do not give up!
      Gemma 🙂

  2. Unicorn girl on April 8, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Hey Gemma please please reply. Can we make the batter and put it in the fridge overnight and microwabe it in the morning
    And I tried ur funfrtti cake it fluffed so much and everyone loved it.
    Please tell can I make the batter at night and refrigirate it ?.??????
    Please reply as soon as possible
    And I am just 14 years
    Please mention my name
    I am ur biggest fan
    Loads of Love

    • Gemma Stafford on April 8, 2019 at 11:28 am

      Hi, yes you can! Im delighted you enjoy this recipe!

  3. Grace on March 10, 2019 at 9:51 am

    I made the “Funfetti” cake without sprinkles, but when cooked it it didn’t really fluff up like it did in your Youtube video. I don’t know if I made it wrong, the microwave was over/under cooking it or I needed a wider mug. Also, can you make a behind the sences video of your kitchen?

    • Gemma Stafford on March 11, 2019 at 9:32 am

      That’s a great idea! I’d love to share behind the scenes with you! For the cake that’s odd are you sure you used the correct amount of raising agent?

  4. Annalisa Eschoo on February 24, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    What can I use instead of applesauce?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Hi, you can used mashed banana. Enjoy!

  5. Fran on February 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Gemma, would it be possible to make your microwave mug recipies in half pint Mason jars and give them as gifts?

    • Gemma Stafford on February 20, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      That’s a great idea! YES!

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