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1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes: 5 Bold Flavors!

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My 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes are single-serving treats you can whip up in no time. Enjoy 5 flavors including Funfetti, Red Velvet, Rainbow Cake & more!
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I’ve become known as the Queen of Mug Meals and this is the video and recipes that started it all. Enjoy my 5 amazing 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes including Funfetti, Chocolate and Banana (gluten free), Apple Crumble, Red Velvet and Rainbow CakeThese little cakes are impressive treats for after school snacks, birthday surprises or any time of year! 

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Funfetti Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave

4.73 from 241 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2

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

  • Place the butter in a large mug and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  • Add the egg and whisk it in with a fork.
  • Stir in the milk, vanilla, and sugar.
  • Add the flour and salt. Mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
  • 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

Recipe Notes

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.

 

 

Chocolate Banana Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave

4.71 from 204 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 2

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

  • Mash the banana in a large mug with a fork.
  • Add the nut butter and egg and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the sugar and cocoa and beat until smooth.
  • Divide the batter between two mugs.
  • Microwave separately for 1 minutes each until risen and firm. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  • Take care not to over cook or the cake will dry out fast.
  • Best eaten straight away

Recipe Notes

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.

 

Red Velvet 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave

4.75 from 184 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

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

  • Mix all the wet ingredients together into an oversized mug using a fork until batter is smooth.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined
  • Cook in microwave for 50 seconds. (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  • Be careful not to overcook as batter will become dense and rubbery.
  • Let cake cool slightly before piping on cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Notes

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.

Apple Crumble 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave

4.81 from 170 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

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

  • In a small mug, mix together dry ingredients very well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with ice cream and salted caramel sauce

Recipe Notes

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.

 

Rainbow Mug Cake 1 Minute Mug Cakes Made in the Microwave

4.84 from 171 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 4

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Add in the dry ingredients until just combined - don't over-mix!
  • Divide the mixture as evenly as you can between 5 bowls.
  • Add a couple of drops of food colouring to each bowl and mix very gently. - again, do not over-mix!
  • 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
  • Microwave for 45 seconds (every microwave is different so cooking may vary)
  • Take care not to over cook the cake or it will dry out fast.
  • Decorate your cake with my cream cheese frosting. (see Red Velvet cake recipe above)

Recipe Notes

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.

 

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Raelyne Gonzalez
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Raelyne Gonzalez
6 months ago

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?

Unicorn girl
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Unicorn girl
7 months ago

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

Grace
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Grace
8 months ago

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?

Annalisa Eschoo
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Annalisa Eschoo
9 months ago

What can I use instead of applesauce?

FranRairdon
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FranRairdon
9 months ago

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

Mai
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Mai
1 year ago

Hi Gemma. I tried some of your mug cake recipes but I have a problem, the cake doesn’t rise at all. I strictly followed your recipe but I ended up with 3/4 inch cake only. I tried to play around with the temperature and time but the height didn’t change.

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Angelo Musci
1 year ago

Hi, I wanted to ask if those mug cakes are also viable to make in the oven.

Jasmine
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Jasmine
1 year ago

Hi , looks yummy. How many watts is your microwave? Thanks
Jasmine

Hannah
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Hannah
1 year ago

gemma i adore u i love ur quick thinking

Luna
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Luna
1 year ago

Can you replace the baking powder with baking soda to make self rising flour

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