Mug Cakes & Meals

How to Make the Best Mug Cake Recipes & More!

As a professional chef and baker, you may not think a microwave mug cake recipe would be on my menu, but what I call “microbaking” is the real deal. I have 100+ mug meals, including the best Chocolate Mug Cake recipes you’ll ever enjoy, a delicious Vanilla Mug Cake for any occasion, my world famous Mug Pizza recipe, and my Brownie in a Mug that is the perfect single-serving treat for you to enjoy.

Top Mug Cake Recipe & Mug Meal Secrets:

  • How long should I cook my Mug Cake or Meal? Check the wattage (power) on your microwave to determine your exact cook time. My microwave heats at 1200 watts so your mug recipes may take a little more or less time.
  • Can you overcook a Mug Cake? Does your mug cake smell or taste like egg or is it rubbery? It shouldn’t be! This means you overcooked your mug recipe. Cook it for the time on each recipe, check on it and you can always cook it longer.
  • Are there Egg Substitutes for a Mug Cake or Meal? YES! I have an egg substitute chart you can use to enjoy mug cakes egg free!
  • What kind of chocolate should you use in a Chocolate Mug Cake recipe? Always use good quality chocolate including unsweetened cocoa powder (not hot chocolate powder because it has loads of unnecessary sugar) to get the best flavor.


Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake (Egg Free)

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Enjoy a delicious vanilla mug cake recipe in minutes with my Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake!
Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Enjoy a delicious vanilla mug cake recipe in minutes with my Celebration Vanilla Mug Cake!
Servings: 1 serving


  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons milk (or dairy free milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flavorless oil (sunflower, vegetable or coconut oil)
  • 1 tablespoon Funfetti sprinkles


  • In a microwavable mug whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Add in the milk, vanilla and oil and mix until just combined. Stir in the sprinkles.
  • Microwave for roughly 1 minute to 1 minute 10 seconds, or until firm to the touch (timing is based on my Panasonic Inverter Microwave which is 1200 Watts so your timing may vary).
  • Serve warm with frosting, ice cream or cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Eggs: If you don't eat eggs you can substitute them using my Egg Substitute Chart 


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Meet Gemma

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! No matter your skills, I have you covered. Sign up for a FREE profile and join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new dessert recipes, baking techniques, and more every week!

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