Mug Cakes & Meals

Microwave Churro in a Mug

4.55 from 95 votes
Enjoy a Microwave Churro in minutes featuring delicious cinnamon sugar and chocolate with my Mug Recipe.
Microwave Churro in a Mug - Did you know you could make this in the microwave?? it's a real game changer.

Hi Bold Bakers!

I wanted to try my hand at taking a traditional Spanish dessert and making it in a microwave. I think you will agree that the journey was fruitful. A Microwave Churro in a Mug has all of the qualities of the famous dessert including cinnamon sugar and chocolate but it’s mixed and cooked in just one mug.

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The cook time is based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts so your cook time may vary depending on the wattage of your microwave. When in doubt check your mug meal after 45 seconds just to make sure it is cooking ok. You can always cook it for 30 second intervals if you wish. Also, the mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup) but feel free to use bigger.

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Microwave Churro in a Mug

4.55 from 95 votes
Enjoy a Microwave Churro in minutes featuring delicious cinnamon sugar and chocolate with my Mug Recipe.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 churro
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Enjoy a Microwave Churro in minutes featuring delicious cinnamon sugar and chocolate with my Mug Recipe.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 churro

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/16 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon flavorless oil (vegetable, canola, sunflower)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoons roughly chopped chocolate

Instructions

  • In a microwave safe mug mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and cinnamon
  • Add in the vegetable oil and milk. Stir until this comes together into smooth batter ( Not to worry if there are a few lumps)
  • Spoon the chopped chocolate into the center of the batter.
  • Microwave for 45 seconds to 1minute or until the cake has risen and is firm to the touch (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Combine the additional cinnamon and sugar then generously sprinkle on top. Enjoy straight away!

Recipe Notes

Cooking time will vary greatly depending on your microwave and the width and depth of the mug. The mugs I use are small, roughly 6oz (¾ /1 cup)
Always keep a close eye on your mug while in the microwave so it doesn’t over flow or over cook.
⅛ teaspoon is simply a ½ of a ¼ teaspoon
1/16 teaspoon is simply a ¼ of a ¼ teaspoon

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Terax
Terax
7 months ago

First time I he done this I ruined the mug.
But second time I done it right. I love these recipes they are so easy. I am 14.
Two Tips for those who read this: How much dry things that much batter. Cook until you have dry outside layer you can see then it is completly cooked.

Amanda
Amanda
5 months ago

I loved this recipe it had just the right amount of flavour. I tried adding Apple instead of chocolate and it was just as good.

Kayla_730
1 month ago

This is 100% the best mug recipe on this website. It only takes about 5 minutes in total to make and the ending is heavenly

Katie
Katie
5 months ago

This was so delicious!!! Just what I was looking for. I made mine without chocolate because I didnt have any, but it was still so delicious!

Lauren Addante
Lauren Addante
5 months ago

My pregnant butt needed a super quick churro substitute (yes NEEDED) used gluten free cup for cup type flour and it still turned out amazing! My husband smelled it and asked “was it hard to make?… I might need one too” Lol he made himself one after… SO good!

Tanvi L
7 months ago

Hi Gemma! I love your recipes and especially the mug ones! They’re always delicious and have the right amount of flavor, whether it being sweet or salty. In many of your recipes, you say to use flavorless oil, however, I used olive oil and it tastes just as amazing. What does olive oil do that is different than any flavorless oil? Thank you for your wonderful recipes!!

Elen
Elen
1 month ago

This was my favourite recipe so far! It’s so tasty and fluffy, absolutely brilliant and delicious!

Hickiae Stae
Hickiae Stae
2 months ago

This recipe is good. I used jam on top. It was good. Very good. 🍰

KN
3 months ago

How would I make this in the oven in cupcake form as I am wanting to put these out for a dessert option for a birthday party? Thanks

KN
3 months ago

I made this for dessert the other day and it was a big hit. I made mine with gluten-free flour one to one measure. I didn’t use chocolate as one member of the family does not like chocolate.

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