Mug Cakes & Meals

Microwave Churro in a Mug

4.41 from 52 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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Gemma's Microwave Churro in a Mug

4.41 from 52 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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h.howland
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h.howland
1 month ago

Can’t wait to try this! I love all your recipes because I have most of the ingredients at home already. I tried your mac and cheese in a mug and it was amazing so I’m going to try this and the mug pizza. Thanks for all the recipe ideas!

Lara
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Lara
1 month ago

Hi Gemma,

I love your mug recipes especially the vanilla cake.I tried this recipe but it came out dry,very brown and quite bitter.

I want to know if it is because switched regular milk for buttermilk.

Thanks

Maggie Kreme doughnuts
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Maggie Kreme doughnuts
6 months ago

It didn’t taste good but I followed the instructions and my microwave is the same wats as your
It was dry and interesting

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Mikael Bédard
11 months ago

This really tasted like a churro but less sweet. I really liked how moist and fluffy it was. I used 70% dark chocolate and it was very good. Another good recipe!

reyann
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reyann
1 year ago

literally the best mug cake I’ve ever tasted! its so light and fluffy! i did use nutella instead of chocolate and it was so tasty and its definitely my go to mug cake. thank you so much Gemma!

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Cry Of Clockwork
1 year ago

honestly this is my goto mugcake recipe! It’s as a cake should be and I thank you for sharing it!

This_Is_Amazing!
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This_Is_Amazing!
1 year ago

Amazing recipe!

Mug_Recipe_Addict
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Mug_Recipe_Addict
1 year ago

Love this recipe. I used brown sugar but it turned out fine 🙂

Mug_Recipe_Addict
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Mug_Recipe_Addict
1 year ago

It was amazing! I’m doing another one after dinner 😛

bakingobsession13
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bakingobsession13
1 year ago

Hey Gemma! This mug cake was super moist and I absolutely loved it!! I was wondering if this cake recipe could be multiplied into a full size cake because I would love that!! And if so, what kind of frosting would you suggest?

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