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5 Amazing 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes

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Learn how to make 5 unique Microwave Mug Cakes recipes including Nutella, Coffee Cake, and Banana Bread all in just minutes.
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I’m celebrating my 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes with 5 ALL-NEW flavors I think you’ll love. You’ll find a lovely Banana Bread, delicious Coffee Cake, a decadent Nutella Mug Cake & more! So let’s get microwaving!

 

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Strawberry Cobbler 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cake

4.45 from 36 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6oz/180g) chopped Strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 tsp of baking powder (that's 1/2 of a 1/4 tsp :))
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats (I chopped mine up small)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug, mix together the strawberries, sugar and vanilla
  • To make the cobbler, place all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour in the melted butter and mix together with a fork to bring it together a bit like breadcrumbs. Lay the cobbler topping over the strawberries.
  • Microwave for 1 minutes 10-20 seconds,. This cobbler takes a little longer to cook than others (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Enjoy immediately!

Fastest Way to Make Banana Bread Recipe

4.77 from 59 votes
If you want real banana bread, fast, without having to make an entire loaf, I'll teach you how to easily make my Banana Bread in a Mug recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 mug
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
If you want real banana bread, fast, without having to make an entire loaf, I'll teach you how to easily make my Banana Bread in a Mug recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1 mug

Ingredients

  • 2/3 medium ripe banana (5 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons flavorless oil (coconut, veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons oat flour (just finely blend up oats)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons blueberries frozen or fresh (optional)

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug, mash the banana really well.
  • Next, add in oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
  • Add in the oat flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix into until combined
  • Dot your blueberries over the top
  • Microwave for around 45-55 seconds (timing is based on my 1200 Watt microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Enjoy immediately for breakfast, snack or dessert

 

Coffee Cake 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cake

4.76 from 183 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon flavorless oil (coconut, veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • ¾ tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp of hot water
  • 4 tablespoons Plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar ( I’m using brown because it will deepen the coffee flavor but you can use white)
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug, mix together the egg, oil and milk
  • Dissolve the coffee granules in the hot water and add into the wet ingredients
  • Add in the Flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined. Use a fork to whisk and get out any lumps.
  • Microwave for around 1 minute (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Enjoy immediately with fresh cream and cocoa on top like a cappuccino

 

Pineapple Upside Down Cake 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes

4.74 from 208 votes
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flavorless oil (coconut, veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug, mix together the egg, oil, milk and vanilla
  • Add in the Flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mo until combined. Use a fork to whisk and get out any lumps.
  • Melt the butter and sugar together for the top of the cake.
  • Once melted mix in the pineapple and lay nicely on top of your cake.
  • Stay might sink a little as it is a thin cake
  • Microwave for 1 minute, then check and possible cook for another 20 seconds. This cake takes a little longer to cook (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Enjoy immediately!

 

Nutella 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes Celebration

4.78 from 176 votes
Author: adapted from https://www.spendwithpennies.com/nutel...)
Servings: 1
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 6 mins
Author: adapted from https://www.spendwithpennies.com/nutel...)
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a microwaveable mug, mix together the Nutella, egg, milk and vanilla. Mix with a fork until smooth
  • Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined
  • Microwave for around 50 seconds-1 minute (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  • Enjoy immediately with ice cream. This makes a fantastic Birthday or celebration cake!

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Grace Cassar
Grace Cassar
3 years ago

Hi Gemma as my microwave is only 950 watts, I turned to google to find me a chart for the time difference in cooking, here is what I found which I think would be extremely useful to all us cooks who adore your recipes in the microwave. an example of what you can find is below. you can find all the different watts of microwaves. Instructions: Find the cooking time indicated in your Microwave Recipe under ‘Recipe Time 1200 WATTS.’ The time next to it under ‘Convert to 950 WATTS’ is the time you should use instead of the time… Read more »

Roxi
Roxi
3 years ago

Hey Gemma!
I really love your recipes. Where did came up with the idea of mug meals–why didn’t I think of it??
The best thing about your mug recipes is the they are all single serving(1 person) and they are already portioned out.
I tried choco chips cookie in a mug, it was fantastic and I ate it all off before I could even take a shot.

Coni
Coni
3 years ago

Hi Gemma! As mother of a food allergic lactating baby, I’ve been on an extremely strict diet for the past 8 months, no dairy, no soy, no nuts, no animal protein, and no processed foods for me, for a while that meant I was only eating fresh fruits and vegetables… needless to say, I’ve lost a lot of weight and I’m hungry all the time. Looking for something I could snack on considering the few ingredients I’m allowed to eat, and that was quick and easy to make, I ran into your banana bread mug cake. I just made it… Read more »

Gitu
Gitu
5 years ago

Hi Gemma I love baking as a hobby and I really admire you and your work!:) I tried some of the mug cakes (Oreo, mug brownie and Nutella brownie) recipes and they turned out great.I have a few doubts Gemma. 1. My mugs r deep, I don’t have teacups like the ones u use. The cakes rose to almost 3/4th of the height of the mug, how come that doesn’t happen in the mugs you use? Is it cos they r wide rather than tall? If I had used all the batter in my mug, it would have overflown! So… Read more »

SUMANA MAJUMDAR
SUMANA MAJUMDAR
1 year ago

Hi gemma….what should be the approximate baking time of the mug cakes in an OTG

Amaya
Amaya
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
I’ve been wondering if you could tell me how I can stop my mug cakes from forming a gummy texture after I cook them. No matter how many times I make them, they always never have a fluffy, cakey consistency like I expect them to.

RevW
RevW
1 year ago

The pineapple upside down cake didn’t come out right. The pineapple was distributed through the cake with small crunchy chunks of the brown sugar / butter – not on the top or on the bottom. What would make it do that?

EnaF
EnaF
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
I would like to know if I can make batches for two days? So I don’t have to be measuring up ingredients in the morning.

Anum Fatima
Anum Fatima
1 year ago

Hey. Can we add chocolate chips instead of blue berries in banana bread?

Btw, thank you so much for these mug recipess!! ❤❤

Naowara Siddiqua
Naowara Siddiqua
1 year ago

Hey Gemma! I was wondering, can I not use eggs in the coffee mug cake? It kind of makes it rubbery, and I don’t like the texture of it.

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