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5 Amazing 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes

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Hi Bold Bakers! I’m celebrating my 1 Minute 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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4.8 from 33 reviews
Strawberry Cobbler 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cake
 
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Recipe type: mug cake, single serving, 1 minute mug cakes
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (6oz/180g) chopped Strawberries
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoon plain flour
  • ½ tablespoon sugar
  • ⅛ tsp of baking powder (that's ½ of a ¼ tsp :))
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats (I chopped mine up small)
  • pinch of ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the strawberries, sugar and vanilla
  2. To make the cobbler, place all the ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. Enjoy immediately!

4.8 from 33 reviews
Banana Bread 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes
 
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Recipe type: Flourless cake, Vegan mug cake, mug cake, single serving, 1 minute mug cake
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup ripe mashed banana (around a ⅓ of a banana/ 3 inches)
  • 1 tablespoons agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon flavorless oil (coconut, veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp oat flour (you can use white flour too if you like)
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp blueberries, frozen or fresh (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the banana, oil, honey and vanilla.
  2. Add in the Flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon and mix into until combined
  3. Dot your blueberries over the top
  4. Microwave for around 45-55 seconds (timing is based on my 1200Watt microwave so your timing might vary)
  5. Enjoy immediately for breakfast, snack or dessert

 
4.8 from 33 reviews
Coffee Cake 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cake
 
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Recipe type: mug cake, single serving, 1 minute mug cake
Serves: 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
  • ¼ 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
  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the egg, oil and milk
  2. Dissolve the coffee granules in the hot water and add into the wet ingredients
  3. Add in the Flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined. Use a fork to whisk and get out any lumps.
  4. Microwave for around 1 minute (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  5. Enjoy immediately with fresh cream and cocoa on top like a cappuccino
Notes
I’m using brown because it will deepen the coffee flavor but you can use white

Brown sugar: You can replace brown sugar for white sugar

 
4.8 from 33 reviews
Pineapple Upside Down Cake 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes
 
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Recipe type: mug cake, single serving, 1 minute cake
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flavorless oil (coconut, veg, canola, sunflower etc)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh pineapple
  • 1 maraschino cherry
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the egg, oil, milk and vanilla
  2. Add in the Flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and mo until combined. Use a fork to whisk and get out any lumps.
  3. Melt the butter and sugar together for the top of the cake.
  4. Once melted mix in the pineapple and lay nicely on top of your cake.
  5. Stay might sink a little as it is a thin cake
  6. 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)
  7. Enjoy immediately!

 
4.8 from 33 reviews
Nutella 1 Minute Microwave Mug Cakes Celebration
 
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Recipe type: mug cakes, single serving, 1 minutes mug cakes,
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons nutella
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a microwaveable mug, mix together the Nutella, egg, milk and vanilla. Mix with a fork until smooth
  2. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined
  3. Microwave for around 50 seconds-1 minute (timing is based on my 1200W microwave so your timing might vary)
  4. Enjoy immediately with ice cream. This makes a fantastic Birthday or celebration cake!

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303 Comments

  1. Melissa on May 14, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Wow! These mug cakes are ALL gorgeous! Would it be possible to make a variety of different lava mug cakes?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2015 at 6:44 am

      That’s a great idea, Melissa! I will add it to my list. Thanks for watching!

      • Ishi on May 15, 2015 at 2:20 pm

        I love your mug cakes and I’m amazed of how simple they are! I hope you’ll be making a chocolate cake with a creamcheese filling and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and your amazing ganache

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2015 at 8:13 pm

          That’s a lovely idea! I will add it to my list. Thank you for watching!

      • Ellie on June 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

        Can you make even more of these mug cakes? I absolutely LOVE the idea of beautiful little treats in mugs that are made in minutes! Thanks for these gorgeous recipes!

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

          Thanks a million Ellie, I am really delighted you like them so much. I have lots more to come. including more breakfast and soon fall flavors. 🙂

      • Vhin on February 11, 2016 at 9:36 am

        Thanks for sharing your lovely recipes Gemma ..!!! I used to make it all the time..

      • Profile photo of Fabz Fabz on August 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm

        Hi Gemma,
        I was wondering if you could leave out the cinnamon in the banana cake because my parents don’t have cinnamon
        Thanks for these beautiful recipes!
        ~ Fabz

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 21, 2016 at 2:05 am

          Hi Fabz,
          Yes you can! do you have any spice? a little mixed spice would give a nice lift to this too,
          Gemma 🙂

      • Lavanya on March 4, 2017 at 7:22 am

        Hii Gemma… Can u make some healthier mug cakes for me…. Becoz I’m on diet… Some oats meals and gluten free

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 5, 2017 at 2:00 am

          Hi there,
          Sometimes when we are on a diet we feel deprived, but there is no need! Lots of good things to eat. Check out all of the mug recipes here on the website, and the dietary requirements area too. You will succeed in your objectives. I find for me what matters is to get some exercise. Waffles our dog insists on walks, an this helps to keep my metabolism fired up! best wishes,
          Gemma 🙂

    • iyana on July 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      I love your videos can you try to make a starburst microwaves
      mug cake

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

        Thanks so much Iyana, really glad you liked this baking videos :). I’ll add your request to my list.

    • Brylin May on July 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      all of these look sooooooooo good! I think i’ll make… lets see… ALL OF THEM

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

        You’re going to love them all 🙂

    • Karen on September 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      In the banana bread recipe. How much honey goes in that one?

    • Nancy on November 10, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      Yesterday, tried the coffee mug cake for the first time and i am truly impressed with the outcome, not to mention it was a total hit with my family. It was soo quick simple and easy … that too on spot on my first try. I cant wait to try another recipe today.Thank you for putting so much hardwork and inspiration, in making such awesome awesome recipes like these. <3 <3.

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on November 11, 2015 at 6:23 pm

        Delighted to hear that, Nancy. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  2. Joy Shin on May 15, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Hi!! I absolutely LOVE all your recipes.. And I’m so happy that you’ve made this website! I’m just wondering.. would these recipes work for the oven? Thanks! xoxo

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks, Joy! Yes, you can bake the mug cakes at 350F/180C for around 8-12 minutes. Every oven is different so keep your key on them. Thanks for watching!

  3. Emily on May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    They all look so good! I love all of your recipes and i have been watching since the beggining! Keep doing what you are doing!! xxx Emily

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 15, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Emily! If you keep watching, I’ll keep making BIG & BOLD recipes. 🙂

  4. Mary on May 17, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I’m so gonna make one of these tomorrow for breakfast before I go to college, they take no time, and I’m pretty sure they taste amazing! Especially the one with coffee!
    Thanks for your amazing recipes and I’m really happy that you’ve made this website 🙂 xx

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2015 at 10:44 pm

      Hi Mary! I hope you enjoyed the coffee cake, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying the new website. Thank you for watching my baking videos!

      • Brylin May on July 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

        These all look so good!

  5. kantha on May 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I really luv the mug cakes.They look yum.is it possible to have some more eggles recipes for coffee mug cake.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 18, 2015 at 10:40 pm

      Hi! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the mug cakes. You can check out this link for egg substitutes you might be able to use (http://bit.ly/egglesscooking). I hope you enjoy!

  6. Margie on May 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    love your easy mug cakes

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 23, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      Thank you, Margie! I appreciate you watching my baking videos. 🙂

  7. Margie on May 21, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    love your mug cakes

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 3:14 pm

      Thanks so much Margie. Delighted you like them 🙂

  8. Rachele Poli on May 21, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    I live these cakes whenever I’m craving a simple treat their the perfect things!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      I’m really glad you like my mug cakes Rachele. Thanks for watching my baking videos 🙂

  9. Dipti on May 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Hello Gemma,

    i m not used to baking…but these look really simple n amazing…
    one query…when u say microwave it..what are the setting to be used.. as in the bake settings?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      You will be able to make these no problem. By microwave I don’t hit a setting, I just microwave. It put in my 1 minute and press start :). Hope this helps.

  10. Maisarah on May 22, 2015 at 1:47 am

    yummy this looks so delicious and yummy. Your creation is wonderful an uniqe.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you so much, delighted you like them 🙂

  11. Joan on May 22, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Great idea. I don’t bake anymore due to family diets. But a cake for one!! Thank you.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      I hear you Joan. That’s why I like these little guys. My eyes are often bigger then my stomach so a little usually does the trick 🙂

  12. Bonnie on May 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    GEMMA I LOVE YOUR CHANNEL AND RECIPES!!!!!!!!!! (:

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      AWWW THANKS SO MUCH BONNIE!!!! 🙂

  13. Maria on May 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Made your banana bread mug cake. Only changes were honey & some raisins. It was the best banana bread EVER!!! Can’t wait to try all the other mug cakes. Thank you so much.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      That’s great Maria, thanks for trying them out. Try the banana, cocoa and peanut butter one :), and nutella, and the blueberry and lemon one and …

  14. Frances Veldhoen on May 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    In the mug cake banana bread recipe, honey was not mentioned in the ingredients but was added in the instructions – how much honey. Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      Oh funny. I’ll change that. It is 1 tablespoon of honey 🙂

  15. Myrtle Pfister on May 24, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I just found this site from a facebook post….I am going to try some of the mug cake but the two ingredient ice cream I am doing first…I love the idea….thanks…:)

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Hi, I’m delighted you found my site and recipes. The ice cream is my favorite because you can do so much with the plain base. I have the mug cakes and ice cream in their own categories to make it easy to find each video. Happy baking 🙂

  16. hadis on May 25, 2015 at 6:29 am

    nice

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 25, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂

  17. Rebecca on May 26, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Is there something else we have to do if we live in high altitude. I seemed to have to cook it for more than a minute. Still not eatable.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 27, 2015 at 8:13 am

      Hi Rebecca, for something like a mug cake with no yeast I don’t think so. By not edible is it not cooking at all? Or is it over cooking? My microwave is 1200W so you might have to alter the time depending on your microwave 🙂

  18. Pam on May 28, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    I just tried the banana bread one with chocolate chips instead of blueberries. Absolutely fabulous! I think the grandkids will LOVE trying all the different kinds for their after school snacks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Hi Pam! Thank you for your lovely note. That’s a great idea to add chocolate chips, and I’m so glad to hear that you will make them with your grandkids. Kids seem to love these mug cakes and cookies because they can get so creative with them. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  19. momina on May 29, 2015 at 4:04 am

    i can not believe these mug cake actually came out right even though i am a total klutz in the kitchen,you are simply genious. oh and the coffee flavoured one was perfect.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

      Hi! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Once you get cooking you’ll be amazed at the things you can do! Thank you for watching! 🙂

  20. Sara on May 29, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Hi I’m Sara ,your biggest fan. I loved these recipes they worked brilliantly saying as I’m not that good a baker. Thanks for showing it in another of your episodes can you make a biscuit tower. Gemma you are an inspiration. Thank you very much.
    Sara

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Sara! Thank you for your lovely message. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes. I will definitely add your suggestion to my list. Thank you for being a part of the Bigger Bolder Baking community and I’m looking forward to seeing you around the community !:)

  21. Arzie on May 31, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Been doing your version of coffee mug cake for consecutive days. The family really loved it! I even had to make one on a large bowl ’cause a mug wasn’t enough. Haha. Now, off to grocery to buy more ingredients so I may try other recipe. Thanks Ms. Gemma! You’re awesome!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 31, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      That’s so great to hear! Don’t you just love the coffee cake? Have you tried any of my other flavors? Thank you for watching!

  22. Mimi on June 1, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    How do you figure your microwaves watts to the amount of time needed to cook one mug cake?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 2, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      Hi Mimi! All of the cook times are based on my microwave which is 1200 Watts. If yours is more or less powerful, then just cook it more or less than the listed time. It’s always better to cook it for a short time. Check on it and then you can always add a few more seconds. Just make sure not to overcook it. I hope you enjoy!

  23. palak on June 6, 2015 at 3:08 am

    Thanks so much !! I was finding for a egg less mug cake and the banana turned out amazing . Love your recipes :):):)

  24. Shraddha on June 6, 2015 at 4:06 am

    Hi,
    Love your recipes. Thanks a ton for all of them. I am a vegetarian so I wanted to know how do I replace eggs in these mug cakes?
    Thanks alot love u loads
    Wishing u most and more

  25. Bambini on June 9, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Hi Gemma, my 10 and 8y.o. daughters tried the peanut butter recipe, and they really loved it. One recipe is not enough for each of them. They want more.
    Can We double the recipe and still cook at same time? or we need to increase the time?
    Ours is only 700, and we cook it about 1min & 20 seconds for 1 recipe.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 9, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      Hi, I’m delighted they like them :). Great recipe for kids to help. You can double the recipe no problem and yes increase the time. It might not take exactly 2 min 40 seconds. I would check them after 1 min 40 sec and go from there 🙂

  26. David Abboud on June 10, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Thank you Gemma for the wonderful recipes, my favorite is the banana bread mug cake.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 10, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thanks so much David. Like children they are all my favorite 🙂

  27. David Abboud on June 10, 2015 at 5:44 am

    Thank you Gema for the wonderful recipes, my favorite is banana bread mug cake. I love it because it is eggless. Please do some more eggless mug cakes

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 10, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      I have more eggless to come David. I do an egg free recipe in every mug cake video. I have more coming next week. 🙂

  28. ayah on June 13, 2015 at 11:04 am

    i love the mug cakes
    they are really tasty
    and it does not need a lot
    of time 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for watching. 🙂

  29. ayah on June 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    you can try doing shapes too 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 15, 2015 at 2:07 pm

      hummm, I’m not sure about that. Maybe round or square mug and that’s pretty much it 🙂

  30. Stephanie on June 15, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Omg I loved the Nutella cake I made it 3 times and I am going to the kitchen to make it again it’s like amazing even though I didn’t have 3 ingredients it came out perfect….thanks Gemma for this amazing recipe

  31. Stephanie on June 15, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Omg I made the Nutella cake 3 time and I loved it, I did even have 3 of the ingredients and it still came out amazing….thanks you Gemma for this amazing recipe I loved it.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 15, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      That’s fantastic Stephanie, great to hear 🙂

  32. Tina on June 16, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Dear Gemma,
    These mug cakes are amazing! I hope i get to make them soon. Good job, and keep up the good work! I love that you made this website, and i’ll look forward to seeing your videos every Thursday!
    By The Way, my microwave is a 1000 watt, and yours is a 1200 watt. If possible to answer, is there a different time i need to put the mug cakes in the microwave?(it’s ok if you don’t know).
    Again, keep up the good work!
    Tina:)

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Tina! Thank you for your note. Every microwave is different so just cook it for the time I suggest for each recipe then check on it and if it still needs cooking then just add a few seconds. You don’t want to overcook it. Have you seen my NEW Mug Breakfasts video (http://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/microwave-mug-breakfasts/). Thank you for watching!

  33. Gaby on June 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Hi and I love your baking.When I am older I want to become a baker. Ps can you try making a video for peanut butter and jelly mug cake

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Gaby! Thank you for your note. If you keep practicing and study hard, I’m sure you’ll be quite the Bold Baker! I think a Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake is a great idea. I will add it to my list. Thank you for watching! 🙂

  34. Emily on June 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, just tried the strawberry cobbler and it was to die for!! Exactly what I was craving, and perfect portion, too! Love your videos Gemma <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 22, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      aw that is so fantastic!!! delighted it worked out well Emily 🙂

  35. Neethu on June 21, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    wow…wonderful…i tried the coffee cake recipe in a steamer…super delicious..so easy..so fast…thank you for these wonderful recipes..keep going

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 25, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much for watching. Delighted you liked it 🙂

  36. Amber on June 25, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    For some of the mug cakes you have made, can you expand the recipe and make a batch of cupcakes instead of a mug of cake?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      you can double the recipe Amber. Some of them are bigger then others. maybe try 1 recipe first until you figure out how long it cooks for 🙂

  37. Amber on June 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Ps love love love your baking.. It’s extremely awesome

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 25, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Thanks so much Amber, really glad you like my baking 🙂

  38. Michelle on June 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Was craving a decadent chocolate cake so tried the Nutella mug cake. It was so easy and so delicious! Will be trying more of these very soon. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 29, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks so much Michelle, really glad you like my baking 🙂

  39. Florence on July 2, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Just love the mug cakes gives me the perfect solution for all my fussy kids

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 2, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      LOL, There is a flavor for everyone so no one is left out 🙂

  40. iza on July 2, 2015 at 3:58 am

    Hi !! I think thah You are my new favourite baking blogger 🙂 Your recepies are simply gorgeous !!! Greetings from Poland 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 2, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      aw Thanks so much Iza, really glad you like my website :). Best from California

  41. Mohammed on July 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Recently joined Ms Gemmas channels. I love her creativity, she inspires me to be a chef. As I am 16 I shall do my best to achieve my goal.
    I tried out the coffee cake and mine came out a bit smelly of egg and also tasted a bit eggy.
    Please may I know why.

  42. Bonny Bain on July 5, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Made the banana bread this morning, disappointed. Wasn’t so much a bread but microwave oatmeal. That being said, the flavor was very good and wasn’t gooey like normal microwave oatmeal. Think I might try applesauce instead of oil next time though. The concept is interesting, probably will give a few more a try.

  43. Danelle on July 5, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Can you make something the night before so hubs could pop in micowave the next morning???

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2015 at 11:59 am

      That should be fine. Store it in the fridge in an airtight container. Hope this helps 🙂

  44. Yakube on July 6, 2015 at 4:42 am

    I love your recipes, especially the microwave ones, but I have a problem – everytime i do them the bottom part is overcooked while the top isn’t cooked yet. Can I avoid it somehow?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 7, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      hummm, I think maybe the mug you are cooking them in might be the wrong shape. Can you try cooking them in a shallow mug. it sounds like your mug might be too deep or tall maybe

  45. nargis mirza on July 6, 2015 at 9:20 am

    hi,i love your vieos and yes its lovely to eat a cake n actualy finish it,i tried the nutella 1 and it was amazing,i managed to make 3cups out of your recipe just put less in for the kids and they loved it too,lots of love all the way from south africa:-)

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 6, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Delighted to hear that. Thank you so much for watching 🙂

  46. fatma on July 7, 2015 at 4:12 am

    thanks a lot for giving us ideas for egg less cakes, I have a question can I use rice flour?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you like my baking :). you can use rice flour no problem

  47. Maria on July 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for these gorgeous recipes keep on making more …….I love these recipes

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much Maria, really glad you liked this recipe :). check out the new cheesecake cakes in a mug 🙂

  48. Taylor on July 15, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    I love the idea, but is there a substitute for baking powder

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2015 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much, really glad you my recipes and baking videos :). Unfortunately there is not a substitute for the baking powder. if you leave it out your little cake won’t rise but it will still be tasty 🙂

  49. Dora on July 16, 2015 at 12:06 am

    In the Nutella one, is baking powder necessary? Will it just not rise without it?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2015 at 8:40 pm

      It’s won’t rise without it :(.

  50. Casie on July 16, 2015 at 1:35 am

    Would I be able to leave out cinnamon in the banana bread

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 17, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      for sure you can 🙂

  51. Casie on July 16, 2015 at 1:44 am

    Soz this is a new comment, my iPad doesn’t allow me to reply. Anyway can I also leave out the baking powder, will that just stop it from rising.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Hi, yeah if you leave it out it won’t rise. you can leave it out and it will still taste good but the texture will be heavier

  52. makiyah on July 17, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    love your mug cakes that’s why I signed up

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 18, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      that’s great! I’m delighted you like them 🙂

  53. Doreen on July 19, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Thank you for the great ideas about mug cakes. My teaching team celebrates our birthdays each year. I usually brought bagels. Now I know what I am going to bring!!! Thank you. I will link to your site as well.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2015 at 10:37 am

      Thank you so much, Doreen. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  54. Yanca on July 21, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I tried this and it is so yummy!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 21, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks so much Yanca, really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  55. Silvia on July 22, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I just prepared the Nutella mug cake. It is delicious, rich and the perfect size. My sons loved it. Thank you for coming up with this wonderful idea. I tend to be pretty messy when baking, so I mixed all the ingredients in a separate bowl. Will make it again and again.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Silvia, really glad you liked the mug cakes. I will have to do more before kids head back to school. 🙂

  56. Morven on July 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    The Nutella cupcake is brilliant as soon as I saw this recipe I made it!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2015 at 11:25 am

      Delighted to hear that! Thanks for visiting my website 🙂

  57. Gina Marzolo on July 24, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I love how easy it is and anyone can make it. I really like the nutella cake.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      Thanks so much Gina, really glad you liked this baking videos 🙂

  58. Sarah on July 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    What can i use as a substitute for microwave mugs? Can i use microwave safe soup bowls?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      absolutely Sarah, you can use a soup or dinner bowl, or even a pyrex bowl. 🙂

  59. ritsie on July 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Gemma
    Yesterday i saw my 10 year old son surfing your website and ten minutes later he and his sister were enjoing your 1 minute mug cake-nutelle, without any sort of help from me!
    Thanks so much for making it so simple and tempting!!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 29, 2015 at 12:20 pm

      Delighted to hear that! Thanks for check out my website 🙂

  60. Brylin May on July 29, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    These r all so amazing! I want to try… lets see… ALL OF THEM! could u try making something with peach? i luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv peaches. thanx

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

      You’re going to love all of them! Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  61. Jacqueline on August 4, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Gemma,

    I tried making the banana bread mug cake. It tasted great, but it wouldn’t fully cook. It was like the texture of fudge. Any idea what I did wrong?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Jacqueline. Every mug and microwave is different. Try using a different sized mug or adding a few more seconds to the cooking time. Always be sure to keep and eye on it and use your best judgement. Hope this helps 🙂

  62. Zoe on August 5, 2015 at 11:56 am

    SO GOOD!!! I love these cakes!!! They hit so many notes for me! Simple, Yummy, And a HUGE Family Pleaser! Thank you so much! Oh, and if I want to make a plain cake, what is the base you usually start with during inventing? Thank You, Thank You, Thank You x a billion!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Thanks, Zoe. Really glad you liked this recipe. Check out my rainbow cake recipe for a plain cake base. Hope this helps 🙂

  63. Zoe on August 5, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I SAY 100 STARS!!!!!!!

  64. Aubrey on August 8, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    The first microwave mug cake I made was an eggy disaster, lol, turns out I didn’t follow the directions properly from the video (this was before your website launched). Gotta say, I love the website and how convenient for following recipes. They all turn out beautifully! Your banana mug cake is a favorite of mine, and my boyfriend loves your chocolate chip mug cookie. 😀

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Delighted to hear that, Aubrey. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  65. RJ Walton on August 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Love your recipes, especially those that don’t require sugar or flour.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you so much for visiting my website 🙂

  66. Elizabeth on August 12, 2015 at 8:29 am

    A thousand thank you for the banana cake. i’m about to celebrate my son’s birthday and he is very allergic to milk and eggs, so this is wonderful for his smash cake 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Delighted to hear that! Thank you so much for visiting my website, Elizabeth 🙂

  67. Elle on August 13, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    These great mug cakes are just the right size and came at the right time. Adjusting my portion sizes is always tricky while dieting. These cake will help alot. One question – Can a flour substitute be used for those of us who don’t tolerate white flour? The first mug cake I’ll be trying is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Which cakes can a flour substitute be used, if any?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Hi Elle! Thank you for your lovely note, and yes, these are perfect single-serving treats. You can substitute the same amount of another type of flour for all of the mug cakes. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  68. inggho on August 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    hi gemma! looooove those colorful mug cakes! nom nom

    greetings from indonesia! xoxo

    i wanna try this, but i got a little problem here. Mine (microwave) is about 350 watt. Now then how can i make this beautiful mug cakes? I’m sure that 1 minute is not enough. . .

    so can you help me? Thankyouu

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on August 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment. Every microwave is different. Try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake is done. Hope this helps 🙂

  69. Melissa on August 21, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    My girls (7 & 4) and I discovered these videos last week. Today we made the confetti cake (them) and the nutella cake (me). We agree that we should continue making our way through them all and have subscribed for more good things to come. The cakes were dangerously delicious, simple, and make for a fun after school snack. (I think the nutella cake is 2 servings, though. Am I right? It took a bit longer than 50 sec – not due to microwave as confetti cakes were perfect – and spilled over the average sized coffee mug.)

    Questions: Can the self rising flour we made from the confetti cake be used in the nutella cake, too? Can you substitute that anywhere you are using flour with baking powder or will that be different by recipe?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Yes, you can use the self-rising flour recipe for other recipes too. Hope this helps 🙂

  70. Jackie T. on August 24, 2015 at 9:37 am

    my microwave is 1100… should I add 20 seconds???

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      Hi Jackie: Try it for the allocated recipe time. Then check on it. If it’s not cooked just add another 5-10 seconds until it’s done. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  71. Patti on August 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    We tried substituting gluten free flour in your Banana Bread Mug Cake and it worked perfectly. My grandaughter is 16 and has Autism so she is on a gluten free diet. She watches your videos on Mug cakes over and over. She made the banana mug cake all by herself and she was so proud of herself. Thanks for making it so simple even she can follow along. You make her life a little brighter

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 24, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Patti: Thank you for your lovely message. It really made my day. I’m so glad your granddaughter enjoyed the Banana Bread. My goal is to get everyone cooking so I’m delighted she was able to do it. Have you seen my new Breakfast Mug recipes? There are a few gluten free ones in there as well. Thank you again and let your granddaughter know she is a TRUE Bold Baker! 🙂

  72. Larissa on September 2, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Your Nutella cake was definitely my favourite ?? You should try a mug pie?? (My favourites wild berry types ? hint hint)

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 10, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      I will add it to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  73. Sheena on September 2, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I did the strawberry cobbler and the pineapple upside down cake

  74. Sheena on September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    🙂

  75. Cristina on September 8, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I love your mug cake and i will love for you to make pumpkin mug cake, and a strawberry cake mug cake.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      I will add it to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  76. Ines on September 10, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Hello Gemma
    Please help I can not find “homemade nutella ” recipe I am about to prepare my homemade nutella ice creame

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks for your comment. Use the search option on my website to find my homemade Nutella recipe. Hope this helps 🙂

  77. Lyra on September 17, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Is it possible to do these in the oven ? Would really like to do these though i don’t have a microwave….:/

    Thank for the response 😉

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Yes! I think it will be 350oF for 6-8 minutes, or until your mug cake is cooked. Every oven and mug is different, so be sure to keep an eye on it.

  78. Jee on September 19, 2015 at 8:30 am

    These strawberries cobbler just taste gorgeous.Thanks for the recipe

  79. Jee on September 19, 2015 at 8:33 am

    And the Nutella mug cake as well

  80. Jee on September 19, 2015 at 8:37 am

    PLS GEMMA!!! ADD S’mores mug cake

  81. Jee on September 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Hi Gemma,I am thinking about S’mores mug cake can you add into your list.Thank you.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      It’s on my list, stay tuned 🙂

  82. Anamika on September 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Gemma,
    i make d coffee mug cake…..it was fabulous ….. i wl make other also…i make 2cakes at a time in 2small bowl ….it takes 2 nd half mins……..iam frm India…a new fan of u…..

    Wth best regards

    Anamikae

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on September 23, 2015 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting my website! Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

      • Joan Schilling on October 8, 2015 at 8:53 am

        Really interesting! I’m going to try them.

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 8, 2015 at 1:04 pm

          Delighted to hear that. Let me know how they turn out. I would love to see pictures 🙂

  83. Diana on October 10, 2015 at 11:07 am

    The coffee cake turned our terribly. I followed the ingredients and instructions to a tee. The cake was spongy but the flour flavor was overwhelming. A huge miss.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 28, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Sorry to hear that! Sounds like you may have over cooked your mug cake. Next time try doing 20 second intervals till you think your mug cake is done. Hope this helps 🙂

  84. Celien M. on October 11, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I tried the nutella cake.
    I’ve had some really bad experiences with microwave cakes. Not sure if my standards are just too high or if our microwave just doesn’t work that well, but I wasn’t in the mood for another wasted batch. So I tried to put it in the oven. I read that you could put it in the oven at 180°c for 8-10 minutes which is what I did. Unfortunately after 10 minutes it was still runny. It took over half an hour for it to set.
    Taste wise, it wasn’t that great. I couldn’t really taste the nutella through the cacoa powder and flour and the texture was quite dense and weird. Not spongelike or rubber, just very strangely dense (I can’t really put my finger on it), even though it had risen beautifully. It looked great, the taste was just subpar. I would recommend sticking to the directions and just putting it in the microwave, maybe that way the texture stays fine. It’s not sweet at all, so an extra half spoon of sugar wouldn’t hurt either.
    I’ll guess I’m doomed for forever when it comes to single servings 🙂 I’ll just have to stick with regular batches.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 28, 2015 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks for your tips! 🙂

  85. Tahseen Lamia on October 14, 2015 at 9:45 am

    I tried your recipe for the pineapple upside down cake and it turned out to be amazing ( except I used a bit more of baking soda and slightly overbaked the cake making it a bit drier ) . However , it was my first ever attempt to bake and I’m glad that I came across your website , it was immensely helpful . Now , the question I have is , upto what extent can I multiply the ingredients ? Say , 3-4 times ? In that case do I have to increase the baking time proportionally as well ? 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      You can multiply the ingredients as many times as you’d like. Depending on the mug you cook it in, the cooking times will probably change (the larger the mug and more batter in the mug, the longer it will take to cook). Be sure to keep an eye on it, as every mug and microwave is different. Hope this helps 🙂

  86. hector cristi on October 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Muy buenas las recetas. me gustaría ver más

  87. Elisabeth clara on October 18, 2015 at 4:59 am

    I confused on buying microwave.
    What’s best for mug cakes actually? 1200 watt or 450 watt?
    And if i use 450 watt microwave to make mug cakes, times to make it will take more than 1 minute?
    Thanks before Gemma 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 29, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Thanks for your comment, Elisabeth. Every microwave and mug is different. Buy whichever microwave you think would be best for you. Hope this helps 🙂

  88. Lin Stuart on October 18, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I’m the only one who likes blueberry muffins. I was so excited seeing a recipe for 1 Blueberry muffin in a cup, that I guess the amounts and made one without the topping. It was warm and delicious. I know that the next time it will be better as I will use actual measuring spoons. I noticed many of your minute recipes fit me perfectly and are within my dietary limits. Thank you so much.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 21, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much, really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  89. Clara caroline on October 22, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Hey Gemma!
    I’d like to make your cake, but i don’t have microwave which can grill.
    Is it work with electric oven too?
    Thanks Gemma!!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 29, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Sure, I believe it will be 6-8 minutes at 350oF. Every mug and oven is different, so be sure to keep and eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  90. Benjamin on October 24, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Gemma the nutella mug cake r just amazin i just made one and it came fantastic

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 27, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Benjamin. Stay tuned for more 🙂

  91. Olga svenson on October 29, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I just love the Nutella mug cake, that’s the best mug cake you have done!
    But could you please make different cupcakes in a mug. That would be nice!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on October 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

      It’s on my list, stay tuned 🙂

  92. shwe on October 30, 2015 at 4:42 am

    love your 1 minute breakfast recipes..needs some more plsssssssss

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on November 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Stay tuned for more! 🙂

  93. Sylvia Goldsmith on November 16, 2015 at 7:33 am

    I’d like to know if it would work in a dessert bowl? Or could you double the amount and do it in a larger bowl and maybe double the cook time?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on November 17, 2015 at 6:38 pm

      As long as you’re using something that is microwave safe it will be fine. The cooking times may be different depending on the dish you are using, so try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake looks done. Hope this helps! 🙂

  94. Cansu on November 20, 2015 at 3:48 am

    I tried your nutella mug cake it was delicious even without cocoa powder and frosting.in my dorm we only have microwave and our personal dishes.as you might predict students can not afford mixers or various microwavable dishes.so I wanted to inform you about how beneficial your recipes are for students.thank you so much

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on November 20, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Delighted to hear that, thanks so much for watching 🙂

  95. aini on November 24, 2015 at 3:19 am

    hi, these r gud.

  96. SC on November 30, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Thanks for amazing recipes Gemma. Love how simple, yet amazing they are! Also, so nice of you to accommodate some recipes for the eggless/vegan/gluten free as well. 🙂 Would be great to see more of the eggless ones especially 😉
    Just had a query if you could please help me out. As you have mentioned, we need to adjust the microwave timings as per the settings of our microwave, starting with short times at first and checking it, but how do we know if it’s done or not? Should we try ‘inserting a tooth pick until clean method’ or maybe something else you might suggest?
    BTW, tried your banana bread recipe, and am sure with your suggestions, it’d turn out great the next time 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on November 30, 2015 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. Really glad you like my recipes. For the mug cake it would be best to use the tooth pick trick. Hope this helps! 🙂

      • SC on December 1, 2015 at 12:02 am

        Thanks a lot Gemma!
        Really amazing to see how you don’t miss to answer a single comment/query, despite your must be busy schedule. Thanks a tons once again. 🙂

  97. amo on December 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    i love all these recipes! but do you have one without eggs?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on December 6, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      I’m delighted you like my recipes. A lot of my mug cakes are egg free. Check out my most recent chocolate mug cakes. I’ll do more egg free recipes generally.

  98. Shalini on December 10, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Hi gemma,

    All your recipes are wonderful and very unique. I tied few of them and it came out very well.. Can you tell me if I could make bigger cakes in microwave using your recipes??

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on December 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I wouldn’t recommend cooking an entire cake in the microwave. Hope this helps 🙂

  99. Dana on December 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    I tried the banana bread today and it was phenomenal! Probably should have been studying for finals, but baking this cute little recipe was so much better! xD
    I’m definitely going to have to try all your others!
    God bless xx
    -Dana <3

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on December 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting my website, Dana. Really glad you liked this recipe 🙂

  100. libby on December 23, 2015 at 3:15 am

    Could you make cakes without using the vanilla extract.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on December 24, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Sure, you can leave it out. Hope this helps 🙂

  101. Joy yates on January 2, 2016 at 7:35 am

    That was really awsome…I served this to my husband and he really loved it..:)..Thank you for this wonderfull recipe..;).

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 5, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Delighted to hear that, Joy. Thanks so much for visiting my website 🙂

  102. Gigi Frankowski on January 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    This is a comment from my seven year old daughter, “i love your video and i think you should make a chocolate marshmellow mug cake.”

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

      Thanks so much for watching, Gigi. I will add it to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  103. Cristina on January 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I love your mug cakes video and I want to tell you banana bread and coffee cake for breakfast or not.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 8, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Hi Christina,

      I’m delighted you like my mug cakes. The are great for breakfast. Especially the new one I did with banana and peanut butter. It is full of protein, oats and natural sugar. Great kick start to your day 🙂

  104. saran on January 11, 2016 at 9:46 am

    The cupcakes are an absolute treat…n seem to be an easy recipe. ….Thank you shall try soon. ..

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Saran, thanks so much for visiting my website. Really glad you liked these recipes. Check out all my other mug recipes in the recipe section here on my website 🙂

  105. Chrissy H. on January 11, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Great website thank you soooo much… I made the omlette and blueberry pancake for my 11 year old and my 15 year old and some friends of theirs boy were they a HUGE HIT!!! So I’m about to try the coffee cake but I don’t have any instant coffee can I use a Tablespoon of strong brewed bold coffee as a substitute? XOXO 😉 ☕ Chrissy♥

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 11, 2016 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, Chrissy. Really glad you liked these recipes. I haven’t tried using strong coffee for this recipe. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

  106. Niyati Kalani on January 15, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I love the coffee cake, but is there a way to make it without using eggs as my family does not eat eggs. I also loved your brownie.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on January 15, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      I’m delighted you like them. I will create my own chart but for right now this is what i use. egg substitute chart . It is great because it tell you what substitute you can use in biscuit, what you cant use in cake etc 🙂

  107. Olivia on January 20, 2016 at 6:16 am

    For the nutella mug cake can I use bicarbonate of soda instead of baking powder and how much?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on January 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Sorry, that won’t work for this recipe. Thanks so much for your question, Olivia.

  108. nonibelles on January 31, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Tried it now and it was a success! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! ????? i’ve posted the photo in my fb and ig account! Thanks again!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Fantastic! Delighted you like this recipe

  109. Cathie on February 9, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Just found your blog Gemma – What have I been missing!!!
    Mug cakes – the perfect rainy day activity for visiting grandchildren over half term (or in fact any day lol)
    Thank you and good luck with all the requests you have been sent – I will be keeping an eye out for more scrumptiousness.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 9, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting my website, Cathie. Really glad you found it. STay tuned for more 🙂

  110. Betti on February 14, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Hi Gemma, I discovered you on Facebook andjust made the 1-minute coffee cake in my1200 watt microwave. It rose beautifully and the consistency was dense and gummy rather than cake-like with a crumb. Is the consistency of this cake supposed to be more “cakey” or more dense? Thanks!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Thanks for your comment, Betti. Sounds like you may have over-cooked your mug cake. Every mug and microwave is different. Next time try doing 20 second intervals till your mug cake looks cooked. Be sure to keep an eye on it. Hope this helps 🙂

  111. Mays on February 14, 2016 at 10:05 am

    LOVE all your mug cakes! is it possible for you to put up the calories for your recipes?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

      I will add it to my list, stay tuned 🙂

  112. Fatema abdulqadir on February 24, 2016 at 1:18 am

    Outstandingly amazingg Gemma!!
    Great work u have done.. its my husband’s birthday next week and m surely gonne try out these cute little mug cakes.. But plz can u help me with the measurments as i have all different size of Mugs and m confused about d measurments.. plz do help me thnks

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on February 24, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Fatema, I use quite small mug, about 6 oz, with a wide mouth, what we in Europe would call a cup, about the same measurement as and American cup too.
      I do hope your husband enjoys this treat,
      Gemma

  113. Lore Martz on March 10, 2016 at 12:20 am

    ALL of your recipes look delicious. What size are your mugs?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 10, 2016 at 1:15 am

      Hi Lore,
      My mugs are small, about 6oz works well, a large teacup will work well as they tend to have a wider mouth than a mug,
      Gemma 🙂

  114. Saba on March 13, 2016 at 5:34 am

    My microwave is 1400 watt. How much time should i give and your are using mugs with wide mouth. Can i use a cup? And how much oz is ur mug?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 14, 2016 at 3:44 am

      Hi Saba,
      The mug/cups I use are about 6oz, or the size of a US measuring cup. They do have wide mouth, and this works best for the microwave.
      Stop the cooking in your microwave about 20 secs before the end of cooking time. Press the top of the cake with your finger, if it is firm it is cooked, then allow to stand for a minute or so to distribute the heat. Then oyu will know for the next time. Alternatively, reduce the wattage,
      Gemma 🙂

  115. sara on March 18, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    When I added flour and baking powder in the egg mixture lumps are formed. how u got rid of them? Spoon isn’t helping 🙁

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 19, 2016 at 4:09 am

      Hi Sarah,
      Use a small whisk, or a fork. Do not try to get all of the little lumps out, this will affect the gluten in the batter and toughen the cake, a light hand!
      Gemma 🙂

  116. Nanny on March 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I didn’t have any vanilla extract for the banana bread recipe, but I did use the honey. I had to leave it in longer, but I think it turned out pretty good. When I get some vanilla extract, I’ll be trying the recipe again. It’s such a great snack, especially for someone trying to lose weight. I make my own oat flour so I love that I can use that instead your recipes.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on March 25, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Hi Nanny,
      Great! I am happy that this recipe suits you,
      Gemma 🙂

  117. Vincent on April 7, 2016 at 9:22 am

    about the Pineapple Upside Down Cake,
    which flour do you use in the cake?
    Cake flour? Bread flour? or all purpose flour?
    thank you!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford on April 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

      Thanks so much for your comment, Vincent. Unless otherwise specified, you will need to use all-purpose flour for my recipes. Hope this helps 🙂

  118. Lucy on April 16, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Hi, Gemma, i was just wondering would honey go well with the original vanilla cake? I have no custard, because I have no machines. Also, could you find a way to make custard with no machine? thanks in advance

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

      Hi Lucy,
      I am not sure I understand what you mean. Yes, you can make custard without a machine, it is a process, but I am really not sure what you mean, can you let me know which recipe you are referring to?
      Gemma 🙂

  119. Katie on April 18, 2016 at 6:01 am

    My sister was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease and I think these little snacks will be perfect for her! The gluten free recipes (and flourless chocolate banana one!) are delicious and I’m so glad you were kind enough to add them into the mix! Thank you!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 19, 2016 at 2:45 am

      Hi Katie,
      This is a problem for lots of my followers and I will focus more on this dietary requirement more as I go through this year. I am happy that you found this recipe useful,
      Gemma 🙂

  120. Lily on April 20, 2016 at 6:19 am

    Hi Gemma!

    What type of flour needs to be used? Can’t wait for the new recipie tomorrow!

    • Lily on April 20, 2016 at 6:24 am

      To be specific, the type of flour for the nutella mug cake. You also forgot to say in the instructions when to put in the cocoa powder.

      • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

        Hi Lily,

        Thanks for your comment. I just corrected that mistake. I type too fast sometimes and I left it out.

        All fixed now 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Hope you saw my other message lily but it’s all purpose flour. I fixed the recipe so it’s good to go now 🙂

  121. Ciella on April 21, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Hi. Can we use a malteaser chocolate spread instead of nutella? Or will it change the texture and flavour to much? Do you have any nut free nutella recipie? Perhaps a substitute for nuts in your previous nutella recipie?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 21, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      There is such a thing as Malteaser spread? omg!

      You can use that no problem Ciella, it will work well. 🙂

  122. ilovegemma on April 27, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Hi! Can I halve the recipie so i can make a smaller batch. Then can I bake a halve recipie of chocolate cake. I making it for some one and I thought it would be nice. I would pour one on the bottom and then one on the top. Please respond before Friday!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 27, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Hi there,
      Yes you can! I am not too sure what you mean, but if you mean mix half and add to to a cup, then mix half of another recipe and add that, and cook together, it will work, they may blend a little, but not too much!
      If you mean cook half of the recipe, yes you can, but you will need to reduce the time, probably by more than half. Have fun!
      Gemma 🙂

  123. Vy on May 16, 2016 at 7:50 am

    Hi Gemma,
    I want to ask about the storage and expiration date of mug cakes. Will it be any different from regular oven cakes? Will it last in the fridge about 3 to 4 days?
    Thanks.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on May 16, 2016 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Vy,
      No, it will not last like a traditional cake. Do try to bake and eat these as soon as possible. The method of baking is totally different to a convection oven.
      Gemma 🙂

  124. Masee74 on June 3, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I was wondering if it was possible to make these mug cakes in the oven. and if so what degree should my oven be?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 6, 2016 at 3:40 am

      Hi Masee,
      yes you can, but it a poor use of a big oven! I use a microwave for the economy, and speed of cooking. not all of these recipes will be good in the oven, but you can try the cake type ones. 180 degrees for about 15 – 20 mins,
      Gemma 🙂

  125. Profile photo of Vinaya Vinaya on June 15, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    I have been following you on your youtube channel for a while and tried out the coffee mug cake yesterday. It was divine! Coffee and cake- my all time favs! I want to try all of your recipes and I’m going to do them, one by one. Thanks a lot for making stuff easy and delicious at the same time! ?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 16, 2016 at 3:05 am

      Hi Vinaya,
      Thank you for your kind words. Do you know you can now post pictures of your results here on the members forum? this is a great way to encourage other bold bakers,
      Gemma 🙂

  126. Veronica on June 16, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Hi Gemma! i tried the funfetti cake recipe for my mom’s birthday and she loved it! wonderful recipe, will definitely recommend!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on June 17, 2016 at 3:57 am

      Hi Veronica,
      I am really happy to hear that, thank you for being with us.
      Gemma 🙂

  127. Profile photo of Anna T. Anna T. on July 25, 2016 at 4:59 am

    I love these microwave mug recipes. Quick and easy!
    Thank you so much for these wonderful microwave mug recipes.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      I’m delighted you liked it, thanks for checking them out 🙂

  128. Madhavi on July 25, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Hi Gemma!
    I love your mug cake recipes! However I decided to try the nutella cake and failed. 🙁 I used sugar and cocoa powder and the result was just gooey nutella mix. I also used oats flour instead of all purpose. Could.you tell me what the right substitute for the egg could be? I’ve only just begun to learn baking so I’m a little confused as to the functions of the eggs in different recipes. Could you do a video for us new bakers just telling us about some of the basics that need yo be kept in mind? Thanks so much!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 26, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      Hi Madhavi,

      So this is a great message because you do need to know the basics. So here is my egg substitute post and there is a chart. it is perfect for you.

      Oat flour I think is what threw off your recipe. Oat flour soaks up lots of liquid and changes a recipe. I suggest using gluten free all purpose flour instead.

      I like your idea of a basics baking video. Please check out my section called Bold Baking Basics where I cover a lot of things to help you.

      Best of luck 🙂

      • Madhavi on July 31, 2016 at 10:24 am

        Thanks so much Gemma! I tried the nutella again with all purpose flour and yogurt. It turned out exactly like your picture! Thank so much.
        Also, wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your taking time to respond to each and every person’s comments. Usually, I find most comments are just the viewers observations or questions and seldom are there any prompt responses. This helps a great deal because sometimes we plan to try these recipes almost immediately and love it when you respond so quickly. 🙂 appreciate the effort and time you take for it all.
        Thanks again!
        Madhavi

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on July 31, 2016 at 12:51 pm

          Thank you so much Madhavi,
          This is a big part of what I do every day, and it is what makes my job so enjoyable too. If I did not have your comments and participation, I could not keep this going, so thank you too!
          I am so happy that you got this recipe right for you now,
          Gemma 🙂

        • Profile photo of Lynnie Lynnie on August 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

          I agree Madhavi!

  129. Profile photo of Baking2Lover1 Baking2Lover1 on August 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Is there anything we can use instead of an egg?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 17, 2016 at 2:27 am

      Check out the egg substitute chart here on this website,
      Gemma 🙂

  130. Kerys on August 19, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Hi! We live at 7000 feet – do you know what adjustments I would need to make to the recipes? My daughter is big into baking and loves mug cakes!
    TIA x

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on August 20, 2016 at 5:11 am

      Hi Kerys, I do not know! I have no experience of high altitude baking, so i think it will be trial and error for you. i imagine that it will mean extended time 🙂

  131. Emily on September 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I absolutely love all of your microwave cakes and meals! I think they are amazing, and the fact that they are made in just minutes makes even better. Great job!

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 2, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Thank you for being with us Emily,
      Gemma 🙂

  132. Farheen on September 1, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Hey I made coffee mug cake it taste good but it was more gummy then sponge like when you bake in oven. Can you please tell me where I did wrong I kept it for 1mkn and 30sec.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 2, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Hi Farheen,
      It sounds like it was slightly over cooked! Check it by placing your finger on the top, if it feels firm it is baked, then let it stand at room temperature for about 1 minute,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Farheen on September 2, 2016 at 1:33 am

        Hey
        Thanks , it was firm from the top should I keep less then 1:30.

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 2, 2016 at 1:57 am

          Yes Farheen, stop the cooking when it is just firm,
          Gemma 🙂

  133. Farheen on September 2, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Can u also make some salty appetizer as well

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

      I will Farheen, on my list 🙂

  134. Sarah on September 10, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Hi Gemma! My coffee cake turned out over cooked, even though I tried my best. In the above comments, you say to check on it. How do you know if it is done? Is there a way to check?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on September 12, 2016 at 2:59 am

      Hi Sarah, this is the question everyone asks. As all microwaves tend to cook in their own way, according to technology, cook for 40 secs or so, open the oven, if the cake is baked it will be firm to the touch, if not cook for 10 secs more. This is a learning curve. allow to stand for one minute at the end too when the residual heat will continue ot cook the cake, Gemma 🙂

  135. GSR on October 12, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Hi gemma
    Your microwave recipes seem lovely. I recently bought an oven so will definitely try these recipes. I have a small request. Can you do a honey and lemon cake recipe? Or anything that’s based on that flavor.
    Thank you

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 12, 2016 at 2:09 am

      Hi there,
      I have added this request to my list, thank you, it is a popular flavor!
      Do try out the recipes, read your instruction book carefully first, it is important to understand how a microwave works!
      Gemma 🙂

  136. ashish on October 28, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Can we make cakes in grill microwave.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on October 29, 2016 at 1:22 am

      good question! You can make these mug recipes in the oven with the microwave only function selected.
      If your microwave oven can be used as a convection oven, then you can use it for lots of different recipes. Get hold of the instruction book for your model, dif it is not available to you, it may possibly be found online, just enter the make and model number in the google search bar! Gemma 🙂

  137. Jessica on November 24, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Can we replace the oats with just regular flour for the strawberry cobbler?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on November 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Hi Jessica, I did not try this, but It should work well for you, try it! Gemma 😉

      • Jessica on December 3, 2016 at 6:09 pm

        Hi Gemma
        I tried the strawberry cobbler with replacing the tablespoon of oats with flour and it was really good but the cobbler topping was more like powder than breadcrumbs
        Can I try using crushed nuts instead of the oats?

        • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on December 4, 2016 at 3:26 am

          Hi Jessica,
          Yes, why not, rock these up to suit your own taste,
          Gemma 🙂

  138. Saranya Pakalavan on February 9, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Is the Pineapple upside down cake supposed to be gooey? and the egg smells a lot.. Any suggestion?

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 9, 2017 at 6:40 am

      Hi there,
      If any cake is under-baked it will be gooey! It sounds like this is the problem for you.
      The shape of the mug you use will affect the cooking time, and the distribution of the heat too. I use a wide rather than deep mug, this works best for these recipes,
      Gemma 🙂

      • Saranya Pakalavan on February 9, 2017 at 8:35 pm

        Thanks for the quick reply 🙂 I’ll try in a different mug next time

  139. Swetha on February 9, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Hi Gemma ,
    Thank you for your recipes. Wonderful each one of them .

    I had a question. Can i use apple instead of pineapple in the upside down recipe ? Also, can i use only brown sugar instead of the white that is mentioned? will the consistency still remain same?

    Thank you

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on February 13, 2017 at 2:17 am

      Hi there,
      Yes, why not experiment with these recipes, there are few ingredients, and little waste. You can make these your own in this way,
      Gemma 🙂

  140. Kristine on March 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Hi Gemma,
    Today is my first time to try one of your good recepie, i really love how u make them so ill give a try. Im wondering if i could use baking soda instead of powder… ? well im not sure whats the difference between the 2 thou. Have u ever try using baking soda?
    Thank u

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on March 20, 2017 at 3:12 am

      Hi Kristine,
      There is a big difference between baking powder and baking soda.
      What is the difference between bicarbonate of soda/baking soda, and baking powder?
      Baking soda = bicarbonate of soda (Alkaline).
      Baking powder = Bicarbonate of soda + cream of tartar. ( alkaline + Acid)
      This is about balancing an alkaline with an acid – when you use soda alone – you usually use something like buttermilk or yogurt to balance it.
      So, if this is your choice you need to respect this rule, otherwise the cake will not rise,
      Gemma 🙂

  141. Tina Basu on April 19, 2017 at 10:22 am

    I am in a mug cake mode these days and I love all the recipes you have mentioned here Gemma, I have to start making some for myself and my little one.

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 20, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Hi Tina,
      The little ones love making these too, even the very little ones enjoy this, so get to it!
      Gemma 🙂

  142. Himani Wayland on April 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Those mug cakes were just awesome…They tasted so good and very simple to prepare them.I want you try some new flavors like bubblegum, marsh mellows and please can you also make an ice cream cake?
    All the best 🙂

    • Profile photo of Gemma Stafford Gemma Stafford on April 24, 2017 at 1:17 am

      Hi there,
      Thank you for your kind comments. Check out all of the recipes here on the website, there are loads of them!
      Bubblegum is an artificial flavor, which does not hold up too well in hot food. I do have an ice cream cake here on the website, you can search in the search bar!
      Gemma 🙂

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