Mug Cakes & Meals

Microwave Mug Sponge Cake

4.37 from 376 votes
Enjoy a delicious, light mug cake recipe in minutes with my single-serving Microwave Mug Sponge Cake recipe!
Microwave Mug Sponge Cake - Thee perfect single serve dessert that can be made in less than 5 minutes in the microwave

Hi Bold Bakers!

When it comes to a mug cake recipe, I have tried them all. From Bold flavors like my Funfetti Mug Cake to a Microwave Mug Brownie, I pride myself on having created almost 100 Mug Recipes for you. Now I’ve taken my Mug Meals magic to the next level by creating mug cakes that can be prepared in advance!

My Microwave Sponge Cake in a Mug is one of my new favorites. The beauty of this recipe is you will never have to worry that your sweet tooth will go unsatisfied again with a microwave cake you can make in minutes.

How Do You Make Mug Sponge Cake?

My Microwave Mug Sponge Cake could not be more authentic. Made from all the usual suspects for cake recipes — like butter, flour, sugar, vanilla and almond extract — this lovely sweet cake with that special soft texture is the perfect end to any day.

[ In the mood for Chocolate? Try my 1-Minute Nutella Brownie In A Mug! ]

Now instead of making a whole cake you can have just 1 serving in no time at all. And this cake batter can sit in its little mug in the fridge for up to 3 days, so you can enjoy a single-serving treat anytime!

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How Long Does Mug Sponge Cake Take To Cook?

Whenever I just need a little something sweet I pop this mug cake in the microwave for about 1 minute. I have to say the only thing more satisfying than cake, is cake cooked in minutes. I top off my lovely sponge cake just like I would a traditional one: with loads of whipped cream and fresh berries.

I can’t wait for you all to treat yourself to my Microwave Mug Sponge Cake!

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Get More Microwave Mug Cake Recipes!

You can get almost 100 more Mug Cakes & even savory mug recipes on my Gemma’s Mug Meals Collection page!

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Microwave Mug Sponge Cake

4.37 from 376 votes
Enjoy a delicious, light mug cake recipe in minutes with my single-serving Microwave Mug Sponge Cake recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Enjoy a delicious, light mug cake recipe in minutes with my single-serving Microwave Mug Sponge Cake recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons (1oz/30g) butter
  • 1 large egg*
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract , optional
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Tiny pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Place the butter in a large mug and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  • Add the egg* and whisk it in with a fork.
  • Stir in the milk, vanilla, almond and sugar.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
  • Cover and place in the fridge. When ready to serve microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  • Top with whipped cream and fresh berries and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get almost 100 more Mug Recipes on Gemma's Mug Meals Collection page!
*Replacing Eggs: You can replace the eggs in this recipe by following my Egg Substitutes Chart.

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Ellie
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Ellie
4 months ago

Are they Supposed to explode??!😳😂😅😭😭

Chloe
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Chloe
7 months ago

Didn’t like the taste of the mugcake however making it was easy but was unsure on the wattage of the microwave too and was a bit eggy for my liking.

LeighAnn Carey
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11 months ago

I baked it for 2 mins 20 seconds in the microwave and it came out PERFECTLY. Much love from South Africa.

Archana
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1 year ago

My 9 yr old daughter, Chandana absolutely loves your YouTube Channel. She keeps on surprising me by making these mug cakes and meals for me, for New year, for my birthday and for Mothers day. I really cant thank you enough for sharing such easy recipes with us all. God Bless You and hope you have a wonderful 2019 ahead!

PS: Its her birthday on March 18th and can you mention her name in any of your new videos. I am sure that would be a wonderful surprise for her. Her fav is cookies and cream 🙂

Cheers
Archana

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Annointed
3 months ago

I love it can’t wait to try

Mumchef
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Mumchef
1 month ago

A winning recipe that produces a light sponge in under two minutes. I used light brown sugar which worked beautifully.
I flavoured mine with almond essence, also spooned some strawberry jam at the bottom of the mug before cooking. When it was done I drizzled some maple syrup over the top, served with dairy free ice cream and shared it with my teen daughter! Two happy ladies :}

Kari
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Kari
4 months ago

Surprisingly good. Don’t know that I’d call the presentation restaurant quality, and maybe more eggy than typical cake, but even with coconut oil dubbed for butter (ran out of butter) it was kinda tasty and fun 🙂

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Jihan Briones
6 months ago

Hi! What would be the temperature of the microwave because what i have is low, m. medium, medium, m. high and high. As well as in cooking cheesecake, what would be it’s temp setting too? Would be happy to hear your response. Thank you so much!☺️

Catherine O'Neill Edwards
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Catherine O'Neill Edwards
1 month ago

Texture of slippery rubber.

Talcfour
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Talcfour
3 months ago

Fantastic! I needed to microwave for slightly longer though.

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