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Microwave Mug Sponge Cake - Thee perfect single serve dessert that can be made in less than 5 minutes in the microwave
Microwave Mug Sponge Cake
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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 672 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 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
  1. Place the butter in a large mug and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the egg* and whisk it in with a fork.

  3. Stir in the milk, vanilla, almond and sugar.
  4. Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge. When ready to serve microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
  6. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Microwave Mug Sponge Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 Mug Cake)
Calories 672 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 16.6g104%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 248.1mg83%
Sodium 440.1mg19%
Potassium 126.2mg4%
Carbohydrates 89g30%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 53.1g59%
Protein 12.1g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.