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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
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

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*Replacing Eggs: You can replace the eggs in this recipe by following my Egg Substitutes Chart.