9 Amazing Cakes You Can Make In A Mug

9 Amazing Cakes You Can Make in a Mug

Making a cake from scratch in five minutes (or less) might sound like a fantasy, but all it takes is a microwave and a mug.

Seriously, mix up a cake from scratch, or even stir up batter from a box, and see for yourself: Take your favorite coffee mug, and after a couple minutes you'll have yourself a puffy, moist, cake and almost zero clean up.

Just when you thought this couldn't get any easier, mug cakes are also incredibly customizable. You can add any nut, seed, sprinkle, even cookie butter, and you are guaranteed to have a satisfying and delicious dessert in minutes.

Also, note that there are a number of great things you can make with a mug and a microwave, but the mug cake is definitely a winner. So try one out, and if at first you don't succeed (which is almost impossible), don't worry because a minute of prep and a minute in the microwave is all it takes to try again!

1-Mug Cake

Here is the basic recipe to help you on your path to mug cake perfection; if you've got three minutes, you've got dessert.

For this basic mug cake recipe, click here.

Black Forest Mug Cake

"Warm, gooey chocolate cake, sweet sticky jam, fresh whipped cream, rich chocolate curls, and a cherry on top... who could want for more?" says Mima Sinclair, author of Mug Cakes.

For this recipe, click here.

Cranberry Champagne Mug Cake

This is a super simple mug cake recipe made with sparkling wine and prepackaged cake mix. It's elegant made easy — although I'm not sure I'd recommend using real Champagne in the mix! For this recipe, click here.

Guinness Mug Cake

The alcohol in boozy desserts usually evaporates as it bakes, which means all you are left with is  deep flavor — especially when you use a strong stout like Guinness. This cake is dense and moist, and is ready in a flash.

For this recipe, click here.

Honey Mug Cake

This recipe even instructs how to makes those adorable marzipan bees! It may take a little extra effort, but seeing your guests' eyes light up in delight will be totally worth it.

For this Honey Mug Cake, click here.

Nutella Mug Cake

The addition of Nutella in this mug cake recipe creates a decadently moist dessert that's ready in a flash... or shall we say zap?

Click here for the recipe.

Rocky Mountain Mocha Mug Cake

Adding coffee to chocolate-based baked goods dramatically enhances the chocolatey flavor. In an ode to Rocky Road ice cream, marshmallow, peanut, coffee, and chocolate combine for a quick and delicious cake.

Click here for the recipe.

Salted Caramel Mug Cake

Salt enhances the flavor of caramel and, it's really just the perfect combination of salty and sweet. This is a simple and decadent mug cake recipe made with devil's food cake, caramel, and pretzels. Find the recipe here.

Tres Leches Mug Cake

This is an ultra-simple, ultra-fast take on a traditional tres leches cake.

For this recipe, click here.