Quick & Easy! Make Your Own Mug Cake

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They are THE absolute trend among cake fans who don’t have much time but still want to enjoy a delicious pastry: mug cakes. The mini cakes from the cup have their origin – how could it be otherwise – in the USA and are now becoming increasingly popular in Germany, so well-known food companies have already included the cupcake in their range and offer various baking mixes in the supermarkets. But of course, you can also make the delicious creations yourself. We’ll tell you how to make mug cakes yourself.

They succeed in no time at all and taste simply delicious: mug cakes are the latest craze and are extremely popular with baking fans worldwide! The mini cakes, which are cooked in the microwave, are considered a real treat and can be spooned straight out of the cup. You don’t need a scale or a mixer to prepare it. All you need is a little imagination! Would you like to make a mug cake yourself? Then get started right away.

It does not require many ingredients – you can design and develop the cakes according to your preferences. And best of all: A mug cake is only one portion, which is extremely figure-friendly. Because unlike with an ordinary cake or a tart, you can’t just order a second helping…

Make mug cake yourself – the basic recipe

For 1 portion or 1 mug of cake

  • 30 grams of butter
  • 1 egg (M)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 tbsp cream
  • 5 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For the topping

  • powdered sugar
  • optional chocolate glaze.


1. Melt butter in the microwave. Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the pulp. In a large mug, beat the egg vigorously with the sugar and the vanilla pulp; Gradually add all the other ingredients, including the melted butter, while stirring constantly.

2. Place the cup, including the liquid content, in the microwave at 800 watts for around 2 minutes so that the dough rises.

3. Take the mug out of the microwave (caution: the handle is hot) and sprinkle chocolate icing or some icing sugar over it.

The nice thing about this basic recipe is that you can adapt it to your own preferences – for example, add cocoa powder (3 tablespoons), work a few drops of chocolate into the dough, use colorful sprinkles or brittle as a topping, and and and… If you want, you can use the cake also put on a little cream or garnish it with a fruity sauce. There are no limits to your ideas! Another tip: If the mug cake appears a bit dry, this is usually due to the individual microwave setting. Here it helps to approach the ideal result or to add a little milk (2 teaspoons) when preparing the dough. Work out your favorite mug cake creation and tell us your favorite recipe! We are excited…

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