Mug Cakes are God’s gift to the dessert world. If you’re new to mug cakes, get ready for your dessert game to be changed forever. I’m about to share some of my all-time favourite mug cake recipes that are not only simple, delicious and easy to make – but they’re healthy too!

Mug Cakes are perfect for those moments when sweet cravings strike or you’re in the mood for a quick treat, you really can’t go wrong with a cake that’s ready in under 5 minutes. With a handful of pantry staples, a mug, and a microwave, you can effortlessly whip up moist and decadent mug cakes that nourish your soul and your body. If you’re looking for a healthy mug cake recipe, a vegan mug cake recipe, or even just a simple but delicious one, you’ve come to the right place!

Healthy Carrot Cake in a Mug.

what is a mug cake?

Mug cakes have become a beloved solution for those spontaneous sweet cravings, offering a quick and effortless route to indulgence. These single-serving desserts come together in mere minutes, making them an ideal option for those moments when a dessert craving strikes unexpectedly. The process involves whisking the ingredients together in a bowl or directly in the mug, popping it into the microwave, and voilà—a delicious, freshly baked cake emerges, ready to be enjoyed straight from the mug.

My mug cake recipes are obviously also healthy! They’re made with simple nourishing ingredients, but they still taste exactly like cake, and they will undoubtedly satisfy your cravings while also nourishing your body.

how to make a mug cake

All my mug cakes start with the same ingredient base (see specific blog posts for substitutions):

  • Flour: I use whole wheat flour as it contains more nutrients, protein, and fibre compared to refined white flour.
  • Sugar: I use coconut sugar to keep this mug cake refined sugar-free.
  • Baking Powder: This is the raising agent and is what makes the mug cake nice and fluffy.
  • Salt: Always, ALWAYS add a pinch of salt to anything sweet as it enhances the flavours.
  • Oil: While it is possible to make this mug cake oil-free, I prefer it with oil as it turns out more moist and decadent. I use extra virgin olive oil, which has many health benefits.
  • Milk: To bring the cake batter to the right consistency, milk will do the trick.

The BEST Mug Cake Recipes:

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

The simplest mug cake of them all – a light and fluffy, slightly sweet cake packed with chocolate chips – you really can’t go wrong with a Chocolate Chip Mug Cake! I bet you already have all the ingredients ready to go!

Carrot Cake in a Mug

If you’re a fan of Carrot Cake (who isn’t?) you will ADORE this Carrot Cake Mug Cake – made with simple, nourishing ingredients and ready in under 5 minutes, this is seriously a must-try recipe.

Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

When you can’t decide if you want hot chocolate or chocolate cake – combine the two and make a Hot Chocolate Mug Cake! Rich and moist chocolate sponge cake topped with chocolate chips and marshmallows – any hot chocolate lover’s dream!

Apple Cake in a Mug

This Apple Mug Cake is for you if you want a comforting cake that tastes like apple cobbler (it really does!) Vanilla Sponge with Cinnamon and Apples – this mug cake is perfect if you prefer a fruity dessert over a chocolate dessert!

So – what are you waiting for? GO MAKE SOME HEALTHY MUG CAKES! Don’t forget to let me know below or on FacebookInstagram or Pinterest if you try any of the recipes! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and see your photos!

Mug Cake Recipes Pinterest.