Perfect Vanilla Cake-in-a-Mug Recipe You Can Cook in the Microwave

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mug cakeDoes someone need a special treat today? Might that someone be you? We love these cake-in-a-mug recipes we keep finding. They're so simple and quick, and they make just the perfect amount. But for a change, here's a non-chocolate mug cake. How about some spongy vanilla yellow cake -- with a few ideas for variations since it's such a versatile flavor. This is another one you make in the microwave. You're just minutes away from celebrating your happy un-birthday!

Yellow Cake in a Mug via Sparkpeople


2 tbsp flour

1.5 tbsp sugar

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

2 tbsp milk

3/4 tbsp oil

1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Now add in the milk, oil and vanilla. Spray a little bit of PAM into your coffee mug. Pour the batter into mug. Bake in microwave at high power for 1 minute. If the cake is not completely cooked, bake for 15 second intervals until it is done. 

Ideas for different flavors: Bake yellow cake and when its ready, cut in half. Sprinkle some cinnamon sugar in the middle. If you are going to eat the whole thing, replace the top part and sprinkle more cinnamon sugar on it. Add in .5 tsp coffee (instant or regular) and .5 tsp cocoa. Add 1 tsp cocoa to batter.

Number of Servings: 2


Image via Bianca Morales/Flickr


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LBevi... LBevilacqua

Mmm, that was delicious. I added a bit of minty Ghiradelli cocoa to it.

Sligh... SlightlyPerfect

I am so making this for DD later today!

Matthew Adams

i made it and it was by far the BEST mug cake i have ever had,it was not rubbery at all and tasted awesome

nonmember avatar gooby

i dont know what the fuck you guys are talking about
all i got was this little vanilla shit
it smelled and was gross


nonmember avatar Lovely

Yes it comes out small all you have to do is double it. And it tasted delicious! If it's gross then you probably did something wrong!

nonmember avatar S

This definitely does not serve two, unless the mugs you are using happen to be demitasses. I doubled the recipe and added a 1/2 tsp of matcha powder to each serving because I had a craving for a green tea flavored dessert. The texture of the cake was good, but I can't imagine it would've had much flavor unless I added more (in my case, matcha). I will use this recipe as a base for other flavors in the future though, particularly since most mug cake recipes call for an egg - an ingredient I might not always want to use.

nonmember avatar Jess

I agree with gooby... all I got was a little shrivelled up rubbery vanilla shit in the bottom of the cup. Tasted alright..

nonmember avatar Laura

Quick and easy. Used splenda instead of sugar, and whole wheat flour. Tasted great!

nonmember avatar Adora

I used a dash of cinnamon instead of vanilla and sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top at the end and it was the perfect coffee cake for one .

nonmember avatar Leah

Wasn't your typical cake but still good.

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