Coffee Cake in a Cup Recipe You Can Make in Under 5 Minutes (PHOTOS)

coffee cake in a cup

I don’t love chocolate. BLASPHEMY, I KNOW! It just doesn’t do it for me, what can I say? I do, however, love me some cinammon. And some crumbles. And some crumb-topping, if you will. Is anyone with me?

But okay, I don’t always feel like making a giant coffee cake and eating it for three days straight until it’s gone. No, wait, that’s a lie. I do want to do that, but it’s really for the best if I can just make a single-serve coffee cake. Reduces temptation, right?

So I messed around with ingredients, a measuring spoon, and a microwave to see if I could create a crumbly, cinnamony coffee cake in a cup that could be made in a microwave in about five minutes at 11 p.m. while I watched The Notebook for the 5,000th time (hey girl, don’t even try to pretend you don’t love Ryan Gosling, I won’t hear it).


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For the cake:

• 1 Tbsp butter

• 2 Tbsp sugar

• 1/2 or 1 whole egg

• 2 Tbsp sour cream

• Few drops vanilla

• 1/4 cup flour

• 1/8 tsp baking powder

For the crumb topping:

• 1 Tbsp butter

• 2 Tbsp flour

• 1 Tbsp brown sugar

• 1 tsp cinnamon


1. Put 1 Tbsp butter in a cup, and soften in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Don't melt, just soften.

2. Stir in 2 Tbsp sugar until it's fluffy and creamy, about 30 seconds.

3. Add 1/2 or a whole egg, depending on your tastes, and stir.

4. Mix in 2 Tbsp sour cream and a few drops of vanilla.

For the rest of this adorably delicious coffee cake in a cup recipe, head over to Pretty Prudent.

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