How to make a mug cake in 10 minutes

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By Elochukwu Favour

When you get back from work or school and you are craving a delicious cake, you don't need to spend much time or money to bake a cake when you can easily make a yummy and soft mug cake. 

To bake a mug cake in less than 10 minutes, you need the following ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (you can increase or reduce your measurement depending on your taste) 

  • ½ tablespoon or 5 drops of vanilla essence (vanilla flavour can serve as a substitute for vanilla essence)

  • 3 tablespoons of warm liquid milk

  • 3-4 tablespoons of flour

  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder

  • Chocolate cookies, chips, or sprinkles (optional) 

PS: These are measurements for one large mug


  • Get a clean mug. Melt your butter and pour it into the mug. Add sugar. Mix properly. Add vanilla essence and mix. Add warm milk. 

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  • Sieve your flour and baking powder. Then, mix flour, baking powder, and vanilla essence/flavour together.

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  • Add the flour and baking powder mixture to the mug. Then stir in your mixed wet ingredients (butter, milk, and vanilla) properly. You can add chocolate chips or sprinkles if you want. 

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  • Then microwave with medium heat and allow to cook for 1 - 2 minutes.  

Your delicious cake is ready to eat. 

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If you don’t have a microwave, you could try this alternative method. However, it would take longer than 10 minutes. 

After mixing your ingredients, cover your mug with foil properly. Then place it in a pan or pot of boiling water. The water level should be at most half of the mug. 

Cover the pot or pan and allow it to cook for 10 mins. 

Your yummy mug cake is ready to eat. 

To learn how to bake other delicious cakes, take our Cake Baking and Decoration Course. Click here to get started.

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