14 Quick and Easy Microwave Mug Recipes

Ready in 5 Minutes or Less

Nutella Mug Cake

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When you crave a sweet treat or a warm and comforting breakfast or snack but can't stand the thought of cooking, that's the time to reach for your favorite mug. With our clever microwave mug recipes, all you need are a few basic ingredients and your microwave oven to satisfy a comfort food craving.

Not only are these mug recipes super-delicious, but they can all be made in five minutes or less. From a nearly instant birthday cake alternative, to summery mug fruit pies, to brunch-worthy mug French toast, it's amazing what you can do with a microwave. Once you've tried these insanely easy mug recipes you may never want to pull out a cake pan or casserole dish again. 

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    Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

    hot chocolate mug cake finished

    The Spruce / Karen Hibbard

    Cuddle up with this hot chocolate mug cake on a chilly night. Add some marshmallows and you won't believe how much this cake tastes like an actual cup of the classic winter drink.

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    Mug French Toast

    Mug French Toast

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg

    When you want an effortless breakfast in bed, try our microwave mug French toast. It tastes just like everyone's favorite weekend brunch dish and comes together in five minutes, so you don't have to wake up early. The recipe is even easy enough for kids who are comfortable using the microwave, making it a great idea for Mother's Day.

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    Gluten-Free Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

    Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake with Almond Flour served with ice cream

    The Spruce / Julia Estrada

    A moist and fudgey chocolate cake is one of life's great pleasures. This easy microwave mug cake uses coconut flour so it's gluten-free, although you would never know it from the taste. Slice some seconds off the microwave cook time if you like to end up with a gooey, molten lava mug cake.

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    Nutella Mug Cake

    4-ingredient Nutella mug cake

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    This gloriously simple recipe puts you just 60 seconds away from a super indulgent dessert. It's great for Nutella lovers looking to satisfy a craving in a hurry. With four ingredients you probably already have on hand, this Nutella mug cake is the perfect sweet treat for one.

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    Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

    Snickerdoodle mug cake

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Snickerdoodles are a classic holiday cookie, with the combination of sugar and cinnamon evoking images of snowy landscapes and roaring fires. This snickerdoodle mug cake makes it easy to enjoy these simple flavors any time of year. The batter is layered with cinnamon sugar, assuring the cookie's signature taste is savored in every bite.

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    Fudgy Microwave Mug Brownies

    Fudgy microwave mug brownies

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    If you're more of a pastry person than an all-out confectionary, try your hand at these fudgy microwave mug brownies for an easy afternoon treat. Brewed coffee is the secret to getting a deeper, richer cocoa flavor.

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    Blueberry Crumble Mug Pie

    Blueberry Crumble Mug Pie

    The Spruce / Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg

    When you are struck by a desire for blueberry pie out of season, this microwave mug pie is just the ticket. It's miles easier to assemble than a traditional pie and can be made at any time of year with frozen berries plus a few other ingredients you likely already stock in your kitchen.

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    Caramel Apple Mug Cake

    Caramel apple mug cake

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    In just under two minutes you can have a single serving of warm, gooey caramel apple cake. Throw these simple ingredients into a mug and top it all off with a crumbly streusel and syrupy sauce.

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    Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

    Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake

    The Spruce / Julia Estrada

    A classic chocolate cake is hard to beat. Try your hand at the ultimate classic and the origin of all mug cakes with this simple dessert for one. We recommend dusting the top with some powdered sugar for a nice finish.

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    Mug Pie

    cherry mug pie with ice cream

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    This 3-minute dessert is everything you love about summer fruit pie, in easy microwave mug cake form. Your choice of canned fruit filling goes into the mug, along with a classic crumble topping you can mix up in under a minute. Top it with a dollop of whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream, for a truly pie-like experience.

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    Coffee Mug Cake

    Microwave Mug Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel

    The Spruce/Kristina Vanni & Eric Kleinberg

    Do you enjoy a slice of streusal-topped coffee cake with your morning cup of Joe? Now you can satisfy your desire for the popular coffeehouse treat, without even getting dressed. Our easy microwave mug coffee cake relies on a packaged cake mix, is ready to eat in 2 minutes, and sure beats lining up.

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    Chocolate Coconut Microwave Mug Cake

    Chocolate coconut mug cake

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    This chocolate coconut cake recipe includes shredded coconut for a sweet little twist on the standard chocolate cake mix. Try it with a coconut-based frosting and sprinkle a few flakes on top for a fancy garnish.

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    Keto Birthday Mug Cake

    Keto Mug Birthday Cake

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    Party like it's your birthday with our funfetti birthday mug cake. It's sized for one, so you don't have to share with anybody. It also tastes just like the vanilla cake with sprinkles you enjoyed as a kid but is made without the usual wheat and sugar for those eating keto or avoiding carbs.

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    Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    Peanut Butter Mug Cake

    The Spruce / Julia Estrada

    Satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter cravings with this ultra-quick and easy mug cake. It's perfect for when your sweet tooth strikes but you don't want to make a whole dessert or have leftovers.