Coffee Mug Cake is quick and easy to prepare and, to the delight of the lazier among us, does not need to be baked in the oven. Ideal for when you get a sudden longing for something sweet, and for those who want to treat themselves to some extra pampering on a carefree Sunday at home, without the need for any expert baking skills. 


How to make Coffee Mug Cake


An apron, your favorite mug and a tablespoon, that’s all you’ll need for this recipe. Now let’s get down to the practical part.


Mix a whole egg directly into a coffee mug with sugar until well combined. Add the softened butter, stir, and add the other ingredients: flour, baking powder and sugar. Then add the espresso cup of coffee and mix everything together thoroughly. Heat the mug in microwave until cake is cooked in the middle, for about 1 minute or 1:30 minutes. A dusting of icing sugar and the coffee mug cake is ready to be enjoyed!


There’s a Coffee Mug cake to suit all tastes


There are lots of versions of mug cake: from coconut to double chocolate, and liqueur mug cake, with rum or brandy. If you love high-calorie desserts, the triple chocolate mug cake is definitely worth a try: just add a teaspoon of cocoa and dark, milk or white chocolate chips. But the real gem is the matcha tea mug cake, with a drop of white chocolate – a truly glamorous and trendy single-serve dessert.


Coconut mug cake


For the coconut version, replace the cocoa with the equivalent amount of coconut flour.


Double chocolate mug cake


For the double chocolate version, add finely chopped pieces of chocolate to the dough.


Liqueur mug cake


For the liqueur version, replace 3 teaspoons of water with 3 teaspoons of rum or brandy.


And for the final decoration, you can replace the icing sugar with whipped cream, Nutella, custard or whatever you prefer.


Coffee Mug cake: ingredients


- 1 cup of Lavazza coffee 

- 1 tablespoon of sugar

- 1 egg

- 1 tablespoon of seed oil

- 4 tablespoons of flour

- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder


Have you read our five no-bake dessert recipes? If you haven’t, discover them now and prepare to leave everyone speechless!