5 easy mug cupcake recipes that will blow your mind!

We’re all huge suckers for cupcakes and there’s no doubt that this post will satisfy every taste. We’ve stumbled upon those great mug cupcakes that will take less time and hassle for you to enjoy a delicious treat of your own creation!

Mug Cupcakes

Without further ado, here are 5 recipes to some of the most delicious cupcakes:

 Apple crumble mug cake


apple crumble

Cake ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 rich tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Crumble topping:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar


  1. In a small mug, mix together dry ingredients very well.
  2. Add applesauce and mix until just combined (it will be thick and sticky) and then add vegetable oil, milk and vanilla and stir until wet.
  3. For the crumble: In a separate bowl, combine 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of brown sugar with a fork until combined. Add it on top of the mix.
  4. Microwave on high for about 45 seconds.
  5. You can serve it with ice cream and salted caramel sauce

Chocolate banana mug cake (Gluten-free!)

Banana and chocolate cake

Cake ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Mash the banana in a large mug with a fork.
  2. Add the peanut butter and egg, mix thoroughly.
  3. Stir in the sugar and cocoa and beat until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter between two mugs.
  5. Microwave separately for 1 minutes each until risen and firm.
  6. Best eaten straight away

Red velvet mug cake

red velvet

Cake ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoon flour
  • 4 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk (use sour cream or yogurt if not available)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring


  1. Mix all the wet ingredients together into an big mug using a fork until batter is smooth.
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  3. Cook in microwave for 50 seconds.
  4. Let the cake cool slightly before adding any frosting.

Rainbow mug cake



Cake ingredients:

  • ½ cup (100g) white sugar
  • 1 stick (100g) butter, softened at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cups (110g) All purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, and blue food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and butter together using a hand whisk for about 3 minutes or until light in color and fluffy in texture.
  2. Crack in an egg, mix in well, and follow with the next egg then pour in the vanilla extract. Beat for another minute until well combined.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients until just combined. Be sure not to over mix.
  4. Divide the mixture as evenly as you can between 5 bowls.
  5. Add a couple of drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix very gently.
  6. Spoon the colors between the 4 mugs one spoonful at a time. Lay the different colored cake batter on top to create a marbled effect.

Rainbow mix

  1. Microwave for 45 seconds.
  2. Decorate your cake with your frosting of choice.

Funfetti mug cake

Funfetti cupcake1


Funfetti cupcake

Cake ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons (60g) unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (50g) self-rising flour (or add 2 tsp of baking powder to 150g/1 cup of plain flour)
  • A tiny pinch of salt


  1. Place the butter in a large mug and microwave it for 20 to 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the egg and whisk with a fork.
  3. Stir in the milk, vanilla, and sugar.
  4. Add the flour and salt. Mix the batter with a fork until smooth.
  5. Divide the batter between two mugs. Microwave separately for 50 seconds each until risen.

While attempting those delicious recipes, note that every microwave has different settings so the cooking time may vary. Be sure to keep an eye on it so you make sure it won’t over cook. Also, avoid over mixing the batter.

We hope you give those simple recipes a try and share the results with us. 🙂

Happy cooking!