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How to make a Mug Cake From Scratch

Learn how to make a mug cake and have a delicious dessert in minutes. You can enjoy a single serve dessert quickly with this amazing mug cake recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to make a Mug Cake From Scratch
Servings: 1
Calories: 835kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • sprinkle of chocolate chips


  • Mix dry ingredients together in a large mug.
  • Add wet ingredients in the order listed: milk, oil, peanut butter, egg, vanilla. Mix until just moistened. Do not over mix.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips and give one good stir. I used a small palm-ful of chips.
  • Cook in microwave for 1 minute on high. Depending on the wattage of your microwave it my take a bit longer to cook. I used a 1200 watt microwave and my cake was done after 1 minute. If your cake is not done after 1 minute, continue to cook in 30 second intervals until cooked through.
  • This might not be a typical cake consistency for you as it is spongy more than moist. Believe me though, this is oh so delicious and definitely worth a try. Enjoy!


You can easily make a different type of cake with this recipe. Just switch a few ingredients depending on what you are in the mood for and have a delicious cake in minutes!


Calories: 835kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 313mg | Potassium: 580mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Calcium: 169mg | Iron: 3mg