Trying Mugcakes For The First Time [3 Recipes]

Hey girl hey. And boy.

Fall officially started yesterday and what better way to spend your fall days then reading a book and sipping your…..mugcake. I’ve seen mug cakes trending around Youtube for a year now and thought you know what? I think it’s time I actually put these to the test. Surely a cake can’t be made within 5 minutes of prep time and one minute of heat, right? Well it turns out I really underestimated microwaves and thought I’d share the easiest 3 recipes I found that worked with the ingredients I had in my house. Was it tasty? Was it awful? Keep reading to find out.


1. Chocolate Fudge

The first mugcake I ever tried was from Spice Bangla who posted this super easy to follow mugcake here. I decided to give it a shot and this is what happened.

What You Need

  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence (I used vanilla powder)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 20 gram milk chocolate chunks (I used chocolate chip)

Step 1 – Mix all dry ingredients


Step 2 – Mix all your wet ingredients.


Step 3 – Microwave!

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idk what this gif is but you’re welcome

Now I forgot to take an after photo but here are my thoughts:

This. was. too. sweet. for. me. Like I took one bite and omlll it was so moist. Now my little brother has the biggest sweet tooth so he LOVED this but I only have a COLD sweet tooth for things like ice cream and cheesecakes so….this was a no. The texture was really good though and it felt like a real cake. I might just add vanilla ice cream next time.

2. Chocolate Banana 

I was so shook to see how easy this was and decided to try it out.

What You Need

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Step 1 – Mix dry ingredients followed by wet ingredients

Step 2 – Microwave for a minute


My Thoughts: This. was. terrible. It took ages to put it back in the microwave for intervals and ugh! I think the eggs threw me off and I just felt uneasy eating it. I did eventually have to dump it in the garbage for my own health’s sake but I just mess up everything I make and this isn’t any different. You can try it out but recipes with eggs in a microwave haven’t been going too well for me.

3. Chocolate Jam

What You Need

  • 2 Tablespoons of self raising flour (OR 2 tbsp of normal flour, a pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp of baking powder)
  • 2 Teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of oil
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of choc chips
  • Jam of choice

Step 1 – Mix. Mix. Mix (except the jam, just plop it on in the end)

I told you my brother had a sweet tooth.

Step 2 – Microwave


Thoughts: This was my favourite because it was light enough to take a few bites of but again, it was too sweet for me. My brother devoured it in seconds though. Seriously, I’m going to give everything that I fail to him.


Anddd that’s all for today. We should do salty microwave recipes next time!

Have you ever tried mugcakes?

What is your favourite mugcake recipe?

Do you have a sweet tooth? Scale of 1 – 10?

I’ll see you on Friday.

Bayyy. 💞

24 thoughts on “Trying Mugcakes For The First Time [3 Recipes]

  1. Jo says:

    ahhh i have tried mugcakes
    i broke the microwave.
    but now i want to try again.
    also i getchu on sweet teeth XD my brotherinlaw is the exact same it is intolerable sometimes

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  2. IntrovertedFrog says:

    I have made the recipes from American Girl Magazine (I’m 16 don’t judge me please) and they’re pretty good! The only one I didn’t like from the six mugcake flavors they gave was pumpkin spice but that’s probably because I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin in general.

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    • Bayance says:

      Hahahha I better check out that magazine if those mugcakes turned bom. I don’t like pumpkin spice too much either but ooh can you send me the link? (Unless it’s a physical magazine)


  3. Elizabeth Webel says:

    I have a chocolate mug cake I use, and it is SO AMAZING! It’s moist, but not sticky–it’s sweet but not TOO sweet and it tastes like an oven-baked cake. It’s dense, rich chocolate and I love it!! It does use one egg though, so that might throw you off. However, it’s actually really easy to make, so just make sure you stir it nice and good, use a pretty big mug, and leave it in the microwave for 3.5 minutes, NOT 2 minutes like it says on the recipe.

    If you want, I can share my recipe with you (:

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    • Bayance says:

      YES. YES. YES. THIS SOUNDS AMAZING! Wow sorry I got really excited but all my mugcakes are really sticky 😂 Please share the recipe if you can – I’d love to try it


      • Elizabeth Webel says:

        Ok, here we go (FYI, I’m def gonna put this recipe on my blog later heehee):
        5 tablespoons (tb) sugar, 1/4 c. flour, 3 tb. milk, 3 tb. olive/vegetable oil (doesn’t matter I find), 2 tb. cocoa powder, 1 (SMALL, trust me, small) egg, 1 dash vanilla (just get the vanilla bottle and tip it down and up really really fast and say DASSSHHHH in a super cool whisper voice and you should have enough… that’s what I do), 1 pinch salt

        Mix everything in a pretty big mug, and mix it GOOD! Otherwise you’ll get bits of flour in your cake–blegh. Anyways, stick it in the microwave for like three minutes (at least that’s how long I do it) and when it’s done, let it cool for like two minutes, then tip the mug over a plate and the thing will just plop out of the mug. I would wait a few minutes before eating it cuz it’s still hot, but it’ll be a nice moist cake that’s not sticky and looks like it’s made of rubber (:

        Tell me what you think when you make it!! (: Actually, I’m gonna go write the blog post about this cake now, so you can comment on there if ya like?

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      • Elizabeth Webel says:

        Hey, so my parents want me to make my blog private (I understand, though, and I’m cool with it). But the only way you can see my blog now is if I send you a viewer invite. Would you like one?


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