Mug Cake Base Recipe

Those of you who have been reading our blog for the duration of its short (and sweet!) life so far, have most likely noticed our mission to try cook a microwave mug cake in all shapes and sizes and flavours.

I’ve been doing more research on all the mug cake recipes out there – and WOW I didn’t realise there are a lot out there – and all have slight variations of the basic ingredients.

Anyway, after a few nights making my own mug cakes (I was only testing, I promise) I’ve come with a variation that I think works the best. This recipe has been compiled from a few recipes out there. We’ll call this the Base Recipe.

Base Ingredients:
2 tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp self-raising flour
4-6 tbsp sugar (depends on how sweet you like your cake!)
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil (I prefer to use canola as it’s tasteless)
½ tsp vanilla essence

*if you’re making a chocolate cake, simply substitute 1-2 tbsp of the plain flour with cocoa powder

Base Method:
1. Sift flour into a large mug, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well with a fork until smooth.
2. You can taste your mixture at this stage and add more sugar if you want it sweeter, and/or add other ingredients to customise the flavour.
3. Cook in microwave at medium heat (I’d recommend 500-600 watts) for 1.5-2mins. That’s it!

Don’t be fooled by the amount of batter, because it will rise in the microwave (see our Red Velvet Cake monster). If you don’t have a giant mug, you can split the batter into two smaller mugs and cook them separately for about 80-90 secs each.

From here onwards, all you need to do is get creative with your flavours!

We tried smashing 4-5 Oreo cookies and putting the pieces into the mixture (we used half the batter – for the full recipe, try 10-12 Oreos). Voila, cookies & cream cake!!

– Nads

Oreos! These ones are Indo Oreos.

Smashed Oreos in the batter

Voila! Cookies & cream cake in a Mickey Mouse mug


6 thoughts on “Mug Cake Base Recipe

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