I LOVE watching Masterchef but without fail, it makes me want to eat a little somethin’ sweet every night of the week. (A.K.A the Masterchef effect)

So, if you too are fancying a sweet treat – here’s SEVEN (yep, one for every night of the week) mug cake recipes you can whip up (read: whiz around the microwave) FAST.  Let’s just call them ‘ad break desserts’, shall we?

From an easy, four-ingredient molten Nutella lava mug cake recipe to a jam doughnut in a mug – we have them ALL. Elastic waist pants will be required, as well as a tub of ice cream to act as a side dish.


7 Mug Cake Recipes For a Quick-Sticks Dessert Fix

Possibly the greatest thing about mug desserts is that they are a small-scale dessert, which means you barely need any ingredients. Only got have half a cup of flour? You’re fine. Got a tablespoon of cocoa left in the tin? Perfect.

1. Vanilla funfetti mug cake

This is a great one for the kids or for those who like their desserts pretty and fun. Let’s face it sprinkles make everything snazzy, plus LOOK HOW CUTE IT IS. This vanilla mug cake recipe is perfect for lovers of the classics.

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.

2. Molten Nutella lava mug cake

Technically not a microwave dessert, but who can resist Nutella anything? This molten Nutella lava mug cake recipe is eggless (woot!) and uses just FOUR ingredients. Talk about living your best choc-hazelnut-spread-loving life.

TIME TO COOK: 18 minutes in the oven.

3. Jam doughnut mug cake

Well isn’t this a little mug full of genius? This jam doughnut mug cake recipe, or a mugnut as it’s been labelled by its creator, looks to be VERY promising indeed. Fluffy cake, cinnamon sugar and a big ol’ dollop of jam oozing from the middle. YES PLEASE.

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.

4. Peanut butter and choc-chip mug cake

Forever and always a fan of Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, I naturally have very high hopes for this creation. And the peanut butter and choc-chip mug cake recipe definitely delivers the goods. I’m amping up my peanut butter supply and hiding the chocolate from the kids as we speak.

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.

5. Bread and butter mug pudding

This classic dessert takes me back to my grandmother’s kitchen table. But now it’s in an all-new mug form. Yasssss mate, a bread and butter pudding mug cake recipe for all!

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.

6. Sticky date mug pudding

C’mon now, don’t say I’m not delivering the dessert goods with the inclusion of a sticky date mug pudding recipe. A beautifully sweet, buttery pud, dotted with delicious dates and doused in caramel sauce. Spoon, please. YUM.

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.

7. Chocolate self-saucing mug pudding

This ol’ favourite is just the ticket for finishing up dessert week, am I right? A chocolate self-saucing mug pudding recipe, which is both decadent and saucy. It’s sure to be loved by all. And if it’s plain chocolate mug cake you want, we have that too!

TIME TO COOK: Less than 5 minutes in the microwave.


Mug cake cooking tips:

  • Use a big cup, bigger than you think you need. That way nothing will spill over, causing a catastrophic clean up for the microwave AND you’ll always have room for cream or ice cream. #priorities
  • Use microwave safe cups. Don’t use anything with gold details – they cause dangerous fireworks.
  • Be careful! Use an oven mitt to remove the cup from the microwave, ceramic cups get HOT.

For another super fast and mighty delicious dessert, check out this Kmart sandwich maker dessert hack!

Author

South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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