Mug Cake Recipes: Some Easy, Some Not, All Delicious!

It took me a minute or two to grasp the concept of a mug cake. These tasty treats evolved from the popularity of cupcakes. Some true genius decided to create a one person cake that could be mixed and microwaved in a coffee mug. Instant gratification at its best! Here’s a few of the best recipes I found on Pinterest:

NutellaNutella Mug Cake – There are many iterations of this classic. I liked this  version because it only had 6 ingredients (Nutella, egg, vanilla extract, almond meal, salt & chocolate chips) and takes one minute to cook! Scroll through the pictures to get to the recipe: Nutella Mug Cake from

Chocolate S’Mores Mug Cake– This is a bit more complicated than Mug Cakethe first recipe but my stomach growls just reading this recipe! Definitely add the graham cracker crust! Chocolate S’Mores Mug Cake from

4 Ingredient Mug Cake Need an EASY recipe? This recipe from is for you! Just add chocolate chips, skim milk,flour and baking powder!

Low Carb Protein Mug CakeAre you lactose intolerant? Do you have gluten issues? This Paleo recipe is simple and good for you! Low Carb Protein Mug Cake from Melfy Cooks Healthy.

collge care package ideaBerrylicious Microwave Minute Muffin – What a way to start the morning! Quick cook oats, an egg, blueberries, almond milk and Stevia! That’s it! Done and out the door in 5 minutes!

What are your favorite mug cake recipes? Have you tried any of these?

Mirth in a Box sells fun and unusual college care packages. We also have a great selection of coffee mugs!

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