Who wouldn’t want their own personal cake? Quick to make, super tasty and just for you, that’s basically what makes a mug cake a hit among dessert lovers. Thanks to this mini size version, you now can fulfill your sweet cravings without making an entire cake and by cutting down baking time to just a few minutes. Whether you want to throw a quick teatime party for your family or just treat yourself to a breakfast-in-bed morning, you can always rely on mug cakes to save the day. Ahead we put together our top five recipes that you can whip together and bake, all under 7 mins. Fulfil your chocolate cravings, get your fruit fix, indulge in moist vanilla layers and more.

P.S: If you want to make it a little more indulgent, you can always top it with a scoop of ice cream.

Vanilla cinnamon mug cake



Ingredients
1 tbls butter
2 tbls sugar
1 egg
1 tbls yogurt
Few drops of vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/8 tsp baking powder

Crumb Topping
1 tbls butter
2 tbls flour
1 tbls brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Directions
Place butter in cup, then soften in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Stir in sugar until fluffy and creamy. Break egg and stir. Pour some (or all depending on your tastes) of the egg into your cup with sugar mixture and stir. Stir in yoghurt and vanilla. Add in flour and baking powders, stir well. In a separate cup, combine all topping ingredients and mix well. Add crumb topping mixture to cup on top of cake mixture. Microwave. Start with 1 minute, then 10 seconds more until it’s done to your liking. Let cool slightly, then devour.

Image and recipe by Pretty Prudent

Banana mug cake



Ingredients
3 tbls all-purpose flour
3 tbls brown sugar
1/2 tbls baking powder
A Dash of salt
1 tbls butter melted
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tbls milk
1 banana mashed
1/4 tbls vanilla

Glaze Topping
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tbls butter
1/4 tbls vanilla
Small splash of milk

Direction
In a mug itself mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in your butter, milk, banana, egg and vanilla until combined. Microwave for 3 minutes, checking halfway through. Let it sit and cool. For glaze, combine all ingredients in small bowl and microwave until bubbly. You may need to stop a few times as this likes to bubble very quickly. Keep microwaving for about 30 seconds to 1 minutes. Stir to combine completely. Drizzle over the top of the cake. Top with sliced bananas if desired and enjoy!

Image and recipe by Tornadough Alli

Chocolate mug cake



Ingredients
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbls unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 tbls granulated sugar (you can add 1 tbsp. more if you like it a bit sweeter)
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp milk
2 tbls vegetable oil
1 tbls chocolate spread or mini chocolate chips

Directions
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Whisk in the milk and vegetable oil until all ingredients are combined and batter has no clumps. Pour batter into a microwave-safe mug. You want enough head space for the cake to rise without pouring over. Add chocolate spread in the middle of the batter or mini chocolate chips. Just drop it in the middle, no need to push it down and sink it in the batter. It does that on its own when it cooks! Microwave mug cake for a minute and check if it’s done, of not, keep for few seconds more. Carefully remove from microwave and enjoy!

Image and recipe by Table For Two

Nutella oatmeal mug cake



Ingredients 
3 tbls milk
1 tbls
1 tbls sugar
3 tbls flour
1 1/2 tbls rolled oats
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional
A pinch of nutmeg, optional
1 tbls Nutella, or any chocolate-hazelnut spread, plus more to garnish

Direction
In a mug, whisk together milk, oil, and sugar. Whisk in the flour until smooth, then whisk in the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and nutmeg, if using. Dollop the Nutella on top and push in gently so it is partially submerged in the cake batter. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds, and then in 15-second bursts until the top looks dry and cooked and springs back when pressed with a finger.Let stand at least 5 minutes before eating, as the cake and Nutella center will be quite hot. Top with additional Nutella if feeling indulgent

Image and recipe by The Kitchn

Choco chip cookie mug cake



Ingredients
1 tbls butter
1 tbls granulated sugar
1 tbls brown sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
3 tsp all-purpose flour
1-2 tsp chocolate chips

Directions
Microwave butter in a mug until melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. With a spoon, mix in sugars, vanilla extract and salt until well-combined. Mix in egg yolk until no traces of the yolk are seen. Mix in flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, or a maximum of 50 seconds. Serve warm (maybe even with a dollop of ice cream).

Image and recipe by The Comfort Of Cooking

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