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The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

This is a super easy and incredibly soft and moist mug cake recipe that can be ready in less than 5 minutes. Just add all of the ingredients to a mug, mix them together, and microwave!

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

The vanilla mug cake recipe is very versatile because you can add chopped fresh fruits (like strawberries or bananas), raisins, nuts, or chocolate chips.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour: We’ve used all-purpose flour, but you can also use white wheat flour or cake flour.
  • Granulated sugar: You can adjust the level of sweetness.
  • Baking powder: Leavening agent that helps mug cake to rise.
  • Salt: Balances the taste.
  • Egg: Creates the texture of the mug cake. It’s best to use room-temperature eggs.
  • Butter and milk: Add moisture to the mug cake.
  • Vanilla extract: Gives incredible vanilla flavor.
  • Sprinkles: Optional.

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

How to make a vanilla mug cake?

  1. In a mug, combine the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt).
  2. Add an egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk with a fork or a hand mini whisk to combine.
  3. Add sprinkles to the batter. Mix together.
  4. Microwave for 60-90 seconds until the cake rises and sets. Let the mug cake rest for 30 seconds in the microwave before taking it out. Then, top with more sprinkles and enjoy!

Vanilla cake in a mug can be a perfect choice for a quick breakfast, a snack, or even a mini birthday cake. You can decorate it with more sprinkles, and whipped cream, or just insert a birthday candle into the mug cake.

Suggestions and Toppings ideas:

  • You can use any sprinkles you have for this vanilla mug cake recipe.
  • Dust some powdered sugar on top of the vanilla cake in a mug;
  • Top the mug cake with whipped cream or frosting.

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

Tips for the BEST mug cake:

  1. You can use white chocolate chips instead of sprinkles.
  2. Don’t overcook vanilla cake in a mug. Depending on your microwave, start with 60 seconds. Let it rest for 30 seconds and check for doneness.
  3. Don’t overmix the batter for mug cake or it will turn out dense.
  4. If you don’t have an egg for this vanilla mug cake recipe, just add more milk and butter to the batter.

How to store:

Usually, I make this vanilla cake in a mug to eat it right away, but if you’ve prepared it in advance, you can store the mug cake in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Just let the mug cake cool completely after cooking. Then, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

This is a super easy and incredibly soft and moist mug cake recipe which can be ready in less than 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour;
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar;
  • ¼ tsp baking powder;
  • pinch of salt;
  • 1 small egg, at room temperature;
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted;
  • 1 tbsp milk;
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract;
  • 1 tsp sprinkles.

Instructions

  1. In a mug, combine the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt).


  2. Add an egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract. Whisk with fork or a mini whisk to combine.


  3. Add sprinkles to the batter. Mix together.


  4. Microwave for 60-90 seconds until the cake rises and sets. Let the mug cake rest for 30 seconds in the microwave. Then, top with more sprinkles and enjoy!

    The Moistest Vanilla Mug Cake
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 393Total Fat: 16.8gSaturated Fat: 8.7gCholesterol: 169mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 52.8gFiber: 0.9gSugar: 28.3gProtein: 8.5g

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Ms. T

Friday 28th of April 2023

I tried to make this cake today with my students in introduction to culinary. My first attempt was the demo. Once the egg was added, the batter became very jiggly. I brushed it off considering I followed the recipe to a t. I inserted my cake into the microwave for about 1:20 minute. Once I removed the cake out the microwave. The bottom was raw and the cake was extremely hard, tough, and dry. It was a sponge- like texture. I am very underwhelmed with this recipe. I would not consider making this with my class again.

Erin Pechal

Saturday 15th of April 2023

Great texture, but not sweet enough for me. Next time I’ll add another tbsp or two of sugar.

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