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The Best Vanilla Cake Mug Recipe

Are you looking for a single serving of cake without all of the hassle? Check out this easy Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe!

Individual cakes are fantastic.

Less mess, a tasty treat and no leftover to worry about. My favorite thing is that you can get super creative with a recipe and make whatever flavor you like!

Are mug cakes safe?

Yes! Mug cakes are cooked in the microwave which uses electromagnetic radiation to heat food. This is perfectly safe. You just need to make sure the flour and all of the ingredients are cooked through for a great single serve treat.

I have been wanting to make a funfetti cake for the longest time but I didn’t want to make an entire cake and then be left with half of it. So , I decided to whip up a single serving mug cake instead!

This recipe is so easy and only takes a few minutes to make. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you want to share with friends.

If you are looking for an individual dessert that is tasty and fun, then this Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe is perfect for you. These mini cakes take less cook time and it’s one of those delicious recipes you have on can for anytime.

This single serving vanilla cake is the easiest cake mug recipe and it’s awesome with fresh fruit as the perfect dessert.

Can you bake cake in mug?

Yes! Mug cakes are baked in the microwave and cook super quickly for a fluffy vanilla mug cake. This makes them a great option for when you want just a single serving of cake.

To make sure your cake is fully cooked, you should heat it for several minutes on full power until the center is hot to touch. The best part is that the cooking time is short because you are only making an individual serving of this vanilla cake recipe.

Do you love quick and easy desserts? Then you will love this Single Serving Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe! It is so easy to make and only takes a few minutes. You can have your cake and eat it too with this microwave mug cake.

This single serving dessert is a sweet treat fluffy vanilla cake without having to make a whole cake.

If you are looking for more quick and easy dessert recipes, then be sure to check out my other recipes!

I hope you enjoy this Single Serving Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe! It’s the best vanilla mug cake that you can serve with your favorite toppings such as whipped cream or chocolate chips when you have a sweet craving.

You can even serve this easy mug cake recipe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This single serving cake requires minimal ingredients not a lot of time and it’s quick dessert.

Why are mug cakes so good?

There are a few reasons that mug cakes are so good. They are quick and easy to make, they can be customized with any flavors or ingredients you like, and they are the perfect single serving size.

What are some helpful tips for making vanilla mug cake?

1. Use a good quality vanilla extract: Make sure you are using a high-quality vanilla extract as it will provide more flavor and make your cake taste better.

2. Don’t over mix the ingredients: Be careful not to over mix the batter. Over mixing the batter can cause too much air to be incorporated into the cake, which can make it dense and dry.

3. Use a high-quality butter: Using a high-quality butter will give your cake a richer, more flavorful taste and texture.

4. Add the right amount of liquid: Adding too much or too little liquid can make your cake dry or too moist respectively. Start by adding one tablespoon of milk, and increase if necessary.

5. Don’t forget to add a touch of sweetness: Adding a little bit of sugar or honey to the batter will help bring out the flavor of your vanilla mug cake and make it taste even better.

6. Be careful not to overcook: Overcooking can result in a dry, rubbery cake. The mug cake should be done after 1-2 minutes in the microwave, and you should let it sit for about a minute before digging in!

7. Top with your favorite toppings: Whether it’s chocolate chips, sprinkles, or fresh fruits, topping your vanilla mug cake with something special will make it even more delicious.

8. Have fun with it: Vanilla mug cake is a great way to have fun in the kitchen and experiment with different flavors and recipes. Try adding different extracts, spices, or fruits for an extra special flavor!

Enjoy your creations!

Whether you are looking for a simple dessert after dinner or just a tasty treat during the day, microwave vanilla mug cake mug cakes is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

What ingredients do you need for this Vanilla Mug Cake?

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 1 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large or 2 medium egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons sprinkles

Ingredients for the frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

It’s a super simple mug cake with really simple ingredients. It’s the easiest way to have a classic vanilla cake single-serving cake in much less time. The only thing that would make this entire recipe better would be a scoop of ice cream.

Where can I serve this easy Vanilla Mug Cake?

This Vanilla Mug Cake is perfect for any occasion! Serve it at a party, take it to a potluck, or enjoy it as a fun and easy dessert.

How should I store this Single Serving Vanilla Mug Cake?

This mug cake can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

The Best Vanilla Cake Mug Recipe
Yield: One Mug Cake

The Best Vanilla Cake Mug Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This vanilla mug cake is super easy and delicious! It's even better with a scoop of ice cream!


  • 1 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large or 2 medium egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ¼ tablespoons sprinkles
  • Ingredients for the frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened


    Directions for the cake:

    1. Step 1: Add butter to your mug, Heat at 50% power for 30 seconds. Repeat if butter is not completely melted.
    2. Step 2: Add in the vanilla, egg yolks, sugar, and cream. Mix with fork or whisk until smooth.
    3. Step 3: Mix in the flour and baking soda. 
    4. Step 4: Add in 1 tablespoon of the sprinkles. Place in the microwave and cook on high for 60 seconds. Cake should spring back when touched and be firm in the middle. If not, cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove and allow to cool completely before topping with the frosting (I placed mine in the fridge for 10 minutes.)

    Directions for the frosting:

    1. Step 5: Add butter to a medium size bowl. Beat on high for 1-minute or until light and fluffy.
    2. Step 6: Mix in the cream and powdered sugar. Mix until smooth.
    3. Steps 7-8: Add frosting to the piping bag. Top cake with dollop of frosting. Add remaining sprinkles. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Information



    Serving Size


    Amount Per Serving Calories 877Total Fat 56gSaturated Fat 31gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 445mgSodium 926mgCarbohydrates 84gFiber 1gSugar 56gProtein 9g

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