From Choco Lava To Funfetti: 7 Delicious And Easy Mug Cake Ideas
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Cravings for desserts and cakes can arrive at any time. During such moments, it is always beneficial to have a coffee mug handy. The bigger, the better.

Why coffee mugs, you ask? More than just holding beverages, mugs can also be a vessel for a delicious cake that gets ready in just a few minutes. Whether you're craving a fruity strawberry cake or luscious chocolate lava cake, you can make them all in a mug with just a few ingredients anytime you want.

It is exceptionally good when the sweet cravings kick in late at night. From baking to steaming, these cakes can be cooked with or without an oven. It is a perfect solution for instant dessert satisfaction without the need for elaborate baking sessions and the best part is that you don't have to be a pro baker to make this. Now grab your mugs and try these easy recipes.

Try These 7 Easy Mug Cake Recipes 

1) Choco Lava Mug Cake

Bring to your kitchen the deliciousness of a cafe, like lava cake. In a bowl, mix  flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Add  milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Stir it until well combined in a mug and bury a piece of chocolate in the middle. Microwave the mixture for 1-2 minutes until cooked through. And scoop it up to see the rich, melted chocolate.

2) Vanilla Mug Cake

For a plain and not-so-overpowering feast, vanilla-flavoured cake always hits the bar. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix in oil and vanilla extract for the vanilla flavour. Stir the mixture well to a thick consistency and pour it all into a mug. Bake the cake for 1-2 minutes and serve with a drizzle of honey. It's that easy!

3) Red Velvet Mug Cake

Make red velvet cake in a mug and relish the decadent flavours in the comfort of your home. In a mug, combine the flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Then add some  milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, white vinegar, and red food colouring. Make a smooth batter and bake it for 2-3 minutes. Watch how the cake rises beautifully and enjoy it straight from the mug  once it's done.

4) Peanut Butter Banana Mug Cake

This recipe is dedicated to those who can't imagine life without peanut butter. Combine  flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, mashed banana, and peanut butter in a mug. Add chocolate chips if you like. Then make a lump-free mixture for better baking. Bake it for 1-2 minutes and sprinkle chocolate chips on top before serving.

5) Nutella Swirl Mug Cake

For those who like all things nutella, this recipe is a perfect solution. By combining dry cake ingredients with nutella, this mug cake can be made in just five minutes. First, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, and vegetable oil in the mug, then add nutella and mix it using a stick to create swirls. Bake it for 2 minutes and enjoy.

6) Strawberry Mug Cake

Strawberry mug cake is the perfect fruity indulgence in the middle of the night. Whisk cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to create a dry mixture. Then add wet ingredients like vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and pieces of fresh strawberry or strawberry jam to it. Gently fold the mixture and bake it on high for 2 minutes. Top the cake with ice cream and eat it all up.

7) Funfetti Mug Cake

What's better than a mini cake popping with colours all over? This funfetti cake in a mug is perfect for everyone and you'll only need to add sprinkles to the basic ingredients. Add more flavours on top of vanilla to make it more fun and enjoy the rainbow colours with a warming flavour straight from your mug.

It doesn't matter if you're an expert or a beginner; these mug cakes are for everyone. Enjoy the luscious flavours in the middle of the night from the comfort of your home.