Easy No-Milk Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

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Cakes are awesome, and they’re not only for birthdays and visits to grandmas. Cakes bring people together, and they’re always so pretty! 

The bad news is that cakes take time to make, and sometimes we just don’t feel like spending the entire morning in the kitchen. Maybe you just want a tasty bake to satisfy your sweet tooth late at night, or you’re watching a movie and want something sweet without missing a minute of the action. The answer to all these problems is mug cakes.

Cakes cooked in a mug, in the microwave, in a minute. You don’t need to lift a finger. Well, maybe you do, but just for a few seconds. 

What makes mug cakes great is that they can be delightful while being totally lazy. Fast, easy, and tasty are three words not found often in the same sentence, but they describe this no milk vanilla mug cake with precision.

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What you’ll need

All mug cakes start with some flour, but not as much as you think; a few tablespoons are often enough. What helps the cake rise is a pinch of baking powder, and egg will bring the mixture together. 

Here’s a tip: Although most online recipes call for an egg for any mug cake, you don’t really need the egg white, just the egg yolk. That’s the tastiest part, right?

Whatever you do, don’t forget to add two tablespoons of sugar, and if you’re feeling guilty already, then use any zero-calorie sweetener, they all work fine in mug cakes.

They say the devil is in the details, and in this case, is in the vanilla. Use a few drops of vanilla extract, and although this is a quick and easy mug cake, you want to use authentic vanilla — it’s the best investment you can make in your life. Artificial vanilla is not nice, and you don’t even want to know where they get it from. It’s beavers.

Remember, all microwave ovens are different, so cook your mug cake for a minute and check its consistency. You might need to cook it for one or two more minutes to get it right. There’s raw egg in that mug, so whatever you do, cook it all the way through! 

How to Make It

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time2 min
  • Total Time7 min
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy470 cal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions

1

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. 

2

Transfer the mixture into a mug.

3

Cook in the microwave for 1-2 minutes on high heat.

4

Check the cake is cooked by inserting a wood pick.

5

Let cool, cover with your favorite frosting, add sprinkles and enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories470
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat27.9 g78 g35.77%
  • Saturated Fat16.3 g20 g81.5%
  • Cholesterol271 mg300 mg90.33%
  • Sodium175 mg2300 mg7.61%
  • Total Carbohydrate49.9 g275 g18.15%
  • Dietary Fiber0.9 g28 g3.21%
  • Total Sugars24.5 g
  • Protein6.2 g50 g12.4%
  • Calcium142 mg1300 mg10.92%
  • Iron2 mg18 mg11.11%
  • Potassium314 mg4700 mg6.68%

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