Irresistible Cinnamon Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe Is Fast, Easy & Will Satisfy That Sweet Tooth Cakes/Cupcakes

Donna John
2 years ago

When I discovered the mug cake, I’m pretty sure my world has never been the same. Where had these magical, mini desserts been all my life? If you haven’t tried a mug cake yet, prepare for your mind to be blown. The first one I made was vanilla and cinnamon. Amazing. When I immediately made a second one (do not judge), I switched up the spices – cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves – and it became kind of like a chai mug cake recipe. Think I’m moving on to a chocolate mug cake next, so stay tuned for the recipe.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 to 1 1/2 minutes
Total Time: 4 to 4 1/2 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk or nut milk 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • cinnamon, to taste (I used about 1/4 teaspoon)
  • nutmeg, to taste (I used about 1/4 teaspoon)

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Mix all ingredients. Pour into a mug.
  2. Microwave on high for about 60 to 90 seconds.
  3. Sprinkle the top with more cinnamon, if desired. Eat straight out of the mug!

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily. Inspire and be inspired.

See more tips on – Inspire and be inspired!
Cinnamon $4 & Up
Vanilla Extract $5 & Up
Nutmeg $3 & Up
Flour $3 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up
Cardamom $4 & Up
Ground Ginger $3 & Up
Ground Cloves $4 & Up

Comments (12)

Donna John
I enjoyed my mug cake(s) so much I forgot to take a picture of them! You know I was in dessert utopia if I didn't grab my phone! lol
Elisa Schmitz
That just means you have to make them again, Donna John (and send some my way)! YUM!
Beth Aldrich, CHC, AADP, CNT
Is it bad that I just licked the computer screen?
Donna John
Not at all, Beth Aldrich, CHC, AADP, CNT . :-) I was home by myself last night eating these and drinking a margarita. Oh, the things we do when we're home alone! lol
Meredith Schneider
Oh Donna John if we only lived closer! I would of joined ya! Mmmmmmm!
Fred Cuellar
Boy! This sounds good! 😊
Donna John
I made my husband and I another one last night. They're so easy, they could be dangerous. Thank goodness it's only one serving. Unless, of course, you make two, or three, or... :-) Fred Cuellar
Fred Cuellar
How do you come up with all these yummy recipes?
Donna John
I'm a foodie. Love to eat and to cook - and to eat out. I enjoy trying new recipes and creating them. So glad I get to share them here at 30Seconds. We need some recipes from men, so feel free! :) Fred Cuellar
Fred Cuellar
I'm looking for creative Chefs for my next book The Buffer Zone Diet Cookbook with Celebrity Chefs. If your interested let me know. My email is 😊
Hi! My bf found this recipe and was really excited to try it out. The mug came out of the microwave with smoke pouring out of it. Is there an error in the recipe? It doesn't resemble cake batter at all. I've been a professional cook for 12 years and was just very curious as to what this recipe is all about. Would love your input!
Smoking kitchen. Recipe is missing liquid. I was excited to try my first mug cake. I was apprehensive when realizing that the only liquid in the recipe is .5 tbsp butter and .5 tsp vanilla, but I went for it even though it was a dry mix. I had to stop the microwave at 40 seconds because smoke was billowing out. Inside the mug was a black ball of burning sugar. I looked at other recipes and saw that they all had .25 cups of liquid that formed a batter. You might want to revisit this and revise the published recipe
Post a comment

Related tips

See also is a place to connect, discover and share inspiring tips - 30 seconds at a time.
Go to

Let's Connect