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How to Make a Cake in a Mug

Cake In A Mug

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How to Make a Cake in a Mug is a lot easier to make than you think. In fact, you’ll wonder why you ever bought those boxed mixes that require six different bowls and a hand mixer.

Now you can make cake from scratch without all those annoying bowls!

So, I sprayed my mug with a non-stick cooking spray. I used the microwave for this cake, but it can be baked in an oven as well. The oven temperature for baking is 350 degrees F for about 12 minutes – that’s about three minutes per layer.

This cute little cake is perfect for that after-dinner treat, or it’s great for breakfast if you’re that kind of person. Either way, it’s super simple to make, and will take less than 5 minutes of active work on your part.

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to use just one mug or one type of mug. You can use different mugs in varied sizes for different portions. So, if you just want a little bite of cake, use a smaller mug. If you have company, use larger mugs.

To celebrate Fall, I know you will love the following recipe. This is so simple, so let’s get baking. Here’s what you’ll need:

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Mug Cake


2 Tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

1 Egg

3 Tablespoons brewed espresso coffee or extraordinarily strong coffee, room temperature

1 Tablespoon canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/4 Cup sugar

1/3 Cup Original Bisquick™ Mix

1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Pinch of salt

Whipped cream, for serving

Ground cinnamon, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, beat melted butter, egg, espresso, and pumpkin with whisk. Add the sugar, Bisquick mix, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Mix until incorporated; batter may be lumpy.
  2. Divide batter between 2 microwavable mugs. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes. Cool a few minutes before serving.
  3. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Tips from Nana’s Kitchen

TIP #1: If you want to save on cleaning, mix up the batter in one mug, and then pour half of it into the other mug.

TIP #2: If you are not a fan of coffee, you can use other liquids such as water, buttermilk, Chi Tea, milk, etc.

Try this easy recipe for Homemade Cool Whip Only 2 ingredients:

Homemad Cool Whip

Your taste buds will thank you! This is way better than the canned stuff and a lot tastier than what comes in the plastic bowls.


3/4 Cup heavy whipping cream (Very Cold)

2 Tablespoons powdered sugar


  1. In a chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed.
  2. Add powdered sugar before stiff peaks form.
  3. Beat ingredients until stiff peaks form.

Tips from Nana’s Kitchen

TIP #1: For enhanced flavor, try adding a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract when adding powdered sugar.

TIP #2: Make sure you keep your mixing bowl and your beaters in the freezer until you are ready to use them for the best results. And you want your heavy whipping cream very cold too.

TIP #3: This homemade cool whip is great on Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Potato Pie, Strawberry Short Cake or whatever you want to put it on. Enjoy! 🧁

Conclusion of “How to Make a Cake in a Mug


I hope you enjoyed How to Make a Cake in a Mug. It’s simple to make if you just want a little something sweet to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Let me know what you think when you fix one. Enjoy!

**No time to bake? Let me do it for you! Visit Nana’s Bakery to place your order(s). **

Thank you for supporting my small business!

Nana 🍰

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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Cake in a Mug

  1. This website was… how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I’ve found something which helped me. Thanks a lot!

    1. Hi, Christina, you are more than welcome! So glad it helped you. Thank you for the nice comment.

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