How to bake cake in microwave?

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Baking a cake is not easy especially when all the recipes you know use an electric wall oven as a vital kitchen appliance. So, what do you do when your taste buds are craving for a yummy chocolaty cake but your kitchen doesn’t have an oven? You bake a cake using our “how to bake cake in microwave” guide!

The chances of an electric oven in most of the houses around the globe is low. However, microwaves, on the other hand, are extremely common. In fact, it is highly likely that your kitchen also has a decent-sized microwave that you use daily.

Today, we bring you 3 of our favourite baking mug cake in a microwave recipe by RavvyReviews. Our 3 top picks include Strawberry Mug Cake, Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake, Coffee Mug Cake, and Chocolate Molten Lava Cake.

So, without further ado, let’s hop over to the 3 cake baking recipes!

Baking Mug Cake in Microwaves

Before you check out these impressive recipes, you must know the essentials needed to bake mug cakes in a microwave.

Primarily, you only need a mug in which you will be baking your delicious cake. Make sure you’re using a microwave-safe plasticmug to avoid baking mishaps! 

1. Strawberry Mug Cake

Strawberries have a unique way of tickling our taste buds. What’s the best way to enjoy strawberries than a strawberry mug cake?

So, let’s dive into the recipe so you can start making a strawberry mug cake right away!

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Ingredients of a strawberry mug cake

Here’s a list of essentials you will need to bake a strawberry mug cake

  • Crushed strawberries
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Oil

Below are the steps you should follow to bake a mouth-watering strawberry cake!

Steps to follow

Follow the steps below and bake a yummy strawberry mug cake to satisfy your cravings!

  1. Crush two dried and frozen strawberries
  2. Take your favourite mug and add two teaspoons of dried and frozen strawberries, add four tablespoons of all-purpose flour, three tablespoons of sugar (TOTALLY SWEET!), and ½ teaspoon of baking powder. Mix these ingredients well before moving on to the next step.
  3. Now add one teaspoon of vanilla extract, three tablespoons of milk and one tablespoon of oil. Mix these ingredients well until you get a smooth paste. If your mug fills up with this paste, you must pour it in a bigger kitchen utensil.
  4. Place the batter in a microwave and cook it for two minutes.
  5. This is the easiest step. Take out your cooking utensil from the microwave and enjoy your strawberry mug cake!

So, are you planning to bake a strawberry mug cake using the recipe above? Let us know in the comments below!

2. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

Do you want to enjoy a cinnamon roll mug cake in the next three minutes? Then what are you waiting for? Collect the ingredients below and let’s start baking a cinnamon roll!

Ingredients of a cinnamonroll mug cake

Hurry up and collect these items so you can prepare a cinnamon mug roll ASAP!

  • Buttermilk
  • Nutmeg
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Applesauce
  • Oil
  • All-purpose flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Ground cinnamon
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Now that you’ve geared up to bake a mouth-watering mug cake. Let’s dive into the steps!

Steps to make a cinnamon mug cake

Here are the steps you must follow to enjoy an incredible cinnamon mug cake!

  1. Make a mixture of one tablespoon of oil, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, one tablespoon of buttermilk and one tablespoon of applesauce. Thoroughly mix to get a smooth paste.
  2. Once smooth, add 2½ cup of brown sugar, ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon and a cup of all-purpose flour. Mix these ingredients thoroughly. Make sure the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour the paste in your favourite mug and microwave for one and a half minute.
  4. Finally, the cinnamon roll mug cake is ready to be served!

I hope you enjoy the cinnamon roll mug cake you bake using this recipe. Let us know how it turned out!

3. Coffee Mug Cake

Do you prefer coffee over sugary cuisines? Well, coffee ISSS amazing. To be honest, I will choose coffee over any sweet dish. So, how about I teach you a coffee mug cake recipe? Let’s jump right in!

Ingredients of a coffee mug cake

Gather these essentials if you want to make a coffee mug cake!

  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • 2 streusel walnut halves
  • Baking powder
  • White flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar

Below is a quick recipe that will satisfy your coffee cake cravings instantly!

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Steps to make a coffee mug cake

These 5 steps will ensure easy baking of your coffee mug cake.

  1. Add one tablespoon of sugar, a pinch of salt, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, and three tablespoons of white flour in a mug and mix these dry and solid ingredients.
  2. Once mixed, its time to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 teaspoons of oil. Completely mix these substances until you get a slimy paste.
  3. To make the streusel, in a bowl mix 2 walnut halves with ½ teaspoon of oil. Add one teaspoon of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon if you like.
  4. Its time to add the streusel to your cake. Layer the streusel according to your choice in the paste.
  5. Add the paste in a microwave and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this simple yet effective recipe of a coffee mug cake! Let us know how it turned out to be in the comments below.


So, I hope this guide answers your question regarding how to bake cake in a microwave oven. I would like to give a special thanks to RavvyReviews for helping us come up with a sweet and easy way to use a microwave as an oven to bake mouth-water dishes.


I hope you love these impressive recipes. Let us know your thoughts about the article in the comments below!

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