No Oven, No Problem- Three Cakes You Can Make in a Microwave (Video Tutorials Included)


Mug Cakes

Hello everyone! For today’s recipe I wanted to share something really simple that anyone can make at home. This doesn’t require an oven and you probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry! I made three mug cakes- apple crisp, blueberry crumb, and chocolate. Video tutorials will also be included down below. I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you make one of these cakes be sure to tag me on Instagram (@madebybernadine). Enjoy!

Apple Crisp Mug Cake
Apple Crisp Mug Cake Tutorial


Apple Crisp Mug Cake Recipe

Ingredients: 

For the crisp topping:

  • 1 tbs (10g) oats
  • 2 tbs (30g) flour  
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 tbs (28g) butter 
  • 1 tbs (12g) sugar 

For the cake:

  • 1/4 cup (31g) all purpose flour 
  • 2 tbs (25g) sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 
  • Dash of salt 
  • 2 tbs (28g) of butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) of milk 
  • 1/2 of an apple, chopped (I used gala)

Directions:

  1. In a mug, melt the butter and add the milk. 
  2. Add the sugar, salt and cinnamon and stir this together until combined. 
  3. Add the flour in three stages until combined. 
  4. Mix in the apple and baking powder. 
  5. Top the cake with the crisp topping
  6. Microwave for 1 minute to 1:30 or until fully cooked.

For the Crisp Topping:

  1. Place all crisp ingredients in a small cup.
  2. Top the mug cake.

Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake
Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake Tutorial


Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1/4 cup (31g) flour 
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder 
  • Dash of salt 
  • 2 tbs (28g) of butter, melted
  • 3 tbs (45ml) milk 
  • 1/4 cup (20g) blueberries 

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1 tbs (10g) oats
  • 2 tbs (30g) flour  
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp nutmeg 
  • 2 tbs (28g) of butter, melted)
  • 1 tbs (12g) sugar 

Directions:

  1. In a mug, melt the butter and add the milk. 
  2. Add the sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg and stir to combine. 
  3. Next, add the flour in three stages and stir until mixed together. 
  4. Add the blueberries and mix it together.
  5. Stir in the baking powder until fully incorporated.
  6. Top the cake with the crumble topping.
  7. Microwave for 1 minute to 1:30 seconds or until the cake is cooked.

For the Crumb Topping:

  1. Add all ingredients into a small cup and mix. 
  2. Add the topping onto the cake.


Chocolate Mug Cake
Chocolate Mug Cake Video Tutorial


Chocolate Mug Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 4 tbs (60g) flour  
  • 2 tbs (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs (38g) granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 3 tbs (44ml) of milk 
  • 2 tbs (28g) of butter, melted
  • 1 tsp coffee

For the glaze:

  • 1/2 tbs (4g) of cocoa
  • 2 tbs (15g) powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp water


Directions: 

  1. In a mug, melt the butter and add the milk (make sure they are the same temperature). 
  2. Next add the sugar and salt into the mug and mix to combine. 
  3. Then add the cocoa powder to the mug in 3 stages and stir.
  4. Add the flour in three stages and stir to combine. Then mix in the baking powder. 
  5. Microwave for 1 minute to 1:30, or until fully cooked.

For the glaze:

  1. Mix the glaze ingredients in a small cup and stir. 
  2. Top the mug cake.


MAKE IT VEGAN:

For the milk, use equal parts of any plant milk.

For the butter, use equal parts of any flavorless oil or vegan butter (I like earth balance).

Hope you guys enjoyed today’s recipe! Let me know that you thought in the comments and feel free to make requests. Follow my Instagram @madebybernadine and tag me if you make this to be featured on my stories; I’d love to see it!

18 Comments Add yours

  1. jjspina says:

    These sound delicious and easy for one person. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I will follow yours too. Nice to meet you. Happy baking! 🧁 😃

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thanks Dorothy! 🙂

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  2. Wow Bernadine, these look awesome! I’m gonna have to try these out! Thanks for posting!!🤗

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Thanks so much! when you do please tag me on Instagram @madebybernadine id love to see it! 🙂

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      1. I don’t have instagram *facepalm* 👵😂 But I’ll let you know how they turn out!😄

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      2. Bernadine says:

        lol works for me!

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  3. Laurie Stadtman says:

    Awesome. Can’t wait tot try these recipes! So so proud of you!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      Thanks Mrs. Stadtman!!

      Like

  4. I couldn’t live without my microwave oven. You’ve given me reasons not to. 😜🍂

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Haha very true 🙂

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  5. Let's Cook says:

    This is awesome

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Bernadine says:

      Thank you! 🙂

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  6. Lyn says:

    Will definitely have to give the keto version of this a shot….looks yummy! And as someone mentioned, the perfect dessert for a single person…no leftovers: )

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Yep! Let me know if you do 🙂

      Like

  7. NeriSiren says:

    Oooh, literal cup cakes! I will definitely try the chocolate one! 🍫😋

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    1. Bernadine says:

      Awesome! Do let me know how it turns out please! & if you have Instagram my handle is MadeByBernadine as well in case you tag me 🙂

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