October 24, 2023Review Recipe
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This easy microwave vanilla mug cake is an individual-size sweet treat that will hit the spot. You will love the classic vanilla flavor of this deliciously moist cake that’s baked right in a mug for the ultimate snack.
Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe Ingredients
This mug cake is a blend of vanilla essence and subtle sweetness, with simple ingredients like flour for a fluffy texture, granulated sugar for balanced sweetness, and butter for a hint of richness.
Whole milk ensures a creamy element, while vanilla extract adds comforting warmth.
Colorful sprinkles provide a playful, crunchy twist, making each bite a delightful treat that’s quick and easy to enjoy.
- 5 tablespoons of self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons of whole milk
- 2 tablespoons of salted sweet cream butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons of colorful sprinkles
Substitutions And Additions
FLOUR: If you do not have self-rising flour, you can use 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and ¼ teaspoon of baking powder in this recipe for vanilla mug cake.
BUTTER: You can substitute vegetable oil for melted butter in this yummy cake recipe.
VANILLA EXTRACT: If you’re out of vanilla extract or prefer a different flavor twist, consider using almond extract, coconut extract, or even a dash of maple syrup for a unique and delightful flavor variation.
SPRINKLES: You can substitute any sprinkles in this mug vanilla cake, especially around different holidays.
TOPPINGS: Add chocolate chips on top of this delicious treat for an extra fun chocolatey twist.
How To Make This Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe
Follow our directions to mix all of the ingredients up in your mug before a quick zap in the microwave. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying this individual treat.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Double the recipe to share this rich cake with a friend. Microwave cakes one at a time if you are making more than one.
STEP ONE: Add the flour and granulated sugar to a microwave-safe large mug. Whisk together to combine the flour and sugar.
Using a wider and shorter cup works best and makes it easier to scoop out your cake.
STEP TWO: Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the cup to combine thoroughly.
STEP THREE: Fold in the sprinkles.
STEP FOUR: Microwave the mug cake for 1 minute 20 seconds. Depending on your microwave, you may need to add an extra five seconds.
Allow the cake to rest for 20 to 30 seconds.
Keep a close eye on the cake while it’s in the microwave and cook it until the center is just set.
How To Serve
Enjoy this delicious single-serving dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top for an after-school snack or a snack before bed. It’s a great way to enjoy a treat without making a full cake.
Storing Vanilla Cake In A Cup
Since this is an on-demand treat, it is best to make it fresh.
IN THE FRIDGE/FREEZER: This easy dessert does not reheat well, so we don’t recommend trying to store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
Why We Love This Recipe
There are plenty of reasons to love this easy recipe, including:
QUICK AND EASY: This recipe is a lifesaver when you’re craving a homemade dessert but don’t have the time or energy for a full baking session. It comes together in just a few minutes, making it perfect for satisfying sudden sweet cravings.
MOIST AND FLUFFY TEXTURE: The combination of self-rising flour and whole milk results in a mug cake that’s wonderfully moist and fluffy. It’s like enjoying a slice of classic cake but in a single-serving format.
This perfect dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth with only a handful of simple ingredients. Our vanilla mug cake recipe is one of the fastest and easiest cake recipes to make and only requires the mug you cook it in, meaning zero cleanup.
Frequently Asked Questions
This decadent dessert does not reheat well, and we don’t recommend trying to store it in the fridge or freezer for any length of time.
A 12-ounce microwave-safe mug is just the right size for this great recipe.
The cooking time will depend on the wattage of your microwave, but we find a cooking time of somewhere between 70 to 75 seconds is about right for your single-serving cake. Keep an eye on your cake near the end of cooking, and watch for the center to be just set. Don’t overcook it, or you will end up with a dry cake.
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Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe
- 5 tablespoons self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- 2 tablespoons salted sweet cream butter, melted
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ tablespoons colorful sprinkles
- Add the flour and granulated sugar to the microwave-safe mug. Whisk together to combine the flour and sugar.
- Stir in milk, melted butter, and vanilla. Be sure to scrape the bottom of the cup to thoroughly combine.
- Fold in the sprinkles.
- Microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds (depending on your microwave, you may need to add an extra 5 seconds). Allow the cake to rest for 20 to 30 seconds.
- Double the recipe to share this rich cake with a friend. Microwave cakes one at a time if you are making more than one.
- Using a wider and shorter cup works best and makes it easier to scoop out your cake.
- Keep a close eye on the cake while it’s in the microwave and cook it until the center is just set.