Coffee Cake in a Mug Recipe -
Coffee Cake in a Mug Recipe
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Coffee Cake in a Mug

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"A yummy easy coffee cake for one person. Fast and great!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 min

    11 mins


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a microwave-safe mug until softened, about 10 seconds. Stir white sugar into butter until dissolved. Mix 1/4 cup flour, applesauce, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt into butter-sugar mixture until batter is smooth.
  2. Mix 2 teaspoons flour, 1 teaspoon butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl using your hands until the texture of lumpy sand is reached; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Cook in the microwave until coffeecake appears to be barely set, 50 to 80 seconds. Cool before eating.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2014

This may not be pretty to look at, but it sure does taste good! I must admit I tried this out of a sweet tooth craving and being that this makes a cake for one in under 5 minutes I figured what do I have to lose? It's simple, easy and really hits the spot when you want something sweet without a lot of effort. Perfect with a cup of hot tea!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 12, 2014

I followed the suggestions and added extra applesauce, I had to to make a batter. It came out with a very gummy texture. I was greatly disappointed.


20 Ratings

Jan 07, 2014

Wow! I've read so many bad reviews of mug cakes that I was skeptical- but I wanted to give it a try. So glad I did! Delicious! I did have to use a full 3 Tbsp of apple sauce to get a batter and it took 2 1/2 minutes to cook (I checked every 20 seconds after the first minute) but it was awesome!! Perfect for making dessert for one.

Mar 21, 2014

Yum! I used a little bit less than one tablespoon of butter for the batter and it came out fine. For the applesauce I used cinnamon applesauce and I added a few teaspoons of chopped walnuts to the topping. Microwaved for 80 seconds and BAM! Instant coffee cake!

Jan 11, 2014

I was completely surprised by this. It really was good, and I'll make it again when in the mood. I used 2 T applesauce, and mine took 80 seconds exactly. It was thick, but not overly, and it was moist. Now, you can't rate it by comparing it to a regular coffee cake, but for how easy and fast it is, I give it 5 stars! (My prep was less than 10 min.)

Jan 09, 2014

Well mine didn't come out looking like the picture but I'm still licking my lips. I didn't have brown sugar for the crumb topping mix - used white, and had to make applesauce using apples water and cinnamon. The cake was a bit dense in texture but still tasted great! Looking forward to my next serving

Apr 23, 2014

I was craving coffee cake but did not have eggs in the house when I came accross this recipe. Unbelieveable! The consistency and taste are very close to a standard coffee cake., and the serving size is perfect. Genius! I added extra applesauce like the others. Do be careful as it is stays hot for awhile. Thanks for a great craving fix!!!

Jan 13, 2014

Amazing I added extra applesauce and cinnamon


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  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 562 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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