2 Mug-Based Sweets (Microwave Recipes)

Someone holds a large mug with two hands
Grab your favorite mug | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

A coffee mug isn’t just great for coffee and tea. It’s also a brilliant holder for a cake or brownie that serves one, which is perfect because you won’t want to share anyways. Grab your favorite coffee mug and a handful of ingredients, and you’re ready to go. Here are two options for mug-based sweets, but feel free to search the Internet for more.

Classic Mug Brownie

Reference: Spoonuniversity.com
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute, 30-45 seconds (+ 2-3 minutes cool time)
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 large mug (microwave safe)
1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted)
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch of salt

Directions:

1. Combine the butter, milk, and vanilla in a large, microwave-safe mug.
2. Microwave the mixture on high for 30-45 seconds or until the butter is melted.
3. Stir until completely liquefied.
4. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir until completely combined.
5. Microwave for 60 seconds or until the brownie is firm to the touch.
6. Let it cool for 2-3 minutes before devouring.

Good to know:

You can also add in 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, almond butter, or Nutella. Alternately, you can add 3/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, a handful of chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, white chocolate chunks, or caramel. Be creative!

A box of cocoa powder and a jar of peanut butter
You can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter | Photo by Elizabeth Layman

3 Ingredient Flourless Mug Peanut Butter Cake

Reference: Kirbiecravings.com
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute (+ 2-3 minutes, cool time)
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1 large mug (microwave safe)
3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
1 large egg

Directions:

1. Use a fork or whisk to combine all the ingredients in a large, microwave-safe mug until the batter is smooth and the egg fully incorporated.
2. Microwave the mixture on high for about 1 minute.
3. Let the cake cool for 2-3 minutes before eating.

Good to know:

If you’d like a slightly fluffier cake, you can add only 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and 1/8 teaspoon baking powder, while keeping the rest of the recipe the same.

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