A Mug Cake a Day...

A Mug Cake a Day...

Keeps the doctor away, right?

Anyone who spends a lot of time with me knows I have an extreme sweet tooth. I love sweets so much that my unofficial life motto is "gotta eat sweets to stay sweet!" Some would say it’s problematic to consume a lot of sweets which I can’t argue with so I’ve begun to master the art of moderation. Recently, my sweet tooth has grown exponentially and I’ve been trying a new mug cake every night because creating a cake in a single serving is the epitome of moderation. I first tried a peanut butter chocolate chip cake followed by a chocolate chip cookie cake, chocolate mocha lava cake, brownie, and vanilla cake. I topped every single one with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and sprinkles occasionally.

My favorite mug cake was the peanut butter chocolate chip cake, topped with vanilla frozen yogurt. I think I loved the combination of sweet and salty that the peanut butter added. And I felt guilt free after eating every single one because it wasn’t a huge serving and there wasn't an option for seconds!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: ~1 minute



3 tbsp peanut butter

¼ cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)

4 tbsp flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF flour)

¼ tsp baking powder

1 tbsp granulated sugar

3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips in your mug and mix well until no lumps exist

2. Add in chocolate chips

3. Place in microwave for 60 seconds


-Taller mugs are not necessary and don’t make for great photos (i.e. if you’re making this to post on social media/show off to friends try choosing a shorter mug)

-May have to cook longer than suggested to get desired consistency and based on the strength of your microwave. I recommend cooking at 15 second increments until it's at the perfect consistency

-If you want to make the cake in a mug but eat it on a plate, grease the mug first just like you'd grease a baking pan

-Any cake in a mug can be made in a ramekin if you prefer

If you have any cake in a mug recipes you've loved, please share them with me!

Resources: https://kirbiecravings.com/peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-mug-cake/

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