Vanilla Cake In A Mug

Vanilla Cake In A Mug

We are still unpacking, so I have not yet started to bake again yet.

These microwave 1 cup cakes are a perfect solution for those moments when you want something sweet, without too much fuss.

Yaffa said that she wanted a vanilla cake, and that she likes vanilla more than chocolate. That she could even vocalize that in and of itself is amazing. I had to honor her request.

This cake was a bit of a risk. I made the recipe up, based on the proportions of flour to sugar in the brownie cake posted earlier. As a bonus, this cake also does not have eggs. Spelt flour can easily be substituted, for those who do not eat wheat.

I am happy to say that it came out really well!


1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup milk (or liquid of your choice. I used rice milk)

3 tablespoons oil

1/2 teaspoon vanilla (1 capful)


In a large mug, combine dry ingredients until well mixed. Add oil, vanilla and liquid, and mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips, if desired.

Microwave for 90 seconds

If you are uncertain about the power of your microwave, start with 1 minute and increase the time as necessary.

Adding the wet ingredients to the dry.

Mixing the batter until smooth.

In this version, I added chocolate chips.

Baked with chocolate chips.



Final product with chocolate chips added on top by Raizel.



Raizel said, “This is soooooo good. It needs ice cream.”

My husband said, “Very cool. It’s pretty gosh darn good!”

Fast, easy, all natural, healthy and even small kitchen approved.

49 thoughts on “Vanilla Cake In A Mug

  1. Doctor Jonathan says:

    Satisfies the sweet tooth without having to worry about going back to the refrigerator for more later. Something tells me Miss Raizel is a fan of chocolate chips since I believe I remember seeing them on her pancakes. 🙂

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  2. koolkosherkitchen says:

    I am eating it and enjoying it – thank you for sharing! I hope you don’t mind if I tell you that a large mug means A VERY LARGE MUG, because it almost doubles in size. in one minute, it starting jumping out of the mug into the microwave. It was so funny, I should’ve taken a video – but I didn’t, sorry. Since I don’t have very large microwavable mugs, I transferred it into a bowl, nuked it for 30 seconds more, and it came out great! I used whole wheat flour and soy milk (note that you list milk in ingredients and water in instructions, which is understandable), and carob chips on top. Yum!

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