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Coconut Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake – A delicious coconut cake in a mug in less than 5 minutes. This is the perfect single serving dessert for coconut fans!

Coconut Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake

I’m finally back with another mug cake! I’ve had this coconut mug cake sitting on my computer for about 5 months and every week, I’ve added it to my list of posts to do and it has continually gotten pushed back.  This recipe is seriously a must-make so I’m really excited to finally have it done!

Okay so this coconut mug cake is everything a coconut fan could ask for.  There is shredded coconut and coconut emulsion (or extract) in the base and then it’s topped with whipped cream and toasted shredded coconut.  You can make it even more coconut-y by using coconut milk and coconut oil in the base and topping it with coconut whipped cream but it’s up to you on how far you want to go with the coconut!

Something I love about mug cakes (like my peanut butter mug cake) is how they are single serving.  It’s just enough cake for me and it only takes about 5 minutes total to whip up so it’s perfect for those moments when you are having a craving for something sweet!

Cake in a Mug

Common questions about making mug cakes

How do I make a mug cake?

Making a mug cake is simple.  You combine the ingredients such as flour, baking powder, melted butter, milk, sugar, and vanilla and stir until well combined.  Pour into a mug and mircowave for 1-2 minutes or until cooked through.

Can you make a cake in a microwave?

You place cake batter in a microwave-safe mug and then place in a microwave for 1-2 minutes.

How to Make a Mug Cake

Tips and tricks on this coconut mug cake recipe

  • Adding ice cream and whipped cream on top is extra delicious and indulgent!
  • Make sure your mug is microwave-safe! This is vital, you do not want to have a mug explode or break!
  • Ramekins are the perfect size to make a mug cake in too.
  • Feel free to use any type of milk.  I usually go for dairy milk or vanilla almond milk.
  • Trying to cut out a bit of sugar? You can go down to about 1 tbsp of sugar in the base if you want it a little less sweet.
  • Subbing in alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar, honey, or maple syrup works well too!
  • Melted coconut oil works as a substitute for butter in this mug cake recipe.

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Yield: 1 serving

Coconut Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake - A delicious coconut cake in a mug in less than 5 minutes. This is the perfect single serving dessert for coconut fans!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


Coconut Mug Cake

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut emulsion or extract

Toppings (optional)

  • Whipped cream
  • Shredded coconut, toasted


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Pour batter into mug and microwave for 1:30-2 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Top with whipped cream and toasted shredded coconut

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 923Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 100gFiber: 11gSugar: 58gProtein: 9g

This nutritional information can vary depending on the specific products you choose so this is a general guess of the correct nutritional information based on the products I used. Please keep that in mind when making the recipe.

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Saturday 14th of January 2023

How many calories in this coconut mug cake? Also, I thot there was egg in these mug cakes? (I've never made one yet)


Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Mine turned out very rubbery… even though I cooked it longer. I have a newer 1200W microwave.

I subbed an Almond Flour blend that’s a 1:1 sub for regular flour, according to the package. I also subbed Erythritol and a bit of Maple Sugar for the sweetener.

I was also surprised there was no egg or flax egg in this recipe.

Any suggestions for me as I’m such a huge fan of coconut and was sad to throw this into the trash. At least it smells great in my apartment lol but unfortunately the texture was very off putting. :-(


Saturday 16th of April 2022

I made this tonight, really good! I did use just a little under a 1/4C of flour and topped off the rest with the shredded coconut. This is a lovely mug cake!


Tuesday 24th of August 2021

Am wanting to try this but so far no one has done feedback that they made it just that it sounds or looks good. anyone?


Sunday 8th of December 2019

This is delicious, easy, and just what I was craving for! Thank you!

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