Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake – A quick and easy one minute, single serving dessert! Delicious coffee cake batter topped with a cinnamon crumb topping and microwaved for just one minute! This coffee mug cake is pure perfection!

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Mug cakes might just be the greatest thing to ever happen to the world of desserts.  Have you tried making one yet because if not, get on that! You need to try making one.  Making a cake in a mug is SO easy and takes less than 5 minutes to make start to finish.  Anyone can make them, no matter what their skill level is which is one of the great parts of a mug cake! My very first mug cake was made exactly one year ago to the day, it was my snickerdoodle mug cake which has been a fan favorite every since.  What’s not to love about a single serving snickerdoodle cake?! Since then, some of my other favorite mug cakes have been my carrot cake mug cake, peanut butter cookie mug cake, and vanilla bean mug cake! All of them are so easy and delicious, especially this coffee mug cake!

I thiink the best part of this coffee mug cake is the fact that I won’t be tempted by having a whole coffee cake sitting on the counter, calling my name.  A mug cake gives you just the right amount of a sugar fix whenever you have a hankering for sweets.  While this mug cake is simple with only a few ingredients, I’ve made ones that took much longer and were significantly more indulgent like the pumpkin spice latte mug cake I made a few months ago.  That one was all dolled up with homemade coffee whipped cream and caramel sauce on top of a pumpkin mug cake.

Something to keep in mind when the mug cake is cooking in the microwave is that it will swell up a bit.  Don’t worry, that’s what is supposed to happen.  Just make sure what ever mug or ramekin you are heating it up in is not completely full.  I’d say make sure there is at least an inch or so at the top, just to be safe.

How to make a mug cake and other helpful tips on this coffee mug cake recipe

  • Make sure your mug is microwave-safe! You don’t want to have any accidents with a mug breaking or anything!
  • Ramekins are the perfect size for a mug cake 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 brown sugar in the base and half the entire crumb topping recipe.
  • Subbing in alternative sweeteners like coconut sugar or maple syrup works well too!
  • Coconut oil works as a substitute for butter in this mug cake recipe.

Coffee Mug Cake

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Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake

Coffee Cake Mug Cake - A quick and easy one minute, single serving dessert! Delicious coffee cake batter topped with a cinnamon crumb topping and microwaved for just one minute! This coffee mug cake is pure perfection!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes


Mug Cake

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter, melted

Crumb Topping

  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the mug cake except for the ingredients in the crumb topping.  Stir until well combined and smooth.
  2. In a seperate bowl, combine ingredients for the crumb topping and mix together with a fork until it has a crumb-like texture.
  3. Pour mug cake batter into a microwave-safe mug and top with crumb topping.
  4. Microwave for 1-1:30 minutes and enjoy! Best served warm.

Cake in a Mug

Looking for more coffee cake recipes?

Make sure to check out these recipes from other bloggers:

Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake from Who Needs a Cape?

Banana Bread Coffee Cake from An Affair from the Heart

Strawberry Coffee Cake from Seduction in the Kitchen

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  • Reply
    February 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Perfect like treat! Have never made a cake in a mug but now I am inspired. Might make it now yummy!

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    February 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    What a perfect after dinner treat!!

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    February 16, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I love mug cakes when I am trying to control my portions…they are just the perfect size.

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    February 16, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    I legit crave coffee cake all the time, so I love that this is faster, easier, and smaller than a full-size one. Coffee cake, here I come!

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    February 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I admit, I haven’t tried a mug cake yet! I know, that’s crazy! However I love the simple flavors in this one!

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    Maggie @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen
    February 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never tried making a mug cake. This looks so yummy. I would love to have this for breakfast tomorrow. Saving pin now! 🙂

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    February 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I will definitely be making this! We love dessert but I just don’t dare put a whole cake on the table because It wouldn’t go to waste. This one looks so moist and delicious too!

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    February 16, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    So easy when those pesky midnight cravings hit!

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    February 17, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I have tried my hand at mug cakes once. Once. It was a failure. I’ll have to try yours and have it be a success!

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    February 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    I love that you reminded us to check our mugs and make sure they are microwave safe. So many times I have bought mugs with logos only to discover that they have some metal in them and spark while I’m cooking. LOL! I loved your snickerdoodle mug cake, it’s one of my favorites! Can’t wait to try this one!

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    Michaela Kenkel
    February 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    You need to have your own mug cake cookbook!! It would be such a hit!! I love the coffee cake version you have going on here. Thanks for including my Banana Bread Cake, too! <3

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    February 21, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Ive liked several of your mug cakes, but this one is my new fave! I must admit Ive made it 3 times already! Its fantastic!

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      February 22, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it!

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    August 16, 2018 at 9:02 am

    this is perfect.

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