Did you say cupcakes in a mug?!

I for one absolutely love baking/cooking. I love following basic recipes and putting my own twist on them, whether it is adding or changing the ingredients.

So when I came across this recipe book "Mug Cakes" by Mima Sinclair, I couldn't resist buying it.
They literally are cupcakes!

And that's not all. Want to know the best thing about these recipes... You don't even need an oven to cook them. No. Instead, you cook them in a microwave. How good!!!

So here is everything you need to make these delicious treats.
Note: All recipes shown are from this book, photographs are mine.

Before we start, please make sure that all of the mugs you are using are microwave safe. If it doesn't say then don't risk it so don't use them. If they do say they are safe then use them! We don't want any accidents do we!

I used these lovely mugs from Home Bargains, costing £1.29 give or take!
They are all both microwavable and dishwasher safe.

It does say to use a 350ml mug but you can change the ingredients amount depending on the size of your mug.

Now these take 10-15 tops, to make, bake and decorate. Yeah, they really are that quick!

The basic ingredients you need (for a 350ml mug) are:

1 tablespoon semi skimmed milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium egg
4 tablespoons self raising flour
4 tablespoons sugar

I used whipped double cream to decorate with an extra topping.

The Method:

1. If you are putting in banana or strawberries etc in the cake mixture then mash these first in your chosen mug using a fork. After you have done this then place the oil, milk and egg in and mix it all up until smooth and well combined.

2. Add the sugar and the flour and beat again. You can add extra ingredients if you wish.

3. Place the mug in the microwave and cook. 3 minutes 20 seconds at 600W, 3 minutes at 800W or 2 minutes 40 seconds at 1000W.

4. Whilst your tasty mug cake is cooking, make the frosting. I used whipped double cream but you can do a buttercream icing (unsalted butter mixed in with icing sugar) or just a royal icing (icing sugar mixed with water) depending on how you want them to look. Decorate how ever you wish too but I would top it off with something that would go with the cake.

Here are the four mug cakes I made:
Banana Rama
Other ingredient: 1 ripe banana
To decorate: three pieces of sliced banana
Death by Chocolate
Other ingredients: 3 tablespoons hot chocolate powder
To decorate: grated chocolate
Strawberries and Cream
Other ingredients: handful of strawberries or strawberry jam
To decorate: one full strawberry
Sweets Galore

Other ingredients: vanilla extract
To decorate: cut up flump/marshmallow, sprinkle of Hundreds and Thousands.
What a tasty, quick and simple treat, perfect for those summer days!

Look how yummy they all look!
 Based from "Mug Cakes" by Mima Sinclair.
Have you ever made cakes in the microwave before? Did they turn out well? Comment below!
Until next time
All photographs are my own!


  1. Adorable! I will definitely give this a try. I love baking, but I hate the cleanup. This is so my speed. The mugs are too cute!

    1. How amazing is it though! Saved me sooo much time on washing up etc. Only had to wash 3 things!


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