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Vanilla Mug Cake

This is the best Vanilla Mug Cake! It’s moist, yet fluffy, and is the perfect personal-sized, microwave dessert! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time6 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: individual cake, microwave dessert, single serving, single serving dessert, vanilla cake
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour spoon and leveled
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sprinkles use jimmies not nonpareils
  • 1 tablespoon old fashioned caramel apple dip optional
  • Frosting optional for serving*


  • Place butter into a large microwave-safe mug**, then microwave until the butter has melted, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in milk, vanilla, and almond extract until combined, then add in flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles and mix until smooth.
  • Optional - dollop caramel into the center.
  • Microwave for 60 seconds.
  • Remove from the microwave and allow to cool for 60 seconds***, then with a dollop of frosting and enjoy!
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*I used a dollop of chocolate frosting from my post on How to Make Store Bought Frosting Better!
**The mug should be able to hold at least 16 oz of liquid.
***After the cake has cooled for 60 seconds and it’s too underdone, microwave in 15 second increments until cooked to your liking.


Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 672mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg