Marvellous Mug Cakes To Make This Week

Mug cakes are the latest baking trend sweeping the Internet, and we are officially excited.

The great thing about them is that they only take a couple of minutes to bake in the microwave – and then you’ll be ready to scoff the lot. And what could be more comforting than a cake in a mug on a chilly Autumn night?

We hope you and your hungry little ones enjoy trying out these brilliantly simple recipes – what’s not to love?


Caramel apple mug cake – from the Hungry Hedgehog

This one is perfect for this time of year, full of the flavours of Autumn and a great warmer for little hands after fireworks night. Pop caramel sauce, sliced apples and cake ingredients in a mug, cook for one minute – and you’ll be ready to indulge.


Salted caramel chocolate mug cake – from Wine and Glue 

Combine another top trend – salted caramel – with a mug cake, and you have gooey, chocolatey heaven. Best served when it’s hot and oozy, topped with vanilla ice cream. Utter joy.


Blueberry baked oatmeal mug cake – from Chocolate Covered Katie

With rolled oats, blueberries and a little vanilla, this one is actually fairly healthy and is perfect for a delicious breakfast on the go. To be honest, we would eat it at any time of day though.


Cappuccino mug cake – from The Telegraph

A brilliant way to get your daily coffee hit – essential after a night with a teething toddler or a baby in the middle of a growth spurt. Pop a bit of whipped cream on the top for a little extra indulgence.


Strawberry vanilla mug cake with vanilla glaze – from Averie Cooks

This is a lovely fruity one, taken to the next level by that wonderful buttercream graze. Food that tastes this good shouldn’t take 90 seconds to cook…


Nutella lava mug cake – from Kirbie Cravings

This one is last, but certainly not least. It includes just four ingredients – Nutella (exceptionally important), flour, baking powder and milk – and comes out like your favourite chocolate fondant. Perfect! This one is baked in the oven, but takes just 17 minutes and we think it’s worth it.