Sponge Cake in a Mug

Today’s mug recipe makes two cakes.  This cake is just like a sponge cake and is finished off with sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries.  Remember, even though this is a sponge cake, it will be more dense and gooey due to the microwave cooking.  This is another quick way to get a sweet treat and a perfect way to enjoy fresh berries.

4.5 from 2 reviews
Sponge Cake in a Mug
  • 5½ Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of almond extract
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • 4 strawberries, diced (or other favorite berries)
  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, milk, oil, salt, and almond extract. Stir just until combined.
  2. Spray 2 mugs with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter between the two mugs.
  3. Bake one cake at a time. Microwave for 1½ minutes. Microwave for 5 second intervals after that if needed until done, but no longer than 30 seconds total.
  4. After cooked, invert onto a plate and allow to cool. Serve with sweetened whipped cream and diced strawberries.

Recipe adapted from Kirbie Cravings.

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11 comments on “Sponge Cake in a Mug

  • It literally becomes like a sponge… unfortunately not in a good way. The flavour is overpowered by the egg….not a win for me.

  • Hmm… well, I tried this, and I will just say there’s a reason it’s called a \Sponge Cake\ recipe. Indeed, no matter how long you cook it, it will be spongy and not quite cake-like. I made my batter with butter instead of oil. I stirred 1 T of cocoa into one of the mugs. They both came out pretty tasty and decent, but the chocolate one came out with a better texture (possibly just because of the extra stirring in the cup). Anyway, thanks for the recipe! :-)

    • Another note – my microwave is 900 Watt. I bet this has something to do with how they come out as well, since microwave dishes cook differently in varying wattage microwave ovens.

  • 10/10 this is amazing it is light and airy and fluffy and flavourful and ohhh my I just don’t have the words for it I have tried every type of cake in a mug but this is the most popular and tastes like heaven

  • Have any of you actually tried this? It’s dense, chewy and tastes like raw dough no matter how long you cook it.

  • Laura!! You’ve done it again Giiiirrrrl!!!! Straight up fire in a mug. TEN.

  • Instread of baking it in the microwave, is it possible to just put it in the oven? If yes, for how many mins? Will it be the same?

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