I have no idea who came up with the concept of a “mug cake” but I like them a lot. So, whoever you are, thank you. The mug cake is pretty great because it’s easy (few ingredients, easy clean up), it’s usually delicious (um, cake), but it’s small (portion control, baby!). All good things, all good things.
Typically, when I make Paleo baked goods, I use some coconut flour which tends to suck the moisture out of anything so it’s a little risky. I used a tablespoon in this recipe and I would recommend even using slightly less (so like, barely a Tbsp.)
Mug cakes are those kinds of things that you may need to play around with in your kitchen. You can add whatever you’d like: chocolate chips, banana, maple syrup, cocoa powder, blueberries, etc. Whatever flavors you like. I think next time I’ll try some banana and chocolate chips! I would also recommend testing your microwave the first time. Maybe microwave for a minute, then 30 seconds, then 30 more seconds, etc. since all microwaves are different. Anyway, here’s the recipe I used:
Paleo Mug Cake
- 1 Tbsp almond flour
- 1 Tbsp of coconut flour (barely a Tbsp)
- 1 sprinkle cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 Tbsp (or more) of honey
- 1 tsp of almond milk
- sprinkle of cacao nibs
I sprayed a little coconut oil in a mug then added the egg and beat it.
Next, I added the rest of the ingredients and mixed thoroughly. After everything was mixed, I just microwaved for 1 minute and 30 seconds (again, take it 1 minute at a time or even 30 seconds since all microwaves are different).
Let cool for a couple minutes, then enjoy!!
Have you tried mug cakes? Any good recipes?
GiGi Eats says
I’ve never made a mug cake before but UM……… I AM GUNNA START because HELLOOOOO delicious!
the nine year old LOVES mug cakes as shes entirely independent when she makes em.
I need to snag coconut flour now for this.
Is it sad to say I almost always want a mug cake after dinner/right before bed? But like you said they are portion controlled so that is good and high in protein/fiber so I like to say it is a healthy treat/dessert…I must try this recipe out! I use something very similar but use 1 TBS dark chocolate cocoa powder 🙂
It is definitely not sad! I have to have dessert at nigt it’s sort of a problem ha. At least mug cakes are a healthier choice! Could be worse, right?