It’s 10 p.m. and you feel like having a sweet treat. But if you don’t have anything in your pantry, that means you have to make something.
Of course, there aren’t many people who are up to baking an entire cake at a moment’s notice. Besides, baking takes far too long. That’s where the mug cake comes in.
Mug cake: it gets its name from the fact that it’s made just like a normal cake with flour, sugar, eggs, and oil — except that it’s cooked in a coffee mug instead of a cake pan. You can even bake it in the microwave instead of an oven. That means it’s ready in just a few minutes!
Even though mug cakes are delicious, most of them leave a lot to be desired when it comes to the healthy side of things. But now, there’s even more reason to rejoice. These mug cake recipes aren’t just delicious and ready in minutes — but they’re also healthy.
Yep, that means that you can have a cake that is gluten free, low carb, low sugar, or even vegan. So, the next time you have a late-night craving, don’t reach for the cookies. Make a healthy but delicious mug cake instead.
1. Coconut Flour Chocolate Mug Cake
This scrumptious chocolate cake is made with coconut flour, It’s also grain-free and doesn’t contain sugar. It can be made keto pretty easily as well. You can find the recipe here.
2. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
If you think a healthy cinnamon roll is too good to be true, you can rejoice! This delicious cake can be ready in just over a minute and it’s scrumptious without being unhealthy.
3. Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake
Chocolate is known as a super-rich, super-decadent dessert. But that doesn’t mean it has to be unhealthy! This delicious chocolate cherry cake has all the richness with none of the junk.
4. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Chocolate and fruit go together like nothing else. For a delightful combo of vanilla, chocolate, and raspberries, try this healthy raspberry chocolate chip cake.
5. Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Sometimes the classics are the best. If you’re craving a quick and chocolatey treat, try whipping up this scrumptious chocolate chip cake that’s still light on the calories.
6. Peanut Butter Mug Cake
Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! You can make this super-rich, gooey peanut butter mug cake in mere minutes — and it’s low on the calorie count.
7. Carrot Mug Cake
Hidden vegetables in a sweet, moist cake? Yes, please. This perfect carrot cake recipe is finished off with a drizzle of cream cheese for ultimate richness.
If you like a little richness with your coffee, you’ll love this recipe for a mocha chocolate chip mug cake. It takes just a few minutes to make and it’s low on calories while staying perfectly rich and moist.
14. Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake
Do you want to try something a little more refined that’s still super-fast? You can throw together this lemon poppy seed mug cake in less than 10 minutes.
15. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
You can achieve the flavors of this classic cookie with all its delicious cinnamon, rich glory flavor, just by sticking a mug in the microwave. It’s the perfect late-night treat.
16. Triple Chocolate Mug Cake
Is the regular amount of chocolate not enough for your sweet tooth? Try this recipe for a triple chocolate mug cake for, well, three times the chocolate!
17. Strawberry Mug Cake
If you prefer fruit to chocolate, try this delectable strawberry mug cake instead. Conjure up all the flavors of summertime with a quick spin in the microwave.
18. Brownie in a Mug
Do you want to know the best thing about this brownie in a mug? It’s gluten-free AND vegan, which means there’s enough chocolatey goodness for everyone.
19. One-Minute Blueberry Muffin
If the phrase “one-minute blueberry muffin” isn’t convincing enough, you should also know that this recipe is light on the calories. So, you technically have cake for breakfast — but healthy.
20. Honey Almond Oatmeal Mug Cake
Chocolate is great, but sometimes, you just want something different. This honey almond oatmeal mug cake is sweet and decadent with lots of texture.
21. Chocolate Pudding Mug Cake
Do you want chocolate with extra gooeyness? Try this recipe for a chocolate pudding mug cake. Even better, the recipe comes in mini portions so you can make some for your chocolate-loving friends, too.
22. Meyer Lemon Mug Cake
Dreaming of a low-carb, gluten-free lemon mug cake? Well, now it’s here, complete with a perfectly sugary, tart flavor.
23. Chocolate Banana Mug Cake
This chocolate banana mug cake might be, well, cake, but it’s low-carb and healthy. That means you could even eat it for breakfast if you’re feeling so inclined.
24. Vegan Sweet Potato Mug Cake
Are you feeling like something out-of-the-box but still delicious and healthy? How about this sweet potato mug cake? It’s decadent and moist but actually healthy — and it’s vegan!
25. Funfetti Mug Cake
Just because something’s healthy doesn’t mean it has to be boring. This amazing funfetti mug cake is low on sugar but bright and fun on the sprinkles.
26. Oatmeal Nutella Mug Cake
Nutella lovers will go crazy for this gooey oatmeal Nutella cake. You can throw it together using regular ingredients in your kitchen.
27. Banana Almond Mug Cake
We can’t have a perfect life, but this banana almond mug cake gets pretty close. The kicker? It’s low carb and gluten-free.
28. Avocado Mug Cake
You might think this delectable avocado mug cake uses food coloring, but it actually gets its vivid color — and velvety-soft texture — from its main ingredient.
29. High Protein Tart Cherry Nutty Mug Cake
Do you want a deliciously-textured, tart treat that can be ready in just minutes? Try this nutty cherry mug cake that also has a high amount of protein.
30. German Chocolate Mug Cake
There are few things that are more delicious than this German chocolate mug cake. It’s rich and moist, and even better, it’s ready in less than 10 minutes.
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Take your pick of a chocolate cake with an ooey gooey center, cinnamon roll cake, decadent blueberry crumble and more. These quick and easy mug cakes are perfect for late nights when a craving hits or for those moments when you don’t want to bake an entire cake because you’ll probably end up eating the majority of it by yourself. Just add a few ingredients inside a mug, pop it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and you’ve got yourself a delicious treat.