It’s pretty much a known fact that coffee should be the first thing you drink when you wake up in the morning… unless it’s homecoming (*cough* tequila). Eating cake at inappropriate times of the day is a skill that I have possessed within my short lifetime, and here is one of the few that will help you start off your lovely morning with a nice cup of joe (assuming you own more then one mug).

Coffee Mug Cake

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:1 minute
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon applesauce or mashed banana
  • 1 pinch vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Photo by Emma Weir
  • Step 1

    Soften 1 tablespoon of butter and stir in 2 tablespoons of sugar until well incorporated. Next stir in applesauce, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt, stirring until smooth.

    Photo by Emma Weir
  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl combine 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons of flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and 1/4 tablespoon of cinnamon using your fingers to pinch and create a crumble for the top.

    Photo by Emma Weir
  • Step 3

    Add your crumble on top of the batter and microwave for 50-80 seconds on high.

    Photo by Emma Weir
  • Step 4

    Eat it while it’s warm and enjoy your delicious morning mug cake.

    Photo by Emma Weir