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Coffee Cake In A Mug-- the perfect remedy for a sugar craving when you don't want to spend a lot of time or heat up the oven. #coffee #cake #microwave #mug

{2 minute} Coffee Cake in a Cup

Coffee Cake In A Cup-- the perfect remedy for a sugar craving when you don't want to spend a lot of time or heat up the oven. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword microwave dessert, mug cake
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 521kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons applesauce
  • vanilla extract few drops
  • ¼ cup All Purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a mug soften 1 tablespoon of butter in microwave, about 5 seconds. You don’t want it melted, just soft. Stir in 2 tablespoon of sugar and mix until well incorporated. Stir in applesauce, vanilla (just a tiny bit, we’re talking drops), flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt; stirring until just combined. Use the back of your spoon to smooth it out in the bottom of the mug.
  • Want struesel? Of course you do! In a separate, small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoon of flour, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Use your fingers to to pinch the butter and mix it in with the other ingredients. When it starts to look like lumpy sand (appetizing, eh?) and all ingredients are combined, pour on top of cake batter in mug.
  • Cook in the microwave for 50-80 seconds depending on your microwave. At 1 minute, my microwave cooks it perfectly. It will look just barely set on top. You don’t want to overcook it and things tend to get ugly fast in the microwave. I suggest cooking it 50 seconds, and then in 10 second intervals checking after each interval until done. Eat white it’s still warm. Once it cools off, it tends to loose some of it’s magic!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 2.1mg