Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake Recipe
This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake recipe is made with just eight simple ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now. It’s the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet. In just over a minute, you can be indulging in a scrumptious, moist, single-sized cinnamon roll flavored cake. Just because this cake’s made in the microwave, doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious!
OMG, you guys. This cinnamon roll microwave mug cake recipe has become one of my family’s favorite quick and easy desserts to make.
A simple, healthier treat, yet incredibly moist, easy, and the best single-serving dessert out there (to share or not to share)! Mug cake for one or two!
Microwavable mug cakes are so convenient, especially if you live in a dorm and don’t have access to an oven or you just don’t want to fire it up.
You likely have ALL the ingredients in your pantry right now! Perfect for when you get that late night craving. Or want a small batch dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth (and not whip out a giant baking pan to make brownies to nip that craving). This mug dessert IS FOR YOU!! If you haven’t made this yet, you are 100% missing out.
If you’re looking at a delicious and easy way to serve cinnamon roll goodness to a crowd, try my Cinnamon Roll Casserole. It’s also an effortless recipe to throw together, but definitely decadent and not as healthy as this mug cake. Let’s get to all of the delicious details!
All the reasons to love this recipe!
Seriously though, you’re probably so over mug cakes and you’re probably rolling your eyes at me right now, but STOP! I promise you, this isn’t like any other mug cake out there. Read all of the POSITIVE reviews in the comment section. Here’s one:
amazing! this is absolutely delicious! i think i might keep a mix of this ready to go, cause i can see myself wanting to make one every morning!— Sparrow
I’ve tried a bunch of mug cakes and I wasn’t a fan.
I thought they were a really neat concept for a quick dessert fix, but nothing would ever beat baking an entire cake or cupcake. I hated that all the mug cakes came out SPONGY and they had the grossest texture. But not this one! I feel like the secret to a light, tender, amazing texture in mug cakes comes from leaving out the eggs. That’s right! No egg in this recipe. It’s not only easier to make without an egg, but it turns out so much tastier! And it’s super easy to make vegan.
Even my picky kiddos loved this single-serve mug cake recipe. They’re such huge fans, we’ve already made this more times than I could count. Even for a special breakfast treat! This has all of the classic flavors of your favorite cinnamon roll, but without any of the rolling and waiting!
One of the best things about this mug cake recipe is that it’s made with basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Flour. For best results, use either all-purpose flour or Kodiak Cakes pancake mix. I’m sure other pancake mixes would be great substitutes too!
- Baking powder. To give the cake a bit of a rise. If you’re using a pancake mix, you won’t need this ingredient because it’s already included in the mix.
- Milk. I use unsweetened vanilla almond, cashew milk or coconut milk, but any milk variety will work fine.
- Maple syrup. For the perfect amount of sweetness. If you don’t have maple syrup, you can use granulated sugar or brown sugar, but may need a bit more milk for consistency. Or you could use honey.
- Vanilla extract. Gives this treat a boost of flavor!
- Oil or butter. A small amount of oil or butter will ensure that this has the perfect moist texture.
- Brown sugar + cinnamon. Swirled into the top for that classic cinnamon roll flavor! If you don’t have brown sugar, regular granulated sugar will work in a pinch.
How to make this recipe
This healthy mug cake recipe could not be easier! If you don’t believe me, watch the video tutorial located in the recipe card. Here’s the simple process:
- Prep the mug. Start by greasing a microwavable mug with cooking spray, butter or oil.
- Combine cake ingredients. Mix together flour (or pancake mix), baking powder, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and oil (or melted butter) inside the mug. Add 1-2 tablespoons more of milk, if needed for consistency. You want the batter to stay thick, but not be too dry. Alternatively, ingredients can be stirred together in a small bowl and then transferred to the mug.
- Cinnamon/sugar topping. Whisk together the brown sugar and cinnamon in a separate small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the batter, in the mug. Use the tip of a knife to swirl the cinnamon mixture into the top of the batter. (See above photo.)
- Bake. Microwave on high for about 1 minute and 25 seconds. Remove the mug from the microwave and, if desired, transfer to a plate. Be careful as the mug will most likely be SUPER hot. Enjoy!
Pro tip: Don’t over-mix your cake batter! Mix until all ingredients are just combined. Over-mixing can cause this to become tough.
Frequently asked questions
I still seem to get this question a lot and a mug cake is literally as it sounds. A cake that is made in a mug! It’s great because you don’t need to whip out a bunch of tools to make this simple dessert recipe. Just pop it in the microwave and it’s done in a matter of minutes!
I personally have not cooked this particular mug cake recipe in the oven. Feel free to experiment, though, and give it a try. Based on some other similar recipes, if I were going to try this one in the oven, I would bake at 350ºF for about 14 minutes. If you give it a try, please comment on this post and let us know how it worked out for you.
A few reasons why your mug cake might become chewy when cooked is overcooking the batter in the microwave or adding too much liquid. Start with the minimum cooking time, test for doneness, and add a few more seconds as needed.
This mug cake totally works using gluten-free pancake mix! Here’s what one reader had to say:
“Just have to let you know that this was wonderful! I am gluten-free and egg-free so I used Pamela’s Pancake mix and left out the baking powder – WONDERFUL! The taste was great and so so easy. I had some leftover powdered sugar frosting so I put a dollop of that on top when it was still warm. JUST LIKE A CINNAMON ROLL.” ~ Ashley
This sweet snack is pretty perfect as-is, but there are lots of ways to change it up and customize the recipe based on what you’re craving. Here are some tasty options:
- Cinnamon roll icing. Enjoy this cinnamon roll mug cake with icing, just like a REAL cinnamon roll! Stir 2 tablespoons powdered sugar with 1 tsp milk (plus more as needed) until smooth.
- Pancake mix flavors. Pancake mixes come in lots of different fun flavors. Change things up and use a different flavor. Depending on what flavor you use, you may want to change up the cinnamon/sugar topping.
- Birthday mug cake. Leave the cinnamon/sugar topping off, add sprinkles and serve with Funfetti frosting and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You could also swap the vanilla extract for cake batter extract, if you happen to have some.
- Coffee cake version. Make the cake as instructed, but instead of adding the cinnamon/sugar topping, add a streusel topping. Mix 1 tablespoon melted butter, 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle the streusel over the batter and press gently with your fingers. Then, bake as directed.
More add-in options
- Small scoop of Nutella, almond butter or peanut butter
- Jam or jelly (or other fun spread)
- Chocolate chips (or other flavored baking chips)
This mug cake recipe is really straight-forward and easy to make, but here are a few tips so your dessert or snack is perfect every time!
- Different microwaves can vary in power and how fast they cook, so the first time you make this recipe, you’ll need to experiment a bit to make sure that the cook time is the correct length of baking time. At least, even if it comes out undercooked, there’s no need to worry about raw eggs!
- How long to cook? When I make this, it’s done to my preference in one minute and 25 seconds at 100% power. If you’re new to making mug cakes, check the cake after one minute and you can always add time.
- Oil or butter. I typically make the cake using oil, so I don’t have to worry about melting the butter. If you’d like to use butter, feel free to use unsalted or salted butter.
- What type of mug? A mug with straight sides is best to ensure that the cake bakes evenly. I use a microwave-safe 14-ounce mug, which is a great size to allow the dough to rise up while baking without overflowing. (You can fill your mug with water and then pour the water into a measuring cup to determine its capacity.)
- Alternatives to a mug. If you don’t happen to have microwave-safe mug, try using any of the following: small porcelain ramekin, small ceramic bowl, small glass prep or mise bowl.
- Be careful when removing from the microwave. Your mug will most likely be VERY hot. Use a hot pad or oven mitt when removing it from the microwave.
This mug cake recipe is my go-to when I want a perfectly portioned, tasty sweet treat! Use Kodiak Cakes pancake mix and this mug cake is healthy enough to enjoy for breakfast or a snack! And feel free to experiment – replace the cinnamon swirl topping with mini chocolate chips or sprinkles.
More easy dessert recipes
- Cake Mix Mug Cake
- Cake Mix Brownies
- Cherry Dump Cake
- Vanilla Mug Cake from Tastes Better From Scratch
- Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie
If you try this, let me know! Leave a comment and if your family loves it as much as mine does, be sure to give it a five star ⭐️ rating! Also, tag @kimscravings on Instagram with a picture of your creation. It’s so fun to see what you’re cooking! Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive more healthy delicious recipes straight to your inbox.
Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or Kodiak Cakes pancake mix*
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk + 1-2 tablespoons more, as needed
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon oil or melted butter**
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Spray a microwavable mug with cooking spray and then mix together flour (or pancake mix), baking powder, milk, maple syrup, vanilla and oil (or melted butter) inside. Add 1-2 tablespoons more of milk, if needed for desired consistency. You want the batter to stay thick, but not dry.
- In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the top of the mixture in mug. Use the tip of a knife to swirl cinnamon mix into the top of the batter.
- Microwave on high for about 1 minute and 25 seconds. Take out of the microwave and if desired transfer muffin to a plate. Enjoy!
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It tasted amazing! But, it was a little bit chewy.
This is nearly perfect! I’ve tried recipes for actual mini-cinnamon rolls in a mug that are WAY more work and not nearly as enjoyable — I’m so happy I found this one, thank you Kim!
The only reasons for my 4 star rating is that, in my humble opinion, it’s cloyingly sweet and too dry. Here are my modifications:
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (instead of 1/4 tsp)
– 1/2 tablespoon syrup (instead of 1)
– 1.5 to 2 tsp brown sugar (instead of 1 tbsp)
– 1 tablespoon melted butter (instead of 1 tsp; definitely recommend butter for the cinnamon roll taste)
This has made my rotating mug-cake list!
I really enjoyed this mug cake! I used all-purpose flour, 1% milk & butter. Actually, I accidentally used double the amount of melted butter. I think I’ll keep using the extra butter because I don’t want to change anything about the mug cake that I just ate – it was really good!!
The first mug cake that I’ve ever eaten that didn’t taste artificial.
Thanks for sharing your recipe!
So happy to hear you enjoyed! Thanks for your feedback!
Yum! This was so delicious!
I made this without the topping but used raw sugar instead, cake was a little chewy but it was good for a quick sweet bite!
very good but the cake never rose
Loved this! Such a treat and so easy!
I’ve made this recipe so many times that I just had to comment and say how much I love it! Definitely satisfies my craving for cake!
This is amazing! Would definitely recommend
So happy to hear! Thanks for your comment!
One of the best mug cake recipes I’ve tried! So easy to make, great for kicking cravings fast.
Used honey in place of maple syrup, used coconut sugar for the topping. Super super yummy.
I made a tiny glaze of some powdered sugar mixed with some milk to add on top which made it taste even more delicious. <3
So happy you enjoyed and thanks so much for your feedback!
Was starving and pulled up this recipe. made in under 5 minutes and absolutely delicious 😋🤤
yay! so happy you enjoyed!
This is one of the best mug cakes I have ever done! It’s really quick to make but is really yummy!
Oh my! I don’t know what I expected but that was not it.
It was amazing!
thinking about making a batch and taking them to work to help the team get through the afternoon!
Happy to hear you enjoyed!
I like the recipe but after microwaving I noticed once’s it cooled it would immediately turn hard I used all the right ingredients and measurements and so I don’t know what caused it but when it was warm it tasted really good
This mug cake is best eaten immediately.
Pregnant mama here. I was craving cinnamon rolls but didn’t feel like going through that long process. I wanted cinnamon rolls and I needed it now lol Made this with the icing in less than 5 minutes. Cravings we met with a bite of deliciousness. Had my husband taste it and he said MAKE IT ONE! Blind tested in with kids too and they all love it. Thank you so much for sharing!
Oh that makes me so happy!
Yum! This was so good! The perfect sweet treat!
Could I use self rising flour and omit the baking powder?
I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure that would work!
Yum! This was so good!
OMG. This relieved my sweet tooth for sure. And so quick to make!
2 things I did elevated this for me:
– Used a cinnamon flavored creamer instead of milk.
– Added a thin slice if butter on top. It blended so well with the sprinkled cinnamon sugar.
Thank you thank you <3
So happy you enjoyed and thanks so much for sharing your feedback!
amazing! this is absolutely delicious! i think i might keep a mix of this ready to go, cause i can see myself wanting to make one every morning 😅
Yay! Super happy to hear you enjoyed! Love the ready-to-go mix idea!
Used unsweetened almond coconut milk because that’s all I had & it was perfect! Thank you!
thanks for your feedback! Glad you enjoyed!
I’ve made this recipe a million times. it’s honestly a part of my routine now. I’ve just never thought to comment, but I just need to tell you it’s delicious make it right now!🤨
Thanks so much for your comment! I’m so glad you enjoy!
Good base recipe but better made with pumpkin spice in batter and substituting sour cream for the milk. Even better topped with pre-made cheesecake filling.
Love this recipe! I make it all of the time for a small sweet treat. So easy and so good!
I used normal all purpose flour and honey instead of maple syrup ,broke college student style, the first one was a little sweeter than I’d like but with a little tweaking it was delicious! you could even sneak in some protein powder and turn that guilty pleasure into a delicious and healthier snack!
Thanks so much for your feedback! Love the protein powder idea!
Yum! Loved this… will definitely be making on repeat!
where are the measurments? i don’t want to mess this up.
You should see them in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
This was an amazing mug cake, one of the best I’ve ever had! I highly recommend this cinnamon roll mug cake and you won’t regret making it at all!!
That makes me so happy! Thanks for your sweet comment!
Best mug cake ever!
This was sooo darn good. Will make again alot. I am single & like
the mug cakes. I am going to make the cake mix mug cake. Thanks
again for Sooo good.
That’s awesome! So happy you enjoyed!
This was so delicious! I was looking for a recipe that didn’t use egg. I used oat milk because that was all I had and it worked fine. A little dry but probably my fault. Anyways loved that it wasn’t super duper sweet.
So happy you enjoyed!
I’m a long time baker and as a “joke” made this recipe for a last minute celebration. It was ridiculously delicious. So humbling. I doubled the recipe and used a big oversized coffee mug (wide). I don’t understand why this was so good.
What a sweet comment!! So happy that it turned out so wonderful for you!
So good! My new favorite snack. I used all-purpose flour and it came out perfect.
Best mug cake recipe!! Healthy, delicious, and not too heavy!! Have been dealing with covid and needed something comforting and easy to make, this was perfect.
So happy you enjoyed! Hope you feel better soon!
I just tried this and it was AMAZING 😭😭😭
So happy you loved!
Just delicious honey. Had the pancake mix sitting in the pantry, think I found a new way to use it up!!! Made the icing and it truly felt like a delicious treat
Amazing! So happy you found a new use for your pancake mix!
I used blueberry suyrp & about a dozen frozen blueberry. Microwave 1 min 50 sec. Wife loved it. For me, 1 1/2 times recipe taller cup had a great spice cake. Thanks for the tips.
Yum! I love those ideas! Thanks so much for taking time to leave feedback.
Delicious!! Super simple to follow instructions. This will be my go to for a sweet snack craving.
Yay! Super happy to hear you enjoyed!
I substituted honey for maple syrup and baked this in the oven. It came out like a breakfast cookie. I put leftover cranberry sauce on it.
That sounds great! So happy you enjoyed!
I WISH I COULD HAVE TAKEN A PICCY BUT HOT DARN WAS IT SOO GOOD MY HUBBY (who was literally standing right next to me) didn’t even get a chance to taste it!!!
DIDNT MEAN TO LEAVE THIS OUT:
(computer problems right)
I added a home made cream cheese topping of powdered sugar,cream cheese, and vanilla extract and I’m telling you this now I refuse to EVER GO TO THE STORE AGAIN for cinnamon rolls!
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This was unreal! I was skeptical, but it went above and beyond my expectations!!! I added a little powdered sugar icing drizzle. Mmmmmmm!
Yay! That makes me SO happy to hear! Love the icing drizzle idea!
Loved this so much, I usually never comment on recipes but this deserved one!
Yay! Makes me so happy!
I added an apple and oats to mine and it was delicious!
So happy to hear you enjoyed and that sounds like a great idea. thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment!
Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I just made it in a dash
Mini bundt cake maker and added
a leftover egg white. Added some pumpkin spice to the batter and left out the sugar and cinnamon.
Ate half of it with cream cheese and a bit of homemade apple butter. Yum.
That sounds so good!! Thanks so much for taking time to leave feedback!
Just made it today for the first time for the kids for breakfast and they loved it. My son already wants me to.mame it again tomorrow!!!
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Best mug cake I’ve ever made, hands down. Made a quick icing out of cream cheese and confectioners sugar… oh so good.
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It’s a little bit dry and spongey so I’ll probably add a little bit of vegetable oil next time so it’s a little more moist, but over all it tasted really good and I can definitely taste the cinnamon!
I just made this. today. it’s super easy and great. Yummy. But id suggest a bit less brown sugar. It is a bit sweet for me.
Glad you enjoyed and thanks for your feedback!
This is the BEST mug cake recipe ever! The cake was so spongy and moist and it tasted just like a cinnamon roll. I used pancake mix and microwaved mine for about 30 seconds more, and it turned out delicious! I will definitely be making many more of these.
This was so good! I’ve already made it 3 times this week!
iv tried doing many diffrent varietys of this and they all work wonderfully im now attemoting to bake it in a oven instead of microave for once ans seeing how it turn out
Love hearing that! Let us know how the baking goes!
Never enjoyed mug cakes before but Kim was so right in leaving the egg out in this recipe! Perfect for those cinnamon bun cravings!
Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed!
I’m in 7th grade and my class was making brownies. I don’t like brownies so this was a perfect alternative. And let me tell u this was so good I’m literally obsessed
I love it! So happy you enjoyed!
This recipe was so good! Easy and great flavor!
Kim, thank you for this delicious recipe. I need a quick, single serving, craving satisfying cinnamon roll! I did make two changes. I used about a teaspoon less Brown sugar and added some raisins. And added a pat of cream cheese on top. This even made my coffee substitute taste better:) This will be my go to recipe when I’ve got that craving. Can’t say thanks enough!
I’m so happy to hear this!! Love that you added raisins and cream cheese… I’ll have to give that a try!
I found this recipe during lockdown and I’m so glad I did. It’s delicious and practically foolproof. I think I have a stronger microwave as just 1 minute of cooking time worked for my 1000 w but I’m obsessed!
Super happy to hear that you love this mug cake as much as I do!
hi! thanks for posting; this was great. I had a craving for something a little sweet and this was perfect. I followed the recipe but used unsweetened coconut milk (since that’s what I had open) and melted Earth Balance instead of straight oil. I think the saltiness of the Earth Balance complemented it well, and I think the unsweetened coconut milk also made the overall profile not too sweet. I had some open pure cacao/no sugar chips, so I mixed some in with the cinnamon/brown sugar topping. wonderful!
I think I’ll use this as my go-to mug cake base now. thanks again!
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hi I do not have maple syrup? can i omit it or what is the substitute?
Honey would be a good substitute. If you want to omit it altogether, you might want to add some sweetener and possibly a little extra almond milk to make up for the lack of liquid. Enjoy!
Best mug cake recipe ever, simple and has amazing texture. I added raising to my batter and it elevated the cake. Thank you so much!
Yay! So glad that you enjoyed and thanks so much for your comment!
Very yummy and sweet! I still prefer microwave brownies, but this can be a nice change every so often.
This is my new go-to mug cake recipe. More of a coffee cake flavor but it subdues my cinnamon roll cravings! I’ve been making it with ghee instead of butter and using oat milk. Lovely texture! I read the comments and put a smear of lactose free cream cheese on top and OH MY GOODNESS that icing/topping made this recipe go from awesome to really over the top delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Yay! So happy to hear that you’ve been enjoying the mug cake. And thanks so much for taking time to leave feedback!
This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake recipe is made with just eight simple ingredients . I made them! So Great
So glad you loved!
Very yummy!! Substituted coconut oil for the butter turned out so good!!
Sounds perfect! Thanks so much for your comment!
this is AY-MAY-ZANG!!!!!!!!
i leterally cant even. make this and indulge!! =p
Yay! So glad you enjoyed!!
Made these 3 times already with spelt flour. Absolutely amazing texture for a cake in a mug. I think I like this better than shop bought now!
Oh my goodness that is so awesome! Thanks so much for your comment!
I made this the super lazy way- ie without the icing or the cinnamon swirl- and it was still delicious! Luvin it! I used Almond Milk and next time will try what Petra (above) suggested- using applesauce instead of oil. 🙂
So happy that you enjoyed! Thanks for the review!
I’ve made it a handful of times now and it’s approved by everyone in the house.love this recipe. My son requested it this morning
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Can you provide ingredients for an easy frosting to fit this?
Try mixing a couple of tablespoons powdered sugar with 1-2 teaspoons milk (any type).
Ooh this turned out so delicious! I loved it.
I just made it and it’s absolutely delicious. I don’t like eggs so I have non in the house so I just didn’t put it in and it turned out amazing and tastes delicious
That’s so great to hear that it worked fine without the egg! Thanks for your feedback!
This recipe really is delicious! It doesn’t quite taste like a cinnamon roll to me but is an almost perfect dupe for my favorite coffee cake.
So glad you enjoyed!
Very happy that I read ALL of the comments- I was planning to make this with almond flour, but thank you Lydia for advising against it! I’ll look for another gluten free flour to use. Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one – I’m excited about a cinnamon mug cake. Thanks for the recipe. Will get back to you with a review for the gf crowd. Soon.
this was great! made it vegan with soy milk and vegan butter and it turned out awesome. highly recommend!!
Sounds perfect! Thanks for your feedback!
I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls for a few days and this hit the spot. I’ve made other mug cakes in the past, usually chocolate, and while they were ok, this was fabulous. I used butter and added a small amount of powdered sugar icing made with almond milk after turning it out on a plate. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. So good! Will definitely be making this again.
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I can’t wait to try this! Is there a healthier substitute for the cooking spray In order to grease the mug? I’m assuming anything really, like butter or coconut oil, is fine to wipe down the mug with?
Yes, anything you would use to grease anything else will work just fine. Enjoy!
Do NOT use almond flour as a sub 😂 cake was totally liquid after 2 minutes. Made it again with regular flour and was delish!
That is so good to know! I’m glad you were able to remake it and have good results!
Lydia, thank you! I was going to try almond flour🥮
I tried this with a friend at a sleep over. I recommend 11/10! so good 🥰🥰
Love hearing this!! So happy you enjoyed!
Can I bake this in the oven? If so, what temp and how long?
I haven’t personally tried it, so I can’t say if it would work. If I were to try, I would bake at 350ºF for about 10 minutes. Check it and possible bake longer, if needed.
Hi Kim! I’m looking forward to making this! I love the reviews. Can you use regular milk instead of almond milk?
Can I use honey instead of maple syrup?
Yes, that should work just fine!
This is the best mug cake ( cinnamon roll) my granddaughter and I have tried. And since the closing of the schools and being at home soooo much since the pandemic has been on it’s world tour, we have made so many different kinds. But this one has the texture and taste of something made by a wonderful Bakery or Baker and is now number 1 on our list of favorite mug cakes and our Nutella mug cake moved to 2nd place. Thankyou so much for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe.
Just a note, we did use pancake mix and real maple syrup that we made here at home and used melted butter instead if coconut oil.
So love hearing this! Thank you so much for your comment!
This is so good! Ìd double batch next time because its really small. Its delicious thoughh!.
Whoo hoo! So glad you liked it!
This is my go-to for dessert cravings now. Best mug cake ever!!!! I use Kodiak Cake mix and just stir all of the ingredients into a bowl and microwave the entire thing for 45 seconds. Makes a perfectly sized, moist, delicious cake. I also top sometimes with a powdered sugar/almond milk “glaze.”
Love hearing that!! Thanks so much for leaving feedback, Nicki!
I love this mug cake!!!! Finally an actual mug cake that gives you the satisfaction of a real cake but much, much faster and healthier. I used Kodiak cakes pancake & waffle mix and followed the recipe exactly & it came out perfect!! I’ve tried lots of mug cakes before & none of them had the right texture or taste I was looking for. This cake was spongy, moist (sorry(:) and had great flavor! Thank you for sharing this gem of a find(:
Yay! That’s so awesome! Thanks so much for your comment, Mina!
This turned out so good! Just like a cinnamon roll!
Hi .I will try this but what can be used as a substitute for maple syrup..can I use honey?
Yes, that will work fine! Enjoy!
I was a bit skeptical about trying this since I feel like it’s hard to get mug cakes just right, but this turned out fantastic! The flavor’s really good (and the maple syrup itself was a nice touch), and the cake itself turned out to be a lot more soft and fluffy than I had expected! Thanks for an such an awesome recipe 👍🏽
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This was great! Perfect flavour, not too sweet 🙂
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed!
Googled for a homemade mug cake recipe after making my first mug cake using the packaged stuff that came in a mug as a gift. I had my kids (four in all) make their own with some assistance and everyone had a ‘thumbs up’ response(the husband included :o). It was a great treat for the kids to bake their own cake.
I love that! I’m so glad your family enjoyed and thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment!
My first mug cake and it turned out great! Guess guys can cook!
Haha! So glad it turned out!
Never liked mug cakes but this one was so good! Highly recommend!
Yay! So happy to hear that!
I loved this mug cake recipe! Best one I’ve ever tried!
If I doubled the recipe would the cook time be the same?
I tried it and it was yum!! I doubled the cinnamon though and added a tiny bit more sugar. Would taste great with icing!
I just mix a 1-3 ratio of milk and powdered sugar and pour it over. It’s really nice if it turns out a little dry because it adds a bit of moisture!
Loved this! Made a few substitutions – neutral oil instead of coconut, as that’s all I had, and a touch of brown sugar instead of maple syrup as I didn’t have any. I also added some cinnamon to the actual mix, and to me that made all the difference – I’d probably add more next time! And stir the top in more as it was gone too quickly at the top! Ate it straight from the mug, so didn’t worry about greasing it either.
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed! My daughter was actually begging me for one today. 🙂
This was so EASY, fast and really yummy! I used gluten free flour, which might be why mine came out with sort of a half-baked texture, but I actually really loved it like that (kind of like a real Cinnabon!) I also topped mine with cream cheese frosting. Heaven! The hubby and my picky son loved theirs too! Thanks, this recipe is a keeper!
So glad that you had great results! I think I need to try a cream cheese frosting next. Yum!
Loved this! I made it with an added pinch of salt and replaced the coconut oil with margarine (butter would probably taste even better but I wanted to keep it vegan) to add a richness that is more typical of cinnamon baked goods. Because the cake uses maple syrup and mixed-in brown sugar, in the top of the batter anyway, I added a pinch of baking soda in addition to the baking powder, which is generally used in a neutral pH batter. The resulting coffee cake was soft with a delicious crumbly texture and a classic coffee cake flavor. Yummy!
Great tips! Thanks for sharing!
I used whole wheat flour and used closer to 1tbsp of coconut oil and it still came out great. Satisfied my craving, wish I had some icing. Next time I think I might add some banana and walnuts 😋
So glad you enjoyed! Banana and walnuts sound delicious!
Hands down the best mug cake I’ve ever made/tasted. Amazing! Thank you 🙂
Yay! That’s so awesome to hear and thanks so much for your comment!
I used butter instead of oil and i whisked 1 tsp of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of cream cheese to make a quick icing it was AWESOME
Great substitutions! I’ll definitely have to give that cream cheese icing a try!
Is there a way to not use syrup? I’m not a fan of it and don’t think I’d like the taste in my cinnamon roll.
Definitely! The maple syrup is used to sweeten the cake. Try using 1 tablespoon brown (or white) sugar, coconut sugar, honey or a packet of sweetener, like Stevia. You may actually enjoy it just fine leaving out the sweetening agent altogether. If you do leave it out, you may need to add a little more almond milk to moisten it up a bit. Good luck!
Loved this recipe! It worked just like in your video and was so tasty too.
So glad you enjoyed!
Wow this is wonderful…I didnt have cinnamon so used pumpkin pie spice…and instead of butter used fat free greek yogurt…this is so delicious
Yay! So happy you enjoyed and I love knowing that Greek yogurt worked to replace the butter.
I love this mug cake recipe! I make it all of the time!
So glad to hear it!
What if u don’t have vanilla and only have vanilla extract
Im super impressed with this mug cake. The texture is great, better than most, and i was shocked at how tasty it was despite there being only maple syrup in the batter.
So glad you enjoyed!
Recipe turned out much better than most mug cakes! Will make this again and again!
I accidentally didn’t read and added 1 tbsp coconut oil instead of 1 tsp and holy moly it was still amazingly delicious. Topped with some strawberries and a little ice cream. yum!
Yum! Sounds terrific!
This is an amazing recipe
Yay! So happy it turned out great for you!
This was heaven. And I love that it was so quick and easy!
is it possible to use oven instead of a microwave ??
Sure! It should work at 350 degrees F. for about 12 mins. Make sure your dish/mug is oven safe. Good luck!
thank you! It worked perfectly! So good!
I used regular flour and butter. Turned out delicious!
Made this with the Kodiak Cakes mix and loved it! Will be making this one often!
Super good. I loved the cinnamon flavor. I don’t use a lot of sugar. No eggs, butter and just a little sugar free syrup. My sons girlfriend said mmmm. Yummy.
Thanks! Glad you’re a fan!
Just have to let you know that this was wonderful! I am gluten-free and egg-free so I used Pamela’s Pancake mix and left out the baking powder – WONDERFUL! The taste was great and so so easy. I had some leftover powdered sugar frosting so I put a dollop of that on top when it was still warm. JUST LIKE A CINNAMON ROLL.
Thank you 🙂
Awesome! So glad you enjoyed it!
Love this cinnamon mug bun recipe! It satisfied my morning cake cravings 😋. Much quicker than making all the bread. I made myself a couple as I get quite hungry but one was still great! I’m vegan so this recipe was perfect and I used gluten free pancake mix because I’m coeliac. Definitely going to try different toppings, the recommendations look yummy! Thank you so much Kim
Makes me so happy to hear that you enjoyed and were able to make the recipe gluten free!
Tasty! Just made a double batch in a large mug… because #pregnancycravings. I used a 6-grain pancake mix from Costco, and while it’s grittier than I like my cinnamon rolls, it has at least temporarily appeased the less-than-healthy craving for Cinnabon! Thanks!
I’m so glad you loved it!! I’ve been craving cinnamon rolls, so it looks like I need to make it again too! 🙂
Oooh that looks great! I love mug cakes, this one sounds like a great way to start the day with something sweet 🙂
For sure! This one turned out so good, I’m going to have to come up with some different flavors!
Had to add yet another rave review. This was SO delicious!! I was craving cinnamon rolls but could not spare oh, a couple thousand calories at cinnabon 🙂 This hit the spot perfectly. It definitely needed an icing of sort so I tried another reviewer’s suggestion of cream cheese mixed with maple syrup and it was perfection. Thank you for a fantastic quick recipe!
Thanks so much for your feedback! So glad you enjoyed!
This is a must try! I used normal milk, sugar instead of syrup and melted butter and it turned out so good! Definitely satisfied my craving, thank you for this recipe
So happy you enjoyed and thanks so much for leaving feedback and the ingredients that worked well for you!
I think this is by far the easiest and the best recipe for mug cinnamon rolls. I tried two cinnamon rolls, one with oat flour and one with pancake mix and I would recommend the pancake mix over the oat flour because my homemade oat flour didn’t rise, but I still loved them both. (I don’t have regular flour, only oat and pancake mix) I think you should try to make an easy icing too, just in case some people with a bigger sweet tooth come on here.