This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake is the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet!
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.
*All purpose flour or (my personal favorite) Kodiak Cakes Flapjack mix will lend the best results. I've also successfully used spelt flour. Other flours will likely work, but may change the texture of the cake. If using pancake mix, leave out the baking powder.
**Any oil or melted butter will work.
Please note that ALL microwaves are different therefore can yield different results and can overcook this mug cake if you aren't careful. When trying this recipe for the first time, you might want to start with a 60-70 second cooking time at 100% power.
No eggs? Correct. There are NO EGGS in this recipe. Why? Egg is what makes the mug cake spongy. If you think about it, when you bake a full-sized cake, you typically use 1 or 2 eggs...for a mug cake to use 1 egg is A LOT!
I’ve also enjoyed this mug cake without the brown sugar topping and with a little jam. Delicious either way!
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.