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cinnamon roll microwave mug cake in a white mug with one spoonful taken out
4.13 from 232 votes
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Saturated Fat 4.5g28%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 109.4mg5%
Carbohydrates 48.5g16%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 22.6g25%
Protein 4.2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:1 mug cake
Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 min
Total Time:
6 mins

This easy cinnamon roll microwave mug cake is the perfect treat when you’re craving a little something sweet!

  • 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 coconut oil or melted butter**
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  3. Microwave on high for about 1 minute and 25 seconds. Take out of the microwave and if desired transfer muffin to a plate. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*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.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon roll microwave mug cake, healthy mug cake recipe, microwave mug cake

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