How To Make A Mug Cake? 5 Healthy Recipes For Diet

If you want to prepare a mug cake for a cheat day of your diet, look no further. This article will answer your question “How to make a mug cake?” with  5 healthy recipes here.  

How to make a mug cake
How to make a mug cake?

Have you ever thought of a 10-minute dessert? It sounds impossible, but it’s real!

A mug cake was born to save you from a craze for sugar immediately. Besides, you can also taste it within 10 minutes of preparation. No more hours of preparing ingredients and waiting for the cooked cake.

Today, we offer dieters a trick to satisfy your sugar craze but do bad on your diet. You’ll learn how to make a mug cake with our 5 healthy recipes for diet below.

Why is a mug cake so famous?

As its name might already suggest, a mug cake is a cake made in a mug. This cake takes less than 10 minutes to bake in the microwave. 

That’s why the mug cake becomes a lifesaver for busy dieters or cake lovers. Easy, fast, single-serving are the three most outstanding things of this dessert.   

If you want to prepare the mug cake for your cheat day, jot down some notes:

  • You should use a microwave to make the mug cake instead of an oven.
  • A glass mug is not microwave-safe. You should not use this type of material.
  • It’s acceptable to reheat the mug cake. However, the texture will change.
  • In some recipes, this type of dessert doesn’t require eggs or flour.
  • You can add frosting, toppings like a handful of sprinkles, or a squeeze of Nutella.

5 recipes to instruct how to make a mug cake

How to make a mug cake
Recipes to make a mug cake

Skinny Carrot Mug Cake

How to make a mug cake
Skinny Carrot Mug Cake

Calories: 115


  • The mug cake
    • 23g gluten-free flour
    • 3g powdered stevia
    • 1g ground cinnamon
    • 1g baking powder
    • 2g salt
    • 2g coconut oil, melted
    • 15g non-fat Greek yogurt
    • 23ml skimmed milk
    • 2g vanilla extract
    • 18 drops vanilla extract
    • 13g finely grated carrot
  • The frosting
    • 4g Greek yogurt cream cheese
    • 2g non-fat milk
    • 2 drops vanilla extract


  • Use cooking spray to coat the mug with light coconut oil.
  • Put flour, baking powder, powdered cinnamon, and salt into a bowl to prepare the batter. 
  • In another bowl, mix butter, vanilla extract with milk, and Greek yogurt. Then pour the other mix to the batter and fold in shredded carrot.
  • Scoop out the final batter and spread into the mug. Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes 5 seconds. 
  • Let the mug cool down within 2-3 minutes.
  • When waiting for the mug cake to cool down, you make the frosting. Gather all the ingredients and blend them until smooth. Use a zip-topped plastic bag to drizzle on top of the skinny carrot mug cake.


A homemade blend for the gluten-free flour: 

  • 15g millet flour
  • 4g tapioca flour 
  • 4g brown rice flour 
  • 2g xanthan gum.

You can also substitute coconut oil for unsalted butter.

Vanilla Keto Mug Cake

How to make a mug cake
Vanilla Keto Mug Cake

Calories: 220 kcal 


  • 8g melted unsalted butter
  • 48g almond flour
  • 16g erythritol
  • 4g baking powder
  • 1 beaten egg
  • Vanilla


  • Use the mug to contain butter and put it into the microwave in 10 seconds
  • Add vanilla, coconut flour, beaten egg, and baking powder to the cup.
  • Mix the ingredients until smooth
  • Put it into the microwave in 60 seconds


  • Top with a few chocolate chips if desired.
  • Don’t overcook the mug cake to avoid dryness

Banana Mug Cake

How to make a mug cake
Banana Mug Cake

Calories: 359 kcal 


  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 ripe banana, sliced 
  • 32g flour
  • 8g sugar
  • 15ml milk
  • 4g baking powder
  • 8g butter
  • 4g salt


  • Place butter in a no small mug and put it into the microwave to melt it in 20 seconds.
  • Add sliced banana, the beaten egg, flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk to the butter mug.
  • Use a fork to whisk all the ingredients quickly until banana gets crushed.
  • Pop the mug to the microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds (with a 1000-watt microwave)
  • Take out the cup and turn it around, then leave it in the microwave for one more minute.


  • Don’t overfill the mug as the cake will expand after cooked.
  • You may need to turn the side of the cake
  • Shorter time of cooking is better than overcooking the cake
  • You can add toppings like peanut butter, almonds, and coconut shavings, etc. to taste 

Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake

How to make a mug cake
Keto Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Calories: 370 kcal 


  • 48g peanut butter
  • 12g erythritol
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4g Baking Powder


  • Put all the prepared ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix them well until the ingredients are smoothly blended
  • Spread cooking spray into a mug
  • Add the mixed batter to the mug 
  • Microwave the batter for a minute


It depends on the power of the microwave to set the time for this mug cake. The instructions below are applied for a 700-watt microwave.

Lava Mug Cake

How to make a mug cake
Lava Mug Cake

Calories: 383 


  • 24g almond flour
  • 16g dark cocoa powder
  • 4g sugar 
  • 2g baking powder
  • A pinch of coarse sea salt
  • 2g unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 8g melted coconut oil
  • 2g vanilla extract
  • 4g mini chocolate chips
  • Whipping cream 


  • Prepare one bowl to put cocoa powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix them well.
  • Add milk, coconut oil, vanilla, and egg yolk into another bowl and mix them
  • Add cooking spray to the mug and pour the prepared batter to it.
  • Use the microwave for cooking this mug in 50-60 seconds with a high setting.
  • Let the mug cake sit for at least a minute. You can serve with whipping cream and raspberry.


You can exclude whipping cream to reduce calorie intake. 

The Takeaway 

Now you’ve known how to make a mug cake with 5 healthy recipes for diet. You can now rest assured to have a sweet treat for your cheat day.

Please try our recipes and share with us about your mug cake.