Coffee Cake in a Mug

5 Nov


This recipe was a lot of fun to mix together! It takes less than ten minutes to prepare and is super yummy on cold nights.

Here’s the full recipe, per myfridgefood:


1 Tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp applesauce
vanilla extract, few drops
1/4 C All Purpose flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon


1.In a mug soften 1 tbsp of butter in microwave, about 5 seconds. You dont want it melted, just soft. Stir in 2 tbsp of sugar and mix until well incorporated. Stir in applesauce, vanilla (just a tiny bit, were 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.
2.Want struesel? Of course you do! In a separate, small bowl, combine 1 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of brown sugar, and 1/4 tsp 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.
3.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 dont 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 its still warm. Once it cools off, it tends to loose some of its magic!

My daughter and I made this together. We had to refer to the picture on the website as we microwaved it, which is here:


It looked gooey on top with little air holes. The center looked like it was just about to set when I decided they were finished. Since I make pancakes, I knew air bubbles meant the bottom was finished. My daughter and I were both pleased to dig into the surface and find the streusel cooked all the way through. She didn’t like it because it had too much cinnamon for her taste, but Momma loved it!!!! It’s a fast dessert, I can spoil myself with it at the end of a long day and it’s so super comforting when you eat it warm! Caution: we did burn ourselves, so let it cool for only a minute or two.


One Response to “Coffee Cake in a Mug”


  1. Saving Money on the Grocery Bill | Being Poor Intelligently - November 21, 2013

    […] to when I have no idea what to cook, and I’ve found some great recipes over there, such as my Coffee Cake in a Mug […]

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