8 Mug Cake Recipes So Simple a Monkey Could Make 'Em

Sometimes you just want a homemade treat when/because you're alone, but you lack the ambition to dirty a whole bunch of cooking utensils and wait 40 minutes for a pan of something sugary to cook, only to then take 2,000 calories to your regretful, lonely face.

That's where delicious, easy, and nearly instantaneous microwavable cakes come in. We’ve got your feeding fix for one right here with these eight mug cake recipes. 

Blueberry mug cake
Courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings

When does a cake become a muffin? Is a muffin actually just a subset of cake?? No matter, this breakfast-for-dessert treat takes just five minutes, which is less time than it takes to philosophize on blurred muffin lines. Recipe here!

5-Minute molten chocolate mug cake
Courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

There’s an insane amount of chocolate and coconut whipped cream, plus a coffee kick. We’re not complaining. Recipe here.

Vanilla Funfetti mug cake
Courtesy of Mel's Kitchen Cafe

The almond milk gives this cake a dope nutty flavor. Reserve for times when you want to feel like you're at a 6-year-old's birthday party. Recipe here.

5-minute chocolate fudge s’mores mug cake
Courtesy of How Sweet It Is

Everything is better with s’mores, and this graham cracker-crusted mug cake is no exception. Find the recipe here.

Red velvet mug cake
 Courtesy of Creme de la Crumb

This two-serving recipe uses buttermilk for an extra-rich consistency. Grab it here!

Lemon mug cake
Courtesy of Kirbie's Cravings

A combo of lemon zest and curd makes this a refreshingly tangy cake. Find it here!

2-minute chocolate mug cake
Courtesy of i am a food blog

This recipe uses cocoa powder and chocolate chips for a one-two punch that’s ready in mere minutes. Get the recipe here.

Nutella mug cake
Courtesy of The Kitchen McCabe

Two heaping tablespoons of Nutella make this seriously crave-worthy, like any Nutella recipe, basically. Find the recipe here.

Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.