8 Desserts in a Mug

to Satisfy your Impulsive Cravings

By Kyzia Maramara

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We’ve all experienced midnight cravings that can get so depressing with the realization that every shop is already closed. With mug recipes, all you need are three things: a mug, a microwave, and a craving (and also the ingredients). Mug recipes are the best for people who don’t have the time to bake huge batches or who don’t know how to bake at all – pop it in the microwave and voila! Here’s a list of the best dessert* mug recipes that will hopefully cover all your sweet tooth cravings.

*Note: Can be eaten as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a snack too.

1. Donut Mug Cake

Who says dessert should only be eaten after a meal? We say desserts should be available any time of day! Just like this donut mug cake from scratch. You can make it any time of the day and even bond with the kids over making it. Make it more colorful with candy sprinkles! Here’s a recipe by Kirbie’s Cravings.


2. Milo Cake

It’s surprising to know that some countries have no idea what Milo is. They’re definitely missing out on a lot, like this beautiful Milo mug cake. This nationwide (I’m just assuming!) favorite chocolate drink can be upgraded to a cake in just under 5 minutes! You can easily make it by yourself or with the kids. In any case, don’t forget to go a la mode! Check out Monsieur Banana’s recipe here.


3. Molten Chocolate Cake

Chocolate cake is something that anybody can have anytime of the day. For some people, too much might be a guilty pleasure but we say life is short. Indulge yourself with this sinfully delicious molten chocolate cake. Follow Cleobuttera’s recipe here and enjoy a sweet solo treat.


4. Chocolate Fudge S’mores

Everybody’s favorite campfire treat can be prepared in the comfort of your own home! If you suddenly feel like eating a s’more, try this one, it’s infinite ways better than the regular s’more. The best part is you can have it all by yourself in your own mug! Check out How Sweet It Is recipe here and you’re just five minutes away from heaven.

5. Fudgy brownies

Why buy brownies when you can make them yourself in your own kitchen (and then proceed to eat it while in bed)? You can be creative and top it with your choice of fruits, or sauces, or a classic dollop of ice cream. Yum! Here’s Love is in my Tummy’s recipe!


6. Blueberry Muffin

Fancy a little treat for breakfast? This blueberry muffin in a mug is a perfect way to start the day. It’s easy to make and has a dash of healthiness to it too. Get a spoonful of that perfect texture and the burst of fresh blueberries in your mouth. The next time you do this you might need more than one mug. Try Kirbie’s Cravings’ recipe here.


7. Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you find yourself suddenly craving for fresh, warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies to dip in milk, you’ve got the next best thing right here. Create your own chocolate chip cookie in a mug from scratch. Follow No. 2 Pencil’s recipe here and enjoy one mug after another!


8. Cinnamon Roll

There are just days where you’ll find yourself wishing you had a cinnamon roll or two in hand. Fear not, you can have a cinnamon roll and a mug in hand anytime with Kirbie’s Cravings’ recipe here. It will take a little extra effort than other mug recipes but once you take it out of the microwave and stare at the perfect swirls with glaze on top and smell the cinnamon goodness, you’ll realize that you can’t love anything as much as you’ll love that cinnamon roll.


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