Snickerdoodle Mug Cake! Ready in minutes and so soft and fluffy! Perfect for when you need a single-serving sweet treat fast!
Snickerdoodle Mug Cake. Brought to you by those sudden urges for a cakey-type treat that you always get when you have no cakey-type treats in the house, and inspired by my Vegan Snickerdoodles and Snickerdoodle Hummus.
I'm no stranger to mug cakes. My Cinnamon Roll in a Mug is one of the most popular recipes on AVV. But we all need a bit of variety in our lives and this no-egg mug cake can be mixed up and cooked in minutes.
This is a really simple recipe. Grab your microwave-safe mug and some pantry staples:
And a few ingredients notes:
- Nut/seed butter or oil - Yep, we're making a snickerdoodle mug cake without butter. Some fat is needed for a good texture though. Nut or seed butter is my preference because it gives the mug cake lots of flavour. However, liquid oil works well too so use whichever you prefer.
- Sugar - White, cane, coconut, or brown are all fine. I haven't tried the recipe with artificial sweeteners.
- Flour - You can use all-purpose, spelt, oat flour, or a good gluten-free all-purpose flour like Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 baking flour.
- Baking Soda - This is our raising agent of choice because it's what is used in snickerdoodle cookies. You can switch it for baking powder if you prefer but the flavour won't be as snickerdoodle-like.
How To Make Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Are you ready for it? It is so easy to make my Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe:
- In a mug, mix up all of the wet ingredients.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix to form a thick cake batter.
- Microwave the mixture for about 1 minute.
- Sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar.
Success Tip - It's better to slightly under-cook the mug cake than over-cook it, so err on the side of caution the first time you make it. All microwaves are slightly different and the cooking time is just a guide.
Ok so let's discuss how we are going to eat this snickerdoodle cake in a mug ... First choice - Warm from the microwave with a dollop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream. The Best.
Some other delicious partnership ideas that will lead you to mug cake bliss include:
- vegan whipped cream
- vegan custard
- vegan yogurt
- a drizzle of vegan caramel sauce or date caramel
- a quick powdered sugar icing (add a couple of tablespoons of powdered sugar to a small bowl and very gradually add tiny drops of plant milk or water and mix until it's smooth and just pourable)
You can bake a mug cake that's meant to be cooked in the microwave in the oven, but it does kind of defeat the object, which is to make a super quick dessert in a few minutes. If you want to try it in an oven, first up you need to check that your mug is oven safe. Not all of them are. If it's not you will need to find a container of a similar size that is oven safe. Then I would bake it at 350 °F (175 °C) for 15 to 20 minutes. Test it with a toothpick to check it's done. When inserted into the middle it should come out clean.
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Snickerdoodle Mug CakeAuthor:
For the mug cake
- 2 tablespoons nut or seed butter , or a neutral liquid oil (see recipe notes)
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons plant milk , (use 3 tablespoons if using oil instead of nut butter)
- 3 tablespoons (38 grams) sugar
- 6 tablespoons (54 grams) all purpose flour , (plain flour in the UK). Or spelt flour, oat flour, or GF baking flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 small pinch fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 big pinch ground cinnamon
- In a roughly 12oz or 350ml size mug, add the nut butter or oil, vanilla extract, milk, and sugar. Stir until combined and smooth. You might need to squish the nut butter about a bit with the back of the spoon to break it down.
- Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and stir until combined, making sure to reach right down into the bottom of the mug as you stir.
- Put in the microwave uncovered. I recommend sitting the mug on a small plate the first time you make it in just in case you get the mug size a bit wrong and it overflows.
- The first time you cook it there will be a little trial and error because all microwaves are different. I suggest cooking it on full power for 1 minute then check it and cook in 5-second increments after that until done. My microwave is 1200w and takes 1 minute 5 seconds. You will know when it is ready because it will have puffed up in the mug, almost to the top. The top of the cake will be slightly damp (because it's microwaved), but if you give it a little poke with a fork you should see fluffy sponge underneath.
- Sprinkle generously with the cinnamon and sugar before eating immediately.
This is SOOOOOO good. I kind of hate that I know how to make this now because I can't stop!! It's just too easy and delicious.
583 calories for one mug cake?!?! Can that be right? Other than that the recipe sound great!
Melanie McDonald says
Feel free to check it yourself. As per the note on the nutritional information, "Nutritional information is provided for convenience. The data is a computer generated estimate and should be used as a guide only."
It is a dessert though and probably the size of a slice of cake so not sure exactly what you were expecting.
Really delicious :) one more mugcake to add to the repertoire. I had it with some vegan buttercream. Yum.
Fun and delicious! Perfect!
I may have over cooked. But really dry and gritty (I used tahini) the taste is good but not cake-y enough for me
A quick and healthy fix for a sweet tooth like me! Used oat flour (slightly less than 1/2 cup), with no adjustments to the other ingredients and it turned out great!! Don't forget to sprinkle a generous amount of sugar and cinnamon on top :) Thank you for this!
Very good. This turned out great. Next time i'll probably whip up a small amount of vanilla cinnamon icing to throw on there too. But that's just me and it was really good without any icing.
Amazing for such a quick microwaved dessert!
I love it. We make it all the time and eat it with coconut whip.