With this simple no egg mug cake recipe, you can make a delicious, vegan and healthy cake in less than five minutes by using your microwave. And the chances that you already have all the required ingredients on hand are quite high. Since we only need some four, milk, sweetener, a tiny bit of applesauce and a teaspoon of oil, this recipe is quick, easy, and affordable. And the best part of this recipe is coming in a second, because I also have ten different ideas for you on how to spice up this basic no egg mug cake recipe.Jump to Recipe
A Healthy Pantry-Friendly Snack
If you’ve ever read my post about my pantry essentials, you’ll probably have all the ingredients for this simple microwave mug cake recipe at home. Since we don’t use any eggs for this recipe, all the ingredients have a fair chance that they can already be found in your pantry.
Thus, this no egg mug cake recipe is a perfect snack, which you can make in no time and even on those day when your fridge is pretty much empty.
And if you know me, you also know that I like healthy things. So, I changed a few little details to make this recipe a bit more wholesome and calorie friendly.
Firstly, I like to use flour, which contains more fiber, vitamins, and minerals than the classic all-purpose flour. That could be whole wheat flour, oat flour, buckwheat flour or a mix of different types.
Furthermore, I like to use as little sugar as possible. Since I really try to get used to a lower sweetness level in my everyday life, I think a teaspoon is more then enough. And to save some extra calories, you can use xylitol or erythritol, since they contain significantly fewer calories or none at all.
And finally, we can replace some of the oil with some unsweetened applesauce. The applesauce ensures that our no egg mug cake will get nicely moist despite the little oil and the missing egg.
The amounts given in this no egg mug cake recipe make about one servings.
However, if you like to have a larger portion or one with more or less calories, carbs, proteins, or fats, feel free to adjust the amounts to your individual needs. So, feel free to use the double amount or 1.5 times the amount of ingredients which are listed below.
I always base portion sizes on my personal dietary needs (presumably those of the average woman). However, you or perhaps one of your fellow eaters may need more or less than I do.
Here’s what you’ll need for this recipe:
- 30 grams or four tablespoons of whole wheat flour
- one teaspoon or ten grams of sweetener (such as erythritol, xylite or sugar)
- a quarter teaspoon of baking powder
- two tablespoons of milk or a non-dairy milk of choice
- two teaspoons or 20 grams of unsweetened applesauce
- one teaspoon of neutral vegetable oil
- a pinch of salt and some cinnamon
No Egg Mug Cake Recipe – Here’s How to Make It
This no egg mug cake recipe is probably pretty self-explanatory. But let me recap the most important steps very briefly before showing you a few more delicious and easy variations for this basic recipe.
The first thing we do is to add all the solid ingredients – flour, baking powder, the sweetener and spices – to a small bowl and mix them together briefly. Next, we add the liquid ingredients.
Now we mix everything together until we have a smooth batter. You can use a small whisk, fork, or spoon for this. Then grab a coffee or teacup and spray in some baking spray. Alternatively, you can spread a drop of oil in the cup with a brush or paper towel.
Now pour the cake batter into the cup and place it in the microwave. Now comes the slightly tricky part of this recipe since every microwave is slightly different. But for me, the mug cake takes exactly one minute and thirty seconds on the highest setting, which for me is 800 watts.
If you’re making the mug cake for the first time, I would just stay in front of the microwave to be safe and see that the batter doesn’t overflow during those ninety seconds. Or you can just use a larger cup to be completely sure you don’t mess up your microwave.
A Basic Recipe with Endless Variations
In my opinion, this basic recipe is really delicious as it is, with its gentle hint of cinnamon. But of course, you can modify this no egg mug cake recipe even further.
For a chocolate no egg mug cake, you can replace some of the flour with baking cocoa. For a mug cake with chocolate chips, you can simply add some chocolate chips to the basic recipe and omit the cinnamon.
If you like a melted chocolate center in your cake, first fill the batter only halfway into the cup. Then put in a piece of chocolate on top of it and then add the remaining batter.
On the other hand, if you prefer something fresher and fruitier, you can add some lemon zest to the batter for a fresh lemon note. Or you can omit the teaspoon of sugar or erythritol and instead chop up one or two dates into small pieces and mix them into the batter.
10 Easy No Egg Mug Cake Recipes
- Chocolate Mug Cake: Replace five grams of the flour with baking cocoa, omit the cinnamon, and add an extra teaspoon of sweetener.
- Chocolate Chip Mug Cake: Omit the cinnamon and mix some chocolate drops or sprinkles into the batter instead.
- Chocolate Mug Cake with Melted Chocolate Center: Replace five grams of the flour with baking cocoa, omit the cinnamon, and add an extra teaspoon of sweetener. Then, pour only half of the batter into the cup, place a piece of chocolate on top before pouring in the rest of the batter and microwaving the cake.
- Winter Spice Mug Cake (already thinking ahead of time 🙂 ): Add some additional speculoos or gingerbread spice to the batter.
- Cinnamon Raisin Mug Cake: Add a little more cinnamon to the batter and mix in some raisins. Feel free to omit the sweetness here with erythritol, xylitol or sugar since the raisins will add quite a bit of extra sweetness.
- Lemon Mug Cake: Just omit the cinnamon and mix some grated lemon peel and a squeeze of lemon juice into the batter instead.
- Orange Mug Cake: Same game as the lemon mug cake only with orange zest instead of lemon zest
- Blueberry Mug Cake: Here you can just mix some fresh or frozen blueberries into the batter.
- Protein Mug Cake: For extra protein, you can replace half of the flour with a protein powder of your choice. In addition, use twice the amount of baking powder. With vegan protein powders, you may need a little more milk, but that usually depends on the protein powder used in each case.
- Oat Mug Cake with Dates: Replace half of the flour with oat flour and the teaspoon of sweetener with one or two chopped Medjool dates.
Healthy, Easy, Vegan Snacks
I hope you like this simple no egg mug cake recipe and that you give it or one of it’s variations a try.
And in case, you’ve tried this simple and healthy no egg mug cake recipe, I’d appreciate your comment and rating on this recipe. It’s easy to do via the comments section below this post and it would mean the world to me.
Have fun trying it out and bon appétit,
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No Egg Mug Cake Recipe
- 1 microwave
- 1 small coffee or tea mug
- 30 g whole wheat flour (4 tbsp)
- 1 tsp sweetener (either erythritol, xylitol or sugar) (1 tsp)
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp unsweetened applesauce (2 tsp)
- 1 tsp neutral vegetable oil
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- First, mix all the solid ingredients in a small bowl. Then add the liquids and mix until you have a smooth cake batter.
- Spray the cup with some baking spray (alternatively, spread a drop of oil with a brush or kitchen towel) and pour in batter.
- Bake the cake in the microwave at 800 watts for about 90 seconds. (Best to keep an eye on the cake while doing this, as every microwave is slightly different).
- calories: 153 kcal
- fat: 5 g
- carbohydrates: 22 g
- proteins: 4 g