Recipe By Adastra808
Published Jun 19th
Prep 10m Cook 1m Additional - Ready In 11m
Servings 1 cake Calories 630.9

A quick, single serving of cake that can be made using any of your favorite flavors. Great, easy recipe for kids to make for themselves. You can get creative with flavors here. Add in cocoa powder, your favorite flavor extract, or a couple teaspoons of your favorite pie filling. Go nuts!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ½ beaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 drops vanilla extract, or more to taste
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Stir 1 tablespoon softened butter and white sugar together in a coffee mug until fluffy; stir egg, sour cream, and vanilla extract into the butter mixture. Add 1/4 cup flour and baking powder into the mixture; stir until smooth.
  2. 2 Mix 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Mash 1 tablespoon butter into the flour mixture with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly; sprinkle over the cake batter in the mug.
  3. 3 Cook in microwave oven on high for 1 minute. Continue cooking in 10-second intervals until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 630.9
  • Carbohydrate 77.7 g
  • Cholesterol 166.7 mg
  • Fat 32 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 19.2 g
  • Sodium 279.9 mg
  • Sugar 38.8 g


  1. I usually have issues with the texture of mug cakes so I kind of knew to adjust some of the measurements just a tiny bit. I used 2 tblsp of butter to the batter instead of the 1, added an extra 1 tblsp.of flour to the 1/4 cup, and 1 egg yolk instead of the - Read more ...
  2. As written it seems a little eggy/rubbery as other reviewers have stated. With a tablespoon less sour cream and approx. 1/3 of an egg instead the second mug cake was better. We will keep playing around with it because we like the concept. Thanks!
  3. This was a fun recipe! Perfect for the nights you crave cake but dont feel like baking one. I didnt have any brown sugar so I just skipped the 2nd part of the recipe all together. It wasnt bad! Still worth five stars. I never liked frosting so this turned out perfect. I wouldnt say - Read more ...
  4. This was a very good recipe. I didn't have sour cream so I just used 1 whole egg instead of a half of one. Also I substituted Pamela's gluten free all purpose flour for the regular flour. Fantastic flavor and texture! Especially for a gluten free cake. I think I will try mixing in the - Read more ...
  5. Was pretty good, made with a whole egg as I did not know how to halve an egg! Used a soup mug instead of a coffee mug and think it would have cooked over otherwise. Accidentally put in 1/4 tsp baking powder but was still fine, added a small handfull of frozen blueberries to the - Read more ...
  6. Awesome! Turned out great and will make again the next time I need a quick fix!
  7. Wow! I was really surprised by how this turned out. So quick easy and soooo yummy!!
  8. Great recipe! I did it just as the recipe read except I didn't have sour cream so I used cream cheese... mine was a tad dry bc of it so definitely stick to sour cream. (the picture is of my final product):) Tasted delicious!
  9. This is a great recipe. I followed it exactly and it came out delicious. I used all whole wheat flour I didnt have white flour. Also I put it in the mircowave for a total of 2 minutes. Will make again!