Honey mug cake is a sweet little treat that you can prepare at any time. I mean it, using pantry staples, and 5 minutes, this cake in a mug is a sweet treat that comes together without any fuss, in almost no time at all!
This sweet, gooey cake in a mug hits all the right place. Drizzle on a little extra honey to up that indulgence. Trust me, you’ll make this honey mug cake recipe more than once.
How to make honey mug cake?
Making cake in a mug is one of the simplest dessert options around. All you need to do is butter the mug (so your cake doesn’t stick to the sides), mix in your wet ingredients, then your dry ingredients, and microwave for just over a minute. Ta-da!
What does this mug cake taste like?
Honey mug cake is a soft, spongey cake that’s sweet (but not saccharine-sweet), and has the taste of, you guessed it, honey.
That said, it bears mentioning that though this mug cake is a delightful little treat, it’s not the same as a properly baked honey cake. It doesn’t have the same texture, or depth of flavour (no mug cake does. Please don’t listen to any marketer that claims otherwise!). What this does do however, is attempt to mimic that flavour and texture pretty darn well given the time, ingredients, and equipment. (Sweet!)
Easy topping variations
You can mix up the toppings you use for this honey mug cake pretty easily. More often than I not, I’ll have this mug cake without any other topping, or with a simple honey drizzle. Here are a few easy topping ideas, but honestly, you can add any number of things and it’ll still taste great!
- Honey drizzle
- Whipped cream
- Birthday sprinkles
- Vanilla Buttercream
Honey mug cake or really any type of cake in a mug doesn’t store well. I’d recommend eating straight away, and not storing for later (regardless of whether its room temperature, in a fridge, or in a freezer).
More yummy cake recipes for you to try
- 5-minute Chocolate Mug Cake
- Gooey Chocolate Meringue Cake
- Two Layer Chocolate Cake with Whipped Cocoa Buttercream Frosting
- Lemon Curd Cake with White Chocolate Swiss Buttercream
You really don’t need any fancy equipment to make this mug cake (except a microwave, but I’m assuming you have that), so just make sure to use a mug that happens to also be microwave-safe.
Have you ever tried a honey mug cake before? Or even just a honey cake? Let me know in the comments below.