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Honey Mug Cake


Less than 5 minutes is all it takes to get this Honey Mug Cake ready to eat! Sweet, gooey, and hits all the right places, especially if you add on some extra honey.


  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp honey (runny)
  • 1 medium/large egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tbsp pastry flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • Butter, for greasing


  1. Butter the inside of the mug generously.
  2. In your mug, mix together the butter, honey, egg, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add in the sugar, flour, and salt, and stir until fully combined.
  4. Microwave for 1 minutes 15 seconds (this number may vary slightly – check the notes below), and allow to cool slightly. Drizzle with more honey for extra sweetness. Enjoy as soon as it’s safe to eat!


  • While this recipe is ideally made using pastry flour (aka cake flour), all purpose (with a pinch of baking soda) will work pretty well too.
  • Depending on your microwave’s power, the time to cook this honey mug cake may vary slightly. If the mug cake hasn’t cooked, keep blasting it in 10-15 second intervals until ready.
  • If you prefer to have the cake on a plate, this can be made in a bowl for easy unmolding. You can unmold the honey cake from the mug as well, but it’s sometimes a little tougher to do, depending on the the shape of the mug.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute 15 seconds
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: honey mug cake, honey cake, honey cake in a mug

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