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Sweet Treats In 5 Minutes! 20 Mug Cake Recipes That Get Us Drooling

Sweet Treats In 5 Minutes! 20 Mug Cake Recipes That Get Us Drooling

In the last twelve months I’ve noticed a steady rise in mug cake photos and written accolades over all of my social media networks. I really didn’t understand what all the fuss was about, especially considering that most seemed like a desperate attempt at making a quick dessert out of the few ingredients people had in their fridges.

Oh, how wrong I was.

After trying one or seven of these fabled entities myself, I was a convert. I also discovered that they can be of a far higher quality than I ever imagined, which we’re going to see through the collection of 20 mug cake recipes I’ve compiled for you. As an added bonus, they’re one thing that won’t disappoint you when they’re finished in three minutes.

1. Nutella Mug Cake

    Recipe Source: Be What We Love

    This is so beautiful that I almost shed a tear. It also puts my after school Nutella sandwiches to shame.

    2. Double Lemon Mug Cake

      Recipe Source: The Boomer Brief

      I have to admit that prior to writing this article, I always considered mug cakes as something one used primarily for chocolatey treats. This double lemon number has certainly proven me wrong. It’s zesty, fresh and the perfect accompaniment for afternoon tea. It even has the teacup to match!

      3. Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

        Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

        It’s winter here in Australia, which makes it the perfect time for warm, sugary snacks. Perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve always equated cinnamon with cold weather, so this mug cake is particularly mouth watering to me right now.

        4. Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake

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          Recipe Source: Kurryleaves

          You guys should know by now how my heart is set aflutter by the combination of chocolate and coffee. Also, it’s in a mug, so the caffeine hit absolutely makes sense.

          5. Peanut Butter Mug Cake

            Recipe Source: Kirbie’s Cravings

            In addition to being delicious, a peanut butter mug cake is great because most of us are guaranteed to always have the main ingredient lying around in our cupboards.

            6. Chocolate and Salted Caramel Mug Cake

              Recipe Source: Babble

              If anyone thinks that salted caramel has been overused in mainstream foodie society, I say try this. You’ll be back on the band wagon soon enough.

              7. Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Mug

                Recipe source: No. 2 Pencil

                I realize that this isn’t strictly a mug cake, but … how could I resist such a classic dessert that’s still in a cup? My argument is that it comes out soft and has a texture that’s closer to a cake than a cookie, so it counts. Also, just look at it!

                8. Choc-Orange Mug Cake

                  Recipe source: Pixi Wishes

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                  Chocolate and orange is my favorite flavor combination after coffee and chocolate. As such, how was I to resist this? It’s like a soft jaffa in my mug!

                  9. Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

                    Recipe Source: Babble

                    Perfect for a Sunday afternoon in the sun!

                    10. S’more Mug Cake

                      Recipe Source: Kirbie’s Cravings

                      Seeing as it’s summer in the Northern Hemisphere, that makes it the perfect time for s’mores! If you don’t plan on camping anytime soon though, cheat by making a mug cake!

                      11. Banana Mug Cake with Coffee Ice Cream

                        Recipe Source: Love Swah

                        Look, I know this whole “coffee in everything!” mentality is becoming a problem for me, but at least it’s a delicious one! Also, banana and coffee are an amazing combination, so I couldn’t leave it off the list!

                        12. Vegan Sweet Potato Mug Cake

                          Recipe Source: Oh, My Veggies

                          Because cake can be delicious and healthy.

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                          13. Moist Very Vanilla Mug Cake

                            Recipe Source: Table for Two

                            Vanilla doesn’t have to be boring, especially when it’s this delectable and moist. Yes, I’ve said “moist” three times now.

                            14. Moist Chocolate Mug Cake

                              Recipe Source: Table for Two

                              Make that four times.

                              Also, just look at that bad boy. Damn.

                              15. Coconut and Lime Mug Cake

                                Recipe Source: Kirbie’s Cravings

                                This tasty treat laughs at the idea that cakes are heavy, cold weather food. Seriously, it was made to be refreshing in those warm summer months.

                                16. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

                                  Recipe Source: The Novice Chef

                                  We’ve had a peanut butter entry and more than one chocolate one. I simply had to bring these two lovers together, where they belong.

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                                  17. Pancake Mug Cake

                                    Recipe Source: Kirbie’s Cravings

                                    Cake. It’s what’s for breakfast.

                                    I think I may be in love with this woman.

                                    18. Brownie in a Cup

                                      Recipe Source: No. 2 Pencil

                                      Brownies may be my favorite chocolate treat. I love them even more when they’re ready in mere minutes!

                                      19. Chocolate Peppermint Mug Cake

                                        Recipe Source: Yum & Yummer

                                        It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas.

                                        20. Pizza Mug Cake

                                          Recipe Source: Kirbie’s Cravings

                                          Yeah, you read that correctly. Who said that cake couldn’t be savory?

                                          Featured photo credit: The Little Owl Shop via 2.bp.blogspot.com

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                                          Last Updated on January 25, 2021

                                          What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                          What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                          It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

                                          If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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                                          What should I do today? No ideas?

                                          Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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                                          Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

                                          1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
                                          2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
                                          3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
                                          4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
                                          5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
                                          6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
                                          7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
                                          8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
                                          9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
                                          10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
                                          11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
                                          12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
                                          13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
                                          14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
                                          15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
                                          16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
                                          17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
                                          18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
                                          19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
                                          20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
                                          21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
                                          22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
                                          23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
                                          24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
                                          25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
                                          26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
                                          27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
                                          28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
                                          29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
                                          30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

                                          Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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