30 Mug Desserts You Can Make in Minutes

We love baking, but it’s 9 p.m. on a Tuesday and we want something sweet right this second. Here, 30 single-serve mug cake recipes you can assemble in just a few minutes. The best part (besides the eating, of course)? There are barely any dishes to do.

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1. S'mores Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

No campfire required.

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2. Chocolate-chip Mug Brownie (10 Minutes)

Grab a mug and let's start baking.

3. Strawberry Cobbler In A Mug (10 Minutes)

The fastest way to satisfy a sweet tooth? This guy.

4. Chocolate-chip Cookie For One (7 Minutes)

This calls for a glass of milk.

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5. Rice Krispie Treat (2 Minutes)

Your favorite dessert just got easier.

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6. Chocolate Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

Happy birthday to us.

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7. Apple Crisp Mug Cake (8 Minutes)

Mug cozy optional, but encouraged.

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8. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake (2 Minutes)

Death by chocolate, not by dishes.

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9. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

Oh, we're making this one tonight.

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10. Hot Cocoa Mug Brownie (3 Minutes)

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11. Keto Vanilla Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

Who said vanilla was boring?

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12. Vegan Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

We're not drooling, you're drooling.

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13. Gluten-free Red Velvet Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

In a world of store-bought cupcakes, be a gluten-free red velvet mug cake.

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14. Keto Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake (8 Minutes)

Nope, it's not a mirage.

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15. Chocolate Mug Cake Ghosts (13 Minutes)

Tasty, easy and kid-friendly? We're sold.

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16. Paleo Coffee Mug Cake (10 Minutes)

Make it for breakfast or dessert…or both?

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17. Low-carb Pumpkin Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

Give us another mug of warm apple cider and we're in business.

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18. Paleo Lemon Mug Cake (2 Minutes)

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19. Peanut Butter Mug Cake (3 Minutes)

Psst: You can also sub the peanut butter for almond or macadamia nut butter.

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20. Carrot Mug Cake (10 Minutes)

Bonus: You get a serving of veggies in every mug.

21. Peanut-butter Chocolate-chip Mug Cake (6 Minutes)

We're gonna need more whipped cream.

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22. Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake (10 Minutes)

No eggs? No problem.

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23. Vegan Blueberry Mug Cake (2 Minutes)

The best way to use up those blueberries hanging out in your fridge.

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24. Gluten-free Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake (15 Minutes)

Best served à la mode.

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25. Peanut Butter Cup Mug Dessert (5 Minutes)

We've died and gone to dessert heaven.

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26. Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (2 Minutes)

No time to make muffins? We've got you covered.

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27. Peanut Butter Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

Is it legal to marry a dessert?

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28. Vanilla Chocolate Chip Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

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29. Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake (5 Minutes)

We challenge you to a duel, pumpkin spice latte.

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30. Meyer Lemon Mug Cake (3 Minutes)

Because going low-carb doesn't have to mean boring.

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