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.


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.

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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.

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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Hannah Loewentheil

Freelance PureWow Editor

From 2015-2017 Hannah Loewentheil held the role of Editor covering entertainment, food, travel and all things nyc.
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