1-Minute Fluffy Vanilla Mug Cake

I’m very familiar with the concept of mug cakes, but I honestly never thought it was possible to get this kind of result from a few ingredients in a microwave.

I’m impatient and sort of a disaster in the kitchen so basic recipes are naturally my go-to. It also saves me from whipping up a whole batch of cupcakes and leaving the kitchen like a bomb just hit it, just to satisfy my sweet tooth.

I’ve had my fair share of mug cakes, and majority of the time they come out dry and sponge like. But this one is different. This tastes just like a fluffy, vanilla cupcake and you’ll probably have to stop yourself from making more than one mug.

(P.s. a side of caramel takes it to a whole other level.)

Fluffy Vanilla Mug Cake

Recipe via Table For Two


¼ cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
¼ tsp. baking powder
⅛ tsp. salt
¼ cup + 2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
½ tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. butter, melted


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
2. In a measuring cup, whisk together milk, vanilla bean paste, and vanilla extract.
3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients then pour the milk mixture into the center, followed by the melted butter.
4. Whisk until no lumps remain and batter is smooth and well combined.5
5. Pour into a 16-ounce microwave-safe mug.
6. Microwave on high for 130 seconds or 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

Carefully remove and enjoy!

  • Wow, these look sooo good! I actually think I have all the ingredients to whip one of these up now too!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Mug cakes are so super cute, and this looks like the ultimate fluffy goodness!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • THIS LOOKS SO GOOD. I really want to try it haha. But I'm always so dubious about these cake in mugs things!

  • Oooe yummy, this looks so darn good :)

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  • rae

    Wow this looks so yummy and I love how easy this is. Think I will try to come up with an eggless dairyless version of this soon!

    Rae | love from berlin

  • Mmm this looks delish! I've had a couple of mug cakes in my time, all chocolate, so I'm definitely curious to give this one a go!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • oh it looks like a big mug of loveliness!

    Nosebag NI

  • This microwave cupcake looks super fluffy xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  • I had been reading up on mug cakes (yes, I read up on food haha) and I read a recipe where the author said adding eggs to this cake is a huge mistake because full sized cakes only require a couple eggs, adding a full egg to a mug cake is way too much! This looks fluffy and delicious and perfect for when you're craving cake but too lazy to get some!


  • Definitely saved this recipe for those days that I need a good pick me up, and a cake is the only way!

    Beka. xo

  • Kat Horrocks

    Mmm this is amazing! Definitely going to come back to this next time I have naughty cravings and want something quick and easy :)

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  • I think I'm going to make this cake right now! The fluff <3

    She Will Be

  • I love cake in mugshot, they're so yummy, so easy to make, and such little washing up!


  • Never did sth like that before. But it sounds like a cool idea :)
    Thanks for sharing

  • So good! and slightly addicting haha x

  • Best one I've had! They are such a cute concept x

  • This one is the best mug cake I've tried! It's a lot more light compared to others I've made x

  • It was very addicting haha x

  • That would be amazing! Let me know if you ever do :) x

  • I prefer this one over the chocolate ones! It comes out a lot more light and cupcake-like haha :) x

  • That it was! Thanks for reading! x

  • It was very haha thanks for reading Ionna :) x

  • I've heard about that, but I've tried mug cakes of all sorts and found one egg works perfectly for most of them! Unless it's chocolate and I usually add a bit less :) x

  • Yes! Definitely for one of those days x

  • Ohh yes! I've saved it away for those days too haha x

  • Ooh did you end up making it? So much fluff! x

  • My favourite part is there's hardly any washing up! x

  • It is so good! You definitely need to give it a try one time :) x

  • Kelly Newton

    This so looks sooo good! :-)

  • Yuuum! So fluffy!!!!


  • Can't wait to try this!

  • Ooh I'll definitely be trying this, it sounds amazing.

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  • I had done this & definitively worth the try. Love it!

    Mafer, Euphoric Wanderlust | Bloglovin x

  • Frida

    I just made this mugcake and it's soo delicious!!

  • Kelsey Christensen

    I don’t think it’s fair to say this recipe is “adapted” from Table for Two. It’s exactly the same recipe, word for word.

    • I don’t know why I wrote adapted, I just replaced it :)