Having a yummy cake is always great, but taking the time to mix everything, bake it all, and then clean the pile of dishes is not so fun. But with these easy vegan mug cake recipes, you can have a mugful of deliciousness in less than five minutes!
1. Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake
For the days when you crave chocolate but don’t want to slave in the kitchen and turn on the oven, this vegan chocolate mug cake is sensational. It’s fudgy and rich with a moist and dense texture that will hit the spot instantly.
Nora Cooks includes vegan chocolate chips that get all melty and gooey when in the microwave, but if you don’t have chocolate chips, the mug cake will still be super chocolatey and satisfying.
2. Fluffy Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake
Vegan gets a bad wrap for being a boring flavor, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth. This vanilla mug cake is heavenly, with a strong vanilla flavor.
There’s no subtlety in this vanilla cake, so you’ll get the rich and soothing taste of vanilla, along with the decadence if you add some vegan chocolate chips. Top it with your favorite nut or berry to make it even more delicious and filling.
3. Matcha Mug Cake
If you love green tea or matcha lattes, get ready for the best recipe ever. This matcha mug cake is to die for. This mug cake is light and comes out a charming shade of green.
It will wow your taste buds and takes less than five minutes to prepare and cook in the microwave. So if you’re craving that sweet and earthy flavor of green tea, you can have it in a delightful mug cake.
4. Raspberry Vegan Mug Cake
This raspberry mug cake from BBC is a stellar recipe. It is stuffed with fresh or frozen raspberries right in the center, so they get all warm and soft.
The recipe adds some lemon zest and lemon juice to give it a light summery flavor that’s perfect for a quick dessert. And you can swap out the raspberries for blueberries or blackberries if you prefer those berries.
5. Vegan Double Chocolate-Mint Mug Cake
Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven, even if not everyone thinks so. This double chocolate mint mug cake is full of rich flavors that will have your mouth watering.
The decadence of the chocolate cake and chocolate chips is beautifully balanced with the refreshing flavor from the peppermint extract. And you can make it in just three minutes!
6. Vegan Lemon Blueberry Microwave Mug Cake
For a light, fluffy, and fruity dessert, try this vibrant lemon blueberry mug cake from Rhian’s Recipes. It only takes seven ingredients to come together and has a delicate flavor and texture that seems way too sophisticated for a mug cake.
The addition of maple syrup elevates the flavors to give them a beautiful depth while keeping the cake light. It’s the perfect summer dessert or sweet springtime snack if you love fruity and refreshing cakes.
7. Vegan Lemon Chia Mug Cake
If you want something that isn’t super sweet but still has a lovely dessert flavor, this lemon chia cake is for you. It takes less than five minutes to make and combines unique and fascinating ingredients like chia seeds, oat flour, and pink Himalayan sea salt.
The flavors are powerful and vivid without being overwhelming. And the subtle crunch of the chia seeds brings an interesting and new texture, which most mug cakes don’t have.
8. Whole Wheat Vegan Orange Mug Cake
For an earthy but sweet cake, this whole wheat orange mug cake recipe is ideal. It has the rich and grounded flavor of whole wheat, which also makes it healthier. But the orange juice balances the robust wheat flavor, so it still has an indulgent dessert flavor.
Plus, it has a few heaping spoonfuls of Nutella on top to add a chocolate and hazelnut flavor to satisfy your sweet tooth. But you can skip the Nutella and enjoy the delicate orange flavor if you want.
9. Vegan Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake
Who doesn’t love an adorable strawberry shortcake? If they’re your favorite but don’t want to take the time to bake, Okonomi Kitchen has the recipe for you. This mug cake is airy and dainty with the strawberry and cream flavors that you need for a strawberry shortcake.
The coconut cream ensures that the cake is moist and soft and doesn’t dry out in the microwave. This is a great treat for a kids’ sleepover or movie night when you want something sweet and tasty but don’t want to break out the baking pans.
10. Vegan Coconut Milk Mug Cake
If you love the light and delicate coconut flavor, you can get all the lovely tropical flavors in a mug in only two minutes. All you need is coconut milk to achieve the island flavors you dream of.
But if you want to add some coconut flakes on top, it can only enhance the flavor. The addition of brown sugar is important because it brings a deep sweet flavor that you don’t get when you use plain white sugar.
11. Easy Vegan Peach Cobbler
Maybe this doesn’t count as a mug cake, but it was too good to leave off the list. For a quick and easy peach cobbler when the craving calls, you can make this mug cobbler in just five minutes.
This is the best recipe when the peach season rolls around, and you crave that juicy fruit all the time. The rolled oats bring a rich texture that every cobbler needs.
12. Pumpkin Mug Cake
Whether it’s pumpkin season or you just miss the warmth of fall flavors, you’’ fall head over heels for this magnificent pumpkin mug cake from Jessica in the Kitchen.
And it’s a genius way to use that leftover can of pumpkin pie mix or pumpkin puree that you don’t know what to do with! The recipe says you can use any sugar, but brown sugar will kick the cozy flavors up a notch!
13. Vegan Banana Mug Cake
What’s better than a banana bread fresh from the oven? This delightful banana mug cake. So forget the bread pan and mixing bowls, because all you need is a mug and a microwave!
While you don’t need to add the vegan chocolate chips, they melt into the banana cake for a decadent and out-of-this-world flavor.
14. Vegan Apple Mug Cake
You’ll forget all about apple pie when you try this apple mug cake from Mary’s Test Kitchen. The cinnamon and maple syrup meld together for a gorgeous autumn flavor that is comforting and filling.
You can dice the apple into fine little pieces or cut it into big chunks for large bites of apple. It’s the ideal fall dessert or extra indulgent breakfast.
15. Triple Berry Mugcake
If you can’t get enough berries, you’ll love this recipe. It’s a triple berry vanilla mug cake that takes less than three minutes to make.
The cake is fluffy but rich, and the berries get warm and juicy together. The cake is vibrant but cozy at the same time. It will become your new favorite 5-minute dessert for lazy weeknights when you need a sweet pick-me-up after a tough day.
16. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Snickerdoodles are yummy little cookies, but this whole cake snickerdoodle is amazing. It has all of the cinnamon and sugar flavors of a snickerdoodle in the form of a moist and warm cake that only takes a few minutes to prepare.
It’s a great treat to make for kids or to warm your soul when you want something rich and flavorful.
17. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon poppy seed is a classic flavor that works in loaves of bread, muffins, cookies, and now mug cakes! It has the earthy flavor and crunch of the poppy seeds, along with the vivid and refreshing lemon flavor.
The cake is yummy beyond belief, but it’s also one of the prettiest mug cakes you’ll ever see. It has a vibrant yellow color speckled with dark poppy seeds, making it even more enticing.
18. Vegan Buckwheat Chocolate Mug Cake
Another incredible chocolate mug cake recipe is this inventive one by Oliva and Mango, featuring buckwheat flour. The buckwheat gives the cake a dense and thick texture, ideal for a chilly night when you need something soothing and indulgent.
For a scrumptious mug full of chocolatey goodness, save this creative recipe that’s not only yummy but nutritious. And if you want to make it a bit lighter, you can add a fruit puree or some mashed bananas for the filling.
19. Vegan Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe
Everyone loves peanut butter, so why not make it the star of your mug cake? This recipe by PlantYou is full of peanut butter and vegan chocolate chips for an indulgent and almost-overwhelming dessert.
Make sure you keep a glass of water or cold milk handy to wash it down. But for those that can’t get enough peanut butter, this will become one of their new favorite desserts, and it only takes two minutes to make!
20. Avocado Mug Cake
It may sound strange, but once you try this avocado mug cake, you’ll never return to your former life of thinking avocados were a savory food. When you add a bit of sugar to avocados, they suddenly become a mellow and subtle dessert that has a fabulously soft texture.
The mashed avocados make the cake extra smooth and fluffy, so every bite is heaven. And the vivid green color will catch everyone’s attention.
21. Vegan Coffee Cake In A Mug
Nothing is better in the morning than a cup of coffee, except for maybe this vegan coffee cake! You can make it in a mug in your microwave while your coffee maker prepares your cup of joe. It only requires seven ingredients and is the perfect sweet breakfast treat or tasty dessert.
And to make it even better, there’s an easy-peasy streusel topping to add extra sweetness and a firm texture. Kids and adults alike will love the cozy flavor and bouncy texture that this cake in a mug offers.
22. Vegan Funfetti Birthday Mug Cake
If a whole birthday cake is too much, skip the bakery and make this easy funfetti birthday mug cake! It’s a simple recipe and only takes a few minutes to make, and then you’ll have a celebration in a cup.
The sprinkles bake right into the batter, so you can have a colorful burst of sweetness in every bite. Top it off with a scoop of your favorite ice, and you have the perfect single-serving birthday dessert.
23. Chocolate Brownie Vegan Mug Cake
If chocolate cake isn’t enough chocolate for you, make this fudgy brownie mug cake. It’s insanely rich and heavy and ideal for when you need a whole bunch of chocolate to make you feel better.
The chocolate chips make it even better. And if you want to make it even more chocolate-y, add a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top for a satisfying combination of cold cream and warm brownie cake.
24. Cinnamon Mug Cake
For a simple and warm mug cake, you can enjoy this cinnamon mug cake recipe. And it only takes a few minutes to make and a few pantry staples that almost everyone has in their kitchen already.
You can use any vegan milk on hand, but soy milk gives you the best results because it’s a bit sweeter. And if you want to be fancy, you can make a vegan icing to drizzle on top, and you basically have yourself a cinnamon roll in a mug!
25. Almond Joy Mug Cake
If you love the coconut-y and crunchy candy bar, you’ll love this Almond Joy mug cake that captures the flavor perfectly! The almond extract brings the nutty flavor, but if you want that added crunch you can stir in some chopped almonds too.
An important ingredient is coconut sugar, making the mug cake taste tropical and refreshing, just like the candy bar. And don’t forget the vegan chocolate chips!
26. Black Forest Mug Cake
This vegan black forest mug cake recipe is super indulgent with real cherries and a whole lot of chocolate. If you’ve never enjoyed a black forest cake before, you’re in for a treat, and this one only takes about five minutes to make.
Anyone who loves cherries and chocolate will be in love with this vibrant and tasty combination of flavors. And you can top it with vegan vanilla ice cream or whipped cream to add some lightness and extra flavor to your mug.
27. Dark Chocolate Guinness Mug Cake
If you love the taste of a draft Guinness, this is the perfect mug cake recipe for you. Thank goodness beer is vegan, right? This might not be the best recipe for children, but adults will appreciate the hearty flavor Guinness brings.
Chocolate and Guinness are a wonderful pairing since both are bold and slightly sweet flavors. And the recipe only calls for three tablespoons of Guinness, so you can enjoy the rest yourself.
You can use any vegan chocolate you have or prefer, but dark and bittersweet is ideal for this recipe.
28. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake
It’s a well-known fun fact that Oreos are vegan. To turn your yummy vegan Oreos into a mug cake, you can use One Green Planet’s mug cake recipe. You only need six ingredients, including the Oreos, so it’s super easy to make.
The recipe is so simple to make, just mix everything in your mug and pop it into the microwave for one or two minutes, and you’re ready to enjoy your dessert. This is sure to be a favorite in your house, so prepare to make multiple at once so everyone can enjoy it.
29. Vegan Pear Streusel Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
This recipe by Athletic Avocado is a little different. Pear streusel and chocolate chips may not sound like they go together, but one bite of this mug cake, and you’ll be convinced.
The recipe features almonds that add a pleasant nuttiness and welcome crunch, along with lots of cinnamon that brings a warm and cozy flavor to your mug. It’s excellent as an autumn dessert and has just the right amount of chocolate to satisfy that sweet tooth.
30. Toffee Mug Cake
Toffee has a unique flavor, a nutty and rich taste similar to coffee and caramel. It’s wonderful for a decadent breakfast or tasty dessert, depending on your mood.
But this recipe shines a whole new light on toffee, making it the star of this gooey and tender mug cake that only takes 100 seconds to make.
The toffee frosting adds another silky and soft texture that brings all the flavors together. And make sure not to substitute the coconut sugar as this is the key to achieving the toffee flavor!
31. Pecan Butterscotch Mug Cake
If your favorite at Thanksgiving is the pecan pie, this recipe is like a pecan pie in a mug. It’s sweet and salty at the same time, with a delectable crunch of pecans. But if pecans aren’t your thing, you can swap them out for your favorite nuts, such as hazelnuts or almonds.
And it’s best to use nut-based milk rather than soy because it enhances the overall flavor of the cake. Why wait until next Thanksgiving to enjoy this beautiful marriage of nutty and sweet flavors?
Easy Vegan Mug Cake Recipes, Final Thoughts
Save these easy vegan mug cake recipes for the next time your sweet tooth kicks in, and you have no baked goods in your house. With these simple recipes, you may never both make a whole cake again!