Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mug Cake – This delicious mug cake literally takes about 60 seconds to make in the microwave. It tastes just like a cinnamon sugar doughnut!
You know when you need just a little sweetness to get you through the day? When you don’t want to bake an entire cake because you really don’t want that temptation in the house? This Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mug Cake is sure to satisfy that sweet tooth!
The recipe is based off of my popular vanilla mug cake. I just made this one taste more like. . .a doughnut. Meant to be enjoyed any time of the day, even at breakfast. 😉
I used a soup crock as my “mug” when making this cake. If you would like to use a traditional mug, make sure it is at least 16 ounces. I love using my soup crock for mug cakes because when you flip the cake out of the mug, it actually looks like a cake – and in this instance – it even looks like a doughnut. A doughnut without a hole of course. 😉
If you do decide to use a crock like I did, check the cake at about 60 seconds to see how it’s doing. In a crock it probably won’t need much more than that. I find that I leave the cake a bit longer when using a traditional mug.
Now you could just leave it in the mug, but I like to run a butter knife around the edges of the crock and just flip it out onto a plate.
And then I sprinkle on LOTS of cinnamon sugar. . .because it makes me happy.
And I promise it’s going to make you happy, too. This isn’t spongy in texture like lots of other mug cakes out there. Nope, not this recipe. It’s fluffy, moist and sweet – just like a doughnut is supposed to be. So if you have a minute or so to spare in your day, spoil yourself. You’ll be glad you did.
- 4 Tablespoons flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- ½ Tablespoon butter, softened
- 4 Tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour into greased soup crock or mug (at least 16 ounces).
- Microwave on high for 60-90 seconds.
- Slide a knife around the sides of the cake inside the mug.
- Turn mug upside down, shake gently and transfer cake onto a plate. (optional)
- Sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar.