Mug cakes are exactly how they sound: cake in a mug. They’re convenient and come together without a lot of effort. So, can you have quick and easy mug cakes following a plant-based diet? Of course! We actually encourage it! They’re the perfect sweet treat and require one dish. Can it get any easier than that? If you want, you can even add a dollop of frosting or a  drizzle of icing on top. Don’t forget to check out these quick and easy mug cake recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!


1. Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake

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Got 5 minutes? Then you’ve got time for breakfast with this simple Blueberry Muffin Mug Cake by Kat Condon! Full of complex carbohydrates and protein to keep you full all morning long, this mug cake is gluten-free and vegan!

2. Coconut Lemon Mug Cake

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Have cookies in your cake with this easy, gluten-free mug cake that’s mixed with crumbled up lemon macaroons and almond flour. This Coconut Lemon Mug Cake by Taylor Kiser is a dessert that’s ready in under five minutes! Ridiculously simple, sweet, and tangy lemony deliciousness is happening inside this mug of happiness. Enjoy this tender, soft mug cake with a mug of black coffee.


3. Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake

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A spring mug cake that will brighten your day! This Lemon Zucchini Mug Cake by Emily Brees takes two minutes to make and results in a moist and delicious cake that you can’t resist! The fresh shredded zucchini keeps this mug cake moist and the coconut milk adds just enough creamy richness to make this your new favorite mug cake recipe.


4. 5-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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This sweet little vegan chocolate chip mug cake is ready in less than five minutes, and made with just five healthy ingredients! We’ve all had that random weeknight when we want a little something sweet after dinner, but don’t feel like making a full-sized dessert. This 5-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Mug Cake by Sara Grandominico will become your new favorite because it’s just so easy. All you need for mixing and baking is a coffee mug or tiny bowl/ramekin and some ingredients that you probably already have on hand!


5. 2-Minute Fluffy Vanilla Mug Cake

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This tastes just like a fluffy, vanilla cupcake and you’ll probably have to stop yourself from making more than one mug! The ingredients are super nourishing and clean – buckwheat flour, baking powder, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, coconut oil, almond milk and salt. This 2-Minute Fluffy Vanilla Mug Cake by Hayley Canning is perfect for when you want something sweet without the hassle of making a big batch of something! I actually used a small ramekin to make this, but any size mug will work.

6. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Cinnamon-y snickerdoodles are one of the many joys of the fall and winter season. If your cookie cravings hit, this Snickerdoodle Mug Cake by Melanie Sorrentino will let you satisfy in a pinch (just 2 minutes to be exact). This mug cake tastes exactly like the soft fluffy middle of a snickerdoodle.

7. Banana Bread Mug Cake

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Have all the delicious sweet and warm flavors of banana bread in an adorable single-serve cake! This Banana Bread Mug Cake by Melanie Sorrentino is gluten-free, has no refined sugars, and you probably already have all the ingredients at home. A truly hassle-free dessert that will still bring you plenty of comfort.


8. Chocolate Chip Brownie In a Mug

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Got a chocolate craving that needs to be fixed right this second? This Chocolate Chip Brownie In a Mug by Alejandra Olmedo is ready in less than 2 minutes and with ingredients you most likely already have in your pantry, you can create a moist, fudgey brownie right inside your favorite mug.

9. Cookies and Cream Mug Cake

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Mug cakes are the perfect way to portion desserts so that you can still enjoy an indulgent treat without being tempted by a whole, decadent cake. This Cookies and Cream Mug Cake by Melanie Sorrentino is the ideal size and can be made in only a minute!

10. Fudgy, Gooey Cake for One

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This vegan-style Fudgy, Gooey Cake for One by Michaell Johnson will amaze you with these wholesome ingredients. There are no hydrogenated oils, no butter, no eggs, processed sugars or flours that will spike your blood sugar. Yet, it still tastes like a moist chocolate cake dessert with the dreamy chocolatey center that you dream about when you picture that molten lava cake that you know isn’t good for you.

11. Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake

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Brownies are the ultimate indulgent dessert for when you just need some fudgy chocolatey goodness. But let’s be real, you do not always have the time or energy to whip up a whole batch of brownies each time the cravings kick in. This Peanut Butter Brownie Mug Cake by Melanie Sorrentino is the answer to your prayers.

12. Classic Chocolate Mug Cake

Vegan Classic Chocolate Mug Cake

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Satisfy your chocolate  and cake cravings in one dessert! This Classic Chocolate Mug Cake by Clean Snacks, Arman Liew is a  single-​serving cake is perfectly loaded with chocolate, and it tastes even better with an added scoop of ice cream. Don’t have a microwave? Check out the oven instructions.

13. Chocolate Mug Cake 

Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

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You have to be a hardcore chocolate lover to fully appreciate the beauty of this vegan Chocolate Mug Cake by Nora Schlesinger. Decadent and chocolatey, it cooks in under five minutes and can be made sugar-free. Keep your pantry stocked with these ingredients because never again will you have a sudden chocolate craving that goes unsatisfied. This vegan chocolate mug cake will be your new go-to dessert.

14. Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake 

Vegan Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake

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Craving a peanut butter and jelly sandwich but staying away from grains? Then this gluten-free, vegan and grain-free Peanut Butter and Jelly Mug Cake by Kat Condon is for you!

15. 15 Mug Cake Recipes for a Quick and Easy Treat!

Vegan Cookies and Cream Mug Cake


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Mug cakes require minimal effort, equipment (AKA a microwave, a spoon, and a mug), and time! Whether you want to celebrate the holidays with your friends or just want to show yourself some love, these mug cakes are the perfect treat. You probably already have most of these ingredients on hand, so grab a mug and spread the love with one of these recipes from the Food Monster App.

For more awesome cake recipes, check out these 15 Vegan Cakes That Are Almost Too Pretty to Eat! and you can head over to our cake archives for even more!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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