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Just when you thought a birthday cake couldn’t get any better…How about one made in under 5 minutes?! This Birthday Mug Cake is such a fun and easy dessert! It is light, fluffy, vanilla mug cake that’s bursting with colourful sprinkles and comes together in the microwave. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or truly ANY special occasion!

Birthday Mug Cake with candle

This mug cake batter takes only a couple of minutes to stir together, and then the cake bakes up in the microwave in another minute or two. That means you’re less than five minutes away from your own personal vanilla cake studded with happy, colourful sprinkles! Convenient if you’ve perhaps forgotten it’s someone’s birthday that day? I mean, not like it’s happened to me, but just saying…

Why Are Mug Cakes Popular?

Beyond the fact that they’re adorable, they are popular because they’re easy to make and it is single-serving!! When you are craving cake, but you don’t want to have to whip out all your baking equipment…this can be your new go-to!

What Is A Mug Cake

A mug cake is exactly as what the name suggests! Using a microwave safe mug, you can actually bake in your microwave! Isn’t that cool?! I figured I would give one a whirl and this one turned out so great. The perfect little sweet treat in a couple minutes. My mind was blown, my friends.

birthday cake in a mug

If you’re looking for another recipe that is similar, try this Birthday Cake in a Jar!

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #fraicheliving or leave a comment/rating below. I would love to know how you liked it!

xo Tori

Birthday Mug Cake

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Birthday Mug Cake

This Birthday Mug Cake is such a fun and easy dessert! It is light, fluffy, vanilla mug cake that’s bursting with colourful sprinkles and comes together in the microwave. It’s the perfect way to celebrate a birthday or truly ANY special occasion!!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons melted salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon rainbow sprinkles (plus extra for decorating)
  • whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, and baking powder until combined. Whisk in the milk, butter, and vanilla extract and stir until the batter is smooth. Fold in 1 teaspoon of the sprinkles. Pour the batter into a 14 oz (or larger) microwave-safe mug with straight or high sides. Top with remaining sprinkles if desired!

  2. Microwave on high for 1 ½ – 2 minutes (give or take 30 seconds depending on the strength of your microwave, ours took 2 minutes), or until the cake is done to your liking. Allow the cake to cool for a couple of minutes before serving, the mug will be hot!



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