9 Mug Cakes You Can Bake in Just Minutes

Grab your favorite mug (make sure it’s microwave-safe!) and try one of these easy recipes for a sweet breakfast. 


Cup of Coffee Cake

Photo by Ainsley/Carlisle

These bloggers recently released Pretty Prudent Home ($18, amazon.com), a book dedicated to home how-tos. This popular recipe from their site turns a breakfast pastry into a single serving, perfect for eating in bed.

Get the recipe from Pretty Prudent Home.


Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Photo by Blue Ridge Babe

Even with a dietary restriction, she should still get something sweet on Mother’s Day. This treat also subs in applesauce for sugar if she's trying to cut back.

Get the recipe from Blue Ridge Babe.


Lemon Mug Cake

Photo by Life Love Liz

Bake this eight-ingredient dessert to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth. If she loves lemon bars, this is a perfectly-portioned recipe to try.

Get the recipe from Life Love Liz.


S’mores Mug Cake

Photo by How Sweet It Is

Try out a cake that’s based on her favorite campfire treat—no roasting marshmallows required. Maybe this is a bit decadent for breakfast, but on Mother’s Day, we say she should eat dessert morning, noon, and night.

Get the recipe from How Sweet It Is.


Banana Mug Cake 

Photo by Cooking Classy

Combine breakfast and dessert with this banana bread cake, just about the sweetest thing you can serve for breakfast in bed.

Get the recipe from Cooking Classy.


Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Photo by Heather Likes Food

Pumpkin flavors don't have to be reserved for fall—you can still serve this 2-minute mug cake for a Mother’s Day treat. For plain coffee cake, just swap out the pumpkin puree.

Get the recipe from Heather Likes Food.


Chocolate Cake Cups

Photo by A Farmgirl's Dabbles

Not only is the recipe incredibly easy (and perfect for chocolate lovers), two cakes take just two minutes to bake. You can make breakfast in bed and sleep in a little.

Get the recipe from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles.


Salted Caramel Apple Spice Mug Cake 

Photo by Table for Two

If she loves apple pie, then choosing a cake is a no brainer—this one has all of her favorite flavors. Once you have your ingredients on the counter, you’ll have a delicious breakfast in fewer than five minutes.

Get the recipe from Table for Two.


Berry Cobbler

Photo by Domestic Fits

You don’t even need fresh berries to make this recipe work—frozen will do the trick. Whichever fruit you choose, you’ll have a spring breakfast ready in minutes.

Get the recipe from Domestic Fits.