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Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Author Maggie @ The Love Nerds


  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup room temperature milk
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon and sugar mixture for sides and topping I like a lot of cinnamon-adjust to your tastes


  1. Grease the inside of a 12-14 oz. straight-sided mug with butter and then coat with the cinnamon-sugar mix. (This is not necessary, but I love the sweet "crust" this adds to the cake. I do the same thing when baking banana bread.)
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk or a fork. Make sure it's mixed well!
  3. Add in the wet ingredients and stir well.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased and sugared mug and sprinkle generously with more cinnamon-sugar mix.
  5. Cook for 1 1/2 minutes (90 seconds) in the microwave. Just in case of spillage, you may want to put a plate under the mug. Mine didn't come close to the top of my mug, but I've seen some disasters online, and you might as well be prepared.
  6. Let cool for 2-3 minutes and then dig in!