Cherry Almond Mug Cake

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Single-serving Cherry Almond Mug Cake is easy, delicious, and made in under 5 minutes!

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Irresistible mini cakes microwaved right in a mug! Are you already a fan? This whole concept of dessert for one in a mug is brilliant! No matter what time of day or evening it is, if your sweet tooth needs a treat, this Cherry Almond Mug Cake can be whipped up and enjoyed in minutes! Plus the clean up is minimal and you don’t have to tempt yourself with leftovers.

I began experimenting with this recipe after my son and his girlfriend were craving cupcakes late one evening. I didn’t have any boxed cake mix for a quick fix, so they ran to the store before it closed for the evening and baked Funfetti cupcakes…using avocado oil, aye! That was was totally my son’s idea, but not because he thought it would be tastier or a healthier option. He used the oil I save for savory dishes because it was in arms reach when he grabbed it from the cabinet. Aye, again!

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I wanted to master this recipe quick, just in case the snack attack hit again 😉  It only took me a couple of tweaks before it passed the taste test, and now I want to start experimenting with all types of different flavored mug cakes!

I usually pair cherries with chocolate, but thought a vanilla based cake would accompany the cherry and rich almond extract nicely. The whipped cream is a delicious light tasting substitute for frosting, but not completely necessary. The cake is flavorful enough on its own.

Keep this dessert in mind for a Valentine’s Day treat, and if you want another recipe to use up any extra cherries you might have left, try this Cherry Chocolate Chip Dip!

Cherry Almond Mug Cake - The Foodie Affair

Cherry Almond Mug Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
  • ¼ cup white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ milk of your choice (cow, coconut, almond)
  • ¾ teaspoon coconut oil in liquid form
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 cherries, cut in half and extra to top cake
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  1. In a 8 ounce cup whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In a seperate small bowl mix liquid ingredients together: milk, coconut oil, almond extract. Fold in cherries. Add liquid mix to dry ingredients. Mix until blended. Microwave for 1 minute. If not completely cooked heat an additional 10 seconds until cooked. Top with additional cherries and fresh whipped cream.

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Sandra @ The Foodie Affair

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22 Comments on Cherry Almond Mug Cake

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    January 14, 2015

    I love this cake for one, perfect for a night in 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

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    Rachael says:
    January 14, 2015

    This looks great, thank you to your son and his girlfriend. And that mug is gorgeous!

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    Liz says:
    January 15, 2015

    I love a touch of almond extract in cherry desserts—your mug cakes sound divine!!!

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    Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:
    January 16, 2015

    That sounds like heaven! I definitely want to try this 🙂

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    Michele says:
    January 16, 2015

    I bought a mix online that made these mug cakes–they really are great for a single treat! My microwave just broke-so before I can indulge-I need to get another one!

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    Heather says:
    January 16, 2015

    I can’t believe this cake can be made In five minutes!? It looks delicious so its a winner I my book!

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    Brittany says:
    January 16, 2015

    This looks sooo heavenly and scrumptious!

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    January 16, 2015

    This looks yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe idea! I love all those mug cakes!

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    Jaime says:
    January 16, 2015

    Oh my gawddddddddddd- that looks amazing. I love cherry cake so I know I will have to try your recipe. Yum!

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    Kristin says:
    January 16, 2015

    You’re always making me drool with your delicious dishes.

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    Caitlin says:
    January 17, 2015

    Looks super delicious and I love that it only takes a few minutes to make it!

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    January 18, 2015

    Oh my goodness, yum! I think you were right choosing the vanilla and I would love to try it.

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    india says:
    January 21, 2015

    Milk is cup,teaspoon,tablespoon!???? Thank you

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    Karen says:
    November 11, 2015

    How much milk do you use? The recipe doesn’t say.

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      November 11, 2015

      Cup, Karen! 1/4 cup of milk of your choice. Sorry about that!

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