Cherry Mug Cake Ready in 5 Minutes!

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

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!

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Cherry Mug Cake Recipe

No matter what time of day or evening it is, when your sweet tooth needs a treat, I have you covered with a simple cake just for you!

AND 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! Avocado oil isn’t cheap, but it sure makes this a healthy little cake!

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Easy Quick Dessert

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!

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Use Cherry Compote

In place of the cherries you can use my cherry compote!

Just another delicious way to use homemade compote!

Homemade cherry compote in a glass jar

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Cherry Mug Cake

Irresistible mini cake microwaved right in a mug. Easy dessert when you want a quick sweet tooth fix.
4.15 from 21 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cherry, dessert, microwave, mini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 1 Serving
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 milk of your choice cow, coconut, almond
  • 3/4 teaspoon coconut oil in liquid form
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 cherries cut in half and extra to top cake
  • Whipped cream optional


  • In a 8 ounce cup whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  • In a separate 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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 468mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 60g


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Simple 5 minute cherry mug cake just for you! Sweet tooth is take care of when you want a quick treat. Enjoy with fresh cherries or check out the cherry compote you can use in this recipe. #cake #easyrecipe
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  1. 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!