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Sponge Cake in a Mug

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Today’s mug recipe makes two cakes.  This cake is just like a sponge cake. It’s a sponge cake in a mug. It is finished off with sweetened whipped cream and fresh berries.  Remember, even though this is a sponge cake, it will be more dense and gooey due to the microwave cooking.  This is another quick way to get a sweet treat and a perfect way to enjoy fresh berries.

  • EGG
  • MILK
  • SALT
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Sponge Cake in a Mug

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  • 5 ½ Tbsp flour
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • dash of salt
  • dash of almond extract
  • sweetened whipped cream
  • 4 strawberries diced (or other favorite berries)


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, milk, oil, salt, and almond extract. Stir just until combined.
  • Spray 2 mugs with non-stick cooking spray. Divide batter between the two mugs.
  • Bake one cake at a time. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Microwave for 5 second intervals after that if needed until done, but no longer than 30 seconds total.
  • After cooked, invert onto a plate and allow to cool. Serve with sweetened whipped cream and diced strawberries.
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Recipe adapted from Kirbie Cravings.

Sponge Cake in a Mug | realmomkitchen.com

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  1. Finally Made this today after seeing this picture for days. My mouth was watering Very disappointing, it was very chewy and heavy no matter how long it is cooked for. It tastes and feels like eating raw dough.

    1. I thought it was just me, I was considering maybe i’d done something wrong, but others seem to be unhappy with the dense raw flavor too, and your comparison to raw dough was exactly what I was thinking.