Cinnamon Swirl Mug Cake

Cinnamon Swirl Mug Cake

Breakfast for one! It’s a perfect alternative to a cinnamon bun or coffee cake, topped with a glaze, maple syrup, milk-free cream cheese frosting, or even a crumb topping.

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins
Servings: 1
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


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Cake Ingredients

Swirl Ingredients

Glaze Ingredients (optional)



  1. Mix all cake ingredients in mug.

  2. In separate bowl combine swirl ingredients. Pour swirl mixture on top of cake batter. Use a fork or knife to swirl into the batter but don’t fully incorporate.

  3. Microwave 1-1 1/2 minutes.

  4. Combine glaze ingredients in a separate bowl and pour over the cooked cake.

    Alternative: You can top the cooked caked with glaze, maple syrup, or a dollop of your favorite cream cheese frosting.


Milk and Soy Substitutions: Alternative dairy-free milk beverages and products will work in most recipes. Find out more about milk substitutions and soy substitutions.

Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in specific grains (wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye). Other grains are naturally gluten-free but may have cross-contact with gluten-containing grains. Look for certified gluten-free products if you need to avoid gluten. Find out more about wheat and gluten substitutions.

Keywords: mug cake, cake, breakfast cake, coffee cake, cinnamon bun
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