How to Make a Funfetti Mug Cake

Cake for one? Um, yes please! Make any day feel like a festive celebration with this colorfully delicious funfetti mug cake. The best part is it takes less than five minutes to make.

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg or egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles (plus more for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla frosting 

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

Spray the inside of the mug lightly with cooking spray or grease with butter. Add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Step 2: Add the Wet Ingredients

Add the milk, butter, egg and vanilla extract. Stir to combine until a smooth batter forms.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)
(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Step 3: Add the Sprinkles

Add the sprinkles and stir until they are evenly distributed throughout the batter.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)
(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Step 4: Microwave the Cake

Place the mug inside the microwave and cook for 45 seconds. Check for doneness. If needed, cook in additional 15-second increments until center is done.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)

Top the finished cake with a dollop of vanilla frosting and garnish with additional sprinkles on top.

(Image: Trisha Sprouse)
(Image: Trisha Sprouse)
(Image: Trisha Sprouse)
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