Confetti Mug Cake

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Being a food blogger, I am sure you can imagine the amount of goodies that are in my kitchen. Not all of the recipes that I create make the blog either, some are experiments that don’t end up quite at my standard.

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To keep myself from eating it all and for it not to go to waste I usually try a little bit of whatever the goodie is and then give the rest away or bring in to my coworkers. There are some days where I kick myself for giving all those treats away though and I NEED something for dessert.

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That is where mug cakes come in. They are the perfect single serving treat that don’t leave me with a whole cake to eat and only take minutes to make. This one tastes just like a yellow cake from a box. I love topping it with whipped cream but ice cream or even plain are great too!

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Confetti Mug Cake


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon decorator sprinkles
  • whipped cream, optional


  • Place butter into large coffee mug; microwave 30-45 seconds or until melted. Add all remaining cake ingredients except sprinkles; mix well with fork. Stir in sprinkles.
  • Microwave 60-90 seconds or until cake pulls away from sides and top is dry. (Do not overcook.) Cool slightly. Top with whipped cream, if desired.
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