Monday, 16 February 2015

Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake

Breakfast, or and easy snack to go with your morning tea or coffee is just two minutes away with this  simple Cinnamon Bun in a Mug!

It's hard to believe that it's already time to post this months Secret Recipe Club assignment. This month, my assigned blog was the lovely Angels Homestead. From recipes, to gardening, to frugal living tips, April shares it all; and as of November, April and her family have lived full time out of an RV to wait out the cold Indiana winter months in sunny Florida. How fun!

Angels Homestead is packed with fantastic, grain free, recipes. I took a lot of time deciding what to make. Should I go with the Peanut Butter Pie? Oh that pie looks dreamy - but where to get cool whip and graham crackers in New Zealand without breaking the bank? (Someone PLEASE make this pie for me and report back!!) or the Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches? Eventually, I settled for this quick and easy Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake.

I did actually intend to take the photos in the mug. I made it in our lovely big cups and saucers as well! But unlike your average mug cake recipe, this one didn't overflow and go everywhere - in fact, it got nowhere near. So thankful for the lack of mess, out of the mug the cake came.

This make cake was really delicious; perfect hint of cinnamon without being overpowering and a lovely texture. One thing I will do differently next time is use a substitute for the egg white - perhaps apple sauce, buttermilk, or yogurt.

Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake

Makes 1 Mug Cake


2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg white
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup 
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk {A few more drops of milk may be needed}

1. Mix all of the cake ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well to combine.

2. Pour batter, it will be thick, into a coffee mug that has been greased with a little butter.

3. Allow batter to stand for 5 minutes, then microwave on high for 2 minutes.

4. Mix the icing ingredients in a small bowl, drizzle over the hot cake and serve immediately.

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  1. Sounds so easy and such a great breakfast! I wonder if you could make the night before and then just pop in the microwave when you get up?

    1. That sounds like a great idea, Caroline. I'm sure that would work really well :)

  2. Hi Nicole, you did a fantastic job on the cake, Thank you for all of your kind words. :) I'd love to hear how it works with the applesauce or yogurt!

  3. I've always wanted to try one of these and your version looks fantastic Nicole! Perfect choice for the SRC.

  4. Ooh - can't wait to try this for breakfast! I'm off to boot camp and will probably make it when I get back (thinking of this recipe will keep me going during that hour - ha!)

  5. Oh this sounds like the perfect breakfast to make when my kids are back to school and I'm home sharing! Great cooking with you this month!

  6. i love making mug cakes! this one sounds fabulous. cinnamon rolls are my fave :)

  7. This sounds like a wonderful dessert (I've made those chocolate mug cakes before, but this sounds like a great change). Wonderful SRC post!

  8. This sounds so good! I love that it can be either a dessert of a breakfast! Yummy!

  9. Sounds yummy! What a creative and fun dessert!

  10. I looooooooooove cinnamon and this look tasty and very easy to make :)
    I feel like going to the kitchen and make me one

  11. Oh my gosh...I pretty much love everything cinnamon. I need this in my life asap!

  12. This looks so lovely! I would top it with vanilla ice cream and gobble it down for dessert too!

  13. Holy Cow! I have to try this, I bet it's heavenly! Visiting from PureBlogLoveLink Party and pinning! Thanks for sharing!

  14. I love this version! I can't wait to try it, thank you for sharing :)

  15. Nicole, I am loving this Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake. Perfect for a dessert for one! Thank you for joining us at #purebloglove. We look forward to having you every Thursday night at 8 PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee