This Magical 2-Ingredient, 2-Minute Oreo Mug Cake Looks Weird, but It Tastes Like a Dream

updated Jul 6, 2020
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Oreo cookie mug cake
Credit: Ashley Abramson

Like the rest of the world, I’ve taken up stress baking in recent months. Salted caramel brownies, vanilla cupcakes with homemade cream cheese frosting, flourless chocolate cake — you name it, and I’ve probably tried my hand at it (and consumed said dessert for “breakfast.”) But now that life has gotten a bit busier, and my baking ingredients have been left unstocked, I’ve resorted to less complicated options. 

Typically, when I need a sweet fix on a time crunch, I’m a fan of a pint of Ben & Jerry’s (Phish Food is a favorite) or a simple bowl of berries with whipped cream. But I’ll admit, I miss the rewarding, creative process of whipping something up. I just needed to find something easy.

Fortunately, my nightly TikTok scrolling ritual paid off. I discovered the “world’s easiest quarantine snack”: a microwaved Oreo-and-milk concoction. It not only looks delicious, but it takes less than two minutes to make, only uses two ingredients, and won’t turn your kitchen into a disaster zone — you’ll only have your mug and a fork to wash afterward.

Credit: Ashley Abramson

I Tried Making the 2-Ingredient Oreo Mug Cake

Making the dessert is a simple process. First, I added six Oreos to a coffee mug, filled it up about halfway with 2% milk, then crushed the cookies until the mixture looked like dirt. (Honestly, it reminded me of those dirt cups with the gummy worms from elementary school.) Then, per the TikTokker’s instructions, I microwaved the mug for 75 seconds. The dessert came out hot and gooey, and it smelled divine. Like cookies and milk on steroids. 

Full disclosure: I’m gluten-free, so I unfortunately missed out on tasting (Note to self: invest in some gluten-free Oreo alternatives). But according to my smiling husband, the concoction tasted like “warm cake batter” and “he’d definitely eat it again.” Too bad for him, my kids ate all the leftover Oreos!

Have you tried this dessert-snack hybrid? Let us know in the comments.