Recipe: Funfetti Mug Cake

Recipe: Funfetti Mug Cake

Jackie Alpers
May 23, 2015
(Image credit: Jackie Alpers)

This Funfetti-inspired mug cake is all about you celebrating you. This version is somewhat healthier than a regular cake because it's made with Greek yogurt and almond milk and calls for less sugar. It's also smaller than a full-sized cake, so if you mindlessly eat the whole thing in front of the TV, the damage is minimal. (Although, a hefty dollop of whipped cream on top never hurt anyone.)

The best part? It takes less than five minutes to whip up.

I used a really big mug, so this could make two smaller mug cakes if you're up for sharing. Since it's made with easily acquired, common ingredients, it's perfect for late-night snacking. You can use regular milk, soy milk, or cream if you don't have almond milk on hand.

(Image credit: Jackie Alpers)

Funfetti Mug Cake

Serves 1 to 2

1 teaspoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons unsweetened plain or vanilla almond milk
1 large egg
1 tablespoon nonfat plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon extract, or 2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon sugar, preferably extra-fine baker's sugar
6 tablespoons self-rising flour

2 tablespoons rainbow jimmies, plus more for serving
Whipped cream, to top

Whisk together the butter, almond milk, egg, yogurt, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and sugar with a fork. Add in the flour and whisk until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons of the sprinkles, then sprinkle more around the sides of the mug and on top of the batter, as shown. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 minutes, until risen and firm. All microwaves cook differently, so keep a close eye on your cake.

Recipe Notes

  • You can melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds in the mug you are going to use for the cake.
  • I used lightening bolt sprinkles from The Geeky Hostess and carousel jimmies from India Tree.
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