Festive Cinnamon Mug Cake

We have been getting our Christmas creative hats on and fancied making a scrummy Christmas pudding but with a twist. So after a little while deliberating over our favourite festive flavours, we decided on a cinnamon mug cake! So easy, all you need is a mug, a microwave and a few ingredients!

We have put together a simple step by step process for you to follow and make to really get you in the winter mood!


4 tbsp of plain flour

3 tsp of granulated white sugar

1/4 tsp of baking powder

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1/16 tsp of nutmeg

3 tbsp of milk

1/2 tbsp of vegetable oil

1 1/2 tbsp of brown sugar

1 tbsp of butter

1 tbsp of soft cheese

4 tbsp of icing sugar


Step 1

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Combine the flour, white sugar, baking powder 1/2 the cinnamon, nutmeg, milk and oil into a bowl and whisk well. (If you lose your whisk like we did, a fork will work just as well!)

Step 2

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In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, the rest of the cinnamon and 1/2 the butter and microwave for around 25 seconds until the butter melts.

Step 3

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Mix the second mixture with the first mixture and pour into a microwave safe mug for around 2 minutes or until the top springs back when you touch it. Leave this to cool.

Step 4

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Whilst the cake is cooling you have time to make the frosting for the top. In a bowl mix the rest of the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar and whisk until you have a nice frosting.

Step 5

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Pour the frosting onto your mug cake and for a nice decorative touch sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon.

Step 6


It really is as simple as that and tastes just delightful! This recipe makes around 2 servings or 1 if you have a big mug like us! If you are making them for the family just double the ingredients and then everyone can enjoy!

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