Coffee Cake

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Our delicious ‘Coffee Cake’ will soon become a favourite. It only takes minutes to make and you won’t need an oven, but simply a mug and a microwave.

Serves: One

Time: Two minutes


  • 1 teaspoon butter, plus 1 teaspoon extra
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar, plus 1 teaspoon extra
  • 1/4 white flour, plus 2 teaspoons extra
  • 1 tablespoon applesauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 drops vanilla extract, or to taste
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon


In a mug, heat one tablespoon of butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. Stir two teaspoons sugar into the butter until dissolved. Mix in 1/4 cup flour, applesauce, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt into batter until smooth.  Using your hands, mix the extra flour, butter and brown sugar with the cinnamon in a separate bowl, until the batter has the texture of lumpy sand, and then sprinkle over the batter. Cook in the microwave for 50–80 seconds, or until the ‘Coffee Cake’ appears just barely set. Cool before eating. 

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Written by Kat


Total Comments: 7
  1. 0

    Is there supposed to be Coffee in this cake?

    • 0

      no, no you see, I think it means if you are drinking coffee you call it a coffee cake, drinking a cup of tea it’s a tea cake, or a beer cake, a wine cake, a soft drink cake, a milk shake cake, a tequila cake, etcetera etcetera etcetera.
      No sorry, I’m being stupid again, actually I thought the same as you.

  2. 0

    What wattage microwave…not mentioned. You need to adjust timing as some are 700 watt and go up to 1000

  3. 0

    I have made this using a similar recipe.
    It needs about 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa

  4. 0

    Traditionally called a ‘coffee cake’, it is served with coffee but doesn’t actually have coffee as an ingredient just to clear that up!

  5. 0

    just made this the recipe it said 1 tsp butter but the method said melt ! tablespoon of butter using 1 teaspoon of butter its very dry



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