Americano Coffee Mug Cake

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It’s perfect for when you’re short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

Folks, I’d  definitely pin / print off or save as a favourite for future, this Americano coffee mug cake recipe.

Why? Well because this recipe is a cup of coffee AND a dessert/cake all in one!

It’s just perfect for when you’re stuck and thinking :-

“What can I make as a quick dessert”?

or

“I really would love a cake, but I don’t have the time to make one”.

Well you do have time to make this one as you can make it in literally under 10 minutes!

Plus, this coffee mug cake will satisfy any sweet craving that you’re having, and if you’re a coffee lover like myself then it’s even more perfect as it gives you that caffeine hit too! 🙂

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

For someone that loves their daily coffee (me), I can’t believe that it’s taken me this length of time since I started this blog nearly 3 years ago to actually make a dessert with coffee in it!

I mean, I have made a tasty coffee walnut cake, which is perfect for going with your cup of coffee, but not a recipe which is a cup of coffee AND a cake all in one!

It’s long since overdue that coffee had its own unique dessert here which means you can satisfy your coffee and cake cravings all at the same time.

Now, I’m not saying to overdo things and have one of these on a daily basis but certainly if you’re sticking to the 80/20 lifestyle as Lady Lynne and I do then this is EXACTLY the kind of sweet treat that you CAN enjoy perhaps once a week as one of your 20%!

So folks as the saying goes you really CAN have your coffee cake and eat it! 😉

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

The sponge is just perfect made with a little vanilla flavouring and a tablespoon of coffee mixed with a little water to give it its unique coffee flavour. The vanilla gives it its sweetness so you don’t have to add too much sugar.

As you’ll see in the photographs I’ve topped my Americano coffee mug cake with whipped cream and marshmallows, giving it that decadent edge. Naturally, as with any of my recipes feel free to make them your own and add whatever toppings you wish! You know I love to hear your own variations in the comments below or in the recipe pin as so many people do now.

Whilst the recipe does just serve one it’s easy enough to make as many mugs of cake as you want by just multiplying the quantities and adding an extra mug for each extra serving. This could be a great recipe for kids to make too. Just keep an eye on how long you microwave the cake for so as not to create any over spill into the microwave creating unnecessary mess- but most of all, enjoy!

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!
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Americano Coffee Mug Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins
 
Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!
Course: Pudding
Servings: 1 mug
Calories: 522 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 tbsp self raising flour
  • 1 tbsp coffee powder
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 50 ml double cream whipped
  • 8 mini marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Place the butter in a large mug and soften in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  2. Add the beaten egg and yogurt; use a fork to whisk together until smooth.
  3. Stir in the sugar, vanilla and flour.
  4. Combine the coffee powder with the warm water until the coffee is dissolved and then stir into the mug.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute keeping an eye on it, then do in bursts of 10 – 20 seconds until it has risen nearly to the top of the mug.
  6. Serve with the whipped cream and marshmallows on top.

Nutrition Facts
Americano Coffee Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 522 Calories from Fat 320
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35.6g 55%
Saturated Fat 20.9g 105%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.3g
Cholesterol 263.2mg 88%
Sodium 147.7mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 92.2g 31%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Sugars 54.1g
Protein 11.9g 24%
Vitamin A 42%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 12%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

If you enjoyed this coffee mug cake recipe then you might like to try my cherry sponge mug cake recipe too?

Anyway, right, so what’s up next for Thursday? Oh yes, fish cakes.

However not just any old fish cakes recipe. No, these are my tried and tested budget healthy fish cakes that I make all the time when I can get reduced fish from my local supermarket. It’s great how you can eke out a whole meal from a cheap piece of fish and these fish cakes are freezable too so you can make batches of them!

So, I’ll “catch” (fish joke recipe – I know, I know, groan!!) you Thursday folks! 😆

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Americano coffee mug cake is a delicious and simple to make microwave mug cake. It's perfect for when you're short on time and feel like a sweet treat!

Comments

  1. What a fun idea, Neil! Like you, I start every day with a good, strong cup of coffee. And I also love desserts which feature coffee as a flavor. So sign me up for this one! I love that it’s made in just 10 minutes or so, too. I’ve only made a mug cake one time, and it turned out ok…but it wasn’t coffee flavored. And coffee flavored everything is a winner in my book! 🙂 Love this recipe, my friend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Mug cakes were new to me until last year David. I picked up a mug cake recipe book at work and I was hooked! I mean, make a cake in 10 minutes in the microwave? How awesome is that?? LOL!!

      And as you say “coffee flavoured everything is a winner in my book” it’s the same in mine too! 😀

  2. Mug cakes always bring out the smiles 🙂 What would be great though is using some coffee flour in there 😉 Trendy ingredient 😉 (that I know you’ll say you don’t have over there!)

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      These mug cakes sure are a happy thing aren’t they Rebecca?

      But yeah, I’ll need to look out for that coffee flour. As you guessed we don’t seem to have it over here (yet!). 😉

  3. Ben | Havocinthekitchen says:

    Believe it or not, but I’ve never made a mug cake. I think I’ve been postponing this for a long time because I’m afraid to discover a ridiculously easy-to-make and, thus, extremely dangerous dessert. So there’s a better idea – you should make one cake and send it to me. If I like it (and I certainly will), you can start sending it on a regular basis (no more than one each week please). I think this will totally make sense, Neil:)

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha ha! Totally brilliant Ben. I agree. One mug cake per week then? And you can send me some of your chocolate lavender protein pancakes?

      Sadly, I only wish it were possible. I fear the quality of our food sent to each other might not live up to the high standards we’d expect.

      Maybe one day we will have the ability to travel at the speed of light though and then our swapping of mug cakes and pancakes would be possible and complete! 😀

  4. This is a truly easy and delicious treat, Neil! I will definitely give it a try!

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