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”?
“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! 🙂
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! 😉
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
- 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
- Place the butter in a large mug and soften in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
- Add the beaten egg and yogurt; use a fork to whisk together until smooth.
- Stir in the sugar, vanilla and flour.
- Combine the coffee powder with the warm water until the coffee is dissolved and then stir into the mug.
- 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.
- Serve with the whipped cream and marshmallows on top.
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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