Cooking with Appliances: Microwave Mug Recipes

Fred's Appliance
August 31, 2016

Microwaves are handy to have around for thawing out meat or popping the occasional bag of popcorn, but did you know you can make homemade sweet-treats-for-one quickly and easily in your GE microwave?

Next time you are craving something tasty, but don’t want to turn the oven on, consider giving one of these delicious mug recipes a try!


Cupcake in a Cup

Perfect for celebrating that special someone’s birthday, this microwave cupcake has colorful sprinkles added right into the batter in order to create a fun, confetti-filled treat the birthday person won’t soon forget. Mix it up and microwave it before the celebration, or combine the dry ingredients in a bag and present them in a mug along with instructions for making the cake as a gift.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon decorator sprinkles
  • Frosting or whipped cream (if desired)
  • Microwaveable mug (1 oz or larger)

Place butter in mug and microwave 30–45 seconds or until completely melted. With the exception of the sprinkles, add all other ingredients to the butter and mix well with a fork. Gently stir in sprinkles.

Microwave batter in mug for 60–90 seconds, until the top is dry to the touch and the sides of the cake begin to pull away from the mug. Let cool, top with frosting or whipped cream if desired, and enjoy!


Microwave Brownies

Sometimes you just need a bit chocolatey goodness in your life. When this is the case, but you don’t need an entire batch of brownies, these single-serve brownies in a mug are the perfect solution. Just don’t let the rest of the family see you eating it or they’ll want one too!

You’ll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Microwaveable mug (8 oz or larger)

Combine all ingredients in the mug. Microwave for 45–60 seconds, watching carefully to ensure ingredients do not boil over or burn. Let cool several minutes, add a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream, and enjoy!


Lemon Cake in a Mug

Anyone who enjoys lemon bars will appreciate this amazing dessert. Make one for yourself, or a few to share. After all, they only take a few minutes to make, and everyone loves the person handing out cake, especially this cake.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • Microwavable mug (12 oz or larger)

Spray mug with non-stick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and granulated sugar. Using a fork, beat the egg, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice into the dry ingredients. Pour mixture into mug and microwave for 90 seconds. Let cool for several minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and enjoy!


These are just a few of the incredible treats you can cook with your GE microwave. Get creative and see what other microwaveable desserts you can come up with!

If you’re feeling really brave, you might even try making an entire meal in a mug in the microwave. Just remember to keep an eye on your microwave creations to avoid burned food and a messy microwave, and always handle hot dishes with care.

Of course, the key to making microwaveable dishes is a microwave. Because your microwave is such an important appliance to have around, it’s also important to keep it in tip-top working condition. If you ever notice that your microwave is acting strangely, it’s important to call an appliance repair person as soon as possible.

Here at Fred’s Appliance Repair we take your appliance problems seriously. We will work professionally and efficiently to get your repair job done right so you can carry on with your everyday life. Please contact us today for more information.

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