Growing up, my favorite item to play with was my easy-bake oven. I received it for Christmas one year and couldn’t wait to discover all of the baked goodies that could be made. Once all of the gifts were opened, my dad set up the orange box on the kitchen table, while I eagerly pulled out all of the gadgets. After carefully selecting what I wanted to bake, I whipped up the mix and slid it into the oven with the pan tool. Remember that? It was like a u-shaped utensil that pushed the pan in and pulled it out.
As the dessert was baking, I always watched through the slot on the side of the oven. I was mesmerized by how a light bulb could bake a cake. In fact, I’m still mesmerized by that same fact today! When the dessert was finished baking, I used my tool to carefully pull it out, and then set my creation on the table.
After sampling a bite, I declared myself a great baker…for an eight year-old, of course! In the weeks that followed, I tested out just about every easy-bake recipe mix there was. And I reluctantly shared my creations with my brother, always giving him the smaller half. But whether I stole the dessert all to myself, or shared with my sibling, my tasty treat was wonderful.
Just like my easy-bake oven treats, this Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mug Cake is a treat that you can keep all to yourself. With its sweet cinnamon taste and cookie butter decadence, this mug cake is a grown-up (and much tastier) version of those easy-bake treats from years ago. You’ll be glad that it’s a single-serving cake, as you won’t want to share with anyone else!
Like all of my recipes, this Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mug Cake is a breeze to whip up. Unlike regular cakes, I opted not to mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones, and instead combined everything together in one mug. So the only clean-up you’ll have after you make this mug cake is from the mug, measuring utensils, and a spoon. That’s it!
When microwaving the cake, it’s important that you keep a watchful eye on it. While you don’t want it under-baked and gooey, if you bake it for too long, the cake will become rubbery and hard. After several times of trial and error, I baked it at just the right length. The mug cake should bake for around 2 minutes and 30 seconds, and still look slightly wet around the edges. Once it hits that stage, remove from the microwave. Run a knife along the edges and invert on a plate (or simply keep in the mug if you want to eat it straight from there).
Although more advanced than my easy-bake oven days, this Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mug Cake is quick to whip up and enticing to eat. And because it contains cookie butter (my new favorite spread to bake with), the results yield a moist, cinnamon cake, flavored with gingerbread and spices. And topped with whipped cream….I was in mug cake heaven! This definitely satisfied my craving for sweets. And best of all, I didn’t have to share with the hubster!
This Cinnamon Cookie Butter Mug Cake is a treat that you won't want to share with anyone else! With its sweet cinnamon taste and cookie butter decadence, this mug cake is just the right amount to satisfy your sweet tooth!
5 minPrep Time
3 minCook Time
8 minTotal Time
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Dash of salt
- 1 egg
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon cookie butter
- Spray a standard-sized coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray.
- Into the mug, pour the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Stir briefly to combine.
- Add in the egg, milk, coconut oil, cinnamon, and cookie butter. Mix well so that everything Is combined.
- Microwave for approximately 2 minutes 30 seconds (2:30) or until cake is firm but the edges are still wet.
- Remove from the microwave and let cook for 2 minutes.
- Run a knife along the edges of cake and then invert onto a plate.
- Top with whipped cream, if desired.