Want a piece of sweet and spongy lemon cake? Lemon Mug Cake is a quick and easy cake. Each bite is filled with a perfect lemony flavor and it’s ready in only 5 minutes.
There’s something so special about certain dishes. The smell or the taste can bring back a flood of memories. Lemon Mug Cake is one of those for me.
The smell of lemon desserts always makes me think of my late grandfather. He loved anything lemon. Whether it was a dessert or main course, if you wanted to make this humble man happy, lemon flavored food was the way to his heart. He’d love Lemon Mug Cake with the light and fluffy cake batter and a perfectly sweet dose of lemon.
If you love lemon, this is seriously the dessert for you. With a double dose of lemon flavor, this cake is truly lemon-licious.
The lemon flavor comes from lemon juice and lemon zest. If you haven’t cooked with lemon zest before, it’s a great way to add a dose of flavor. Simply scrape some of the lemon’s yellow skin with a Microplane. The finely grated zest will melt into the mug cake creating a wonderfully lemony tasting dessert.
A Quick and Easy Dessert
There’s something about lemon desserts that are always so refreshing. Now that spring is finally here (Hooray!), it’s time for a little dose of oh-so-delicious lemony flavor.
Mug cakes are a quick and easy dessert. If you haven’t tried one before, this is one to try. Lemon Mug Cake is sweet, tasty, and seriously easy to make. You can prepare, cook, and eat them in the same dish. Perfect, right?!!
Plus, the cleanup is a breeze! Every step uses only one mug. So, there is almost no cleanup.
Best of all, this is one tasty cake. Lemon Mug Cake is light and fluffy with the perfect sweet lemon flavor. When you add a slice of strawberry, it adds another level of flavour. With a pop of sweet strawberry, this cake becomes even sweeter. However you serve it, this is one tasty dessert.
What Makes Lemon Mug Cake healthier?
When you want a small, single-size dessert, there is nothing like a mug cake. It takes like it’s freshly baked in the oven. Then it cools into a tasty and sweet treat.
Mug cakes are a perfect size. Just one mug cake for one person. But, if you like to share, they are shareable too.
Lemon Mug Cake is also a healthier cake. Unlike other lemon cakes, this cake is made without butter, cream, or oil. Instead, it is given its rich, creamy texture from a combination of milk and apple sauce. Healthier and tasty, this is one sweet cake. It’s so tasty, you won’t miss the butter, cream, or oil.
How to Make Lemon Mug Cake
It’s time to make a tasty, lemon dessert! Find your favorite mug, it’s about to be filled with a yummy mini cake. Add flour, sugar, milk, apple sauce, lemon juice, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. Stir it all together. Since it’s made without egg, you can lick the spoon or fork clean. It’s always tasty!
Now all that’s left is popping it in the microwave to cook. Since all microwaves are different, I recommend starting at 1 minute on high. Continue to cook for 10 seconds at a time until it is ready. You’ll know it’s finished when the top appears firm and a toothpick comes out clean.
Finally, it’s the best step. Go for it – indulge in a lemon treat.
Lemon Mug Cake
For a quick and simple cake treat, Lemon Mug Cake is the perfect snack. Filled with perfectly sweet lemony flavours, this spongy cake can be enjoyed with a strawberry or on its own.
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 2 min
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
- pinch salt
- Combine flour, sugar, milk, apple sauce, lemon juice, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt in a microwave safe mug. Mix with a fork or small whisk.
- Microwave on high for 1 minute. If the cake is not ready, heat 10 seconds at a time until done.
- Let cool for a few minutes before eating.
If you love mug cakes, you may also enjoy Skinny Brownie Mug Cake