Funfetti Mug Cake

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes

Craving a Funfetti Mug Cake? This Funfetti recipe is sure to hit the spot. A Birthday Cake Mug Cake is so delicious, you won’t believe how easy it is to make.

Funfetti Mug Cake on a confetti napkin with a spoon.

The Funfetti Mug Cake recipe is sure to become one of your favorite Funfetti cake recipes because you can make it whenever you want in under 10 minutes! For recipe ideas and more about Funfetti, visit Pillsbury to find out more.

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What We Love About This Recipe

  • 5 Minute Dessert: This sweet treat is super quick and easy, only takes 1.5 minutes to cook! You will have one of the best single serving desserts.
  • Simple Ingredients: Uses 9 simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry!
  • Fool Proof: This is super easy to make, nearly impossible to mess up, making it perfect for anyone who wants to satisfy there Funfetti craving without all of the effort of baking a cake.
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Ingredient Notes

  • Egg Yolk: For this recipe, you will need to separate the egg yolk and whites. Using the egg yolk helps to give the cake a richer flavor and texture.
  • Flour: All purpose flour will work best for this recipe, but you can swap for a gluten-free 1:1 ratio flour.
Flour, sprinkles, eggs for the funfetti mug cake.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Birthday Cake Mug Cake

These are the basic steps for making Funfetti Mug Cake. Please refer to the full recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Placing the dry ingredients, than the wet into a mug.

STEP 1: MELT THE BUTTER

First, melt 4 tbsp butter in microwave safe mug.

STEP 2: CREATE THE CAKE BATTER

To melted butter, add milk, egg yolk, and sugar and mix with fork or small whisk until combined. Then add dry ingredients of flour, baking powder, and salt, mix together. Then add sprinkles to your cake mix mug cake.

STEP 3: MICROWAVE CAKE

Microwave in mug for about 90 seconds at full power or until cooked (times may vary depending on the microwave you have!), you can text by sticking a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean it is ready.

Adding in the sprinkles and mixing.

STEP 4: MAKE THE FROSTING

Beat together the room temperature butter and powdered sugar. Add vanilla and a little bit of milk until you get a good consistency that you like.

STEP 5: FINISHING TOUCHES

Once cake is done cooking add frosting and garnish with additional rainbow sprinkles and enjoy!

Making frosting and placing it on the finished cake.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

It is not recommend making this recipe ahead, as it take very little time to make and is best enjoyed fresh and warm!

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT CAN I USE INSTEAD OF A MUG?

If you do not have an oven safe mug, a great alternative is to use a ramekin to cook your mug cake in as it is both microwave and oven safe.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A MUG CAKE IS DONE?

The mug cake should look slightly sticky on the top, but not wet otherwise that means it is not cooked enough.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can be double by increasing ingredients and microwave each mug cake separately.

WHY ARE MUG CAKES SO POPULAR?

Mug cakes became popular as they are super easy to make and yield one serving for when a craving comes on.

Spoon of a mug cake.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are looking to make 2 servings just double and split the ingredients in mugs, but microwave separately so that the mug cakes are able to cook through equally.
  • Flavor Variation:If you don’t have colorful sprinkles or want vanilla cake, just hold the sprinkles to get a white vanilla mug cake. Or you could add chocolate chips to get a chocolate chip mug cake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: If you have time and are willing to wait, you can also bake this mug cake in the oven for an even fluffier consistently. Just bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

What to Serve with Funfetti Mug Cake

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Funfetti Mug Cake
5 from 2 votes

Funfetti Mug Cake

Yield: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Craving a Funfetti Mug Cake? This Funfetti recipe is sure to hit the spot, it is so delicious, you won't believe how easy it is to make.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk only
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sprinkles + extra for garnish

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in your mug.
  • Add milk, vanilla extract, egg yolk and sugar. Use a fork to whisk ingredients until incorporated.
  • Add flour, baking powder and pinch of salt. Whisk again to combine.
  • Stir in sprinkles.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds on 70% or medium-high power. Cool while preparing frosting.
  • To prepare frosting, use a fork or an electric mixer to beat butter and powdered sugar until creamy. Add in milk, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Beat again until combined. Add additional milk if necessary until desired consistency is reached.
  • Spread or pipe frosting onto cooled mug cake. Add additional sprinkles if desired and enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: If you are looking to make 2 servings just double and split the ingredients in mugs, but microwave separately so that the mug cakes are able to cook through equally.
  • Flavor Variation:If you don’t have sprinkles or want vanilla cake, just sprinkles hold the sprinkles to get a white vanilla mug cake. Or you could chocolate chips to get a chocolate chip mug cake.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: If you have time and are willing to wait, you can also bake this mug cake in the oven for an even fluffier consistently. Just bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 966kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 318mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 93g | Vitamin A: 1691IU | Calcium: 152mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 minute, birthday cake, cake, easy dessert, funfetti, funfetti cake, mug cake, single serve dessert, sprinkles

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