Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 11 minutes

This Cinnamon Roll in a Mug will satisfy your late night sweet tooth. The mug cake recipe is single serve and made in less than 15 minutes.

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Honestly there’s nothing better than a fresh Cinnabon, but when that craving hits and you don’t have access to one it might feel like the end of this world. This single serve microwave cinnamon roll is a sweet treat that will more than satisfy your hankering for one and is ready in under 15 minutes with simple ingredients.

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What We Love About This Microwaves Recipe

Who invented this delectable roll? The cinnamon bun was first recorded in the 1920’s. see more. But we have to thank them for the cinnamony sweet goodness, now this quick version makes it even better.

  • 10 Minute Dessert: This is one of best easy desserts as its ready in 10 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: You probably already have most of these ingredients in your pantry.
  • Single Serving: Craving a cinnamon roll but don’t want to bake an entire, make this cinnamon roll mug cake.
A spoon in the mug cake.

Ingredient Notes

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Baking Powder
  • Milk
  • Avocado Oil
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
Flour, sugar, oil and all the ingredients to make the mug cake.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Microwave Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

These are the basic steps for making Cinnamon Roll in a Mug. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions, nutrition information and total time.

Mixing the batter for the cinnamon roll.

STEP 1: MAKE THE CAKE BATTER

In a mug or ramekin, add all the cake ingredients and mix until fully combined.

STEP 2: CINNAMON SWIRL

In a small bowl mix together the melted butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

STEP 3: ADD SWIRL AND MICROWAVE

Pour the cinnamon butter mixture over the cake batter and using a knife to swirl into the batter. Microwave for 1 minute or until the center of the cake to be fully cooked and allow to cool completely.

Mixing the filling for the mug cake.

STEP 4: MAKE FROSTING

In small bowl, combine the butter and cream cheese together then mix in the powdered sugar. Transfer frosting into a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag and frosting the cinnamon mug cake start in the center then swirling around to the outside and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips for the Cinnamon Mug Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, make the mug cake and store at room temperature or in the fridge covered and make the frosting and store in the fridge. When the mug cinnamon roll when you are ready to eat.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Frequently Asked Questions about Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE VEGAN

Make this recipe vegan or dairy free by using dairy free milk, vegan butter or coconut oil, and dairy-free cream cheese or just omit completely to make a regular icing. Make a keto or low carb version with carb free flour and sugar products.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR IN PLACE OF ALL PURPOSE?

You can substitute the all purpose flour for whole wheat flour, however this will result in a denser mug cake.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

This recipe can be doubled, just increase the cake batter ingredients proportionally and split between 2 mugs, it is best to cook each one separately.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COOK A CINNAMON ROLL IN THE MICROWAVE?

It will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave, but it should take about 1-2 minutes for this cinnamon roll in a mug to cook fully.

Top shot of the Cinnamon Roll in a Mug.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Frosting: The frosting recipe included yields enough for two servings if using the swirl frosting pattern shown. Therefore, create two servings by simply replicating the cake making process, but keep the frosting the same for this mug dessert.
  • Use Mug as Mold: If you want to this on a plate rather than out of a mug, make sure to coat the mug with cooking spray before adding the dough.
  • Fun: Add fun with a rectangle shaped mug or add festive sprinkles or chocolate chips, or even jam to the top of your snack.

What to Serve with Single Serving Cinnamon Roll

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Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
5 from 2 votes

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

Yield: 1 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 11 minutes
This Cinnamon Roll in a Mug will satisfy your late night sweet tooth. This mug cake recipe is single serve and made in less than 15 minutes.
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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice
  • ½ tablespoon avocado oil
  • Pinch of salt

Cinnamon Swirl Ingredients:

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • ½ tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 4-5 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Add cake ingredients to an 8 oz ramekin or microwave-safe mug. Stir well to incorporate and remove any lumps in the batter.
  • For the cinnamon swirl, add ½ tablespoon butter to a small bowl. Microwave for a few seconds until melted. Add cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Pour cinnamon swirl mixture over the cake batter. Use a butter knife to fold the mixture into the cake, using a swirling motion.
  • Microwave cake for 1 minute or until the center of the cake is cooked through. Allow cake to cool.
  • For the cream cheese frosting, add butter and cream cheese to a small bowl. Microwave at 50% power for 10 seconds. Add 4 tablespoons powdered sugar, stir until smooth. Add up to an additional tablespoon of powdered sugar or until desired consistency is reached.
  • Frost cake by simply spooning on desired amount or by creating the swirl pattern as shown in the photos. To do this, transfer cream cheese frosting to a small sandwich bag, cut off a corner of the bag and pipe the frosting into a swirl starting in the center of the cake.

Expert Tips

  • Frosting: The frosting recipe included yields enough for two servings if using the swirl frosting pattern shown. Therefore, create two servings by simply replicating the cake making process, but keep the frosting the same.
  • Use Mug as Mold: If you want to this on a plate rather than out of a mug, make sure to coat the mug with cooking spray before adding the dough.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 436IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon bun, Cinnamon Roll, cinnamon swirl, mug cake, single serving

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