Delicious and Easy: Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Welcome, coffee lovers! As a barista, I know few things that come close to the pleasure of enjoying a sip of freshly brewed coffee. But today, let me introduce you to a new way of experiencing coffee – the Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake.

If you love your coffee and cakes, then this recipe is definitely for you. The ease of making it is just as impressive as the heavenly taste it delivers. This cake mug recipe requires no baking skills nor fancy tools; all you need is your microwave and a large mug.

It’s deliciously moist, fluffy, and infused with just the right amount of ground cinnamon and brown sugar to give you that warm and comforting flavor in every bite.

Coffee cakes have always been a popular accompaniment to any hot drink, but this one will make you feel like royalty while satisfying your sweet tooth. So get ready to indulge in a mug of goodness that’s sure to become your new favorite coffee companion.

Whether you are enjoying it on your own or sharing it with friends and family, this Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake is guaranteed to bring joy into your cuppa every day. So without further ado, let’s dive right into the recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Are you a coffee lover who’s always on the go? Do you have a sweet tooth that craves a delicious cinnamon roll for breakfast or dessert but doesn’t have time to make one from scratch? Then, this microwave cinnamon coffee cake recipe is perfect for you!

What sets this recipe apart from other coffee cakes is that it’s quick and easy to make, and you can enjoy it in less than five minutes. It’s perfect for those mornings when you’re running late or just want a sweet treat without spending too much time in the kitchen.

The warm and rich aroma of ground cinnamon mixed with brown sugar is sure to wake up your senses and set your taste buds on fire. The combination of fluffy cake and buttery cinnamon streusel is irresistible. This recipe is versatile, and it’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. You can adjust the sweetness level by reducing the amount of sugar or adding fruit to the mix to make this recipe suitable for any occasion.

Furthermore, this recipe requires basic ingredients that are already available in your pantry. You can modify it based on your preferences, dietary restrictions or availability of ingredients without compromising its taste. Just imagine indulging in a freshly baked slice of cinnamon coffee cake made from the comfort of your own home.

In summary, this microwave cinnamon coffee cake recipe is fast, easy, and utterly delicious. I guarantee it’ll become your new family favorite that’ll leave everyone asking for more. So why not give this fantastic recipe a try today and enjoy its decadent taste in a matter of minutes?

Ingredient List

 Start your day off right with this delicious Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake!
Start your day off right with this delicious Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake!

To make this delicious microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of milk

Make sure you have a microwave-safe mug and all the ingredients at hand before starting to prepare the cake. You can also substitute some ingredients to make variations of the initial recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 No oven? No problem! You can still satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy recipe.
No oven? No problem! You can still satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy recipe.

Now that we’ve got everything ready, it’s time to make this Cinnamon Coffee Cake a reality. This cake is quick and easy to make because it’s prepared in a microwave safe mug. Ready? Let’s go!


  • ¼ cup of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of melted butter
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla extract


  1. In a microwave-safe mug, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder, and salt until well combined.

  2. Add in the egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and milk to the dry ingredients in the mug. Use a fork or whisk to beat until the batter is smooth.

  3. For the cinnamon sugar topping mix together the 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tsp ground cinnamon in a small bowl.

  4. Using a tablespoon or your fingers create a small hole in the center of your coffee cake for your cinnamon sugar topping.

  5. Pour the cinnamon batter into the dimpled coffee cake. Don’t overfill!

  6. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar topping over the cake.

  7. Place in microwave and cook at high power for 1 minute, depending on your microwave wattage.

  8. Once cooking is complete (approximetaly), remove from microwave and let it cool for at least one minute before serving.

  9. Enjoy!


  • Cooking time may vary based on different microwaves; keep checking every 10-15 seconds after the first minute has passed to ensure you’re not overcooking.
  • For best results, use a large coffee cup with straight sides.
  • Use room temperature ingredients to ensure proper mixing and cooking of the cake.
  • You can substitute all-purpose flour with Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker cake mix.
  • For a vegan version, replace milk and egg with your choice of body-friendly alternatives such as soy or almond milk and a vegan egg substitute like applesauce, mashed banana, or silken tofus.
  • The recipe can be adjusted to fit large quantities; bake it in a bundt pan for a fine dining experience with family and friends.

Now that you have our recipe, give it a try and let us know what you think about it!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for a quick breakfast or an indulgent snack, this coffee cake hits all the right notes.
Perfect for a quick breakfast or an indulgent snack, this coffee cake hits all the right notes.

If you’re feeling creative, there are numerous substitutions and variations that you can try with this microwave cinnamon coffee cake recipe. Here are some suggestions:

1) Gluten-free alternative: substitute the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend, such as Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Flour.

2) Vegan alternative: replace the milk and cream cheese with non-dairy options such as almond milk and vegan cream cheese like Tofutti.

3) Streusel cake variation: You can make a streusel topping so that when microwaved, it gives your coffee cake a deliciously sweet crunch. Combine 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 cup of flour in a bowl. Mix until crumbly and sprinkle over the cake batter before microwaving.

4) Chocolate cinnamon coffee cake variation: Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder to the ingredients list to make a chocolatey twist on this classic recipe.

5) Using store-bought cake mix: If you don’t have all the ingredients at home, you could use a store-bought cake mix to simplify the process. Just follow the directions for making coffee mug cakes and add in some ground cinnamon or brown sugar to give it that classic cinnamon coffee taste everyone loves.

By experimenting with these substitutions and variations of this recipe, you’ll be able to create unique twists that fit your personal taste preferences. Whether it is caffeine-high Duncan Hines or homestyle Betty Crocker – it’s ultimately up to how adventurous you want to get!

Serving and Pairing

 Take a bite and savor the warm, cinnamon flavors that meld together in this delectable treat.
Take a bite and savor the warm, cinnamon flavors that meld together in this delectable treat.

Serve your warm and delicious cinnamon coffee cake mug straight from the microwave. You can enjoy it as a sweet treat for breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert. The cake is best eaten hot, so serve it immediately after microwaving if you want to experience its most decadent taste.

Pair your cinnamon coffee cake mug with a steaming cup of coffee or tea. The delightful aroma of the cinnamon will complement any coffee blend from light to dark roast. You can also pair your coffee cake microwave with cold milk or cream for a refreshing treat.

If you want a more sophisticated pairing, go for an espresso shot or cappuccino. The bold notes of the coffee will bring out the subtle flavors of the cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter streusel in every bite.

For a vegan option, pair your mug cake with almond milk or oat milk latte. The nutty and creamy flavor of the plant-based milk will contrast nicely with the spiced sweetness of the cake.

If you are hosting a brunch party or potluck, you can impress your guests by serving a platter of mini cinnamon coffee cakes dusted with powdered sugar and garnished with fresh berries or whipped cream.

Enjoy your delicious microwave cinnamon coffee cake in any setting and mood, warm and cozy at home or on-the-go!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 With just a few simple ingredients and a microwave, you can have a freshly baked coffee cake in minutes.
With just a few simple ingredients and a microwave, you can have a freshly baked coffee cake in minutes.

If you’re planning to make this delicious Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe in advance, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, the cake is best enjoyed fresh out of the microwave. However, if you’re unable to do that, storing it properly can help preserve its texture and flavor.

To store the cake, allow it to cool completely before wrapping it tightly in plastic wrap or placing it in an airtight container. You can store it at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you want to store it longer than that, freezing is your best option.

To freeze the cinnamon coffee cake, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and place it in a freezer-safe bag or container. It will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds.

When reheating the coffee cake, be sure to cover it with a damp paper towel or microwave-safe lid to prevent moisture loss. Depending on your microwave’s wattage, reheat for 10-15 seconds on high power. If you want a warm and fresh-from-the-oven feel, then simply place the cake back into your coffee mug and microwave for one more minute before serving.

Remember that reheating may cause some changes in texture of the cake depending on how long they are stored or frozen, but this should not affect its delicious cinnamon flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The aroma of cinnamon and sugar filling your kitchen is reason enough to try this recipe.
The aroma of cinnamon and sugar filling your kitchen is reason enough to try this recipe.

One of the most crucial aspects of preparing any recipe is ensuring that it turns out to be perfect. Here are some useful tips to help you achieve the best results possible when making this microwave cinnamon coffee cake recipe.

Firstly, make sure to use a microwave-safe mug to cook your coffee cake. This will ensure that the cake cooks evenly and safely without any potential risks. The size of the mug matters too; if it’s too small, the mixture may overflow in the microwave causing a mess, whereas if it’s too big, your coffee cake may end up dry and overcooked.

Secondly, don’t forget to grease your mug before pouring in the batter to prevent sticking that can ruin the cake itself. A tablespoon of butter should do the trick by simply rubbing it around the inside of the mug before filling it with batter.

Additionally, we suggest mixing all dry ingredients and liquid ingredients separately, then add them together when ready. By doing this, you avoid clumps forming and produce a smooth batter. Once you’ve combined wet and dry ingredients, mix them slowly until combined but not over-mixing which can result in tough consistency.

Another tip we advise is using room temperature eggs and butter as they mix well into the other ingredients more quickly resulting in a smoother texture for your cake.

When adding streusel toppings on top of your cake batter, use melted butter to anchor cinnamon sugar or oat topping into place evenly across your mug cake. Make sure to lightly swirl with a toothpick to mix cinnamon evenly throughout your batter since no one wants their cinnamon flavor on just one area in their microwave cinnamon coffee cake slice.

Finally, patience is key when heating up cakes using microwaves – never overdo the cooking time! Depending on microwave wattage, one minute might not be enough for some recipes whilst six minutes might be too long for others. It depends on each individual recipe — check every 30 seconds to prevent overcooking or undercooking.

Follow these tips and you’ll have your perfect microwave cinnamon coffee cake in no time.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe is a perfect treat for any coffee lover looking to satisfy their sweet cravings. The recipe is easy to follow and only takes a few minutes to make in the microwave. With its delicious blend of cinnamon and brown sugar, this coffee cake mug recipe will leave you wanting more.

Whether you are a busy student, working parent, or coffee shop enthusiast, this mug cake recipe is perfect for everyone. With simple ingredients like flour, brown sugar, and butter, it’s an affordable and convenient option for a satisfying snack or dessert.

Moreover, with its versatility in substitutions and variations, you can customize this cake recipe to your liking. You can switch out ingredients like cream cheese for sour cream or even make it vegan-friendly.

Lastly, as a barista who loves coffee just as much as you do, I want to remind you to pair this delicious coffee cake with a cup of your favorite brew. Whether it’s a cup of Joe in the morning or an afternoon pick-me-up, this Microwaved Cinnamon Coffee Cake will be the perfect complement.

So go ahead and try out this recipe! Don’t forget to experiment with different variations to make it your own. And who knows? You might even find yourself making it on repeat until the next cinnamon roll uprising in town – just like I am doing now!

Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake

Microwave Cinnamon Coffee Cake Recipe

Ah its a beautiful morning and it can't go better without a cup of coffee and a delicious slice of coffee cake, and did I mention its in the microwave? Yep, this recipe is so easy to make and its really delicious.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 671.8 kcal


For the cake

  • 1 tablespoon butter (softened)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whisked eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder

For the crumb topping

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a mug, place a tablespoon of butter and soften it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Then, go ahead and add 2 tablespoons of sugar and whisk until light and fluffy. Add 2 tablespoons of whisked egg and mix it up until well blended. Then, take 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and mix them until most of the cream cheese has been mixed in (its okay if theres some chunks). Finally, add 1/4 cup of flour and 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and mix it all up until you get a cake batter consistency.
  • For the crumb topping in another bowl, take a tablespoon of butter, 2 tablespoons flour. 1 tablespoon brown sugar and a teaspoon of cinnamon and mix it all up until you get crumbs. If its not completely crumbed place a splash of cinnamon.
  • Then pop it in the microwave for 1 minute, allow it to cool for another minute and enjoy.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 176gCalories: 671.8kcalCarbohydrates: 78.2gProtein: 10.6gFat: 36.2gSaturated Fat: 21.2gCholesterol: 201.4mgSodium: 388mgFiber: 2.6gSugar: 39.8g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Breakfast, Dessert, Easy, From Scratch, Scones
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