5-ingredient Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe

Single-serve dessert made in under five minutes! Mix it with your favorite ingredients to satisfy your sweet tooth next time.


– 3 Tbsp (24g) all-purpose flour packed and leveled* – ¼ tsp baking powder – 1 Tbsp (15ml) pure maple syrup** – 2 Tbsp (30ml) creamy peanut butter – 4 Tbsp (60ml) milk of choice*** – 1 tsp avocado oil optional – Pinch sea salt Optional Additions: – 1 to 2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chip – ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract – ¼ tsp ground cinnamon


Mix all the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug (or small bowl or measuring cup) until a smooth cake batter forms and all the flour lumps dissolve. 

Step 1

Everything should mix well, so no need to separate wet and dry ingredients. Sprinkle chocolate chips over cake batter if desired.

Step 2

Microwave on high for 60–75 seconds until the cake center sets. If the cake needs more time, add 8-15 seconds after 60 seconds.

Step 3

Dig in and enjoy! For a special treat, serve the mug cake with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream and milk.

Step 4

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