Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

by Leslie Bilderback


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Satisfy your sweet tooth instantly with a microwave cake baked in a mug.

Mug Cakes contains one hundred quick and easy recipes that are ready in a matter of minutes! Why reach for store-bought mix that takes up to an hour to bake? Let Mug Cakes show you how to make a quick, tiny batter to mix in a mug with a fork! They are the perfect personal serving size when you don't feel like baking an entire cake or pan of cupcakes.

With dozens of mouthwatering recipes, there is something to please every taste. It's all here, from basic Buttermilk Cake, Red Velvet, and Carrot Cake to fancy Chocolate Caramel Fleur de Sel. Let the kids try their hand at S'mores and Root Beer Float cakes. Then send them to bed and try the liquor-infused recipes from the Adults Only chapter (Irish Coffee Cake, anyone?). There are recipes for cake lovers with special dietary needs, and even noncake recipes like mug puddings, pies, and cheesecakes, when you get tired of cake ( can happen!).

So if you've got five minutes to spare, grab a mug, mix up a mug cake, and satisfy your dessert craving ASAP!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250026583
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 750,042
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

LESLIE BILDERBACK is a Certified Master Baker and a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She began her career as a pastry chef, and played a major role in several of California's most well-regarded and innovative restaurants, including Sedona, Postrio, Zola's, Angeli, and Georgia. She is also the author of eight books in The Complete Idiot's Guide and Everything series. Leslie has been profiled by The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Culinary Trends Magazine, and was a winner in season three of Food Network's Sweet Genius.

Table of Contents


1.) Mug Cake Basics









Chocolate Vanilla Nuts

2.) Classics

Yellow Mug Cake

Brown Sugar Mug Cake

Buttermilk Mug Cake

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Banana Mug Cakes

Strawberry Shortmug Cake

Carrot Mug Cake

Oatmeal-Raisin Mug Cake

3.) Fancy-Schmancy

Victorian Rose Mug Cake

Apple-Rosemary Mug Cake

Caramel-Fleur De Sel Mug Cake

Sticky Toffee Mug Cake

Lemon-Thyme Mug Cake

Green Tea Mug Cake

Chocolate-Pasilla Chile Mug Cake

4.) Kids' Stuff

Moon Pie Mug Cake

Fluffernutter Mug Cake

Orange Dreamsicle Mug Cake

PB and J Mug Cake

Root Beer Float Mug Cake

S'mores Mug Cake

Sno-Ball Mug Cake

5.) Adults Only

Amaretto Mug Cake

Pina Colada Mug Cake

Irish Coffee Mug Cake

Espresso Mug Cake

Better-Than-Sex Mug Cake

Orange-Grand Marnier Mug Cake

Pink Champagne Mug Cake

6.) Choc-O-Rama

Devil's Food Mug Cake

Mexican Chocolate Mug Cake

Black Forest Mug Cake

Chocolate Mayonnaise Mug Cake

Deep Dark Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Turtle Mug Cake

Chocolate-Raspberry Mug Cake

White Chocolate Mug Cake

7.) A Little Fruity

Black Cherry Mug Cake

Citrus-Bay Laurel Mug Cake

Applesauce Mug Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Mug Cake

Carmel Pear Mug Cake

Ginger-Peach Mug Cake

Plum-Sage Mug Cake

White Chocolate-Key Lime Pie Mug Cake

Persimmon Mug Cake

8.) Nuts To You

White Chocolate-Macadamia Mug Cake

Hazelut-Nutella Mug Cake

Black Walnut-Black Pepper Mug Cake

Coconut Mug Cake

Marzipan-Almond Mug Cake

Sesame-Cashew Mug Cake

9.) Celebrate!

George Washington Mug Cake

Shamrock Mug Cake

Passover Flourless Chocolate Muf Cake

Red, White, and Blueberry Mug Cake

Caramel Apple Mug Cake

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Choco-Peppermint Mug Cake

10.) For the Sensitive Ones

Chocolate Mug Cake

Cocoa-Banana Mug Cake

Sesame-Ginger Mug Cake

Agave-Lime Mug Cake

Almond-Lavender Mug Cake

Sour Cream, Apple, and Pecan Mug Cake

Sweet Potato Mug Cake

Orange-Chocolate Mug Cake

11.) Not Exactly Cakes

Lindy's Style Mug Cheesecake

Mug Bread Pudding

Mug Rice PUdding

Basic Pie Dough

Apple-Cheddar Mug Pie

Boyensenberry Mug PIe

Pumpkin Mug Pie

Peach Crumb Mug Pie

Seven Layer Mug Bar

Blondie Mug Bar

Lemon Bar Mug

Mug Cake Mixes for Giving

12.) Toppings and Garnishes

Fruit Sauces

Chocolate Sauce

Vanilla Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Chocolate-Sour Cream Frosting

Penuche Fudge Frosting

Sweetened Whipped Cream

Vanilla Glaze

Chocolate Ganache

Caramel Sauce

Hard Sauce

Lemon Curd

Candied Citrus Peel

Candied Nuts


Sauteed Fruit


Common Food Substitutions

Common Food Approximate Volume Equivalents



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Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SandrasBookNook More than 1 year ago
I am much more of a salty/carbs type of girl, but sometimes you just want something SWEET!! I don't like to make big cakes and desserts very often as we usually don't end up finishing them (I hate throwing half a cake away!), and we don't like for any of us--including our kids--to have a lot of sugar. These are perfect. Super quick and easy, and just the right amount to give everyone a little something sweet. Lots of great combinations. I tried the yellow cake first as I figured if the very basic of basics didn't come out right, it probably wasn't going to go well on the fancier ones! The whole famiy loved it! Most recipes make enough for two mug cakes which split nicely between the 6 of us. The cake was moist and had a great flavor. It's probably a tad heavier than a regular cake, but not by much. The chocolate mayonnaise cake was everything it should have been. I'm ready to branch out now. I just made the Nutella Cake. Oh my, my my!! A MUST for anyone that likes Nutella! I'm thinking of trying the lemon thyme cake next. This is such a fun book! Lots of lovely flavors with something for everyone. Many recipes for toppings and garnishes, and a section of "not exactly cakes" that includes Lindy's-Style Mug Cheesecake (can't wait to try that one!), Pumpkin Mug Pie, Lemon Bar Mug and more. Definitely a sweet little book to add to my favorites shelf! I received a copy of this book from St. Martin's Press for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've made three of the recipes so far and they turned out great. Very nice to be able to make a little snack like this without making an entire cake and with very little effort. Book also includes recipes for one or two servings of frosting and other toppings, which is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will enjoy making these cupcakes! They look delicious!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg......loved the sample and will purchase
CharmingTNT More than 1 year ago
There are tons of great mug cake recipes in this book. After having desserts spoil at my house, this recipe book gives me desert ideas that won't go to waste. Love it!
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gypsywillow More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to get this book but I never got a chance to try any of the recipes out because in the classic excuse of my dog ate my homework.... my cat vomited all over the book! I had left the beautiful, yummy looking book on my bed. I had been browsing through it before leaving for work. Unfortunately my eldest cat decided to spew all over my bed and book while I was at work which gave it ample time to soak through all the pages. The book was a total loss. I'm debating buying another one. How could you go wrong when the cover looks so deliciously good? Mug cakes in minutes and in your microwave! How cool is that? Pretty darn cool!