December 27, 2011

5-Minute Vanilla Mug Cake

Finally my 5-Minute Chocolate Cake has a friend! Introducing....the 5-Minute Vanilla Cake in a mug! This is such a great dessert for those who don't have the time and patience to whip up a full-size cake. Or for those who (like me), sometimes don't want a whole cake sitting on their counter. I just don't have the will power to resist a whole cake. Luckily - I can indulge every once and a while on this scrumptious vanilla cake whenever that craving hits!

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas/Holiday this year. Mine was great! I got some really great presents - including an Immersion blender! Expect some delicious soups and dressings in the future! Keeva loved the presents she got. I'll share some of the photos from my Family's Christmas morning in a new post tomorrow!

*Adapted from this Non-Vegan recipe*


  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp non-dairy milk (I used So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk)
  • 2 tbsp melted Earth Balance Spread (or your favorite margarine)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon directly in your mug. Add in the applesauce, vinegar, non-dairy milk, Earth Balance, and vanilla. Stir until the dry and wet well combined.

Microwave on HIGH  for 3 minutes. I like to let mine cool for a couple of minutes before eating!


  1. Ok, this is definitely happening tonight. I think vanilla for me, and chocolate for the husband. And the last of the Earth Balance nog alongside. Oh yes!

  2. Wow! Could this possibly be as simple and delicious as it looks? I can't wait to try it! And Matthew, you are going to LOVE your immersion blender. I don't know how I ever made creamy soups without one. Happy New Year!

  3. I've done a version of this, but I love the addition of the cider vinegar and applesauce. Thanks for making a vanilla version!

  4. Doe it have to be cider vinegar?

  5. Mrs E - It doesn't have to be apple cider vinegar. You could use white vinegar as well.

  6. Looks delish. I have noticed some cream topping on some of your desserts. I was wondering where I'd find it and if there is a vegan company that already carries it.

  7. Shawn - On top of this dessert is just Pillsbury frosting (which I normally don't eat...full of icky ingredients!). Are you referring to frosting or whipped cream though?

  8. Hi Matthew. Actually, both. :) I do know there is cream on the So Delicious nogs, and some other dessert recipes too that you put on as a topping.

  9. Shawn - You can buy pre-made vegan whipped cream at natural foods stores. Soyatoo and Mimic Creme are my favorite brands. Or you could make your own! Here's my recipe for Coconut Whipped Cream! It's super easy:

    Vegan frosting is pretty easy to find. I think a lot of conventional brands offer (accidentally) Vegan frostings. You just have to read the labels to find which ones. Also, it's pretty simple to make your own! Here's my recipe for my basic frosting:

    Just omit the blueberry juice to make it a regular vanilla frosting!