cinnamon roll mug cake

If you are craving something sweet and do not want to wait, this cinnamon roll coffee cake in a mug is for you! I use an 18-ounce mug to make these and will often use whole wheat flour instead of the all-purpose flour. If you do not want the cream cheese frosting, feel free to drizzle maple syrup, add berries, or even ice cream on top. Enjoy!


  • 2 Tbsp applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp (scant) salt
  • 1 Recipe Cream Cheese Icing (optional) :
    1. 1 Tbsp Cream Cheese or Neufchatel Cheese , softened
    2. 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
    3. 1 tsp milk


  • If wanted, prepare cream cheese icing according to directions and set aside. Combine additional ingredients in a mug and whisk together with a fork.
  • Microwave mixture on high power for 1 minute, then check cake for doneness. If not fully…

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