Pancake In A Mug Cake Recipe

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Pancake In A Mug Cake Recipe

Pancake on the go?? Now, you can enjoy a soft and fluffy pancake in a mug with your favorite toppings in just two minutes! No more spending time making the batter, heating a pan, poring ladle full of batter, and cooking pancakes individually. Simply gobble it from a mug any time of the day. 

You no longer have to wait to have your favorite pancakes on a lazy Sunday morning. You can easily whip up a batter in a mug itself and bake it in the microwave. All this is ready in just 2-3 minutes. How cool isn’t it? 

Don’t worry; the taste texture of a mug pancake is the same as the regular one. Yes, it’s soft and super fluffy, and you can easily enjoy it with your favorite topping of Nutella, fresh fruits, or maple syrup. 

If you love pancakes, you have to give this a try. It will change your pancake-eating experience entirely, and that too in a good way! Especially if you are someone who is super busy and doesn’t have time to make pancakes besides the weekend, then this recipe will become your favorite. 

Why You’ll Love This Recipe? 

  • Quick: Microwave recipes are definitely the quick ones. It cuts down the baking time significantly, which is a boon when you need to make something fast and quick. 
  • Delicious: There is no compromise on the quality, taste, and texture of this pancake. Though it’s a mug pancake, but every bite will remind you of that the regular fluffy pancakes you love eating. 
  • Anytime Dessert: The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need an elaborate kitchen setup before making it. All you need is to add ingredients to the mug, mix to make the batter, and microwave. Voila! You have just made yourself a super delicious pancake dessert. This jack ensures you can enjoy it any time of the day. 

Important Ingredients Used In The Recipe

Pancakes don’t require any fancy ingredients. All ingredients are staple ones always present in your kitchen. The mug pancakes call for the same essential ingredients. 

  • All-Purpose Flour: All-Purpose Flour helps make the pancakes light. You may use wheat flour for the recipe; however, it may be a bit dense compared to all-purpose flour pancakes. 
  • Sugar: Castor sugar with a minimal amount is added to the pancake batter. They are not super sweet, as the topping syrups make them sweet too. 
  • Baking Powder: It is important to add the correct amount of baking powder to the recipe. The more of it will make pancakes rise too much and ultimately lay fat, while the less of it won’t help the pancakes rise at all. 
  • Milk: These are eggless pancakes, so the quantity of milk is on the high side as it compensates for the moisture you get from eggs. Prefer using full-fat milk for the recipe.
  • Vanilla Essence: It makes for the base flavor of the pancakes. It also blends well with any topping you choose to eat it with. 
  • Nutella and Rainbow Sprinklers: I have added Nutella and rainbow sprinklers as the topping for my mug pancake. You always add any of your favorite topping. 

How To Make Pancakes In A Mug

Preparation: Collect and weigh all ingredients required to make the mug pancake. Also, choose the right mug for the recipe. 

Make the batter: Take flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, and vanilla essence. Mix everything using a small whisk or a fork. Make sure no lumps are there in the batter.  Transfer the batter to a mug.

Microwave: Once the batter is ready, place the mug in the microwave with the highest setting. Put the timer on for two minutes and cook. 

Garnish and Serve: After two minutes, garnish the pancake with some Nutella and rainbow sprinklers. Enjoy your delicious pancake in a mug! 

Chef’s Tips For The Recipe

Tip For Microwave 

Since each microwave is different, I would recommend to cook the pancake in blasts of 30 seconds to finally add up to two minutes. This will help you know when your pancakes are done. 

Tip For Bulk Baking 

This is a single-serve recipe. You can easily multiply each ingredient to make multiple-mug pancakes. 

How To Store Pancake In A Mug

The pancake in a mug is a dessert which should be consumed immediately. I would not suggest you to store it. However, if you do want to eat it later, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days stored in an airtight box. You must reheat the pancake in the microwave for a few seconds. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What size mug should I use? 

You can use any regular coffee mug for the recipe. The batter should fill up to half or 3/4th level of the mug and not till the top. 

What toppings can I add to the pancake? 

You can add any topping which you prefer with your pancakes. It could be fresh fruits, maple syrup, chocolate sauce, or even ice cream. 

Can I add butter to the pancake batter? 

I would suggest you to add butter as the topping instead of adding it to the batter. As a topping, it will melt and ooze into the pancake, which would taste much better. 

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Pancake In A Mug Cake Recipe

Pancakes in a mug: Delicious, fluffy pancake in a mug, on the go, are now a reality with this amazing and simple recipe. It’s eggless, too!

  • Total Time: 7 to 10 minutes


  • 48 g Flour
  • 12 g Sugar
  • ½ + ¼ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ + ¼ tsp Vanilla essence
  • 88 g Milk
  • Nutella, as required
  • Rainbow sprinkles, as required


  1. Collect all ingredients and measure them correctly.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a mug and mix to make a smooth batter. Use a small whisk, spoon, or fork for mixing. Make sure no lumps are left.
  3. Now, place the mug in the microwave and cook it for 2 minutes.
  4. Spread the Nutella on top, then garnish with the rainbow sprinklers.
  • Author: Chef Mansi
  • Prep Time: 5 to 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 to 3 minutes

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