Cinnamon roll mug-cake

This is not a cinnamon roll. It is a cinnamon roll cake. It is also delicious.






  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tbsp plain greek yogurt

Cinnamon sprinkle:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbsp butter


  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 – 2 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Grease a small mug. Sprinkle about half of the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and butter (from the cinnamon sprinkle) into the mug. Microwave until melted: 45-60 seconds.
  2. Place all the ingredients for the cake into the mug, being careful not to burn yourself.




3. Try to get as many lumps out.  Unlike other kinds of mug cake, the lumps aren’t so noticeable, but it is probably a good idea to get as many as you can out.

4. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar on the top. If you want, you can break up the last bit of butter and place it on the top. Microwave for 60-90 seconds.

5. In the meantime, make the icing. Put all the ingredients into a cup or bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds- make sure to cover it! I like to use a measuring cup, for easy pouring.

6. Stir together- it will melt further as you stir. Unless you aren’t in a hurry (to watch Downton Abbey), you’ll be able to make it smoother, but it honestly doesn’t matter.

7. Pour the icing over the cake and enjoy! WIN_20160207_20_03_12_Pro

In case you are worried about how healthy this is, I have ‘sacrificed’ my appetite in order to tweak the recipe. No vegetable oil, 3/4 of the size, and more nutmeg.

That last thing had nothing to do with the healthiness of the recipe. I just like nutmeg.



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