Carrot Cake in a Mug is the Ideal Dessert

Carrot Cake
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Let’s be honest… it can be difficult to stop at just one slice of cake. Especially if it’s really good. That’s why this carrot cake is a total win—not only is it delicious and easy to make, it’s portion size is perfect for one.


  • 1½ tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded carrot


  1. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla, milk, flour, baking powder, and cinnamon in a mug. Stir or whisk the ingredients until smooth. Fold in the shredded carrots.
  2. Microwave the mug cake for one to one-and-a-half minutes. Begin checking at 1 minute. The cake should look set but not overcooked and dry.
  3. Allow the cake to cool before topping with whipped cream, cream cheese glaze, or powdered sugar.