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carrot mug cake in a glass mug with a spoon taking out a bite revealing soft moist interior


  • Author: Zoha
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 cake


A delicious 5 minute carrot mug cake made in the microwave with little to no effort, served with a yummy cream cheese frosting


Carrot mug cake:

  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1.5 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated carrots

Cream cheese frosting:

  • 1 tbsp cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar


  • In a microwave safe mug (~10-12oz), add the milk, oil and vanilla, and whisk to combine
  • Sift in the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt, and mix using a spoon or fork until the dry ingredients are fully mixed in
  • Lastly, add in the grated carrots and mix until combined
  • Microwave for ~60-90 seconds until the cake is cooked through (cooking time can vary; see notes)
  • Let the cake cool for ~15 minutes
  • Mix the cream cheese, heavy cream and powdered sugar until they form a creamy frosting
  • Cover the cooled cake with the cream cheese frosting, serve and enjoy!


  • Cooking time can vary based on the Microwave and your mug. I recommend you start checking for doneness around the 60s mark - see if there is any wet batter, if there is, immediately cook again for 10-20 seconds. If there isn't any wet batter, lightly poke the cake - if it is done, it should spring back. Try not to leave long gaps between Microwaving as this can cause the cake to deflate and become dense in texture
  • Please read the tips above for the best results
  • Prep Time: 4 min
  • Cook Time: 1 min
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Carrot mug cake