This Microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake is perfect for a quick, healthy dessert or snack. Ready in two minutes, you can top it with yogurt for breakfast or ice cream for dessert.
*Originally posted Sept 2015. Updated June 2019*
I originally shared this Microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake back in September of 2015 and I still make it regularly. Have you ever tried a microwave mug cake? It’s basically a nice, warm dessert that’s ready in two minutes and doesn’t require an oven. Just mix a few ingredients, pour into a coffee mug or mason jar and pop it in the microwave.
This is my favorite way to make dessert after a long day when I don’t have much energy left. However, I’ve also been loving this as a snack lately! I leave out the maple syrup and just add a handful of chocolate chips. This recipe is essentially a small batch of my Sweet Potato Banana Bites cooked in the microwave instead of the oven, so you could also add some mashed banana instead of maple syrup for sweetness if you want!
This Microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake recipes makes the perfect amount to split between two mugs, mason jars or ramekins and share with a loved one. Topping it with ice cream is pretty much a must in my book. To make this on the fly, you’ll first need to cook your sweet potato. I just poke a few holes in mine and then microwave for five minutes. To make this even easier, I cook a sweet potato on the weekend and save it in the fridge so I have some mashed sweet potato ready and waiting whenever I want one of these!
Here’s how you make it:
Sweet Potato Mug Cake For Two
This microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake is ready in minutes and perfect for a quick dessert or snack!
- Prep Time: 1 min
- Cook Time: 2 min
- Total Time: 3 min
- Yield: serves 2
- 1/3 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanila extract
- optional sweetener: up to 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- handful of chocolate chips
- ice cream or yogurt for topping
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Pour into two greased coffee mugs, ramekins or mason jars.
- Microwave (one at a time) for 1 min 45 sec.
- Eat straight out of the jar or let cool slighty and transfer to a plate.
- Top with ice cream or yogurt (and an extra drizzle of peanut butter) and eat!
I leave the maple syrup out of mine and add chocolate chips and top with a little dollop of ice cream but you can choose to skip the chocolate chips and/or ice cream and sweeten with maple syrup or mashed banana.
Keywords: microwave, sweet potato, mug cake, dessert, snack
See how easy it is? Especially if you have the sweet potato already prepped, this treat comes together in a flash! You could also try this recipe with pumpkin or roasted squash.
Life’s short. Eat dessert. Like cake. But when you don’t have time to make a full cake, make this!
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