Microwave mug cake is the dessert that has been going around the food blog world for a little while. I am sure you have heard about it already. But if you haven’t, it is an individual cake that is cooked in the microwave in a mug. I am always curious about it. Who doesn’t want a fast-cooking cake for dessert?
The other day, I ran into this mug cake recipe. Surprisingly, this recipe do not need flour or cake mix. It is only oreo cookies, milk, and baking powder. How is it possible? Making a cake without flour? Anyway, I immediately ran to the supermarket and got the oreo. That night, I spent 10 minutes and made the dessert. The cake rose and the milk evaporated. Magically, the cake is formed and done. It tasted like a rich and chocolatey warm bread pudding. With a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream, it was a very comforting dessert! Bryan and I both really enjoyed it. I know you are probably feeling uncertain about the recipe now. I urge you to try it and you will be surprised with the result!
5-Ingredient Oreo Microwave Cake (Adapted from Mix and Stir)
1 large mug or 2 small mugs
– 9 pairs Oreo cookies (with the cream)
– ½ teaspoon baking power
– ½ cup milk
– 1½ teaspoon sugar
– Vanilla ice cream
- Lightly grease the inside of the microwave safe mug(s) with vegetable oil or non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a food processor, process the oreo cookies (whole cookies with cream) into about ¼-inch pieces.
- Transfer the cookie pieces into a medium bowl. Stir in the baking powder. Add milk and mix until combined. Pour the batter into the mug(s). Microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds for small mugs or 2 minutes for large mug.
- Carefully remove the mug(s) from microwave and let cool for 10 minutes. Top with ice cream and serve.
- If you don’t have a food processor, put cookies in a large Ziploc bag. Crush the cookies with a rolling pin.
- If you don’t like your dessert too sweet, you can skip the sugar all together.
- The cake rises in the microwave, so make sure to use a mug that is big enough and have some extra spaces.
- This dessert is too much for 1 person. It is just right for 2 people to share.
Liz @ Floating Kitchen says
I love mug cakes but I’ve never used oreos for the base before. Amazing! Can’t wait to try this! And now I’m wondering about other cookies as well….I think we need to do some experimenting!
Yea, it is truly amazing! Like magic! I totally agree! I am wondering whether it would work with other cookies too!
This is crazy, girl! I made a chocolate mug cake with my little guy a while back and I called it ‘magic’ cake. ; ) He was quite impressed – never mind if we did it with Oreos, one of his faves. I happen to have all the ingredients but it might be ‘dangerous’ to make these with him!
Hahaha! I hope you and your little one will like this! There is no doubt that mug cakes are “magic” cakes! They are so easy and fast to make! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I keep seeing mug cakes but have never tried making one myselft yet. Yours looks so good and with Oreos too? My favorite! Can’t wait to try this 🙂
Yea, oreo mug cake! Just need a few ingredients which you probably have at home! Tasty and quick dessert for busy weeknights.
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
As a Oreo addict (admittingly!) I am in love with this cake. Must try asap!
Thanks Pamela! If you love oreo, you will enjoy this easy mug cake! Enjoy!
Kate @ Babaganosh.org says
This mug cake recipe is awesome! I’ve seen a lot that call for flour, egg, oil, baking powder, etc (all in tiny amounts) and I always think – “well if I’m going to take out ALL those ingredients, I might as well bake a large cake!”
But this recipe is great, just save a few oreos next time we buy them and the rest is simple.
It is very true, Kate! I agree! Too much work for a little cake. Why not just make a regular one? Yes, this recipe is super easy! Hope you will like it.
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It! says
I have made a few mug cakes, but had not heard of Oreo mug cake! I MUST TRY!!
If you like oreo, you will like this! Let me know if you try it! 🙂
Bonnie Eng says
Looks so good! I’m amazed that there’s no need for flour, but I guess it makes sense! 🙂
Thank you Bonnie! Yea, very interesting! It was delicious with a scoop of ice cream!
Magical recipe! Yeah I saw the mug cake recipes on other blogs but never came across one that is so simple and good! Like the last picture topped with ice cream, yum!
Thank you so much Maggie! It was so good with the ice cream! Warm and cold!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I think people who figured out this kind of SUPER easy recipes are genius in a way. We tend to improve a recipe by more complicated methods and ingredients, but look how simple this recipe is to get awesome result! I’m impressed and can’t wait to go buy Oreos and make these with kids! Thanks for sharing! The vanilla ice cream must be added to mine. 😀
It is, Nami! It is unbelievable how easy this is! And yes, vanilla ice cream is a must! Love that warm and cold contrast! Let me know if you try it.
Amy (Savory Moments) says
Oh my – this looks delicious! Makes me kind of wish I had a microwave 🙂
Thanks, Amy! Wow… I haven’t known anyone that doesn’t own a microwave. I can’t imagine living without one.
Amy Tong says
Oh my! I can’t wait to try this with my kids. They love Oreo and I’m sure they’ll enjoy this as much as their Mom! 😛
Haha! Yes, this is a great recipe to do with kids. I hope you all enjoy this mug cake. 🙂