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Amaretto mug cake with whipped cream
5 from 11 votes

Amaretto Mug Cake

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2 mug cakes


  • 3 tablespoons 40 gr unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Truvía® Spoonable
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 3 oz 10 gr almonds, toasted and finely chopped + for decoration
  • ¼ cup 40 gr self-rising flour (be sure to use self-rising flour)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Homemade whipped cream for decoration optional
  • Berries for decoration optional


  • Glass measuring cup or large mug
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Microwave
  • 2 coffee mugs
  • Fork


  • In the large measuring cup, whisk together butter and egg. Add Truvía Spoonable, amaretto and chopped almonds.
  • Incorporate self-rising flour and salt, and beat the batter with a fork until smooth.
  • Divide the batter between the two mugs and microwave, one at the time, for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes until risen and cake feels firm.
  • The time varies depending on your microwave. Mine is a 700 watt and it took 1 minute, 45 seconds, if yours is 1,000 watts it may take 1 and half minutes or less. You may need to practice a couple of rounds to figure out the exact right time for your microwave.
  • These mug cakes are best served immediately with whipped cream and crushed almonds or berries, or both.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Can I bake a cake in a mug?, How to make a mug cake?, Mother's Day cake, What is a mug cake?
Author: Silvia Martinez


Eat it immediately.