In the mood for dessert? Right away! Just whip up this sweet lemon mug cake. The recipe takes only 2 minutes start to finish & voila - instant dessert!
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 servings
Author Linda Warren


  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoon sugar (can reduce to 1T if you like a little less sweetness)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (I used canola + coconut oil)
  • 1 egg, either whole or divided where the egg yolk is added & the egg white is whipped, making the cake a little lighter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1-2 teaspoons lemon curd


  • 2 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a very large mug, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine lemon juice and milk to make a simple buttermilk.
  3. Stir in lemon juice-milk mixture, oil, egg or just egg yolk if divided the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Add lemon zest & lemon curd & stir well.
  5. Fold in beaten egg white, if divided the egg, otherwise go to next step.
  6. Bake in microwave, on high, for 90 seconds.
  7. While cake is baking, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze.
  8. Take cake out of oven and drizzle with glaze.
  9. Gobble it up yourself or share it with someone you love.