This easy Oreo Mug Cake will show you how to transform a handful of simple ingredients into a moist, sweet treat in just 1 minute! With only 4 ingredients it’s perfect for a quick dessert or a decadent snack.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
- Quick and Easy: This Oreo mug cake recipe is a cinch to put together. With just a few minutes in the microwave, you'll have a delicious and easy dessert ready to enjoy.
- Classic Flavors: This recipe captures the classic Oreo flavor in a warm, comforting chocolate mug cake. It's a delicious dessert that's guaranteed to bring back fond memories.
- Comfort Food: There's something incredibly comforting about a warm, gooey mug cake. This Oreo version is the ultimate comfort food.
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- Oreo Cookies
- Baking Powder: Helps the dessert rise and achieve a light, fluffy texture.
- Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla extract adds a hint of sweetness and elevates the flavors.
- Milk: Whole milk is used for a moist cake.
- Cookies: Use golden Oreos or any of your favorite cookies, such as Lotus Biscoff.
- Sweetener: Sugar is optional but can be substituted with brown sugar or a sugar substitute will work for a low-sugar version.
- Flavor: Vanilla extract gives a lovely flavor to this mug cake, but feel free to experiment with almond or mint extract for a unique twist.
- Liquid: Whole milk is used in this recipe, and as for non-dairy milk, you can use almond milk, coconut milk, soy milk or oat milk.
How to Make Oreo Mug Cake
This single serve microwave mug cake is incredibly easy to make and you can have it ready in minutes. Let's look at how to make it at home:
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Crush Oreo Cookies: Start by processing the Oreo cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor. If you don't have a food processor, no worries! You can place the cookies in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
Prepare Cake Mix: Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a microwave-safe mug. Stir in the baking powder. If you prefer a sweeter cake, feel free to add some sugar at this stage.
Add Wet Ingredients: Now, add the vanilla extract and milk to your mug. Blend these with a fork or a spoon to make the cake batter.
Microwave: Place your mug in the microwave and cook the cake for 60 seconds. The top of the cake should look spongy, and in some cases, the middle might be a bit fudgy. If you feel your cake needs a bit more cooking, you can microwave it for an additional 10 to 15 seconds. Once done, let it rest for a couple of minutes.
Top and Serve: Top your Oreo mug cake with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream and mini Oreo cookies. Now, it's ready to enjoy!
- Choose the Right Mug: Use a mug that's double the size of your batter. I prefer to use a wide or tall mug so the cake won't overflow.
- Use a Microwave Splatter Lid: Cover the mug cake with a microwave splatter lid. This has worked for me every time and if I don't, it overflows.
- Know Your Microwave's Wattage: Make note of your microwave's wattage. Mine is 1000 watts (output) and it takes 1 minute for the cake to cook. If your wattage is higher, cook for 45 seconds and increase it from there.
- Check the Cake's Texture: When cooked, the top of the cake should look spongy and sometimes the middle could be a bit fudgy. That's perfectly fine and the cake would still be cooked inside. If you want the top to be completely cooked, microwave for an additional 10 seconds.
- Allow Cake to Cool: Let the cake cool for a minute or two before topping unless you want your toppings to melt, in which case it'll be extra delicious.
Oreo mug cake is a versatile dessert that can be served in a variety of ways, depending on your tastes and preferences. Here are a few suggestions on how you could serve this delicious treat:
- Ice Cream: You can't go wrong with a scoop of classic vanilla ice cream on this oreo cake. The cold ice cream on a warm cake is pure heaven.
- Whipped Cream: A dollop or two of whiiped cream will keep this dessert light.
- Extra Toppings: A drizzle of peanut butter or caramel sauce if you're into saucy toppings. Mini Oreo cookies, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or chopped nuts are fun garnish. As for fruits, raspberries or strawberries will pair well.
- As a Party Dessert: Hosting a gathering? Serve mini Oreo mug cakes as a dessert. Top each mug cake with a mini Oreo cookie for a fun and cute presentation that your guests will love.
Storing and Reheating
Storage - While the Oreo mug cake is best enjoyed immediately if you do have leftovers, keep it covered with a lid or cling film in the refrigerator. However, keep in mind that the cake may harden and become chewier over time.
Reheat - To reheat, microwave the mug cake for 10 to 15 seconds. This should make it slightly warm and soft again, but it may not regain its original texture.
The texture of a mug cake can vary depending on the recipe and cooking time. Your Oreo mug cake should come out moist and fluffy with this recipe . If it's a bit gooey in the middle, that's alright! Some people even prefer it that way for a molten, fudgy effect.
This usually happens when the mug cake is overcooked. Remember, microwave strengths can vary, so it's best to start with 60 seconds and then add 10-15 seconds if needed. Also, make sure that you're using the right amount of baking powder as it helps the cake rise and stay soft.
While baking powder helps the cake rise and gives it a fluffy texture, you can still make the mug cake without it. However, be aware that the texture might be a bit denser than usual.
A standard-sized mug (about 12 ounces) is perfect for this recipe. It's big enough to hold all the ingredients and allows the cake to rise without overflowing.
Yes, you can. Just make sure to use a larger mug or divide the mixture between two standard-sized mugs to prevent overflowing. Also, you'll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
This could be due to overcooking or your microwave's power setting being too high. Start with a lower power setting or reduce the cooking time to prevent burning. Remember, the cake will continue to cook for a few minutes after you take it out of the microwave.
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Oreo Mug Cake
- 7 oreo cookies
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon sugar optional
- mini oreo cookies
- whipped cream
- vanilla ice cream
- Process the Oreo cookies to fine crumbs in a food processor. Alternatively, place the cookies in a ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
- Transfer the oreo crumbs to a microwave-safe mug. Mix in the baking powder. Add sugar if using.
- Add the vanilla extract and milk and blend with a fork or a spoon until it forms a paste.
- Microwave the mug cake for 60 seconds. The top will look spongy and in some cases a bit fudgy in the middle. You can cook it for an additional 10 to 15 seconds if needed. Let it rest for a couple of minutes.
- Top with whipped cream or ice cream and mini Oreo cookies.
- Store any leftovers in the fridge covered with a lid or tightly wrapped in a cling film, making it airtight.
- Reheat leftovers in a microwave for 10 to 15 seconds. Note that the texture might be different.