10 Desserts You Can Make In A Mug On Valentine’s Day


It’s almost mandatory to eat dessert on Valentine’s Day – perhaps almost as mandatory as champagne and the color red. Like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween – dessert calories don’t count on February 14th. However, sometimes you don’t want to take an entire afternoon to bake a cake. Between the prep-work and the cleanup, it can be way too time consuming and could take away from the time you need to do your hair and makeup into a fabulous Valentine’s Day look. But going out and buying something from the store is also not the greatest option.

The solution? MUG CAKES.

Honestly, whoever invented mug cakes should be given an award. They taste delicious, they take literally minutes to make, and they’re endlessly customizable.

We rounded up 10 of the best mug cake recipes out there for your Valentine’s Day preparations.

1. Nutella Mug Cake


Nutella is essentially it’s own food group and could be celebrated any day of the year, but especially on Valentine’s Day. Recipe and photo via Kirbie Cravings.

2. Strawberry Mug Pie


Strawberry pie is delicious. Strawberry pie that takes less than 5 minutes to make is even better. Recipe and photo via Babble.com.

3. Coconut Mug Cake


If you’re a coconut freak (think: favorite drink is Pina Coladas, coconut coffee at Dunks is your jam) then you’ll go nuts for this beachy cake in a mug. Recipe and photo via Kirbie Cravings.

4. Red Velvet Mug Cake


You can’t really have Valentine’s Day without a red dessert. This red velvet mug cake is the perfect balance of flavor and time-management. Recipe and photo via The Novice Chef Blog.

5. S’mores In A Mug


I mean, it’s essentially a summer night by the campfire during winter. Hard to resist, especially when it’s negative three billion degrees outside. Recipe and photo via Cookie Dough And Oven Mitt.

6. Funfetti Mug Cake


Let’s be honest, when strolling down the baking aisle at the grocery store, it’s hard to resist the box of funfetti mix. This fun dessert will bring out your inner kid and take you back to when you used to have to buy Valentine’s Day cards for the whole class. Recipe and photo via Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

7. Cherry Almond Mug Cake

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Cherry desserts are typically such a beast to make because they take forever due to the endless job of pitting cherries. Luckily, with this recipe, you can enjoy the taste of cherry pie without any of the effort. Recipe and photo via The Foodie Affair.

8. Cookie Butter Mug Cake


You can’t mention Nutella without talking about it’s step-sister, Cookie Butter. If you haven’t tasted Cookie Butter yet, this is your opportunity. Run, do not walk, to the grocery store and buy it. It will change your life. Recipe and photo via Kirbie Cravings.

9. Peanut Butter (Vegan) Mug Cake


Mug cakes are for vegans too, you guys! Peanut butter is a perfect ingredient for mug cakes because of its delicious consistency and taste when melted. Recipe and photo via Kitchen Treaty.

10. (Low-Carb & Gluten Free) Lemon Mug Cake


Last but certainly not least, a dessert for all you citrus junkies out there. There’s a certain kind of person who orders lemon meringue or key lime pie for dessert (you know who you are.) This one’s for you. Recipe and photo via All Day I Dream About Food.

Tell Us: What are some of your favorite mug cakes? Tweet @thirtyontap with your responses! 

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