Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Here I go again with another  "Mug" recipe. Obviously the tooth I had pulled a week ago was not my sweet tooth.

I'm gonna make this short and sweet (no pun intended).

I was looking for a single serve recipe. Something that included ingredients that I could find in my pantry. Something simple and sort of healthy. Well, I found this recipe for Peanut butter cake that included just a couple tablespoons of this and a tablespoon of that. This recipe does not include any flour so I thought it would be healthy and figured I'd give it a try. I'm such a sucker.

I was a little skeptical about it but I gave it a shot anyway. With 13 grams of Protein, this would be a perfect snack for, say... a body builder, maybe. This cake is not for the one on a diet. I learned this AFTER I ate it all. This tiny cup of cake has a whopping 308 calories! Oh but how did it taste? It was rather delicious with the texture of a muffin. It was not too sweet but had just enough sweetness to satisfy my craving. I ended up adding some whip topping but it was just as good without it. 

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

In a large Mug or Bowl
Mix the following ingredients until smooth (It will have a caramel texture and color).
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 pinch of Baking Soda
Microwave for One Minute- Allow to cool for a minute.

Original Recipe


  1. Okay, you are too cute, SWEET TOOTH? ;-)
    I musta lost mine early. But this one does sound good, the 'not too sweet' is my kind of dish. But p-nut butter, I like it my girl LOVES IT!.
    funny too me it looks like it had flour in it in the 2nd picture.
    My kinda Sweet entry.

  2. I've been experimenting with PB2 (less fat and calories than regular peanut butter). It's quite good. I'm going to try it in this recipe! My lose it app says it will be 163 calories. It's not quite as sweet as regular peanut butter so it might take me a little more sugar....but still less calories :). Thanks for sharing

    1. That's sounds better! Let me know how it turns out. The peanut butter I used was "Natural Low Sodium Natural Jiff Peanut butter". It alone was 190 calories!!!! then add the egg and sugar. It's crazy.

    2. It turned out great! Granted, I didn't try the recipe with regular peanut butter first so I can't really compare them but it was a great post-workout meal along with a small bowl of fresh fruit! I added a smidge of vanilla and may try it with 1/2 tablespoon of honey next time.

  3. I'm going to try this--I LOVED your January 10 Oatmeal Fruit Cobbler!!

  4. Holy-moly this one looks good too.

  5. Ok guys. Yall aint seen good until youve seen my "3-2-1 Cake". Search it in my blog.

  6. This sounds like a great idea.

    My favorite cookie recipe is for Peanut Butter cookies - 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 egg - no flour.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  7. Another one for my "i need this now" recipe book. Yuummy