Is there anything better than a 2 minute cake? On the blog on Tuesday, I talked about trying to use everything in the fridge for recipes on the blog. And that reminded me that I hadn’t made a mug cake in YEARS. The first mug cake I made was back in 2011, when I first started my blog. Then I made another mug cake recipe in 2013. But since then…crickets. I think that’s because so many brands started upping their game in the paleo dessert arena, so I didn’t have to whip up my own at home. But nowadays, most of us are stuck at home. I think only 8 states in the US haven’t ordered their citizens to stay at home 24/7, but here in Denver, we are definitely staying inside. That means less grocery store runs and more creativity at home…kind of. I mean, is a mug cake very original? Hell no. But I bet it will make your kids and child-like adults (like me) very happy. So who cares about creativity during a pandemic! Let’s go for some comfort today!

PaleOMG Funfetti Mug Cake

Speaking of grocery store runs, it’s time for a grocery run in our house. It’s such a weird time because you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. If you do go to the grocery store, you’re around a large amount of people and putting yourself at risk. If you get your groceries delivered, you’re putting your groceries into extra hands and then putting someone else at risk. So what do you do? It seems like everyone thinks they have the right answer, but there is no real right answer. How weird is the world we are living in right now? Remember the good ole days, back in 2019, when we were so optimistic about 2020 and a new start in a new decade? Mother Earth is really laughing in our faces these days. Earth Day is just a couple weeks away…how do we remind our earth that we love her so she stops smacking us in the face?

PaleOMG Funfetti Mug Cake

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Funfetti Mug Cake

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 1x


  • 1/3 cup paleo baking flour
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon melted ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon organic rainbow sprinkles
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a mug and mix all ingredients with a spoon until smooth.
  2. Place in the microwave to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Top with ice cream before serving!

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  1. Carol says:

    Want.This. Thank you!

  2. Kristin Scott says:

    Hi Juli,
    I’m sorry, this comment is not for this recipe, but I wasn’t sure how else to contact you. Sorry for the blog ignorance! I don’t do social media – you are actually the ONLY blogger I follow and get emails from 🙂 and I adore you and your advice. I’m looking for a clarification on the cinnamon chocolate swirl banana bread recipe in the Paleo Kitchen book you wrote with George Bryant. It suggests 455 grams of medium bananas, and I’m not sure if that is peeled or not peeled. For that many bananas, it makes a difference. I’ve made the recipe about a dozen times, but it just occurred to me that I might be REALLY overdoing it in the banana dept.!
    I would really appreciate a reply. I hope your family is safe and that Jackson is doing well. As a veterinarian I followed his story closely and I am so glad he recovered!
    Thanks, Kristin
    PS: the 5 stars is for the banana bread recipe too! 🙂

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  3. Grace says:

    I’ve always wanted to make a mug cake but wondered if they actually come out like well a cake…think I’ll give this a try this week! Thanks Juli!

  4. Natalie says:

    Question- I followed the recipe but my cake turned out really rubbery and faintly tasting like scrambled egg. What did I do wrong and what can I do to fix it?

    1. juli says:

      hmmmmm i’m not totally sure!! do you know what size egg you used? if it was a large or extra large, that could have caused it

  5. Dawn Sunpath says:

    can this be made in the oven? my husband works in the microwave industry and we do NOT have a microwave oven in our home… too dangerous

    1. juli says:

      i’m sure it could be, but i don’t know at what temperature or the cooking time

  6. Bri says:

    I made this with coconut flour and it was super mealy. Don’t recommend with coconut flour. I’ll need to try this with cassava flour next time!

    1. juli says:

      lol yep, that’s why the recipe doesn’t say to use coconut flour hahaha paleo baking flour uses multiple types of flours to get the correct consistency

  7. Patti says:

    OMG! I made this today and it was so quick and easy and tastes so good!

    1. juli says:

      yay glad you liked it Patti!

  8. Corinne says:

    This has become a favourite in our house. Even my super picky 10 year old eats it. I have been slowly winnowing down the maple syrup in it and he didn’t even notice until I got down under 1 1/2 tablespoons, so if you are looking to lower the sugar content, it’s still great and plenty sweet with 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup. We use grass fed butter usually, but ghee worked great as well when I have it. This was a truly stellar and quick recipe for grown ups and kids (he’s even learned to make it himself). Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      amazing!! so glad you liked it Corinne!