This is the easiest dessert ever, an Oreo mug cake that comes together in a microwave in literally one minute. You really only need 2-ingredients for this tiktok famous Oreo mug cake, but can add an extra ingredient or two for an even better mug cake.
- What is an Oreo mug cake?
- Ingredients you need for this microwave cake:
- How to make the easiest Oreo Mug Cake recipe:
- What’s the science behind these easy cakes?
- What to serve this with:
- Other Oreo mug cake variations:
- Is an Oreo microwave cake vegan?
- Can you store leftovers?
- Recipe tips and tricks:
- Recipe FAQs:
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What is an Oreo mug cake?
An Oreo mug cake is one that’s made with 2 basic ingredients (Oreo cookies and milk) that are mixed together, then microwaved to form a spongy and decadent chocolate cake.
The reason these Oreo microwave cakes are referred to as mug cakes are because they are mixed up and microwaved directly in a coffee mug! Cute and convenient, and a great way to make a single portion easy dessert.
The best part is you can mix everything directly in the mug, you don’t need to crush the Oreos with a food processor or rolling pin before adding to the mug. They’ll dissolve quickly in the milk.
Ingredients you need for this microwave cake:
Oreos: I used standard Oreos, but feel free to use any variation you prefer!
Milk: I’d recommend whole milk if using cows milk. You can also use any vegan milk of your choice! I think this would be great with oat milk or almond milk.
Baking powder: Just a tiny pinch of baking powder helps up the fluff factor of these mug cakes
Vanilla extract: A teensy splash gives them Oreo mug cakes more of a cake flavor.
How to make the easiest Oreo Mug Cake recipe:
- Add all the ingredients to a microwave safe mug.
- Use a spoon to crush the Oreos into crumbs, and mix them well into the milk until you get a paste going.
- Microwave on full power for 1 minute, or until center is cooked. Cooking time may vary, so start checking at 45 seconds.
- Let the mug cake stand for a minute or so before enjoying.
What’s the science behind these easy cakes?
The Oreos themselves have flour and sugar, so when you mix with milk it’s like you are putting the components of a cake batter in a mug and briefly heating them up to make a single serving fluffy cake.
What to serve this with:
Keep it classic and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. There’s nothing like cold ice cream with a hot dessert!
Alternately, you can dollop some whipped cream on top. Or keep it simple and just top with some powdered sugar.
You can also up the decadence a notch by topping the Oreo cake with a thin layer of Nutela or chocolate frosting. This’ll give this even more of a cake feel.
Other Oreo mug cake variations:
You can use any type of flavored Oreos you like. Try golden Oreos, birthday cake Oreos, peanut butter Oreos, all chocolate, whatever you like.
If you like a sweeter cake, you can mix in a tablespoon of sugar to the mix before microwaving.
To make this more decadent, try adding a tablespoon of chocolate chips or Nutella to the mug cakes before microwaving.
Is an Oreo microwave cake vegan?
Oreos are actually naturally vegan, so as long as you use non-dairy milk then you have a simple vegan dessert to enjoy! Try using oat or almond milk in place of the regular milk.
Can you store leftovers?
No, I would recommend enjoying on the spot. The recipe in and of itself just makes one cake so it’ll be easy to finish it off. Leftovers will become rubbery and dense as they cool.
Recipe tips and tricks:
- Make sure you are using a tablespoon measure to measure out the milk. You want as much as accuracy with the amount of liquid to make sure you get the correct texture.
- Keep checking after 45 seconds, you don’t want to overcook so that the 3 ingredient Oreo mug cake remains fluffy.
- Stir well while mixing so you don’t have clumps of Oreos.
It can easily be vegan if you use dairy free milk!
You can make more than one mug cake, but don’t microwave them at the same time. You’ll throw off the cooking time, so microwave them one by one.
Absolutely! They are fully cooked just like standard cakes are. Also, this recipe has no eggs in it so you don’t have anything to worry about.
It may depend on your mug size and microwave, so anywhere between 45 seconds- 1 minute. Keep checking after 45 seconds, and once the center is cooked (a toothpick would come out clean) it’s ready.
They might go chewy if overcooked, so just keep checking. Don’t let them sit too long after cooking either or they may start to harden.
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