Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time15 mins
  • Makes1 serving
Lemon-Strawberry Mug Cake

Photo: Roberto Caruso

A soft, spongy, not-too-sweet cake that takes a two-minute spin in the microwave? Genius. (Now tell the kids to go make it for you.)


  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tbsp canola oil

  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest

  • 2 tsp lemon juice

  • 1 strawberry, finely chopped

  • sliced strawberries, (optional)

  • icing sugar, (optional)


  • Spray a large microwave-safe mug with oil.

  • Combine flour with sugar and baking powder in a small bowl. Stir in egg, oil, lemon zest and juice. Gently fold in chopped strawberries. Scrape into prepared mug.

  • Microwave on high for 2 min. Remove and let stand for 5 min. Garnish with strawberry slices and sifted icing sugar, if desired.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 557, Protein 9g, Carbohydrates 57g, Fat 33g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 143mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May 2016 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.

This article was originally published on Apr 20, 2017

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