A Lotus Biscoff Mug Cake is a decadent and rich dessert that can be made in just a few minutes using a handful of simple ingredients. A single-serving cake made in the microwave and perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings.
About This Recipe
It does not matter if it is late at night and you have a bad craving for cake. Biscoff mug cake will be ready to serve in a short time. All you need is flour, milk, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cookie butter. Just mix the ingredients in a microwave-safe mug and pop it in the microwave and get your gooey, warm, and comforting dessert in no time.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Easy to make: This mug cake is super easy to make, straight in the mug, comes together in less than 2 minutes, and tastes incredible. The best thing about mug cakes is that they have easy recipes and come together with a handful of pantry staples.
- Single serving: Mug cakes are individual-size desserts made in a microwave-safe mug. This makes them perfect for when you want to satisfy your sweet cravings without making a whole cake.
- Egg-free: No egg is needed to make this mug cake. After so much trial and error in making the mug cakes, I came to the conclusion that mug cakes without eggs turn out so much tastier. Definitely, no one likes rubbery textured cake with an unpleasantly strong egg flavor!
How to Make Biscoff Mug Cake? (No Egg)
- Biscoff cookie butter: Speculoos or Lotus Biscoff, can be used in mug cake recipes to add a spicy taste and a soft, gooey texture. Be sure to check out these other great Biscoff Recipe ideas!
- Flour: All-purpose flour will work for this recipe.
- Baking powder: Baking powder ensures that your mug cake rises and fluffs.
- Milk: You can use dairy or non-dairy milk.
- Vegetable oil: The oil in the recipe helps to moisturize the texture of the cake.
- Sugar: The cookie butter itself is sweet, so you do not need to add too much sweetener. A spoonful of sugar or maple syrup is enough. I used brown sugar which has a mild sweetness.
- Extra cookie butter and ice cream for topping.
How to Make Lotus Biscoff Microwave Mug Cake
Add Biscoff spread into a microwave-safe mug. Microwave Biscoff spread for 20 – 30 seconds. It should be soft and runny. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with a fork or mini whisk until the batter is smooth. Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Remove from the microwave and top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with warm Biscoff cookie butter.
Notes and Tips
- Make sure that your mug is labeled as microwave-safe.
- You may not get the best results the first few times you make mug cakes because the power of the microwave ovens is different and each microwave cooks differently, this causes the baking time of the cake to be variable.
- Before starting, gather the ingredients and place them on the countertop. Measure the required ingredients accurately.
- How do you keep a mug cake from overflowing? Don’t fill the mug more than half full otherwise, you will end up with a huge mess all over your microwave.
- Avoid overmixing! Overmixing the batter will build up the gluten in the flour and resulting in a tough, dense textured mug cake.
- The batter doubles in size when baked, so be sure to choose a large mug that can hold this amount. Mugs with straight sides are more suitable. If you are using a wide and short mug you should reduce the cooking time to avoid dry texture.
- Ice cream: This mug cake goes very well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or Biscoff ice cream.
- Whipped cream: Like regular cupcakes and cakes, whipped cream and buttercream are other options for topping. You can prepare buttercream with cookie butter flavor for your mag cake topping.
- Cookie butter: You can serve Biscoff mug cake topped with a dollop of cookie butter to add an extra taste of Biscoff cookies in every bite.
- Chocolate chips: I really love the combination of white chocolate and cookie butter in sweets and desserts. Top the cake with chocolate chips and enjoy!
- Fresh fruits: If you do not have any of the above, you can head to the fruit drawer in the refrigerator. Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are the fruits that go well with this mug cake.
Vegan Lotus Biscoff Mug Cake
To make a vegan Biscoff mug cake, all you need to do is to substitute dairy milk with plant-based milk alternatives in the recipe.
Mug cakes are one of the best on-demand and single-serving desserts. They are best when served warm in the microwave. Just let your cake 5 minutes to cool and then dig in!
Can I Use Self-rising Flour In This Recipe?
Yes! Self-rising flour is flour with the raising agent and a bit of salt already added. If you use self-rising flour just leave the baking powder and salt out of the recipe.
Why Are Mug Cakes Dry?
Do not overbake your mug cakes. Mug cakes have a short baking time and dry very quickly. To prevent the cake texture from drying out, stop microwaving as soon as you notice that the surface of the cake is no longer wet and undercooked.
Can You Bake Mug Cakes in the Oven?
Yes, you can bake your mug cakes in the oven. The difference is that the baking time in the oven will be longer. Pour the cake batter into oven-safe mugs or ramekins. Preheated oven to 350F and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Did you like the Lotus Biscoff mug cake recipe? Try my Lotus Biscoff tiramisu as well! Leave your comment below and If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photos #yummynotes
Looking for More Biscoff Recipes?
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- Biscoff Overnight Oats Recipe
- Biscoff Crepes Recipe
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- Lotus Biscoff Mug Cake
- 3 tablespoons Biscoff cookie butter + extra for topping
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or granulated sugar
- A scoop of ice cream, for topping
- Biscoff cookies, for topping
Add Biscoff spread into a microwave-safe mug. Microwave Biscoff spread for 20 - 30 seconds. It should be soft and runny.
Add all the remaining ingredients and mix with a fork or mini whisk until the batter is smooth. Microwave for 60 to 90 seconds. Remove from the microwave and top with a scoop of ice cream and drizzle with warm Biscoff cookie butter.
The batter doubles in size when baked, so be sure to choose a large mug that can hold this amount. Mugs with straight sides are more suitable. If you are using a wide and short mug you should reduce the cooking time to avoid dry texture.