Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

6 Jul 2014

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

Came back from Hawaii yesterday morning. If it were up to me, I would never leave that island. Maybe there were other people feeling the same way, because my flight back to Vancouver was on the most empty airplane that I have ever been on... ever. There were people literally sprawled out horizontally on 3 chairs sleeping.

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

So I'm back to the cold and the rain. How can I possibly lift my spirits?

Another mug cake? I think yes!

Ever since I made vanilla bean paste I have been searching for recipes that call for it. Because when I don't have it in my house, the recipes are everywhere. When I finally do, I can't find any recipe that calls for it.

But when I saw this recipe from Table for Two, I knew I needed to make it and satisfy my new found mug cake obsession.

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake

Vanilla Bean Mug Cake
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. 
  2. Whisk together the milk, vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until fully combined.
  4. Pour into a mug, and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, and remove to see if it's done. If not, continue to microwave in thirty second intervals.

Recipe from Table for Two

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  1. Quick and tasty looking. Btw, I didn't want to leave Hawaii when I visited last year!

  2. Hi Cathleen , love the mug cake so fast and easy , I know the taste is terrific . Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Looks very delicious! Love simple and quick sweet treats like this.

  4. Your mug cake looks very delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. This looks easy. We love Hawaii too and hope to be back one of these days. and we also love Canada. Hope to do another campervan holiday there in the near future.

  6. I really love mug cakes. I think it is just the perfect amount of dessert when I´m craving something sweet. I have actually just one nice recipe of a chocolate cake, so I´m really happy to add yours to my must-try list :D

  7. Hope you had a great trip! This mug cake sounds like a great welcome back treat :)

  8. You've got me thinking about mug cakes lately...this one looks delicious as well...

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

  9. Love that this is simply vanilla! My favorite cake flavor.

  10. Nice, quick recipe for a tasty snack - very yummy looking!

  11. Welcome home! When we went to Hawaii a few years back, it was VERY hard to leave. Hope you had a great trip. This mug cake sounds delicious! Love the use of vanilla bean paste, something I don't use very much.

  12. I wouldn`t want to come back either! I have never visited hawaii, so I`m jealous! I would definite try this mug cake!


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