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5-Minute Coffee Cake for Two

5-Minute Coffee Cake for Two is loaded with cinnamon & buttery crumb topping. Easy mug cake recipe makes it simple to have cake for 2 in under 5 minutes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coffee cake
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted & cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl & whisk together until it looks like wet sand- set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • Add in milk, butter, and vanilla, whisking well in between each addition.
  • Using 14-oz (or larger) microwave-safe mugs (straight sides works best), divide the batter between each mug.
  • Sprinkle on the crumb topping.
  • Microwave both mugs together for 2-3 minutes on high.
  • Allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.


Alternate flavor options - 
Chocolate, Spice, Vanilla, Strawberry cake mix- use 6 tbsp cake mix, 2 tbsp applesauce & 1 tbsp water. Mix and cook.
This can also be made in the air fryer - cook at 350 for 12-13 minutes or until the cake is puffed.