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How to Make an Instant Coffee Mug Cake

Tired of "coffee cake" recipes that don't have any coffee flavors at all? We are too. Make this caffeinated coffee-flavored mug cake today.


What is a Mug Cake?

A mug cake is just like name suggests. It's a cake that's inside of a mug. However, unlike traditional cakes, mug cakes are only one serving in size. They are made by stuffing all the ingredients into a mug and microwaving it for no more than a few minutes.

Mug cakes are beloved for how easy and quick they are to make. Over the past decade, mug cakes have grown in popularity because many people simply don't have the time or space to bake an actual cake. It doesn't matter what time it is, you can make a delicious mug cake in less than five minutes. 

Instant Coffee Mug Cake Recipe

Instant Coffee Mug Cake Recipe

Did you know that many coffee cake recipes are misleading and don't actually use any coffee? In most cases, they are often recipes for cakes that are meant to be eaten alongside a cup of coffee. In this recipe however, we will be using quality instant coffee to give our mug cake recipe the coffee flavor and caffeine that's often missing from coffee cakes.



  • 1/2 tbsp of Waka instant coffee
  • 1/4 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar 
  • 3 tbsp of plain flour
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • (optional) heavy cream or ice cream


  1. Add the dry ingredients to a clean microwavable mug and mix well.
  2. Add the oil and milk to the mug and mix well.
  3. Place into the microwave and cook for about a minute and a half.
  4. Top with heavy cream, ice cream, or just eat it by itself.
  5. Enjoy!

Make coffee-flavored mug cake with Waka's quality instant coffee today! Get it here.