Remember my pizza cupcakes from last year? Well I made a mug cake version.

This was my first venture into a savory mug cake. I am pretty happy with the results. This is great when you want just a single serving.

I don’t think this is as good as the pizza cupcakes, but it’s a good quick fix. Like the pizza cupcakes, I aimed more for a muffin texture for the base. I originally did a fluffy cake version but it felt weird to eat an unsweetened cake.

This tastes best with a side of marinara sauce. You can always pour it over the cake once it’s done cooking too.

I originally made this in a mug. It works great in a mug but because it doesn’t rise much, it was hard to show the cake in a photo. So then I made it in a 6 oz ramekin. It barely just fits in the ramekin. You have to stir it carefully and slowly, but it does work and I love how the cheese slightly bubbles over.


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Pizza Mug Cake


  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/16 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 tbsp fat free milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsbp shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 14 mini pepperoni
  • side of marinara sauce


1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, seasoning, milk and oil with a small whisk. You can make this in a microwave safe mug or in a 6oz ramekin. If using ramekin, make sure to stir slowly, letting flour incorporate a little at a time. Mix until batter is smooth. Add in 1 tbsp of shredded cheese and 7 mini pepperoni and mix into batter. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of cheese evenly across surface of batter. Add the remaining mini pepperoni on top. Cook for approximately 1 minute in microwave. Eat with marinara sauce (either drizzle on top, or dip in spoonfuls).


22 Responses to “Pizza Mug Cake”

  1. Peggy — May 13, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I’ve never seen a savory mug cake! Looks great!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 13th, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

      It sort of messes with your head eating a savory cake. hehe. But I still liked it.

  2. Charley — May 20, 2013 at 7:12 am

    WOW a savoury mug meal! you are a genius i think i know what im having when i get home……

    • Kirbie replied: — May 20th, 2013 @ 8:31 am

      Hope you like it

  3. Natalie — May 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Pizza…cake. That sounds like such a weird combination, but it looks so good. And those mini pepperoni are cute!

    • Kirbie replied: — May 30th, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

      It’s a little weird, but it works. If you have time, definitely try the pizza cupcakes on my blog. People really love those!

  4. Natalie — July 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    It took me a while to try this (I wasn’t sure about something called pizza cake), but I’ve finally made it and it’s so yummy! I actually couldn’t stop eating it to finish typing this comment!

    • Kirbie replied: — July 3rd, 2013 @ 12:32 am

      Haha, so glad you enjoyed it!

  5. srishti — July 16, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Mine came out oily-smelling and tasting.I would suggest keep oil as your last ingredient and add only as much as is necessary to mix the batter.2 tsp should suffice.Add by the teaspoon to see if it need more oil.

    • Kirbie replied: — July 16th, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

      Hmm, might didn’t have the oily smelling or taste

  6. Logan — March 9, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    So this is pretty amazing. I am trying some recipes that I can cook when I go to college, quick and compact using only a microwave. This is on the list.

    • Kirbie replied: — March 10th, 2014 @ 9:48 am

      I have an entire mug cake recipe collection that you can make in college! And if you do a search for “microwave” there are many other recipes too such as microwave fudge, etc.

  7. Nicole Keener — March 21, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Do you know how many calories this has?

    • Kirbie replied: — March 23rd, 2015 @ 9:39 am

      i do not provide calorie information for my recipes, but there are many great sources on the internet where you can input a recipe and find out

  8. Andrea — April 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I dont have any baking soda, can I omit it?

    • Kirbie replied: — April 5th, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

      no, you need the baking soda

  9. kelly — September 22, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Cant wait to try this. Sounds good and easy.

    • Kirbie replied: — September 23rd, 2015 @ 9:48 am

      hope u enjoy!

  10. Sharon — September 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    What a neat pizza treat for one! I used my GF all purpose flour and it turned out just fine. Of course, I added more cheese than called for and a bit of sauce on top of the dough before baking. Next time I will remember the Italian seasoning – bet that will be super good!

    • Kirbie replied: — September 23rd, 2015 @ 9:48 am

      the italian seasoning really adds something!

  11. Maria Ana Maila Florendo — November 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    What are the other alternatives if i dont have an italian seasoning?

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2015 @ 9:21 am

      try doing an online search for making your own Italian seasoning combination! it’s basically a mix up various dry herbs and spices so you don’t have to buy each one individually

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