Avocado Mug Cake

This naturally green colored avocado mug cake is light, fluffy and delicious.

Spring is here, which makes me so happy. I love seeing the progress in my garden. My flowers are blooming, my blueberries already have produced a few ripened berries, and this past weekend we added a second garden bed which I filled with various heirloom tomato plants. (I will try to share some photos later.)

This cake reminds me of spring so much. I love the natural light green. I couldn’t help but devour up every single test cake. Usually I can control myself and just take a few bites of each one if I’m making several test versions, but because this is one of my favorite shades of green, I just felt the need to shove every single crumb into my mouth so they wouldn’t go to waste.

I made an avocado mug cake a few years back but I couldn’t quite get the texture I was looking for. Now with more than 100 mug cake recipes published, I decided to revisit it again and this time I finally got it right!

P.S. If you enjoy my mug cakes, I’ve got a whole book on mug cakes!


Avocado Mug Cake


  • 2 tbsp fully mashed avocado (see note)
  • 4 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

*Please note, 2 tbsp of mashed avocado is not the same as scooping out 2 tbsp of avocado and mashing it. You need to mash your avocado first and then measure out 2 tbsp. I would start with mashing half a medium avocado. To fully mash, you will want to use very ripe avocados making them easier to mash and you want to mash until there are virtually no chunks remaining (otherwise you'll have bits of unsweetened avocado in your cake).



1. Add all ingredients into a microwave safe mug. To get a cake that will rise to the brim, use an 8 oz mug. You can use a bigger mug as well, it just won't rise as high. Make sure you don't use smaller than 8 oz, otherwise the cake will overflow.

2. Mix with a small whisk until a smooth batter forms. Make sure you have mashed any avocado pieces. Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute 20 seconds. Your time may vary slightly. Mine took exactly 1 minute 20 seconds on a 1000 watt microwave. Let cake cool a few minutes before eating. Cake is best consumed within a few hours of it being cooked.

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20 comments on “Avocado Mug Cake”

  1. Oh great, I love Avocado! I have to try it! Greetings from Germany, Franzi

  2. can we cook in the oven? I do not have microwave. Thank you

  3. Just tried this, I love avocado, and I’m actually eating it right now ! Taste really good, texture is light and fluffy. However my cake is more “Shrek-green” than a nice light green, oh well, at least it tastes good ! Got a bit lazy mashing the avocado, so I still got few tiny chunks of avocado in the cake but it’s not a problem.

    Thanks for the recipe !

    • hmm, the shade of green probably is because your raw avocado was already a darker green. Mine was a light green to begin with and i tried to only use the green parts and not the yellow section near the pit. glad u like it though!

  4. Can this be made with applesauce instead of oil and Splenda instead of sugar?

  5. Hey, I don’t have a microwave, does oven work, too? Xoxo

  6. Wonderful recipe! I added some star fruit for color, but otherwise stayed true to the steps. This cake is so light, delicious, and beautiful. 🙂

  7. My family’s been cutting back on all purpose flour for various reasons so it literally can no longer be found in the house. Would it be okay to substitute Whole Wheat flour for AP flour in this and other mug cake recipes? Thanks so much for your time.

    • I have not tried subbing with whole wheat flour but you can give it a try. My experience with whole wheat flour in general is that it makes baked goods taste “healthier” which some people like and some people don’t. It’s not a lot of ingredients you have to waste, so I’d suggest just trying to make one an see what happens. hope it works out!

  8. OMGosh this was unexpectedly fantastic!   It is definitely on my go to list of best avocado recipes now.  Thank you!

  9. can i substitute soy milk for milk?

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