Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake

Single serving cauliflower bread can be made in mug and cooked in the microwave. It’s ready in just a few minutes!

My two favorite types of recipes to create are mug cakes and cauliflower recipes. The last few weeks I have been wanting to find out if I could create a shortcut cauliflower recipe in the microwave. And the answer is yes!

The bread, of course, isn’t quite real bread. But it tastes like the cauliflower bread base used in cauliflower bread sticks or cauliflower pizza crust. You don’t need to wring the cauliflower dry though and you don’t need to wait forever to bake. Instead this bread/muffin/cake cooks in about 2 minutes.

I had so much fun making these. I ended up ricing a bunch of cauliflower and made several of these, bagging the rest for later in the week. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you now!


Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake


  • 1/2 cup loosely packed finely riced raw cauliflower (I pulsed my raw cauliflower through my food processor)
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp whisked egg




1. Combine all ingredients in a wide rimmed microwave-safe mug. Mix thoroughly with a spoon until all ingredients are moist and coated with egg. Gently pack down cauliflower batter and smooth surface with the back of your spoon.

2. Cook in microwave at full power for 1 min 30 seconds to 2 minutes. I recommend stopping at 1 min 30 seconds initially to check on it. Your bread is done when the edges have begun to pull away from the sides of the mug and the surface looks dry except for a small area in the center, which may still look slightly gooey. This is okay as your bread will continue to cook once you remove it from the microwave and should cook the center.

3. Let bread cool for a few minutes before eating. If desired, you can sprinkle on some more cheese and/or chopped parsley.

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4 comments on “Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake”

  1. This sounds awesome. I have 2 heads of cauliflower to use up and one I will roast in air fryer and the other can’t wait to try this tonight! Thanks for this and sooooooooo many great and helpful recipes, ideas and tips!! ????????

  2. Trader Joe’s sells riced cauliflower (added salt) in the freezer section. However, I’m not sure if the cost is worth the added convenience unless you don’t have a food processor.

    • I’ve heard about the riced cauliflower at TJ! I haven’t tried it out yet though since I own a food processor. I’m tempted to buy it one of these days just to see what it’s like.

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