Easy lemon mug cake that is light, lemony, and fluffy. This is an easy mug cake you can make in the microwave.
I’m in love with this new lemon mug cake I recently made.
I posted a lemon mug cake recipe last year after receiving multiple requests for a lemon-flavored mug cake. While it tasted satisfactory, I always felt like there was room for improvement, so I’ve been trying to make a better version ever since.
My biggest struggle was trying to recreate the lemony flavor without having the cake end up tasting like lemonade. After about a dozen attempts, I finally had a breakthrough.
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Granulated sugar
- Fat-free milk
- Vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil
- Fresh lemon zest
- Lemon curd
Just adding lemon juice and lemon zest wasn’t enough. I needed something more concentrated like lemon curd. I was able to find some in the jam section of my local grocery store.
It’s concentrated, it’s sweet, and adding a heaping spoonful of it to the cake batter gave it that lemony taste I was desperately searching for.
In a large oversized microwave-safe mug, combine all ingredients except lemon zest and lemon curd. Mix until the batter is smooth. Add in lemon zest and lemon curd and mix until batter is smooth.
Cook the mug cake in the microwave for about 1 minute. Cool the cake for a few minutes before eating. The cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked. Sometimes I serve it with a little extra dollop of lemon curd.
I loved how this cake came out. So light and fluffy and lemony.
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Lemony Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp all- purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp granulated sugar
- 3 tbsp fat-free milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
- 1 tbsp lemon curd
- Combine all ingredients except lemon zest and lemon curd into an oversized microwave-safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth.
- Add in lemon zest and lemon curd and mix until batter is smooth.
- Cook in the microwave for about 1 minute. Let cake cool a few minutes before eating. The cake is best consumed while still warm or within a few hours of it being cooked. Eat with more lemon curd if desired.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.