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Pancake Mug Cake

photo of Pancake Mug Cake on a plate with bacon
Do you ever just want a single serving pancake? I do all the time. I’ll be desperately craving a pancake, but too lazy to mix up the batter and make a whole batch on my griddle.

This single serving microwave mug pancake solves my problems. One fluffy pancake ready in less than a minute.

I made it in a mug, but because it doesn’t rise as much as a cake, it would be hard to see in the mug. So I used a spoon and it easily popped out. You can also make it in a ramekin instead of a mug since it is so small.
photo of a Pancake Mug Cake

Of course I had to drizzle it with some syrup and add some strips of bacon. I used the precooked Costco bacon to keep it super easy.

Pancake Mug Cake topped with syrup

This version uses Bisquick. I’m working on trying to make one with all purpose flour so stay tuned. The mixing goes much faster with Bisquick because you don’t need to get rid of all the lumps, just like when you are mixing traditional pancake batter.

photo of bacon and Pancake Mug Cake

P.S. If you like this recipe, my 5-Minute Mug Cakes cookbook just released with nearly 100 recipes including many mouth-watering breakfast recipes!

5 minute mug cakes cookbook cover

Recipe now updated with video! You can also find all my recipe videos on my youtube channel.

Pancake Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 4 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Do you ever just want a single serving pancake? This single serving microwave mug pancake is the way to go. One fluffy pancake ready in less than a minute.
5 from 2 votes


  • 1/4 cup Bisquick
  • 1 oz fat free milk 1/8 cup


  • In a microwave safe mug or ramekin, whisk Bisquick and milk with a small whisk for a few seconds. It's okay if small lumps remain. Heat in microwave for about 1 minute. Let pancake cool slightly before scooping out of mug and serving with syrup.



Serving: 1mug cake, Calories: 138kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 394mg, Potassium: 93mg, Sugar: 4g, NET CARBS: 20g

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.

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44 comments on “Pancake Mug Cake”

  1. Thank you!! Have been craving pancakes for a couple weeks and holding off due to calories and mess, too much effort. This was perfect. 

  2. Could you add vanilla protein powder to this? I’m guessing it would need more liquid than the recipe calls for?

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