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Strawberry Mug Cake

This strawberry mug cake is easy to make in just a few minutes. All you need are a few simple ingredients, a mug, and a microwave. It’s a single-serving cake that is fluffy and sweet with little pretty red pieces of strawberry mixed within the cake.

photo of a strawberry shaped teapot

How cute is this strawberry tea pot?  This teapot kettle inspired the next in my mug cake series: strawberry mug cake.

Like all the other mug cakes, this one was easy to whip up and cooks in the microwave. Clean-up is minimal since you mix everything directly into the mug.

close-up photo of strawberry mug cakes


  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Oil
  • Chopped fresh strawberries

close-up photo of spoonful of strawberry cake

How to Make It

Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, egg, milk, and oil in a large microwave-safe mug. Stir until the batter is smooth. Drop the chopped strawberries on top of the batter.

Microwave the cake for one and a half minutes. Check the cake and if it’s not done, cook it for 30 seconds longer.

The cake is best enjoyed warm.
close-up photo of a bite of cake

I love the little pretty red pieces of strawberry mixed in this cake. The cake is fluffy and sweet and I love the flavor of the white cake. I prefer this white cake mug cake more than the previous one I used for the blueberry mug cake. This cake is perfect all year long.

overhead photo of strawberry shaped teapot and a strawberry mug cake

More Recipes to Try

If you like microwave mug cakes, here are some other ones I’ve made:

Strawberry Mug Cake

Servings: 1 oversized mug
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
This mug cake is fluffy and sweet with little pretty red pieces of strawberry mixed within the cake. 


  • 5 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 strawberries each cut into 4-5 pieces


  • Combine all ingredients except strawberries into an oversized mug. Stir with a small whisk or fork until batter is smooth. Carefully drop strawberry pieces on top.
  • Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. If cake is not done, microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Serve while warm.

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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48 comments on “Strawberry Mug Cake”

  1. Back again! I’m currently making a double batch for my parents and I, sans strawberries. Do you have to double the cooking time when doing so?

    • the cake might be quite bland without strawberries. and yes you have to double the cooking time. are you making a double batch all in one mug? if so you’ll need a really really big one. if you are doing separate ones, cook them individually with the time specified. don’t cook them at the same time.

  2. So I just made this (first of your mug cakes, though I have several bookmarked!) and while I know for a fact that I overcooked it, it was still good. I was a little overzealous with time because I used frozen strawberries and didn’t want to risk raw eggs (yet I still licked the fork I whisked with…). I will definitely stick to the time next I make this!

  3. There are a couple of youtube videos using your recipe w/o credit. Just thought you should know.

  4. HA!!! That’s my teapot !!!!!

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