Carrot Cake Mug Cake

Carrot Cake Mug Cake

When in doubt, make mug cake.

My original plans to visit my mom and grandma on Saturday were thrown by the way side when I spent 1.30am-4am puking/trying not to puke/trying to puke on Friday. Good times, I tell ya. Good times. Maybe stomach bug, maybe food poisoning. Maybe I don’t care what was trying to kill me from the inside out, but I’d like to not experience that again for a long time.

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I didn’t mean to but I kept waking up Autumn in the process. (sorry mommy is too loud throwing up princess… eye roll) So thankfully, she slept in to a whopping 6.45 am. We trudged downstairs, I made her pancakes, and then positioned myself on the sofa for the next 2 1/2 hours dozing while she watched Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It was perfect for both of us.

I rallied in the afternoon taking her to the dollar store to get cheap Easter decorations like eggs, baskets, and window clings. Window clings are so cheesy but are the best for toddlers. And somehow it wasn’t exactly a dollar store as I spent $4 on a big bouncy ball. Totally worth it, but if Dollar is in your name, everything should be a $1. Shoot, I’ll accept $2 even. But it should be a rule.

Anyway, I am happy Easter is around the corner is around the corner. It gives me a fantastic excuse to dress Autumn in things covered in rabbits. Oh man, I have so much rabbit stuff. I love it.

Plus, all the food for Easter is great too.

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While it’s not just for Easter, I find that carrot cake is such a fun Easter-y dessert. It’s the carrot > bunny connection. And since we have a rabbit I am all for carrot cake.

Which is exactly why I gravitated to Cathleen’s Carrot Cake Mug Cake from her blog A Taste of Madness for this special edition of Secret Recipe Club.

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Since there is an extra Monday in the month we celebrate the occasion with a special theme post. In this case, we had to search our fellow blogger’s blog for either Easter or St. Patrick’s Day posts.

When I spotted this cake I knew I’d have to give it a try as it’s just the kind of recipe I love, simple, sweet, and perfectly portioned. Love it!!

Remember, when your day or weekend plans go awry, make mug cake. It will solve all your problems.

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Carrot Cake Mug Cake

Makes 1 Serving


For the Mug cake

  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 Cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 Cup flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 Tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a microwave safe cup, vigorously mix together the egg, oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
  2. Mix in the grated carrot.
  3. Add the rest of the mug cake ingredients and mix to just incorporate.
  4. Microwave on high for around 90 seconds and see if it’s done. If it’s not, microwave in 10 second intervals.
  5. While the cake is (quickly!) cooking, stir together the cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Add the milk and vanilla extract and mix again until smooth.
  6. Pour the frosting over the warm cake. Enjoy!

Insprired from A Taste of Madness



Check out all the other fun St Patrick’s Day and Easter themed posts!


6 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Mug Cake

  1. Sid says:

    I keep meaning to try mug cakes, but haven’t yet. I’m actually scared to, cause they sound way too easy to make and eat. And this one sounds wonderful.


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