This vanilla chai mug cake is a recipe you will want to make daily. It only takes two minutes to cook and is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.
Hello, everyone! I’m Rachel from HyperHypoMama and 2 Legit Media. I am so excited to share with you one of my all time favorite, ridiculously easy desserts. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the best ever Vanilla Chai Mug Cake, cream cheese frosting included.
I first began experimenting with mug cakes as an easy way to make desserts with my very impatient children. I just about gave up the whole idea of a mug cake after my first attempt. It was nothing like cake! However, my baby girl has a major sweet tooth and was not going to let me quit.
What you need:
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Kitchen Tools Needed:
- 9-12 oz Mug
- Measuring spoons
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Powdered Chai Latte
- Apple Sauce
- Softened Butter
- Softened Cream Cheese
- Powdered Sugar
After lots of tweaking, I have finally found the perfect mixture of ingredients that will result in a fluffy mug cake. The best part is that the recipe is highly versatile. You can use the base ingredients to make almost any flavor of mug cake. I love making easy carrot cakes for my littles as a way of sneaking in some extra veggies. Albeit those veggies are probably canceled out by the fact that it is still a cake. But hey, there are also apples in it!
Anyhoo, while everyone else is going crazy for pumpkin spice now that fall has arrived, I am happy to stick with my trusty Chai. Check out the video below to witness the magic that is this Vanilla Chai Mug Cake. I’d love to hear how you made your mug cake your own. Let me know in the comments.
Vanilla Chai Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 5 tbsp. Flour
- 1/8 tsp. Baking Soda
- 3 tsp. Sugar
- 1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
- 3 tbsp. milk
- 1/2 tsp. Oil
- 1/4 tsp Vanilla
- 2 tbsp. powdered chai latte
- 2 tbsp. apple sauce
- 1 tbsp. softened butter
- 2 tbsp. softened cream cheese
- 3 tbsp. powdered sugar
- Add all dry ingredients into a large mug.
- Mix in wet ingredients. Stir well.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
- While in the microwave add frosting ingredients to a small sandwich bag. Mix ingredients in the bag then cut off one corner of the bag.
- Remove mug cake from microwave and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
- Pipe frosting onto the cake and sprinkle with more chai.
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Originally published October 2016. Updated April 2020.