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a cinnamon roll mug cake on a plate with a fork

Cinnamon Roll in a Mug

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 21 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cinnamon roll 1x


This super easy cinnamon roll in a mug cooks in one minute in the microwave! This is a gooey, buttery mug cake that you’ll be making all the time.



For the Dough

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (42g)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (16g)
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, softened (15g)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar (25g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Frosting

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (35g)
  • 1-2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream (5-10 ml)


  1. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl until blended.  Add the oil, vanilla, and enough milk to bring the mixture together into a smooth dough.
  2. Dump the dough out onto a floured work surface and roll it out into a long, narrow rectangle.
  3. Spread the softened butter on the dough, then sprinkle with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
  4. Roll up the dough tightly from one of the short sides and place it inside of a large mug.
  5. Microwave the cinnamon roll for 1 minute on high, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, sift the powdered sugar into a small bowl and gradually mix in enough cream to make a thick icing.
  7. As soon as the cinnamon roll is cooked, pour the icing on top and allow it to cool for about 10-15 minutes before enjoying.


  • Handle the dough gently to prevent it from getting tough.
  • Rolling the dough out thinly ensures a larger swirl and more layers of gooey filling.
  • Make sure that you don't overcook the cinnamon roll, or it will be dried out.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cinnamon roll in a mug, tasty, recipe



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