If you want a super fast and easy cake but don't want to bake a whole cake, then this 2-ingredient OREO mug cake is the ultimate treat. Ready in just 90 seconds, this cake is the perfect treat for a single serving. Make for yourself, or make a few at a time for the whole family. The best part? It doesn't heat up the entire kitchen!
2-Ingredient Mug Cake
OREO cookies just got better! Not only can you eat them as they are, but you can combine them with milk to make a super easy and delicious cake that is ready in just 90-seconds and is the perfect last-minute snack or dessert.
If you've never had a mug cake, then this is a perfect one, to begin with! It's simply a cake that is mixed and baked in a coffee mug all in the microwave! Typically it takes only 1-2 minutes to cook, and usually uses minimal ingredients. For this recipe, we use only OREO cookies and milk for a fast, easy, and low-ingredient treat.
Since this cake only uses a few OREO cookies, you may want more ideas for those leftover cookies. We love this huge list of OREO cookie desserts that include cakes, cookies, and pies. You might especially love our OREO cheesecake truffles or this easy non-bake OREO cheesecake recipe.
Can I Make This With Different Cookies?
Yes! For this particular version, I used birthday cake OREO cookies I had on hand. You can use any flavor OREO that you want. I love the idea of plain OREO, red velvet, peanut butter, golden, or even the mint-flavored cookies. Other ideas are below.
- Peanut butter
- Butter cookies
- Shortbread cookies
- Graham crackers
- Animal crackers
The key is to make a fairly thick batter. Since not all cookies are the same size and weight, you'll want to use approximately ¼ cup cookie crumbs to 3 tablespoons of milk for this recipe. So, that may be as little as one cookie for some types and as many as 10 for others.
What Size Mug Do I Need for a Mug Cake?
This recipe is designed to go into your average 10-12 ounce coffee mug. You can double the ingredients and make it in a larger mug for a bigger serving, or leave in your regular coffee mug.
When choosing a mug, you just have to make sure that the one you pick is microwave safe. This isn't designed for a travel mug that may have a stainless steel exterior. I prefer generic coffee mugs and have plenty on hand to choose from. You can, also, choose a special microwave soup container that is made just for this if you wish.
What Should I Top My OREO Cake With?
What would you normally put on top of a cake? That's what you want to add to this cake. If making the OREO birthday cake flavored cake, you can top it with some sprinkles to fit the theme. Other ideas are below and are easy to swap for what you prefer.
- Vanilla, chocolate, or cream cheese frosting.
- Simple powdered sugar glaze.
- Whipped cream or whipped topping.
- Caramel syrup, butterscotch syrup, chocolate syrup, or fruit syrups.
- Fresh sliced strawberries or a few raspberries.
Can I Add Cake Mixins to My OREO Cake?
Yes! While you don't want to add a lot, you can easily add a few additions to your mug cake. I like to add these for pops of texture or a bit more flavor. What you add depends upon your preferences but below are a few great ideas that work well with this particular cake flavor.
- Sprinkles or colored sugars.
- Candy pieces or crushed cookie bits in different flavors.
- Mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or mint chocolate chips.
- Chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, peanuts, or hazelnuts.
- Shredded coconut.
How Many Calories Are In An OREO Mug Cake?
This cake as directed is only 237 calories for the whole cake. If you want to top it with icing, whipped cream, or sprinkles, you'll need to add those to your calorie count. As a simple single-serving dessert, it's fairly low in calories and still absolutely delicious. Not to mention super easy to make!
- OREO cookies
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How to Make an OREO Mug Cake
Crush OREO cookies by pulsing in a food processor or blender until a fine dust.
Combine the cookie crumbs and milk and blend together in a bowl if making larger batches.
Or, add the OREO crumbs into the mug, then stir in 2-3 tablespoons of milk until a smooth batter forms.
Pour batter into a mug if not already there.
Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
Top with whipped topping, sprinkles, cookie crumbs, or for the kids, a few gummy worms.
To make a lighter and fluffier mug cake recipe, blend the cookie crumbs until it's a fine dust then add together with 1 teaspoon baking powder and milk as directed.
More Tasty Dessert Recipes
Dessert is my favorite thing to make. I love seeing baked goods develop and sharing them with friends and family. Whether you want something simple, rich, and decadent, or a classic recipe that has been remade, you will find a solution to your craving here. If you like dessert and want more ideas, below are a few more that are absolutely amazing and sure to please!
- The Best Ever Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe
- Decadent No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Truffles
- The Best Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe
- 3-Ingredient Blender Chocolate Cake Recipe
- Decadent Triple Chocolate Fudgy Brownies Recipe with Nuts
- 4 OREO cookies
- 3 tablespoon milk
- Crush OREO cookies by pulsing in a food processor or blender until a fine dust.
- Add the OREO crumbs into the mug, then stir in milk until a smooth batter forms.
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
- Serve immediately or top with favorite additions.
To make a lighter cake texture, crush the crumbs into fine dust and add 1 teaspoon baking powder with milk then mix and cook as directed.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 237Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g