Healthy Microwave Mug Cakes

When you hear the name Healthy Microwave Mug Cakes – it seems like a surprising and improbable combination of words.

Microwave mug cakes are loved by parents and children alike. Parents love them because it is a quick way to the request “Mamma – can we bake a cake?” which every child periodically comes up with. And with Murphy’s rule in operation – children usually choose the busiest day in the calendar to make this request (not that parents ever have free days – but that is besides the point).

Fortunately it is now easy to say “yes” to this request. With the number of recipes of mug cakes available – one can quickly say – “sure make one yourself” and make the kid happy.

The only problem with mug cakes is that while they are indulgence personified – as a caveat they are usually made of a mix of unhealthy ingredients.

And then one fine day you discover a recipe that prefixes the word healthy to microwave mug cake – and you heave a sigh of relief.

Keep this recipe by Malavika Shenoy handy – it will allow you to add instant cheer to holidays

Healthy Microwave Mug Cake by Malavika Shenoy


Ingredients Quantity
Whole wheat flour 5 tbsp
Date syrup 3.5 tbsp
Baking powder 0.5 tsp
Yoghurt/Buttermilk 4.5 tbsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Chopped mixed dry fruits and nuts 2 tbsp
Vanilla ¼ tsp


  1. Sift the whole wheat flour with baking powder
  2. In a bowl mix oil, date syrup, Vanilla, yoghurt and mix
  3. Fold in the flour mix til there are no lumps. Add the chopped nuts and dry fruits. (Almond, Cashew, Raisin, Walnut, Melon seeds, sultanas, apricot etc)
  4. Put it in a microwave safe bowl or mug and bake for a minute on high power.


You can replace 2 tbsp of whole wheat flour with any millet flour or oats.

To make date syrup soak dates in warm water and grind to a smooth paste.

You can replace date syrup with raw organic sugar or coconut sugar or jaggery.

Baking time may vary depending on wattage of the microwave.

Overcooking makes the cake like stone so be careful

Consume immediately the cake becomes hard if kept open for long.

Check out other recipes by Malavika Shenoy Pumpkin Soup Guaranteed to be your Kid’s Favourite and Avocado Ice Cream A Healthy Ice Cream

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