5 Minute Carrot Mug Cake

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Who wouldn’t want a delicious and moist Carrot Mug Cake ready in just 5 minutes? Count me in! I can’t believe how tasty this cake is, and that cream cheese frosting is absolutely irresistible.

5 Minute Carrot Mug Cake

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 1


**Carrot Mug Cake:**

  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1.5 tablespoons oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup freshly grated carrots

**Cream Cheese Frosting:**

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar


  • In a microwave-safe mug (about 10-12oz), combine milk, oil, and vanilla. Whisk them together.
  • Sift in the all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix with a spoon or fork until everything is well combined.
  • Add the freshly grated carrots and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  • Microwave the mixture for about 60-90 seconds until the cake is fully cooked. Keep an eye on it, as cooking times can vary.
  • Let the cake cool for around 15 minutes.
  • While the cake is cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting by mixing cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Once the cake is cooled, cover it with the luscious cream cheese frosting.
  • Serve and enjoy your quick and delightful Carrot Mug Cake!


Quick tip: Check the cake for doneness around the 60-second mark and adjust accordingly. Don’t leave long gaps between microwaving to avoid deflating the cake and making it dense. Happy baking!

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