Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

Serves 1

5 Minute Prep Time

By Bridgette Clare, RHN on April 4, 2016 , categorized in Dessert

cinnamon roll mug cake

What can you do with 5 minutes, a mug and some cinnamon? Make yourself an individual cinnamon roll. Yes, it’s that easy. Since sharing is caring, this recipe can be doubled and divided into two mugs.

cinnamon mug cake


Additional Notes:

Don’t have an microwave? Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until desired texture.

Piping: Did you know you don’t have to have a pastry bag to pipe?  If you want to go all out and pipe a swirl of cream cheese, you can do that with a freezer bag.  Simply put icing into a small freezer bag, push to bottom, cut hole in bottom side and pipe out of hole.

Option: Sub Vanilla Vega® Essentials for Vega® Protein & Greens–it will be greenish and spongier.


  • 4 Tbsp gluten-free all purpose or all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp granulated coconut sugar (if you can't find it, white sugar may be used)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: vegan cream cheese icing
  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1 Tbsp vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. In a bowl combine 1/2 tsp cinnamon with 1 tsp sugar. Set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, sugar, Vega powder, baking powder and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

  3. Add water, coconut oil and vanilla, stirring until combined.

  4. Sprinkle bottom of mug with 1/3 cinnamon sugar mixture and add 1/2 of your batter.

  5. Sprinkle with 1/3 cinnamon sugar mixture.

  6. Add remaining batter and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar mixture.

  7. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Start at 1 1/2 minutes and add 30 sec increments until it’s slightly spongy but not doughy. If you doubled the recipe microwave one mug at a time.

  8. Allow to cool.

  9. Optional: Top with dollop of vegan cream cheese (or go all out and pipe a swirl of cream cheese icing on top).

Bridgette Clare, RHN

A Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), Certified Raw Foods Chef and Vega Product Specialist, Bridgette Clare works at Vega as the Customer Experience Team Lead. Bridgette is passionate about making food fun and accessible. She believes what we eat has a huge impact on how we feel and whole heartedly supports a holistic approach to nutrition. Experimenting in the kitchen, sharing new recipes and enjoying new culinary experiences with friends is what she’s all about. Fun fact: Bridgette is always seeking out fun ways to stay active—trying out everything from circus school to testing out her indoor cycling teacher abilities!