Sweet Potato Mug Cake For Two

close up of microwave sweet potato mug cake with slice cut

5 from 3 reviews

This microwave Sweet Potato Mug Cake is ready in minutes and perfect for a quick dessert or snack!


  • 1/3 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanila extract
  • optional sweetener: up to 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • handful of chocolate chips
  • ice cream or yogurt for topping


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour into two greased coffee mugs, ramekins or mason jars.
  3. Microwave (one at a time) for 1 min 45 sec.
  4. Eat straight out of the jar or let cool slighty and transfer to a plate.
  5. Top with ice cream or yogurt (and an extra drizzle of peanut butter) and eat!


I leave the maple syrup out of mine and add chocolate chips and top with a little dollop of ice cream but you can choose to skip the chocolate chips and/or ice cream and sweeten with maple syrup or mashed banana.

Keywords: microwave, sweet potato, mug cake, dessert, snack