Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake — If you’re looking for an easy dessert to make in your mug, look no further than this air fryer vanilla mug cake. Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s the perfect sweet snack for when you need something quick and satisfying. Plus, it’s oven-free so you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen on a hot day. Give this recipe a try today!

Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
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In my opinion, this is the perfect dessert for the air fryer. Many of my readers talk about making just enough dessert for them and a spouse. So, when I tried this recipe, I was so excited that my kids loved it, and I vowed to make it a regular series on my website. Air Frye Mug Cake.

So, What Exactly Is A Air Fryer Mug Cake?

A Mug cake is actually nothing more than a cake made in a mug. Traditionally they were really popular with microwave owners. But, as the world revolves they are amazingly awesome in the air fryer, and quick. Both winners in my book.

So, if you are looking for a treat for yourself or a treat for your young child, and do not feel like making an entire cake or cupcakes, this is the perfect alternative.

Today, I used a box cake mix, as I get used to the timing, but watch up, over the next week or so, I will be making homemade mug cakes, just by using stuff already in your pantry.

What Do You Need To Make A Mug Cake in the Air Fryer?

  1. An Air Fryer
  2. A Mug that you can tolerate the heat, I picked up these (affiliate link), and my kids love them, and they are really cute because they come with a little saucer.
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake

Other Air Fryer Mug Cakes

Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake

How to Make a Vanilla Mug Cake In Air Fryer

The procedure for all of the cake mix, and mug cakes is going to be the exact same, so if you have a box of chocolate cake mix in the pantry, grab that.

Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
In Your Mug, place 6 tablespoons of cake mix
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce.
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
Mix Well, add to the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 330 degrees F (air fryer setting)
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake
Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake

Air Fryer Vanilla Mug Cake

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
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Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings


I love hearing from everyone about what interests you the most. A lot of you really want quick and easy desserts for one, so today, I show you how to make a simple mug cake, using nothing more than cake mix and some unsweetened applesauce. I topped mine off with some chocolate frosting and some rainbow sprinkles.


  • 6 tablespoons vanilla cake mix
  • 2-3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce

Optional: Frosting or whipped cream


    • In an ovenproof mug, mix the cake mix and applesauce.
    • Mix until there is no more dry cake mix on the bottom.
    • Set into the air fryer for 5-7 minutes at 350 degree F (air fryer setting)
    • Let cool before serving.
    • Top with your favorite frosting or whipped cream
    • Plate, serve, and enjoy!


    • Air Fryer
    • Mug or Ramekin, both oven safe


    Serving: 1gCalories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.1gSodium: 156mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 0.5mg

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