This Oreo mug cake is an incredibly easy-to-make dessert recipe. It has an equally incredible taste and texture for a perfectly portioned quick dessert! With just 2 ingredients and about as much time, you can whip up this rich, chocolatey cake and satisfy your sweet tooth and chocoholic cravings!
The Best 2-Minute Oreo Cake In A Mug
Transform the classic cookie into a fluffy, personal-sized cake by combining crushed Oreos with milk, a hint of vanilla extract, and a dash of baking powder.
In just minutes, you can indulge in a light and scrumptious dessert that captures the essence of Oreos in every bite.
This Oreo mug cake is sure to be a hit with everyone, from kids to adults, making it a perfect treat for family dessert nights or a quick sweet fix.
Its viral fame on social platforms like TikTok is a testament to its deliciousness and eye-catching appeal.
Embrace the enduring trend of mug cakes and enjoy customizing this quick and easy dessert to suit your taste, or share the joy by making one for a friend!
There are only 2 required ingredients in this mug cake. Adding the last two will make it extra fluffy and give it a boost of rich flavor.
- Oreo Cookies - This classic cookie always reminds me of childhood! You can use regular Oreos, Oreo Thins, Double Stuffed, or a single packet of mini Oreos like I am here.
- Milk - Dairy, soy, oat, nut milk - any kind will work.
- Baking Powder (optional) - Add this to make your Oreo mug cake light and fluffy.
- Vanilla Extract (optional) - I say optional, but I really mean that unless there's no vanilla extract in your house, it's pretty much a must-have. Vanilla highlights other flavors, so your mug cake will be that much better!
🔪 How To Make A Oreo Mug Cake
This is a great cake for a random craving or a last-minute guest. It only takes a few minutes from start to finish for a really beautiful and delicious dessert.
All you need to get started is a 12-14 ounce coffee mug, a measuring cup, and a spoon!
Step 1. Crush The Oreos
- Crush the Oreos. Start out by crushing 4 Oreo cookies either by hand or in a food processor or blender. The latter will result in finer crumbs and a lighter mug cake. For the lightest cake possible, blend them to fine dust.
- Mix the ingredients. Next, transfer the Oreo crumbs into a small bowl or microwave-safe mug. If using baking powder, combine it with the crushed Oreos now.
Step 2. Combine & Microwave
- Add wet ingredients. Pour in 3 tablespoons of milk and the optional ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir until there are no clumps. In order to ensure all of the Oreos have been moistened by the liquids, be sure to scrape the bottom of the mug with a spatula. If you’re using a bowl, transfer the batter into a microwave-safe mug.
- Cook the cake. Set your microwave to high power and cook for 90 seconds to 2 minutes. It will vary by microwave. When it’s finished, the cake should be set and will spring back when you touch it.
- Cool slightly. Allow the cake to set up and cool in the microwave for 1 minute before serving.
Any of your favorite cake flavors can be made into all types of mug cakes! Check out my recipes for both Nutella and vanilla mug cakes! They really are amazing for those late-night dessert cravings or those evenings when you don’t want to make an entire cake.
💭 Tips & Notes
- Baking Soda & Vanilla Extract: Add baking powder for a lighter, airier cake texture. While not essential, it can transform your cake from dense to delightfully fluffy. Vanilla extract isn't crucial, but it significantly enhances the Oreo flavor. Use a high-quality extract for the best taste.
- Presentation Perfection: Make your cake in microwave-safe ramekins for a more elegant presentation. They're ideal for serving a special dessert to guests or enjoying a fancier treat. Garnish with whipped cream and a cherry for an extra special touch.
- Gooey Center Surprise: Elevate your mug cake with a molten center. Before cooking, add a dollop of peanut butter, Nutella, or a handful of chocolate chips to the batter. The filling will sink as it cooks and create a deliciously gooey core. It will be hot, so let it cool slightly before you enjoy it.
🥡 Storing & Reheating
Cake typically lasts 3-4 days at room temperature but will start drying out after that. If stored in the fridge, it may keep its moisture for another day or two. Either way, wrap it tightly with foil or plastic cling wrap, eliminating as much air as possible.
Cover your mug cake tightly in aluminum foil or plastic cling wrap to freeze it. It will be good for 3-4 months in the freezer before losing flavor.
There’s no need to reheat these. If you’re pulling your cake out of the freezer, leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw. It can take several hours.
Are you in a rush? Leaving your mug cake out on the countertop is fine if you’re going to eat it in a couple of hours.
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❓ Oreo Mug Cake FAQ
Microwave cooking can be tricky. They are all slightly different, and your power setting also affects how fast things cook. Try taking 30 seconds to 1 minute off your baking time. Cook for 15 to 20 seconds at a time, checking for doneness between each interval.
Another trick is adding a tablespoon of water to the mixed batter before putting it in the microwave. While it evaporates, it will keep the top of the cake from drying out.
Mug cakes are fantastic when served hot right out of the microwave, but they are also good when completely cool. After all, you wouldn’t reheat leftover birthday cake, would you? I don’t recommend reheating them, as it will likely dry them out.
If you have followed the tip above and added a molten center, try reheating in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. It’s important only to heat the mug cakes until they're warm. Overheating can ruin your cake after it’s already been cooked completely.
Absolutely! While it’s great without icing, it would also be delicious with it. Either vanilla buttercream or chocolate buttercream frosting would be my top picks. It’s difficult to cut down an icing recipe for a single mug cake, but if you have some leftovers from a full cake you made, this is an ideal place to use it.
🎂 More Mug Cake Recipes
- Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
- Nutella Mug Cake
- Coffee Cake Mug Cake
- Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
- Chocolate Mug Cake
- Vanilla Mug Cake
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2 Ingredient Oreo Mug Cake
- Crush the Oreo cookies by hand, or for a finer crumble (and lighter mug cake) use a food processor or blender to process the cookies to a fine dust.
- In a small bowl or microwave-safe mug, combine the crushed 4 Oreo cookies with optional 1 teaspoon baking powder. Add the 3 tablespoon milk plus optional ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and stir to combine until smooth. Make sure to scrape the bottom of your mug so that all of the Oreo is moistened. Transfer the mixture into a mug once combined (if using a bowl).
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds to 2 minutes, depending on your microwave. The top of the mug cake should feel set and spring back to the touch.
- Leave the mug cake to set for 1 minute in the microwave when done cooking. Remove and serve with your favorite toppings.
- The finer your cookie crumble is, the lighter the mug cake will be.
- The optional baking soda also makes the mug cake lighter.
- Use vanilla extract to make the Oreo flavor 'pop' more.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!