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Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake




  • 4 tbsp spelt flour or regular flour
  • 1 ¾ tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • ½ tsp brown sugar (optional)
  • ½ tsp baking powder


  • 1 tsp maple syrup or vegan butter
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt


Dough & Filling:

  1. In a bowl, add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and sugar and mix well. Add in milk and mix together with a fork until a dough starts to form.
  2. Go in with your hands and knead dough for about 1-2 minutes. If dough is dry, add a small splash of milk. If dough is too wet, add a pinch of flour until it is less sticky. 
  3. Allow dough to rest for a minute, then take dough to a lightly floured surface and with hands start flattening dough and forming a rectangle. Using either maple syrup or vegan butter, lightly spread it over the dough surface then sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon over top. With a spoon, make sure to spread cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the dough.
  4. Starting from the short end of the dough, start rolling dough tightly to form a log. Cut log into 4 even pieces. Take cinnamon roll pieces and place them in a shallow mug, allowing a little space in between for them to grow.
  5. Place mug in the microwave and set for 1 minute. Allow to cook for the first 30 second and open microwave door to allow to rest for a second. Close door again and microwave for the remaining 30 seconds. Allow to rest for a few seconds and then cook for the remaining 15 seconds if buns do not appear done cooking.
  6. Once mug cake is cooked, top with icing and enjoy immediately. If you allow the mug cake to sit for a long time, it will eventually get hard.

Glaze (optional):

  1. If you want a traditional icing, just mix 1 tbsp powdered sugar with a splash of almond milk. Mix until the right consistency is achieved.


Find more of Catherine’s recipes on @plantbasedrd.



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