3 Insanely Delicious Mug Recipes

Chocolate cake with icing on top in a red mug

Skip the pans and baking sheets. We have an incredibly easy way to whip up some of your favorite treats using nothing more than...drumroll , please…a mug!

Recipes in a mug are just sheer genius. They’re equal parts delicious and convenient. There’s no oven to turn on. Recipes cook up so, so fast. And you only have a mug to clean after. Sounds pretty perfect, huh?

Before you get started, you need a great microwavable mug. Have fun with it – Burlington has tons of styles to choose from at a fraction of the price.

Next select your recipe. And we have a great idea or two (or three!) to satisfy all your cravings. So let’s get cooking.

Chocolate chip cookie in a mug

Chocolate Chip Cookie In A Mug

Just one minute stands between you and a warm, ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie.


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Scant 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips plus a few more for


  1. Melt butter in mug in the microwave
  2. Add sugars, vanilla and salt – stir to combine
  3. Add the egg yolk and stir
  4. Stir in flour
  5. Mix in chocolate chips – your mixture will now look like cookie dough
  6. Drop a few extra chocolate chips on top
  7. Microwave on high for 40-60 seconds
  8. Serve warm

Chocolate cake in a mug

Chocolate Cake In A Mug

Deep, rich chocolate goodness to fuel your cake obsession.


  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 3 drops of vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well
  2. Add egg and mix thoroughly
  3. Stir in milk and oil
  4. Add vanilla extract and mix
  5. Drop in chocolate chips and stir to combine
  6. Microwave on high for 3 minutes
  7. Allow to cool before serving

Quiche in a mug

Quiche In A Mug

This quiche recipe is totally customizable. Feel free to add in your fave veggies – even ham and cheese!


  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp butter, melted
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 4 small grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/8 cup torn pieces of fresh bread (packed tightly in measuring cup)
  • 1 tbsp grated cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh herbs


  1. Melt butter in mug in the microwave
  2. Add egg, milk, salt and pepper – whisk well
  3. Add tomatoes, bread, cheese and herbs – stir gently
  4. Microwave on high for 1 minute until egg is cooked and fluffy

Feeling inspired? There are tons of recipes out there for whipping up delicious one-mug meals and desserts in just minutes. Find the perfect mug to start making your creations at your Burlington store or online…at up to 65% off other retailers’ prices.

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