This cinnamon mug cake recipe is similar to a spice cake! It reminds me of a cinnamon bun, only it is more moist. The VEGAN cream cheese frosting complements this mug cake so well! You guys aren’t going to believe its vegan when you taste this!
One of the best things about this cake being vegan is that it is allergy friendly! This mug cake is made without eggs or dairy! Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like it is missing anything-I promise!
Most prepared cake mixes you can buy at the store are already accidentally vegan! Use a little egg replacer and some plant milk as substitutions and you have a full sized vegan cake ready to bake! There really is no need to buy a prepared cake mix when you are thinking about making a mug cake. The ingredients for this vegan mug cake are so simple! And you will save a ton of money when you make it yourself instead of making a mug cake from a prepared cake mix.
This mug cake is just as easy to prepare as my Chocolate Mug Cake recipe was-actually probably a little easier since you don’t need to press the fresh espresso.
The vegan cream cheese icing is an excellent vegan frosting recipe. It is the perfect alternative to cream cheese frosting. You will have the perfect amount for 1-2 cakes-which means you can keep it on hand for your next creation! This mock cream cheese frosting will last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
I have fallen in love with how simple, delicious and easy these little cakes are. I am especially a huge fan of the fact that this microwaveable cake doesn’t cost me a sink full of dishes! And lets be honest-if I end up making a regular sized cake, guess what I’m eating for the next week (or few days!!)
Why Make My Vegan Cinnamon Mug Cake Recipe?
You guys don’t want to miss this one! If you are a fan of pound cake, spice cake, cinnamon donuts, cinnamon toast, snickerdoodle cake, or even cinnamon BUNS…then this little cake is for you, my friend!
This Vegan Cinnamon Mug Cake is:
Ready in under 2 minutes
Easy to make
Uses all the ingredients you already have on hand
Super moist and light
The PERFECT little vegan afternoon snack or midnight indulgence!
Let me show you how to put this vegan cake in a mug together!
How to Make my Cinnamon Mug Cake Recipe with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
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Vegan Cinnamon Mug Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This mug cake reminds me of pound cake, cinnamon buns and spice cake all rolled into one perfect little bowl! It takes under 2 minutes to make, and it makes a delicious vegan afternoon snack or late night indulgence! Enjoy by yourself, or offer a few bites to a special friend! Either way it wont last long!
Cinnamon Mug Cake
For the cinnamon mug cake
3tbspall purpose flour
1/4tsp baking powder
2tbspcanola oilor other neutral tasting oil-DO NOT USE OLIVE
1tbspapple sauceany flavour works here-you wont taste it
2tbspSilk Soy Coffee Creameror other plant based milk
1/8tspapple cider vinegar
For the Vegan Cream Cheese Icing:
1/4 cupvegan butterwe use Becel
1/8 tspcitric acid
1/4 tspnutritional yeast
1/2tspsilk soy coffee creameror other plant milk
How to Make Vegan Cinnamon Mug Cake:
Stir all of your dry ingredients together in a small bowl or coffee cup
In a separate bowl mix your silk soy coffee cream with the apple cider vinegar and stir. It’s meant to curdle.
Add in your wet ingredients to the dry. Stir to combine.
Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Allow to sit for 2 minutes before serving. This will ensure and even cook.
How to Make Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a small bowl beat your butter until soft using a spatula or a wooden spoon.
Sprinkle the icing sugar, salt, citric acid and nutritional yeast on top.
Mix your butter with the other dry ingredients.
Add in your vanilla and cream and blend until smooth.
Spoon over top of your vegan cinnamon cake-or get really fancy and pipe it out!
This Vegan Mug Cake recipe is so easy guys! The cream cheese frosting comes together so fast as well!!
Don’t skip out on the citric acid or the nutritional yeast for the cream cheese frosting-these are the ingredients that give it the zing and umami we all know and love from a traditional cream cheese!
This cake looks really beautiful garnished with a touch of cinnamon and some sprinkles!
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Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!