Juicy Lemon Mug Cake

Juicy Lemon Mug Cake

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I was craving cake again. But I wanted only a slice of cake, not a whole cake, that would feed a whole family. So I grabbed my measuring spoons and a coffee cup and started “baking”.

This time I wanted something fruity. Orange or lemon cake. I didn’t have oranges at home, so it ended up to be a quick lemon cake made in the microwave.

I wish you fun making this cake and eating it!



4.5 from 2 reviews
Juicy Lemon Mug Cake
Gang/Type: Dessert
Ergibt/Yield: 1 Portion
For the mug cake:
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp neutral tasting oil

For the icing:
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • a few drops lemon juice
  1. First make the icing by stirring in lemon juice in the powdered sugar until a thick glaze forms.

  2. In a cup combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and stir until smooth. "Bake" in the microwave for one minute.

  3. Drizzle over the icing and dress with lemon zest if you like.
The flour tablespoons are just as big as the lemon juice tablespoons. Meaning, don't use heaped, but leveled spoons of flour.


  1. Rebekka
    Sunday March 11th, 2018 / 07:25 PM

    Liebe Rina,

    eine supergute Sonntagsloesung, wenn man keine Zeit für lange Backsessions hat.
    Hat mir den Masterarbeits-Nachmittag versüßt!

    Liebe Grüße
    Rebekka alias kuechlein (kuechlein.com)

    • Rina
      Sunday March 11th, 2018 / 07:26 PM

      Liebe Rebekka,
      so soll es sein! Wünsche dir noch einen schönen Abend.
      Liebe Grüße

  2. Julia
    Thursday September 7th, 2017 / 08:10 PM

    Nachdem jetzt zwei Wochen lang täglich zum Teil mehrere Tassenbrownies ihren Weg in meinen Magen (und mein Herz;)) fanden, wagte ich jetzt todesmutig den Versuch dieses Zitronenküchleins und bin einfach nur geflasht!!! Wie geil ist das denn bitte? ? weiter so!!!

    • Rina
      Thursday September 7th, 2017 / 10:08 PM

      Hi Julia,
      es freut mich, dass dir auch der Zitronenkuchen so gut schmeckt. Ich finde ihn auch ganz wunderbar ?
      Liebe Grüße

  3. Lina
    Tuesday August 29th, 2017 / 07:14 AM

    Bei wieviel Watt hattest du die Mikrowelle eingestellt? 🙂

    • Rina
      Tuesday August 29th, 2017 / 08:27 AM

      Hi Lina,
      auf höchster Stufe. Ich weiß leider nicht, wieviel Watt meine Mikrowelle hat… ?
      Liebe Grüße

  4. Eline
    Sunday August 13th, 2017 / 04:15 PM

    Hi Rina, thanks for the lovely recipe! I wasn’t quite prepared for the heavy foaming that occurred when I combined the baking powder and lemon juice, but the resulting cake was SUPER fluffy and airy. I added a tablespoon of poppy seeds too, yum ??

    • Rina
      Sunday August 13th, 2017 / 06:02 PM

      Hi Eline,
      I’m glad you liked it! ?

  5. Saima
    Friday April 28th, 2017 / 08:05 PM

    I just made this and it’s great! I decreased the sugar a bit and halved the icing.

    • Rina
      Friday April 28th, 2017 / 08:07 PM

      Hi Saima,
      Thank you for your rating. I’m glad you liked it! ?

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