Dorm Approved Recipe: Lemon Mug Cake

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Shannon Moran
Social Media and Blog Editor

Spring is finally here, and the perfect way to celebrate the warm breezes, green grass, and Easter chocolate hang over is with a nice light lemon cake. This recipe is perfect for a single serving and can easily be made in a dorm room, as it is microwavable. Enjoy!




  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Splash of lemon juice


  1. Dampen a small paper towel with vegetable oil. Rub this along the mug to prevent your cake from sticking.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder in the mug and mix together.
  3. Add the egg, oil, water, and lemon juice and mix well, but be sure not to over mix to prevent the cake from becoming tough.
  4. Microwave your finished batter for about 2 and a half minutes. You can check with a toothpick or knife to see if the middle is cooked through or still wet.
  5. For the icing, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix through. Add a splash more lemon juice if the mixture is too stiff at first.
  6. Top your mug cake with a drizzle of lemon icing and enjoy!




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