Carrot mug cake – Microwave (Eggless)

Mug cake final1


If your cake is a healthy, guilt-free on top made in microwave mug. Healthy mug cake recipes that you can whip up in minutes – AND still stay on track with your diet and lifestyle.

I love carrot cake so tried to use the same combo in my mug cake with my favourite pistachio. A few tablespoons of ingredients whisked up in a mug and baked in the microwave for less time than it takes to make popcorn. makes the perfect amount for one person. No overindulging and no wasting!!!

Yields-1mug (300ml)
Preparation time-15 minutes
Cooking time-3 minutes


Dry ingredients:

  • Wheat flour-6 tbsp
  • Baking powder-1/4tsp
  • Salt- small pinch
  • Ground cinnamon-1/4tsp
  • Ground nutmeg-1/4tsp
  • Grated carrot-1 small
  • Roughly chopped pistachio-8-10

Wet ingredients:

  • Yogurt-6tbsp
  • Olive oil/butter-2tbsp
  • Honey-3-4tbsp (adjust as sweet desired)
  • Vanilla essence-2tsp
  • Hot water-1-2tbsp (or as per the batter consistency)


  • Grease the coffee mug and set aside.
  • Combine wheat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, salt mix well.
  • In other bowl whish together wet ingredients.
  • Now fold in wet ingredients over dry ingredients to form a pouring consistency batter (add in hot water as desired)
  • Add chopped pistachio, grated carrot mix well and pour the mixture into the greased mug.
  • Microwave for 2- 2 1/2  minutes or until the toothpick inserted comes out clear.

Let it cool a bit and then Enjoy.

Mug cake final2


  • Cooking time may vary depending on the watts of the microwave so keep an eye for every 30seconds after a minute.
  • Honey can be substituted with brown sugar/stevia or any sweetener of choice.
  • Pistachio can be replaced with walnuts/almonds or any nuts of choice.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on March 27, 2015, in Dessert, International. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Wow, awesome recipe Chitra!!! I usually make the one min mug cake with APF, never tried wheat flour, also addition of carrot superb!!!


  2. Carrots are delicious.. I’ll have to try this one!…
    Happy weekend ahead, Aquileana ⭐


  3. ~is it paleo? 😀


  4. Looks delicious! I love mug cakes, this variation sounds tasty 🙂


  5. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  6. An eggless cake? Really? You are my hero, Chitra! I’m allergic to eggs…
    Huge hugs. 🙂


    • I am so glad to hear that…We don’t use eggs at home so it is a challenge to make some dishes like Cake…However always look for egg does work like a magic…So glad you liked this recipe


  7. Love making mug cakes never tried carrot, great idea and it looks really delicious!!


  8. Chitra I love mug cakes and this one is great with using yogurt!!! YUM!!


  9. Have had mug cakes before, but never carrot! This looks fantastic and I can’t wait to try it. Breakfast anyone? 😉


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