Microwave Mug Cakes – #2 Salted Caramel

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This is the second recipe in my Microwave Mug Cake series (you can find #1 Dark Chocolate here) and of course I had to chose my favourite flavour of the moment, salted caramel! The brown sugar in this mug cake gives it a rich and caramelised flavour and you are treated to a delicious surprise of salted caramel in the middle. I have provided options for caramel fillings including salted caramel sauce, dulce de leche and Nestle caramel baking bits.

Microwave Mug Cakes – #2 Salted Caramel
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Serves: 1
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted (or flavourless oil)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp plain flour
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp salted caramel/dulce de leche (see below for recipes)
  1. Put butter into mug and microwave for 10 seconds to melt.
  2. Add in egg and milk and lightly beat with a fork until combined.
  3. Add dry ingredients into mug and beat with your fork until mixed through.
  4. Add a tablespoon of salted caramel/dulce de leche to the top of the mixture, this will sink as it cooks giving you a gooey caramel surprise.
  5. Place mug in the microwave and cook for 1 minute on medium heat.
  6. The pudding should be risen and still slightly gooey in the middle. If still undercooked for your liking, cook it further in 10 second bursts in the microwave.
  7. Drizzle the top with the second tablespoon of salted caramel/dulce de leche.
  8. Enjoy!

Here is my recipe to make your own Dulce de Leche or see here for my recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce. For a super quick option, throw in a tablespoon of Nestle caramel chips before you microwave for an instant caramel hit.

This mug cake is a super easy solution for a quick sugar hit, with the right balance of salty and sweet. Feel free to add a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream on top but I love it just the way it is!

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  1. says

    oh me oh my. This is dangerous. I want to steal your mug and run away with this salted caramel mug cake. I don’t know what upcoming flavours you have, but I’m already sold on this one. LOVE IT!

    • Swah says

      It’s hard to beat salted caramel isn’t it? But I guarantee the next 2 flavours will give this a run for its money!

  2. says

    Holy mother of all that is sinfully delicious! My go-to mug cake has always been Nutella, but this is something else entirely! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Swah says

      Ooo I can never go past anything that features Nutella! I am glad I can add a few new recipes to your mug cake repertoir :)

  3. Ingrid says


    My teenage son has recently discovered salted caramel and has developed such a passion for it that he cooks batches himself and is now hoping to sell them to friends.

    My question is, would you consider providing permission to print your salted caramel mug cake recipe (appropriately credited with your website) for him to include as a purchase incentive?

    Many thanks,

    Ingrid and Caleb

    • Swah says

      Hi Ingrid and Caleb,

      I love that you’re whipping up batches of salted caramel for friends, what a great idea! I would be more than happy if you shared my salted caramel mug cake recipe with appropriate credit :) Would love to see a picture when it’s done!

      xx Swah

  4. says

    Oh Yum – my daughters and I loved this… we didn’t have the time (desperate need for some desert) to make the caramel so replaced it with choclate chips so it became a salted caramel choc chip mudcake pudding.


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