Tiramisu Mug Cake Recipe

Easy Tiramisu recipe in a Mug!

Tiramisu Mug Cake recipe easy

If you love chocolate, coffee or both, then this Tiramisu Mug Cake is the perfect dessert recipe for you. Absolutely easy to put together, all you need is some good coffee, flavorful vanilla extract and a bit of good quality cocoa powder to dust on top for perfection.

This is a variation of chocolate mug cake recipe which is inspired by the famous Italian dessert, Tiramisu. Here, I have baked a normal Vanilla Mug Cake and then assembled it with some coffee liqueur and chilled whipped cream to turn it into a decadent dessert.

Tiramisu Mug cake Recipe easy

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, then you must be aware of my Baking Project, #BiteSizeBaking. Under this project, I am bringing you easy mug cake recipes using different simple ingredients. So that you can enjoy the popular cake recipes in the form of mug cakes.

Till now, I have shared a couple of mug cake recipes, easy yet delicious. Here’s some of them:

The best part of these mug cake recipes is that these are portion controlled healthy dessert recipes. At a time you know how much calories you are consuming. Goodbye binging!

Also, there is no need to bake an entire cake and then worry about finishing it off or storing it. I know couple of my friends who hate the idea of baking a big cake. Although, at my house, its a whole different scenario. We can finish off one single cake at one go! All we need is a cup of coffee and we are sorted. Cakes for breakfast is a very popular concept with my family.

These mug cakes make an excellent choice for breakfast. They are sufficiently carb rich, so they give you the perfect dose for energy to go about the day.

How to make instant (cheat) Tiramisu in a mug cake style?

Baking purists kindly excuse because this recipe for Tiramisu Mug Cake is a total cheat one! I have replaced practically everything that goes into the original & traditional Italian dessert, Tiramisu.

If you have some good coffee, cocoa powder, whipped cream and ingredients to bake a Vanilla Cake, you can easily pull of this cheat recipe for Tiramisu. If you want an entire dessert, then check out his recipe.

To begin with, bake Vanilla Mug Cakes and allow them to cool first before assembling the dessert. Meanwhile, prepare the coffee liqueur. This has to be one strong shot which will flavour the vanilla cakes. You can use either Instant Coffee or ground roasted Filter Coffee. Personally, I find Davidoff, Lavazza & Nescafe Matinal really good for this. However, the regular Nescafe Classic or Bru also serves equally well.

Use chilled whipping cream to top the dessert. If you are using unsweetened cream, then add some sugar or any other sweetener of your choice. Once you have assembled the dessert, chill it before serving.

This cheat Tiramisu Mug Cake recipe is a perfect dessert idea for when you are entertaining guests. Bake the Vanilla mug cakes earlier and freeze them. Before serving you may quickly assemble the dessert and be the star of your party. After all as they say, all’s well that end well. Dinner menu that ends with a fancy dessert like this would definitely put you on the map!

So, let’s see how to make Tiramisu Mug Cakes, right from scratch

Tiramisu Mug Cake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
25 mins

If you love chocolate, coffee or both, then this Tiramisu Mug Cake is the perfect dessert recipe for you. Absolutely easy to put together, all you need is some good coffee, flavorful vanilla extract and a bit of good quality cocoa powder to dust on top for perfection.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dessert Recipes, Mug Cake Recipes, Tiramisu
Servings: 2 People
Author: Priyanka
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Refined Sunflower Oil
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk
  • 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tsp Granulated Sugar For Whipped Cream
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt Hung
  • Dark Cocoa Powder to Dust on Top
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar For Whipped Cream
  • 1 tbsp Instant Coffee Powder
  • 3 tbsp Boiling Hot Water
To bake the base Vanilla Cake
  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180°C
  2. Sieve the dry ingredients twice.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg till fluffy. Then add the granulated sugar and oil and whisk till the sugar has dissolved completely.
  4. Prepare the mugs for baking the cakes by brushing some oil.
  5. Now, add the dry ingredients mix into the wet ingredients in 2 parts along with the milk and vanilla extract. Do not use electric beater for this. Rather use a balloon whisk or a fork.
  6. Once the batter is ready, divide it in the mugs and bake it for 15-17 minutes.
  7. Once you see the cake pulling from the side of the mug, you will know it is baked. Insert a toothpick in the centre and it should come out clean.
  8. Take the mug cakes out from the oven and allow them to cool down completely.
Assembling the Tiramisu
  1. Whip the chilled Whipping Cream, chilled Yogurt and granulated Sugar till soft peaks. Refrigerate it till you use it.

  2. Mix the Coffee Powder with boiling hot water and prepare the coffee liqueur. Allow it to cool down.

  3. Poke some holes in the Vanilla Mug Cake. Now, drizzle the coffee liqueur on the cakes so that it gets absorbed. If there is extra coffee on the top, discard it.

  4. Now, top the mug cakes with the whipped cream and flatten the top with the back of a knife.

  5. Dust some cocoa powder before serving.

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Indian Food Blogger Priyanka Bhattacharya

Hi! I’m Priyanka!

A passionate home cook and food lover who loves nothing more than sharing my favourite recipes with the world.


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