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The simplest 10 Minute Gooey Vanilla Peach Mug Cake. You don’t need to be a skilled baker to bake up these deliciously EASY peach cakes. This deep-dish style cake in a mug requires just a few steps and only minutes to make. There are hints of vanilla, swirls of sweet brown sugar, and buttery peaches Every bite is truly delicious. Enjoy this personal-sized cake warm with a scoop of ice cream. 

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To be honest, anything made in the microwave doesn’t really excite me much. I know it can be a great tool, but I definitely prefer the oven or stove top, you know? 

But my gosh, it’s summer and we’ve entered into the month of August which can be one of the warmest months of the year. Turning the oven on isn’t always the best idea, especially for those of us with smaller homes! 

After a lot of requests for no-oven recipes, the idea of a peach mug cake brewed in my head. I’ve made chocolate mug cakes, and even banana mug cakes, but never something peachy!

It sounded kind of fun, so I went for it, and here we are! These personal-sized cakes turned out so great!

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Here are the details 

I wanted the cakes to have a great peach flavor and plenty of fresh juicy peaches. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to create more of a cake or a crisp, so I made a combination of them both. 

Start with the peaches. I used about 1/2 a peach per cake, but you can use more too! First, arrange a few peach slices in the bottom of a mug. Add a sprinkle of brown sugar and a small pat of butter. Throw this in the microwave for a few seconds. 

Meanwhile, mix up the batter. Melted butter, brown sugar (though I sometimes use honey), vanilla, and an egg. Then whole wheat flour, oats, and a small pinch of baking powder + salt! 

The oats add a nice crisp-like texture to these buttery peach mug cakes.

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What I do is spoon the batter over the peaches, then place more peaches on the top with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. Add a pat of butter and put the mug in the microwave. 

As the cake cooks, the peaches on top get a little caramelized from the brown sugar and the butter helps to create just the right amount of sauce. 

It’s really so delicious!

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Keys to success

Eat this warm, right after cooking. This isn’t a cake you want to eat leftover, it’s meant as a quick fix. So eat it right away, preferably with ice cream on top. Trust me, delish! 

Every microwave is different, so the cooking time is a little tricky. That said, I tested this on two different microwaves and found two minutes to be just the right amount of time. You may need to adjust slightly by fifteen seconds, give or take.

This is the best afternoon pick-me-up, warm after-dinner dessert, or late-night snack with a side of TV watching.

Plus, a really good way to enjoy our summertime peaches! 

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Looking for summer cookie recipes? Here are a few ideas: 

Brown Butter Raspberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Old School Easy Brown Sugar Peach Cobbler

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Muffins with Cinnamon Honey Butter

5 ingredient Raspberry Peach Sherbet

Lastly, if you make this 10 Minute Gooey Vanilla Peach Mug Cake. be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

10 Minute Gooey Vanilla Peach Mug Cake

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings: 1 big mug
Calories Per Serving: 652 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Melt 1/2 tablespoon butter in a (10-12 ounce) microwave-safe mug with 3-4 peach slices and 1 tablespoon brown sugar for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
    2. In a bowl, whisk 1 tablespoon melted butter with 1 tablespoon brown sugar, the egg, and vanilla. Add the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt, stirring until just combined.
    3. Spoon the batter over the peaches in the mug. Do not stir. Place the remaining peach slices on top. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Add 1/2 a tablespoon of butter.
    4. Microwave on full power for 1 minute 45 seconds to 2 minutes (I always do 2 minutes). Serve with ice cream. ENJOY.
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  1. The flavor on this was absolutely delicious but the cake/oat part was so tough when it came out of the microwave after 2 minutes I could hardly even eat it. Will not be making again. I think it would be much better if the flour/oat part was figured out. Maybe the measurements are wrong

    1. Hi Britt,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear it was tough. The measurements are correct:) It sounds like you needed to microwave for less time. xx

  2. 1 star
    One of the few recipes that hasn’t turned out well for me. It tasted very eggy and was dense. I didn’t even eat half of it before tossing out.

    1. Hi Jordan,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. Please let me know if I can help in anyway possible! xx

  3. 4 stars
    I need to figure out the time on the microwave. I think I overcooked it which made the cake a little hard. Even with that the taste is amazing. Overs tomorrow night.

  4. 4 stars
    Agree with others that the cake was a little dense. The flavor was absolutely delicious though. I think I would only use half of the batter or use less egg if I made this again. Just my personal preference. Ice cream on top was lovely!

  5. 2 stars
    Was excited to try this as I have a ton of peaches from my CSA unfortunately this did not hit the mark. Cake was way too dense & chewy.

  6. 4 stars
    Made this and it’s yummy! The cake is pretty dense/eggy, but I’d make it again for a fast warm dessert! Definitely needs the ice cream topper

    1. Hi Kristen,
      So glad to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for making it! Have a great Saturday! xT

    1. Hi Allison,
      So sorry, I have not tested that with this recipe, you could certainly give it a try though! Please let me know how it turns out! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious quick treat to satisfy that after dinner craving :):) the cake is slightly more dense, but adding ice cream and making sure to utilize the syrup at the bottom was great.

    I also used whole wheat flour which accounts for more density. It’s all I had though, and it was still delightful.

    If you want a full peach cobbler experience, obviously a mug cake will not do it. So keep your expectations to what they should be and you’ll be more than satisfied with this recipe! Thank you for sharing this, Tieghan!

    1. Hi Melissa,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks for trying it and your comment!🌼🌸 xx

    1. Hi Vicki,
      I have only tested this recipe with peaches, but I don’t see why a berry wouldn’t work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try! xx

    1. Hi there,
      To oven bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 2 cup oven safe ramekin/mug or 2 muffin tins. Add the batter and bake 22-25 minutes. Please let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! x

  8. Trying this tonight but making it for 6 ppl. I added enough ingredients to make it for 6 people and am hoping my math is ok LOL. Kinda wish now I had instructions to just throw it in a baking dish and cook in the oven instead of microwaving 6 separate servings. Oh well! Wish me luck.

  9. 2 stars
    I subbed the peaches with blueberries / strawberries so it wasn’t as sweet but I’m Glad I tried this. I just ate the fruit. The cake was a little denser than a muffin – kind of solid

    1. Hi Mariana,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your review! Sorry to hear it wasn’t the best. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xT