• Serves 1
  • Makes 1
  • 2 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 5 Ingredients


These little 1 minute lemon and coconut cakes are so much fun (and perfect for when you feel like a little treat and don’t want to cook a whole cake)! Have fun with flavours – the sky’s the limit.

Ingredients (serves 1 | makes 1 mug cake)

  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Lemon or Lime squeezed to juice
  • 3 tbsp Almond Meal
  • 2 tsp Coconut (dessicated or shredded)
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar


  1. Combine all ingredients into a coffee cup, small cup sized ramekin or microwave safe little bowl and stir well with a fork. Ensure the mixture fills no more than 2/3 of the cup/ramekin or bowl (so it doesn't overflow).
  2. Place in microwave and cook for 1 minute on high power (based on 1200 watt microwave).
  3. Sprinkle with toasted coconut and gobble up as is or add cream or ice cream on top (your choice how naughty you want to get). ENJOY!
  4. If you are cooking more than one 1 minute mug cake at a time, you will need to increase the cooking time.


We've been making these for years now - although I had to ban them for a while because the kids and I were going crazy and having one each a few nights a week. Double, triple or quadruple the ingredients if you want to make a soup bowl full of cake!

  • Yummo. This sounds awesome.


  • OMG, this is insane. Soooo easy and looks so yummy. Uh oh, look out morning and arvo tea… here I come!!


  • I am allergic to coconut. Does anybody know what I could use as a substitute?


  • Love this and I have ‘pinned’ it for future use. Thanks for sharing


  • Such a quick treat to make and only one dirty dish after you’ve eaten it.


  • A quick and easy delicious dessert! Thanks!


  • This looks really easy and quick must definitely try this one.


  • My daughter was out at gymnastics training until after dinner on her birthday so we’d planned ahead and had dessert out the previous night. But it didn’t feel right not to do something special on the actual day so I made each of us one of these cakes, stuck a candle in hers and we sang “Happy Birthday” to her. She said it was a great birthday cake!


  • Ooh, what a great way to use the excess of lemons. Love it!


  • Can’t wait to try this – I have so many lemons I need to use up and this sounds perfect for that job.


  • These sound delicious! Thank you for sharing. I’m going to try this out today :)


  • I love a mug cake!! So quick, easy and delicious.


  • Sounds so easy – well worth a try!


  • I like the sound of this recipe and going by te ingredients and picture ID love to try this!!!


  • These cakes in a mug are my favourite!!


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