I’m on a mug cake streak. I have been making mug cakes every day for a sweet treat to cap off the night. Is it wrong to have cake everyday? Maybe it’s wrong, but it feels so right, especially when it’s Oreo mug cake!

Um, please give me all the Oreos. They are my one true store-bought cookie weakness. I just love the combination of that dark cocoa cookie and creamy center. Heck I even love ALL the seasonal varieties.

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Anyway, we almost always have a package of Oreos in the pantry – that is unless I’ve eaten them all. When I saw all those videos about the two ingredient TikTok Oreo mug cake floating around I wanted to try it too. But I almost couldn’t bring myself to do it because I love eating Oreos just as they are. Plus I also have a killer mug cake recipe that is super easy and delicious.

I decided to do a side-by-side taste test. The results will shock you! Or will they?!

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I ended up liking my Oreo mug cake better. It was more moist and fluffy and it tasted more like cake. The Oreo and milk only mug cake was good…if you’re desperate. JK JK it tastes kind of like a very dense chocolate cake. It was a little molten and gooey in the centre.

What is a mug cake?

A mug cake is a cake baked in a mug, in the microwave. It’s perfect for a single serving and super easy to make. Mug cakes are great for treats, snacks, and desserts. Maybe even in the morning? JK pls don’t eat cake for breakfast. Unless it’s coffee cake.

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What is TikTok Oreo mug cake?

TikTok Oreo mug cake is a mug cake recipe that’s floating around where you make a mug cake using only two ingredients: Oreos and milk. The oreos are crushed up and mixed with milk then microwaved into a cake. Obviously they are really, really easy to make.

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Mug cake tips and tricks

  • Always microwave your mug cake on a plate. Even though I have my mug cakes down to an art and I know exactly how high they will rise, I always microwave on a plate because if there’s some sort of freak accident where my mug cake overflows, I don’t want to be cleaning cake out of the microwave.
  • Start off microwaving for 1 minute then add 10 seconds as you go. Some microwaves are stronger than others plus it really depends on how soft and gooey you like your cake. For my microwave, 1 minute 10 seconds is perfect.
  • Use a microwave safe mug! I probably shouldn’t have to say this one, but yes, please use a microwave safe mug, not plastic.
  • For the oreo and milk only mug cake be sure to crush up your oreos as fine as possible, so that it almost looks like flour.

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What kind of mug should I use?

For my Oreo mug cake, I suggest using a mug that’s big enough to hold 1 and 3/4 cups water. To find out if you mug does this, take a measuring cup and measure out 1 3/4 cups water into your mug. There should be a little bit of space on top still. If it fits, it sits and you’re good to go.

For the Oreo and milk only mug cake, you can pretty much use any mug as long as it’s not tiny. There isn’t a lot of rise with that mug cake, so go ahead and use your favorite mug as long as it’s not an espresso cup.


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Oreo Mug Cake

This is a better tasting version, see notes for the original TikTok version!
Serves 1
4.61 from 56 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 oreos lightly crushed, plus extra to top
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Special Equipment

  • microwave


  • In a large mug, whisk together the milk and oil.
    milk, oil, and vanilla whisked together for oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa, crushed oreos, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    mixing flour for oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Add the flour mix to the mug and mix well until there are no lumps.
    how to make oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Sprinkle on the chocolate and extra crushed oreos, if using.
    extra chocolate on top of oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds.
    microwave oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com
  • Let cool slightly and enjoy!
    oreo mug cake | www.iamafoodblog.com


For the tiktok version, just do the following:
  • In a large mug, crush 6 oreos completely, until they are very fine, then stir in 1/4 cup milk.
  • Microwave (place the mug on a plate) for 75 seconds. Remove, let cool slightly and enjoy!
Note: For either version, you may want to microwave your cake for a bit longer depending on how gooey you like your cake. Microwave in 10 second increments after the first minute until it’s done to your liking.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Oreo Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 500 Calories from Fat 196
% Daily Value*
Fat 21.8g34%
Saturated Fat 5.3g33%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 283mg12%
Potassium 264mg8%
Carbohydrates 71.4g24%
Fiber 1.8g8%
Sugar 39.8g44%
Protein 6.6g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Skorpija says:

    5 stars
    I like recepies like this. It’s easy and delicious. Perfect.

  2. Nitu says:

    5 stars
    I’m a cake lover and I’ll always try to make something new recipes of cake. This recipe of yours looks perfect and delicious and I’ll also try it at my home. Thank you for such an amazing recipe.

  3. Caroline says:

    5 stars
    Amaaaaazing! I love making mug cakes and this one hits the spot. Although in the ingredient list it says to put in 2 tbsp cocoa powder, I only put in 1 if any because it makes it bitter

    1. Rrafiq says:

      4 stars
      I think that is 2 tsp mentioned as 2 tbsp

  4. Desiree says:

    5 stars
    It’s really good if you separate the cookie cream and mix a little milk with that and microwave it to put a cream drizzle on the cake

  5. Mina says:

    5 stars
    It tastes soo good I recommend to put 1 tsp of coco powder

  6. QueenEtherea says:

    5 stars
    I tried the Tik Tok version and was actually pleasantly surprised! It was so good!! I will definitely be trying the other version too.

  7. august says:

    5 stars
    oreo cake come on so good!!!

  8. Ava says:

    5 stars
    I put 2tbsp of cocoa powder and it looks a lot darker than the picture but it’s really good

  9. Elizabeth says:

    4 stars
    It was amazing, it tasted a bit grainy but was probably just the gluten free flour

  10. Linda says:

    how many mini oreos? and can I use evaporated milk?

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi linda,
      i haven’t tried with evaporated milk but i think it will work. about 5-6 mini oreos.

  11. Madhulika says:

    5 stars
    It came out soft and every bite is devouring awesomeness. Would definitely be trying the other version too.

  12. Marionette says:

    4 stars
    It’s really easy and tastes nice , but looks nothing like the one in the picture ? and it was a bit chewy , but overall it was nice

    1. Dominika says:

      4 stars
      I have the same “issue” and from the other comments I think it’s partially because of too much cocoa powder. It came out really dense and a bit chewy as well, still good though ?

  13. Anna says:

    5 stars
    5/5 loved the oreo mug cake! I used 1 tbsp of cocoa powder I like it very much thank you for sharing

  14. Liam meredith says:

    5 stars
    I LOVED this mug cake! it had the right texture, it was also so smooth and creamy! I tried other oreo mug cakes and this is, by far, the best!

  15. Zoya Shan says:

    I don’t have cocoa powder and baking powder. I have baking soda. Can i make it?

    1. Stephanie says:

      it won’t come out the same!

  16. Becca says:

    5 stars
    Was wondering why the picture shows basically a white cake and mine, following the directions exactly with 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, is dark brown. Well it turned out delicious! I don’t see how you could use anything less than 2 Tbsp of cocoa powder if you want any chocolate taste at all!

  17. Adam says:

    5 stars
    With your Oreo mug cake once done in the microwave add some ice cream, thank me later.

  18. Felicity says:

    I’m about to try it but don’t really have cocoa powder, will it still taste similar/just as good without it??

    1. Stephanie says:

      hi felicity, i wouldn’t recommend skipping the cocoa powder!

  19. Sapphire says:

    4 stars
    It’s pretty good. However, I wouldn’t eat this often because this will be hard to clean off.

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