4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar

Welcome back to Jaime’s Lazy Late Night Cooking Corner, the show where I whip up last-minute single serve microwave treats every Thursday while wearing my robe. This week we are celebrating Easter with a recipe for the easiest carrot cake ever – 4-minute microwave carrot cake in a jar, with bonus super quick cream cheese frosting. I mean, I could easily just eat the frosting in a jar and be satisfied, but this is a nutty, spicey, delicious microwave mug cake that’s just about as good as the real thing.

Microwave Carrot Cake in a Mug

In previous episodes we’ve made Bye Bye Bunny Microwave Peep S’moresSingle Serve Microwave Rice Krispy TreatsMicrowave Blueberry Cobbler in a CupMicrowave Strawberry Shortcake for Two, a Microwave Lemon BarTwo-Minute Microwave Cheesecake in a Cup3-minute Microwave Guinness Chocolate Cake, and even a Microwave Cinnamon Roll. Now it’s time to decapitate a bunny.

Microwave Carrot Mug Cake Recipe

Still hungry? Try our famous recipes for One Minute Cup of Coffee CakeSingle Microwave Cookie in a Minute2-Minute Chocolate Nutella Cake or French Toast in A Cup.

Microwave Carrot Mug Cake

Learn how to make 4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar after the jump…

4-Minute Carrot Cake in A Jar

Soften one tablespoon of butter and one ounce of cream cheese in the microwave for ten seconds. Stir in half a cup of powdered sugar to combine. Put it in the fridge while you make your cake.

In a measuring cup add the following ingredients in this order:
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbls cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves

Mix together. Fold in 3/4 cup shredded carrot and, if desired, 1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Pour into mason jar, large mug, or bowl. Microwave for two minutes to start. Check, then microwave longer (1-2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave). Remove from micrwave, add frosting. Eat!




This sounds so good! I think I might wait up for the Easter bunny with one of these Saturday night… cause I love to party.


Yay! Carrot cake is my absolute favorite! Can’t wait to try this. Heck, mid morning is fine right?

Kat Chavez

Made this last night and it was perfect! I didn’t have granulated sugar (don’t know how that happened) but used 1/4 cup brown sugar instead and wowzer this was a delicious treat to end our meal with! Thank you for posting. Desert really is the whole point of the meal and cake is much better then silly lollipops.


Kat chavez

Actually I found there to be a little too much batter for a regular mug so I used a shallow bowl. Was enough for a family of four to each have a small muffin size serving.


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Tammy Rodriguez

WOW!!! I’m impressed!!!! It worked!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try your other recipies.

Joy Barker

It sounds so good I might make it tomorrow afternoon and when I do I will let you know if I liked it. I just want to say carrot cake is also my favorite so I am sure that I will love it…
Thanks So Much For Sharing This Recipe..
Sincerely Joy Barker 🙂


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