Homemade Oreo Mug Cake

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This easy and delicious Oreo mug cake is made with crushed Oreos and milk to form a single-serve cake. Top it with whipped cream or vanilla and enjoy a delightful treat in minutes!

Overhead of Oreo mug cake topped with whipped cream.

If you’ve spent any time on social media this year, you know that mug cakes are all the rage. And it’s easy to see why. Mug cakes are the perfect pick-me-up treat – they are incredibly simple to make, require few ingredients, and make a single serving for one.

Mug cake recipes are terrific because they are a fast and easy way to satisfy a sweet craving. I’ve made mug cakes before. I started with my vanilla mug cake recipe. Because I know how much you all love chocolate, I had to come up with a chocolate mug cake recipe too. It’s rich and full of chocolate flavor and just perfect.

Once I fully appreciated how easy and deliciously addictive these mug cakes are – I came up with a Nutella mug cake recipe. It has a decadent and indulgent Nutella flavor that you’ll dream about.

Just recently, I was testing recipes for my oreo stuffed brookies (they are sooo good if you haven’t tried them yet). I was reminded of how much I love oreo desserts – so my mind started wandering. I love my oreo cheesecake, but I wanted more instant gratification.

So I thought of my chocolate mug cake, and decided to come up with an oreo version. At first, I thought of making a chocolate mug cake and putting some large oreo pieces in it, but I wasn’t sure how that would bake up. I wanted the flavor of an oreo cake, so I decided to start with the most simple ingredients.

Even with the creme filling, oreo cookies when crushed up make dense crumbs. I’ve used them as a crust before, and it’s delicious, so maybe they could work as the base for the mug cakes. I added milk, and experimented with the amount of cookies and milk, and stumbled across the perfect ratio.

I may have come up with the easiest recipe ever for a delicious chocolatey dessert. Next time you’re craving something sweet and want something more comforting than just a regular oreo, give this a try.

Recipe Snapshot

TASTE:  Rich and chocolatey
TEXTURE: Cake-like
EASE: Hard to imagine anything easier
TIME: 5 minutes!

This delicious recipe uses only two ingredients if you can believe it. Just two! Use the original Oreos – not double stuff or thins.

  • Oreos – Original Oreos, crushed into crumbs.
  • Milk – Just a few tablespoons.
  • Whipped cream – For topping.
Side view of Oreo mug cake topped with whipped cream.

How to Make Oreo Mug Cake

It might take you more time to read this recipe than it takes to actually make it!

  1. Mash up the Oreos with a fork, or you can put them in a zip lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin or the bottom of a glass. Place into a mug.
  2. Add milk and mix into the crumbs.
  3. Zap in the microwave for 1 minute, adding 30 seconds if it’s not finished. Top with whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy.

Tips For Success

  • Use original Oreos – double stuff have too much cream, and thins don’t have enough cookie.
Spoon taking out a bite of Oreo mug cake.

Storage & Freezing

Mug cakes are single-serving desserts intended to be eaten that moment. There is no need to store them. Though you can crush up the crumbs in advance, if you must.

More Cake Recipes

This oreo mug cake is the perfect cake in an instant. If you have a little more time and want to try a more traditional cake recipe – give one of these a try.

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Overhead of Oreo mug cake topped with whipped cream.

Oreo Mug Cake

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes

Oreo mug cake made with crushed Oreos and milk to form a single-serve cake. Top it with whipped cream and enjoy!


  • 4 Oreos
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Whipped cream


  1. Place the Oreos in an 8-ounce mug. Using a fork, crush the Oreos as much as you can.
  2. Stir in the milk, crushing the Oreos more as they soften.
  3. Microwave for about 1 minute. If the mixture still looks liquidy, microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  4. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 202mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g

The nutrition information provided is for convenience and as a courtesy only. It is not guaranteed to be accurate because nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator and input the exact ingredients you used in the recipe.

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