Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake

Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake

photo of a spoonful of Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake
Single serving cauliflower bread can be made in mug and cooked in the microwave. It’s ready in just a few minutes!

My two favorite types of recipes to create are mug cakes and cauliflower recipes. The last few weeks I have been wanting to find out if I could create a shortcut cauliflower recipe in the microwave. And the answer is yes!
overhead photo of Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake
The bread, of course, isn’t quite real bread. But it tastes like the cauliflower bread base used in cauliflower bread sticks or cauliflower pizza crust. You don’t need to wring the cauliflower dry though and you don’t need to wait forever to bake. Instead this bread/muffin/cake cooks in about 2 minutes.

close-up photo of a spoonful of Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake
overhead photo of a Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake with a spoon
I had so much fun making these. I ended up ricing a bunch of cauliflower and made several of these, bagging the rest for later in the week. I’m so excited to share this recipe with you now!

If you like microwave recipes you might like my Omelet in a Mug, too.

Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 mug cake
Single serving cauliflower bread can be made in a mug and cooked in the microwave. It’s ready in just a few minutes!
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  • 1/2 cup loosely packed finely riced raw cauliflower (see note)
  • 1/4 cup  freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp whisked egg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a wide rimmed microwave-safe mug. Mix thoroughly with a spoon until all ingredients are moist and coated with egg. Gently pack down cauliflower batter and smooth surface with the back of your spoon.

  2. Cook in microwave at full power for 1 min 30 seconds to 2 minutes. I recommend stopping at 1 min 30 seconds initially to check on it. Your bread is done when the edges have begun to pull away from the sides of the mug and the surface looks dry except for a small area in the center, which may still look slightly gooey. This is okay as your bread will continue to cook once you remove it from the microwave and should cook the center.

  3. Let bread cool for a few minutes before eating. If desired, you can sprinkle on some more cheese and/or chopped parsley.


  • To make the cauliflower rice, I pulsed my raw cauliflower through my food processor. 
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Bread Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.6g
Cholesterol 200.4mg67%
Sodium 457mg20%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 1.1g1%
Protein 14.6g29%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 24.8mg30%
Calcium 300mg30%
Iron 1.4mg8%
Net Carbs 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.