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Coffee, Carrot and Pecan Cake in a mug

Serving: 1
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 1 minute

Served with whipped cream, Van Houtte® Vanilla Hazelnut coffee-flavoured cream and a dash of cinnamon, this mug recipe puts a new spin on traditional carrot cake. This perfectly creamy, easy-to-make dessert can be consumed with or without moderation.

  • 1

    In a 250 ml (1 cup) mug, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and spices. Add the carrots, coffee, oil and pecans.

  • 2

    Bake in the microwave for about 1 minute on high.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, beat the cream with the sugar and ground coffee until soft peaks form.  Garnish the cake with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

  • This luscious and creamy carrot cake with just the right amount of spice is bound to get some attention! 

  • The ingredient that makes all the difference? Van Houtte® Vanilla Hazelnut flavoured coffee. Buy it online or in stores.


Coffee, Carrot and Pecan Cake
  •  3 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. grated carrots
  • 3 tbsp. brewed Van Houtte® Vanilla Hazelnut flavoured K-Cup® pod coffee*
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. toasted chopped pecans
Coffee-infused cream
  • 2 tbsp. 35% cream
  • 1 tbsp. icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp. ground coffee

Ground cinnamon, to taste

*Can be replaced with ground coffee brewed in a traditional coffee maker.