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Chocolate mug cake with chocolate icing, sprinkles, a candle and a spoon taking a scoop of it.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Becca Harris, RD, MHSc
Naturally gluten-free & dairy-free.
This quick & easy recipe makes a fluffy and moist mug cake perfect for all chocolate lovers. It only takes 3-minutes to make!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 370 kcal


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted (melt in the microwave for 30 seconds in the mug that you will use for the cake)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp oat beverage or nut beverage alternative
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (make with only 1 tbsp if you are looking for something less sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose gluten-free flour 
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • ¼ tsp baking powder


  • In an 8-15 oz mug (standard size) whisk together the oil, vanilla, oat beverage, maple syrup and egg.
  • Add flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix until there are no clumps and the batter is well combined.
  • Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes. The cake will rise out of the mug while cooking - don't be alarmed.
  • Add desired toppings - icing, sprinkles, whipped cream, fruit or nut butters.
  • Enjoy!


Best if served immediately.
Keyword chocolate, dairy-free, dessert, easy recipe, gluten-free, mug cake