Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

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Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is for those occasions when you’re craving something chocolaty and want it RIGHT NOW! When you can’t be bothered baking chocolate cookies/muffins and can’t wait for a chocolate dessert to set, but want a treat – preferably a healthier option.



I usually turn to this vegan gluten-free chocolate mug cake in the afternoon when I need a snack between lunch and dinner, with a nice cup of tea. It’s not overly sweet which is perfect for me, I’ve been making ‘not as sweet’ dessert recipes for so long now that my taste buds have changed. I find things like ice cream and milk chocolate too sickly sweet now, which is a good thing! Even though I still have a sweet tooth and can’t go a day without treating myself to something sweet, I’m glad I no longer feel the need to add loads of sweetener to recipes to be able to enjoy them. Having said that, I would still happily live on dates! They’re sweet, but different kind of sweet, if that makes sense. Anyway, the point I wanted to make was if you like your desserts sweet, feel free to add more sweetener when making the mug cake. 


To make it even more chocolaty, I’ve made a simple 3 ingredient chocolate sauce to drizzle over the mug cake. If there is any of the sauce leftover and you haven’t eaten it all, you can store it in the fridge and drizzle it over your porridge the next morning, YUM!

Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake
Serves 1
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Chocolate mug cake
  1. 3 tbsp oat flour (plain oats blended in the food processor into a flour)
  2. 1.5 tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
  3. 1 tbsp stevia
  4. 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  5. 1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  6. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  7. Pinch of salt
  8. 2 tbsp milk
Chocolate sauce
  1. 2 tsp cocoa/cacao powder
  2. 1 tsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  3. 3 tsp milk
  1. Nutritional information (estimated with the chocolate sauce)
  2. Calories: 328 calories
  3. Protein: 6.7 g
  4. Crabs: 45.9 g
  5. Fat: 17.4 g
  6. Fibre: 7.1 g
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  1. I was just saying how I would love to see more videos from you and BAM! We think alike! Mmmm and such a delicious video too, I love this little snack-y dessert cake! So decadent! And I agree, my sweet tooth has finally calmed down a bit too. I still need sweet foods, but not sickly fake sweet. Rich chocolate and a touch of maple syrup sweet sounds perfect!

    1. Haha, we do think alike πŸ˜€ Thank you Natalie πŸ™‚ It really is a delicious snack, especially for someone like me who craves chocolate like all day long!

    1. Thank you Gayle πŸ™‚ I love easy desserts too! Sometimes I just don’t have the patience for desserts to bake or set πŸ˜›

  2. Mug cakes are so yummy! It’s hard to find a really good recipe that’s fluffy, sweet and delicious just like an actual slice of cake. This one looks like the best recipe yet!

  3. I have made this mug cake multiple times and it’s so good! Tonight I decide to try out using peanut butter powder instead of cocoa powder and it turned out absolutely delicious!!(: I also like to substitute the coconut oil for applesauce and you can’t even taste the difference. Love this recipe

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      I haven’t seen any scientific research that suggests it isn’t healthy. Can you point me in the direction of any reliable resources?

  4. I just made this recipe to try to satisfy my chocolate craving and it is soooooo good! I’m having it without the chocolate sauce but next time I’ll make the sauce!

  5. Can you clarify what you mean by “stevia”? I’m assuming this is a granular form that’s formulated to sub 1:1 for sugar, but if I’m wrong about that, it could be pretty disastrous to the recipe. lol

  6. The best mug dessert I’ve ever made! The sauce balances the cake. I added some whipped coconut milk which just rounded it out even more. Truly a recipe I will continue to make time and time again.

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