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.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS.
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!
- 3 tbsp oat flour (plain oats blended in the food processor into a flour)
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa/cacao powder
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tsp cocoa/cacao powder
- 1 tsp maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
- 3 tsp milk
- WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE FOR INSTRUCTIONS
- Nutritional information (estimated with the chocolate sauce)
- Calories: 328 calories
- Protein: 6.7 g
- Crabs: 45.9 g
- Fat: 17.4 g
- Fibre: 7.1 g
Here’s a few more mug/microwave recipes:
- Spiced Pumpkin Molten Mug Cake – by Vikalinka
- Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake – by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
- 3 Minute Microwave Chocolate Cupcake – by Coffee & Vanilla
- Nutella Mug Cake – by Munchies & Munchkins
I used to make mug cakes ALL the time…I haven’t in MONTHS! :'(
Mug cakes are one of the best food inventions ever! To be able to make a cake in seconds, insane!
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!
Haha, we do think alike 😀 Thank you Natalie 🙂 It really is a delicious snack, especially for someone like me who craves chocolate like all day long!
What a recipe!
Could you give ingredients with metric scale (gram, litre,….), thank you!
This looks incredible Nadia, and pretty much how I make my mug cakes too. Well done on photographing it too – I find mug cakes a nightmare to photograph.
Mug cakes are definitely not photogenic 😛 The chocolate sauce helps a little!
This mug cake looks SO good, Nadia! I love making easier desserts like this, especially when they involve chocolate. Yum!
Thank you Gayle 🙂 I love easy desserts too! Sometimes I just don’t have the patience for desserts to bake or set 😛
What a fab and simple recipe for a quick fix treat that’s not hideously bad for you… perfect for january! Loving your little how-to video too, very inspiring.
Thank you Katie 🙂 I could eat this all year long!
What a lovely recipe Nadia, I love the addition of the oat flour and also the sauce. Off to try it as an afternoon pick me up!
Thank you Helen 🙂 Hope you like it 😀
This looks SO good Nadia, and it really is healthier too!
Thank you Kerry 🙂
It looks amazing Nadia, and that chocolate sauce on top is so tempting! And thank you for mentioning my cake as well.
Thank you Margot 🙂 The chocolate sauce is what makes it special 😉
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!
Great dessert! I’ve never had mug cake and need to try this one! Love the video!
Ooooh, always love a good mug cake. Looks delicious. Like Rebecca, it’s been ages since I made one, and now I WANT ♥
This looks absolutely amazing Nadia!
I am regular reader 🙂 thank you for this recipe!
Thank you for the lovely comment Dana 🙂
This is not vegan, i thought it was a vegan recipe but it´s milk in it…
It is vega – I used almond milk. Any milk will work.
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
Microwave is not healthy :s
I haven’t seen any scientific research that suggests it isn’t healthy. Can you point me in the direction of any reliable resources?
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!
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
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.