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Chocolate Mug Cake

This Chocolate Mug Cake bakes up soft, fudgy and delicious in just one minute in your microwave with simple pantry staples. It's the perfect low carb, paleo vegan cake that will satisfy any sweet tooth craving!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocoloate mug cake, dessert for one, keto dessert idea, keto mug cake, mug cake, mug cake recipe, paleo mug cake, quick dessert for 1, vegan mug cake
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 280 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter , (can also sub with peanut butter, almond butter, tahini or sunbutter)
  • 2 tablespoons Lakanto maple syrup OR pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce , (can sub with pureed pumpkin OR mashed banana)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (I prefer using Malk as it adds creaminess without any gums or fillers)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons superfine almond flour
  • 2/3 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocao powder


  • 3/4 teaspoon Lily's no sugar-added chocolate chips OR chopped chocolate


  1. In a large (14 oz) heat-safe mug or (12-14 oz) ramekin, use a small fork or whisk to combine the cashew butter, maple syrup, applesauce, milk and vanilla until smooth.

    Ingredients for chocolate mug cake in two mugs
  2. Add the flour, cacao powder and baking powder until the batter is mixed together and has no clumps. Top with chocolate chips, if desired.

    Raw chocolate mug cake batter with chocolate chips in a mug


  1. Place mug on a small plate (in case of spillage) and microwave for about 60-65 seconds. Check on the cake to see that it's done. (You may need to microwave for less or an additional 5-10 seconds depending on how powerful your microwave is.)

    White mug in a microwave
  2. Serve with coconut whipped cream, melted chocolate, berries or chopped nuts.

    Top view of vegan keto chocolate mug cake in a white mug


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    Lightly coat a large 12 oz ramekin and transfer batter into the ramekin. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until cake is set.

Recipe Notes

**The cook time will vary according to your microwave - check after 45 seconds then pop it back in the microwave in 10 second increments if not done - do not overcook or mug cake will be dry

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 450mg13%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.