Sign up for NEW free healthy recipes - Currently over 300,000 subscribers!

One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Pin It!


On Saturday morning, I clicked the Foodbuzz twitter profile, fully expecting to see someone else as the winner of the “best baking blog” award. I never thought I’d see this: Best baking and pastry blog: @ChocCoveredKt

My heart is filled with so much gratitude right now, towards everyone who took time out of their busy lives to vote for me. Because of you, I am the happiest girl on the face of the earth, and I can’t even find the right words to express just how grateful I am to you all.

Note: You can also find a much larger healthy chocolate cake recipe–with secretly healthy chocolate fudge frosting–in The Chocolate Covered Katie Cookbook.

A rich & gooey chocolate mug cake you can make in the microwave, under 200 calories for the entire thing! Full recipe:



So instead, I baked you a cake.

I could tell you that I slaved in front of a hot oven all day to make said cake. But the reality is this chocolate mug cake only took one minute to make.

No, really.

If you tried to sum up my blog in a dessert, this cake in a mug would be it: healthy–while still tasting ridiculously delicious, vegan (with a gluten-free option), and chocolate.

"One Minute" Chocolate Mug Cake - This is my go-to recipe, from @choccoveredkt - It is super easy, & really fudgy and gooey

Of course, chocolate.

It wouldn’t be my blog without chocolate.

"1 Minute" Chocolate Cake - For when you're craving something gooey & chocolatey, but still want to be healthy... (under 200 calories)... @choccoveredkt


One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Print This Recipe 4.89/5


  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp spelt flour (or white, or Arrowhead Mills gf)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar or evaporated cane juice (edit: xylitol works as well)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 more tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tsp coconut oil or vegetable oil (Many commenters have said it still tastes good if you sub applesauce or mashed banana. I can't personally vouch for that substitution.)
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice (I used almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Total Time: 5m
Yield: Serves 1


Mug cake recipe: Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a little dish, ramekin, or even a coffee mug. Either microwave 30-40 seconds OR cook in a 350F oven for about 14 minutes. If you don’t want to eat it straight out of the dish, be sure to spray your dish first (and then wait for it to cool before trying to remove it).

*If desired, top with my favorite Secretly Healthy Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Edit: Due to popular demand, I’m finally adding the nutrition facts for this mug cake.

Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 205 with oil (or 140 without)
  • Fat: 12g with oil (or 2g without)
  • Carbs: 30g
  • Fiber: 6.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • ww points (new system): 6 (or 4 without oil)

sign up



Rate this recipe

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Jess says:

    Yes, I can- eating chocolate cake!

    Damn, you walked into that one 😉

    Well done on the award! xx

  2. tea-bagginit says:

    i’ll do a one-minute plank and then a one-minute cake! sounds like a good two minutes to me! 🙂

  3. perfect for students with 0 time on their hands!! and CONGRATS!!

  4. meg says:

    Congrats lady! You so, so deserve this award! Honestly, every time I get the baking urge (which is usually the single-lady microwave baking urge!) your blog is the first place I look for ideas. Know what else I love? That a VEGAN blog won!!
    Oh, and I have been waiting for this cake recipe forever. I will probably make it every day, starting now!

  5. Alyssa says:

    Yahooooo!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!
    I might make this for my little girl today. It’s her 8th birthday, and she LOVES chocolate! (That’s my girl, lol!)

  6. You could always spend that minute *eating* chocolate cake!

    Congratulations on your win. You’re winning accolades all over the place – congrats on the win as well!

  7. Congrats Katie! And the cake looks amazing!

  8. Laura says:

    YUM! Just made this, and you weren’t kidding. This is amazing!

    It was rich and chocolatey and OMG just amazing! I think I want another one right now! 🙂

  9. Liz says:

    A well-deserved win! Congrats! I’m eating this chocolate cake out of my glass Pyrex measuring cup as I type this. Awesome. Thanks!

  10. Erin says:

    Congratulations!!!!!!!! Well deserved!! I’ll make this in your honor 🙂

  11. Jeanna says:

    Congratulations!!! You deserve it. Thanks for another version of the one minute cake!! I had adapted your 1 min PB cake to a white cake with Chocolate chips already. Used hazelnut butter instead of PB and it was wonderful!!! One more quick healthy desert for when your craving something a little sweet!(and chocolatey)
    Enjoy basking in your much deserved win!!

  12. Andrea says:

    HOW EXCITING!!! Congratulations. You totally deserve it.

  13. Ashley says:

    Congratulations! All your recipes are amazing:)

  14. Erin says:

    Congrats Katie! So excited for you! 🙂 And this recipe looks amazing!

  15. Sarahishealthy says:

    I made this as SOON as I saw the recipe, and it is so good! I originally thought about making a frosting for it, but it’s so good that it really doesn’t need one at all. I can’t get over how easy it was, and it really does taste just like a sinful chocolate cake from a fancy restaurant! Good work, CCK!

    1. Sarahishealthy says:

      Oh, and congratulations!!! I can’t think of anyone who would be a better pick for the award. No one else does what you do!

  16. Sam says:

    Yay! Congratulations!

    Also, I think I’m in love.

  17. B'klynHeart says:

    Congratulations! I’m so happy that you won, and oh! What a wonderful treat for us all, I’ve been waiting for a single chocolate cake! Today I think we are all winners! 🙂 Thank you, and congratulations again!

  18. That looks delicious! I’ve been experimenting with quick microwavable cookies or protein cookies, but I never imagined chocolate cake would work!

  19. Sadie says:

    It’s too funny that you decided to post a recipe for chocolate cake since today is my birthday! I was just going to make baked oatmeal for my birthday but not anymore!

  20. Christie says:

    I’m so happy for you! You deserved the win. And, I’m still looking forward to that cookbook coming out sometime! (Not a hint, I promise!)

Want To Get Healthier?

Opt in to receive new FREE healthy recipes each week - delivered straight to your inbox!