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One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

People say this fudgy vegan chocolate mug cake is the BEST mug cake they’ve ever tried… and it can even be made in the microwave!

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

This is the chocolate mug cake recipe for chocolate lovers.



On Saturday morning, I fully expected 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.

So instead, I baked you a cake.

Note: You can also find a much larger healthy chocolate cake recipe–with secretly healthy chocolate fudge frosting–in my new cookbook.

Above – watch the video how to make a chocolate mug 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.

Yes, really.

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

Vegan Mug Cake Recipe

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.

Of course, chocolate.

It wouldn’t be my blog without chocolate.

Feel free to change up the flavor by adding shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, mini chocolate chips, or a few drops of pure peppermint extract to the batter.

And you can frost the cake however you wish, such as with any of the following:

Healthy Chocolate Frosting

Healthy Nutella

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (Reader Favorite Recipe!)

One Minute Chocolate Cake In A Mug Recipe
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One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

This easy chocolate cake in a mug can be made in the microwave or oven.
4.9/5 (222)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 1 cake


  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp spelt, white, oat, or gf ap flour (or try this Keto Mug Cake Recipe)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar, unrefined if desired, or xylitol for sugar-free
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch uncut stevia OR 1 more tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tsp coconut or vegetable oil (Many commenters have said it still tastes good if you sub applesauce or mashed banana. I haven't tried it)
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice, such as almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 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). Frosting ideas are listed above in the post!
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Published on November 6, 2011

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  1. Meagan Reynolds says

    This is an excellent recipe! A little higher in calories than I usually like for my snacks, but when you’re wanting something semi-decadent and EASY for dessert, this is a solid choice. Kid (and husband) approved, too!

  2. Ria says

    Delicious, naughty delight. I used whole wheat self-raising flour, a mixture of coconut oil and nut butter, increased almond milk, skipped the vanilla. Chopped chocolate in the cake mixture and after half way in the microwave added some on top.

    Best mug cake in ages.

    Thank you.

  3. Elle says

    Wow, this is literally genius! I used white whole wheat flour, and subbed 2 tsp yogurt with 1 tsp olive oil for the fat. I also stuck some chocolate melting wafers in the middle to create a lava-cake like effect, delicious! This was definitely worth the five minutes. Highly, highly, recommend. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Brenda says

    OMG!! This is awesome and delish!
    I used 2 tsp truvia brown sugar blend and 1 regular truvia packet for the sweetener. 2 Tbsp coffee and 2 of soymilk. Sub applesauce for oil. And added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vinegar. Yum!

  5. Amelia says

    The chocolate mug cake was overall pretty decent. Although, next time I will use less cocoa powder and more sugar than it calls for because it was far too bitter for my tastes. Also, if you are doing this in a coffee mug, I suggest that you double or triple the recipe because it filled less than half of the cup.

  6. Jessica says

    I’ve tried over 20 chocolate mug cakes recently, and can confidently say this one is the tastiest. I love to add an extra tbsp of almond milk and undercook mine a little bit and it’s the most delicious treat.

  7. Laura says

    Just made this! I used xylitol I place of sugar and applesauce instead of oil. My hubby loved it! I served it up with homemade frozen honey yogurt and almonds.

  8. Theresa says

    I love this recipe as is. I tried using applesauce but the consistency wasnt the same. This is my favorite mug cake recipe!

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