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One Minute Vegan 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 (231)
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
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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For a larger recipe, be sure to try this Vegan Chocolate Cake!

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Published on November 6, 2011

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  1. Amber says

    I love this recipe 😍😍 I live with a flatmate so making a full sized cake rarely happens unless I’m able to take it somewhere to share it! Sometimes I just really want a chocolate cake fix and this is perfect – tastes amazing and doesn’t blow up your calorie intake. Yay!

  2. Jules says

    It tasted soooo good! It was just a tad too much cocoa powder for me, it felt a bit dry. I’m going to add some chocolate droplets next time, that sounds like a great idea and might make this even better!

  3. Kristine S. says

    YUM – If you’re not used to the taste of cocoa this may seem not sweet enough but I made it in a mug and had a bite, then got interrupted so it sat and cooled and was more cakey and the flavors more mellowed and it was even better than when first out of the microwave. I used 3+T sprouted ww flour and avocado oil because that’s what I have.

  4. H+H says

    This is a great, simple recipe. We added 1 tbsp chocolate chips, reduced cocoa powder by 1 tsp, and used just 1 tbsp sugar (no stevia). We’ll definitely be making this again!

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