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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.
4.89/5 (206)
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. 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!

    • 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!)

  5. Lena says

    Congratulations on winning!! 🙂 I totally just read this recipe, though “man, I want to make this”… and then went and made it right after. That’s pretty big for a girl who’s read thousands of recipes, thought “man, I want to make this” subsequently thousands of times, and then never made them (or, best case scenario, finally got around to it weeks after). And it tasted amazing. I made it with applesauce and half-white, half-whole wheat flour and it turned out delicious (I did have to microwave it longer for it to get all spongey/cakey and not be liquidy anymore, but I don’t know if that’s the applesauce or my microwave). I was going to ice the top with some chocolate fondue my mom brought home a few days ago but I ate the whole thing before I could. 😉 Thank you so much for this!

  6. Jennifer says

    YAY for Katie!!!! I am so glad that you won!!!! Congratulations! (And I really think that this cake is going to be my dessert later tonight. I’ve wanted something chocolate all day!)

  7. Tracey says

    Congrats – and this is soooo yummy. Just made (and ate) it! Also wondering if you know what the calories are on this? I’m trying to figure it out – not sure what the calories are on a few of the ingredients. Thanks so much – love!!

  8. Alexis says

    Congrats Katie! And I think I am going to make this single-lady chocolate cake right now, but sprinkle some chocolate chips into it before baking…. yum!

  9. Sarah says

    Oh my chocolate…. this looks AMAZING!!! I’m definitely making this soon! I was at foodbuzz fest and when they called your name I was so happy for you. TX girls represen
    t! Wish you were here.

  10. Aine @ Something to Chew Over says

    That’s brilliant news Katie, great job! 🙂

    I love the idea of a one minute cake – dangerous 😉

  11. Moni'sMeals says

    CONGRATS!!!! Of course…(duh!) 🙂

    So I think we all need this and most likely right now! Just Brilliant. I will double it for my husband too. 🙂

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