If you’re looking for a single-serving dessert that is so easy and delicious, you’re going to love this Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Mug Cake. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free.

chocolate mug cake with a purple spoon

What is a Mug Cake?

If you are not familiar with mug cakes, then I have a very special announcement for you. They are a single-serving cake that gets baked in a mug that takes all of 5 minutes to put together. Isn’t that the best news you’ve have all day?!

Ingredients

There are a ton of mug cake recipes on the web, but this one is made with coconut flour. That means that it is gluten-free and grain-free, which is great for people with autoimmune disease or on paleo diets and who are avoiding grains.

I expect that you will be seeing a lot more mug cakes on my blog, because they are my new obsession. For instance, you might also like my Snickerdoodle Mug Cake!

To make a mug cake, you just need a few ingredients. I used coconut flour, but you can absolutely use your favorite flour. The coconut flour is nice because it has great texture and a very mild coconut flavor. Also, as I mentioned coconut flour is both grain-free and gluten-free, plus it’s a nice source of fiber. I like this brand of coconut flour.

mug cake ingredients on a white background

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the dry ingredients in your microwave-safe mug. Stir to combine.

Step Two

Stir together the wet ingredients in a separate small bowl and stir them into the dry ingredients.

Step Three

Microwave and serve your Coconut Flour Mug Cake hot. Enjoy!!!

mug cake batter ready to be baked

Expert Tips

  • When you’re mixing up the ingredients in your mug, don’t forget to get out all of the lumps. A small whisk can help with that.
  • Make sure you reserve some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of your mug cake. This will add that extra special touch and chocolate flavor.
  • Don’t try to double this recipe. If you want to make a double serving, just use two mugs. If you cook two mugs at the same time, you will probably need to increase the cooking time to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
up close view of the cake with chocolate chips on top

FAQs

Can I bake this in the oven?

I have not tried that. I am currently developing a single-serve baked cake recipe, so stay tuned for that new recipe.

Can this recipe be made vegan?

I have not made this recipe vegan, but I do have a Vegan Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips you might like.

Other Grain Free Dessert Recipes You Might Like

Here is the printable recipe:

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Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Mug Cake

mug cake ready to be eaten

If you’re looking for a single-serving dessert that is so easy and delicious, you’re going to love this Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Mug Cake. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and grain-free. 

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Grain-free
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  1. Spray a microwave-safe coffee mug with nonstick cooking spray. 
  2. Add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips. Use a spoon to stir together.
  3. Next, in a small bowl, combine the egg, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the mug and use a small whisk or spoon to combine. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter.
  5. Microwave the mug for 2 minutes. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate chips on top.
  6. Serve hot.

Notes

Don’t try to double this recipe. If you want to make a double serving, just use two mugs. If you cook two mugs at the same time, you will probably need to increase the cooking time to 2 minutes and 30 seconds.

Keywords: gluten free mug cake, microwave chocolate cake, grain free mug cake

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