If you’re looking for a single-serving dessert that is grain-free and paleo, you’re going to love this Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Mug Cake. This microwave cake is ready in just 7 minutes!

two mugs of coconut flour cake with fresh mint leaves on top.

If you are not familiar with mug cakes, then you will be thrilled to try making one. 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?!

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 who are following a paleo diet.

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!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Coconut flour can be difficult to work with. That’s why you need to use tried and tested recipes when baking with it. This Coconut Flour Mug Cake is well-tested and works.
  • When the craving hits for a chocolate cake but you don’t want to bake a whole cake, try this recipe instead!
  • This mug cake uses maple syrup to sweeten. Chocolate chips on top are optional if you need a double dose of chocolate.

Key Ingredients

ingredients for coconut flour mug cake.

Coconut flour make the base of this mug cake. It’s a great flour because it has 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.

Unsweetened almond milk adds moisture to the cake.

Egg helps the cake rise, along with baking soda and baking powder.

Coconut oil adds moisture and density, and maple syrup adds sweetness.

Cocoa powder adds that rich chocolate flavor. Don’t have any? See my article with the Best Substitutes for Cocoa Powder.

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!!!

chocolate mug cake on table with powdered sugar on top.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • 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.
  • If you want a double chocolate version, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of your mug cake.
  • You can also top the cake with powdered sugar, whipped coconut cream, or coconut milk ice cream. Or, just serve it plain.
  • Don’t try to double this recipe in one mug. 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.

Recipe FAQs

Can I bake this in the oven?

This recipe is meant to be baked in a microwave; I have not tested it in a conventional oven.

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.

What is coconut flour?

Coconut flour is a type of flour that is made from the dried flesh of coconuts. It has a unique property in that it is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates. This makes it a good choice for people who are looking for a healthy alternative to grain-based flours. Coconut flour also has a nutty flavor that makes it a good choice for baking.

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chocolate coconut flour mug cake on a table.

Coconut Flour Chocolate Mug Cake

If you’re looking for a single-serving dessert that is grain-free and paleo, you’re going to love this Coconut Flour Double Chocolate Mug Cake. This microwave cake is ready in just 7 minutes!

  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • chocolate chips, whipped cream, ice cream, or powered sugar (optional ingredients for topping)

Instructions

  1. In a microwavable coffee mug, add the coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. Next, in a small bowl, combine the coconut oil, egg, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir to combine.
  3. 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.
  4. Microwave the mug for 2 minutes. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave.
  5. Let the cake cool for about a minute before serving plain or topped with chocolate chips, ice cream, whipped cream, or powdered sugar. 

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. If you want a double chocolate version, sprinkle some chocolate chips on top of your mug cake.
  3. You can also top the cake with powdered sugar, whipped coconut cream, or coconut milk ice cream. Or, just serve it plain.

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

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