You’re going to love this single-serving Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips. It’s plant-based, egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and completely irresistible. Make it in 10 minutes or less!

vegan and gluten-free mug cake with chocolate chips on top

Mug cakes are single-serving cake recipes that you bake for 1-2 minutes in the microwave. Mug cakes aren’t meant to be baked the oven, they are designed to cook quickly under microwave heat.

The flavors of mug cakes are endless, plus they can be adapted for keto, grain-fee, gluten-free, and vegan diets. Today’s Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake recipe is both a gluten-free and dairy-free dessert that I think you are going to love.


You very likely have everything in your kitchen to make this dessert right now! The beauty of this recipe is that you don’t need eggs or milk so you can make it even if you haven’t been grocery shopping in awhile.

This easy recipe comes together in 10 minutes or less. It is a lifesaver when you’re having a craving for something sweet. I know, because it’s saved me on multiple occasions.

See my Coconut Flour Mug Cake or Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipes for grain-free options.

mug cake dry ingredients

Recipe Steps

Step One

Combine the ingredients for your mug cake in a large microwavable-safe mug. Stir together to make the batter.

mug cake batter ready to be baked

Step Two

Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes, or until the cake has risen.

Step Three

Turn the cake onto a plate or leave it in the mug (your choice). Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top, and enjoy warm!

chocolate chip mug cake served on a plate with a gold spoon


Can this vegan mug cake recipe be baked in the oven?

This particular recipe is not meant to be baked in the oven. It is meant to be microwaved.

Can I use regular flour instead of gluten-free flour?

Yes, you can.

Can I use regular milk instead of almond milk?

Yes, you can, but then the recipe won’t be vegan.

What is the texture like of a mug cake?

It is light and airy, similar to a real cake, but does have more moisture than a baked cake. I have been very impressed with the quality and texture of mug cakes, considering how quickly they get made.

up close photo of mug cake with melted chocolate chips on top

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mug cake served on a white plate with a gold spoon

Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips


You’re going to love this single-serving Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake with Chocolate Chips. It’s plant-based, egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and completely irresistible. Make it in 10 minutes or less!


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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 tablespoons gluten-free baking flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (you can also use white sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted


  1. Spray a microwavable mug with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add the flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, sea salt, and 1 tablespoon of the chocolate chips to the mug.
  3. Add the almond milk, vanilla extract, and coconut oil, and stir until combined.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until the cake has risen.
  5. Sprinkle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate chips on top of the cake.
  6. Let the cake cool for a minute or two before serving.


  1. You can eat the cake right out of the mug, or you can turn it out onto a plate to serve.
  2. If you aren’t on a gluten-free diet, you can use all-purpose flour.
  3. You can use your choice of plant milks for this recipe, including oat milk, cashew milk, or your favorite type.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Vegan, gluten-free

Keywords: gluten free mug cake, easy mug cake, chocolate chip microwave cake

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