Quick Chocolate Mug Cake

Hi everyone! This week we’re getting even sweeter with a quick and easy chocolate mug cake. Perfect for those days when you’re craving something sweet, but don’t feel like baking or going out to buy something. It only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time. Enjoy!  

Chocolate Mug Cake


5 Tbsp GF flour 

3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

½ Tbsp Ground flax (gelled in 1 Tbsp of water)  

1-2 Tbsp sugar (sweeten to your taste) 

Pinch of salt

½ Tsp baking powder

1 Tbsp melted vegan butter, oil, or vegan mayo 

3-5 Tbsp non dairy milk 


1 Tbsp Vegan chocolate chunks/chips 




*tip: make sure your cup is big enough to leave a little room at the top once you’ve made your batter – the cake will rise when it cooks! We recommend a 10-12oz cup to be on the safe side, but use whatever you got! 


In a microwave/ heat safe cup, mix all your dry ingredients together

Then stir in the flax and oil, and then add the milk a tablespoon at a time, until you get a thick but smooth batter. 

For the chocolate chips, if you want little pockets of chocolate, you can just sprinkle them in. For a smooth and rich chocolate flavor, you can melt them beforehand, and stir the melted chocolate into the batter. If you want to go all out, you can do both! 

Place your mug into the microwave and set it for 30 seconds at a time, until the batter is cooked through and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. For us, it takes about 1.5 minutes. However, if you like your cake a bit fudgier, you can leave it in for less time (this recipe is vegan so you don’t have to worry about raw eggs). 

If you are like us and don’t mind waiting a bit longer, but also don’t want to do dishes, you can also put your cup in the oven (provided it’s oven safe!) at 350F for 10-12 minutes. You lose the convenience of the quick cake, but we think the texture and flavor is even better in the oven. 

Top with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, or your favorite chocolate frosting or syrup, and you’re all set! 

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