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a gluten-free mug cake in a white container with mint and strawberries
Gluten-Free Mug Cake {Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake}
Prep Time
4 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins

This Gluten-Free Mug Cake is rich and chocolatey without any grains or dairy. A decadent chocolate mug cake that is ready in under two minutes.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Mug Cake, Flourless Mug Cake, Paleo Mug Cake
Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 136 kcal
  1. Lightly spray the inside of the mug with olive oil. Pro tip: if you prefer to use butter or ghee, add a sliver to the mug and microwave for 15 seconds. Swirl around the bottom and sides.

  2. Add the ingredients in this order:


    -Maple syrup


    -Vanilla and almond extracts

    -Cocoa powder

    -Baking powder

  3. Mix ingredients really well with a fork, scraping down the sides (the cocoa powder will get on the sides).

  4. If you are adding a square of chocolate, drop it into the center now.

  5. Microwave for 40 seconds. Allow it to cool for a minute and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition values are without the optional square of dark chocolate.


You'll want a mug that is 12 oz or bigger since the mug cake will rise as it is cooking (and then sink back down a bit).


If you don't have a microwave, you can bake this gooey chocolate mug cake in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Mug Cake {Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake}
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 165mg55%
Sodium 72mg3%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Calcium 118mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.