1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake (LC, GF)

I’m guest posting at Oh Cake!!!!!  You get to see the yummy chocolate cupcake recipe I teased you with on Facebook.  Ohhhh and another surprise!  I’ve been working on a cookbook for months now!  It is 2/3rds done and this is one of the recipes:D  I’ll keep you updated on the progress.  The theme of the book is low carb, gluten free treats.  I’m soooo excited to see what the cover art looks like and the final book.

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This is a delicious 4 ingredient gluten free and low carb cupcake.  I wanted to provide you with something that did not require any special ingredients or skills.  The cupcake will probably be the fastest cupcake you have ever made.  Drum roll….. 1 minute to bake.  Best of all if you love to bake you probably have the ingredients in your pantry right now.  Let’s get started making what I call the 1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake.

1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake (LC, GF)

Yield: 3 cupcakes


  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of preferred sweetener *I used raw honey, but if you are not used to making anything low carb you might prefer to start with 2-3 tablespoons of your preferred sweetener .
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda


  1. In a bowl mix together the egg, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Lastly add the baking soda and mix.
  2. Pour the batter into microwavable silicone cupcake liners, or 1 medium bowl (to make a small cake), or 3 small bowls (to make it cupcake size), people often use a coffee mug too. I found that one batch made 3 cupcakes. *If you are using bowls or a coffee mug you should lightly grease the inside with butter, coconut oil, or your preferred cooking fat.
  3. Microwave all three cupcakes at once for 1 minute or until baked. *Note, the batter will rise very high at first and then deflate as it is finished baking.
  4. Test the cupcakes for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean it is finished, if not microwave for a few more seconds.
  5. Eat!
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  1. NYNan says

    This recipe is a godsend! It’s so quick and easy and DELICIOUS! Kills my sweet and chocolate cravings.
    Thank you Carol!!!

  2. Christina says

    Thank you so much for this! It’s exactly what I need for when my (GF,CF,SF,PF)son’s teacher doesn’t give me a notice they are giving the kids cupcakes. Pinned and printed to have on hand at all times. :)

  3. tracey g says

    Looks delish, and i want yo make it NOW…but… I don’t own a microwave. Can i bake it the oven? Time & temp.?

    • CAROLditchthewheat says

      I’ve never tried baking this in the oven. I would suggest experimenting with the temperature & time used to bake regular cupcakes.

  4. Brieanna says

    Thank you for this recipe!!! Just made the kiddies some to take to daycare tomorrow! I think they will love them…. I sure did:)

  5. Jen says

    I had to make this twice. The first time around I misread the recipe and added 1 T of baking soda. No amount of water could flush that away….

    The second time around I was very impressed. This will calm a chocolate craving but it didn’t satisfy my sweet tooth. I used 1 T honey but might try maple syrup next time. Maybe even more coconut oil for a different flavor.

    I would make this again!

    • CAROLditchthewheat says

      wow 1 tablespoon of baking soda would have been very very bad :P Try adding a chocolate icing to make it calm you chocolate craving.

  6. says

    Hi- I am SO excited to try this. I am only 29 years old and just diagnosed as diabetic…So I’ve gone from eating however I want to a VERY strict low card diet and it has NOT been easy, to say the least. my question is- do you have the actual nutritional information available anywhere? Particularly the # of carbs? I am having to keep track of every single carb, so it would be much appreciated! Thanks so much! :-)

    • CAROLditchthewheat says

      I no longer provide nutritional info. You can look it up very easily in a free system like fatsecret.com I used to use it when I was tracking carbs.

  7. says

    This was soooo yummy! My hubby thought the first batch wasn’t quite sweet enough, so I doubled the honey and then added a little coconut milk after baking. YUMMY!! Will definitely make again and again and again… :-)

  8. Bianca says

    I successfully baked this recipe in the oven (well, a toaster oven). I used 350 F (180 C) for 18 minutes. I suggest you check after 10 minutes as different ovens work at different rates.

    Also I would like to note that the batch only produced enough for 1 standard size cupcake, rather than 3. It rose nicely and the flavor is indeed satisfying.

  9. Nat says

    I tried this cake and it was GREAT except for one thing : The baking soda
    It kinda left a yucky taste in my mouth, am I doing something wrong?

  10. Kate says

    Hi there, thanks for the recipe! :) I followed Grass Fed Girl’s oven-baked version. I have made 2 batches of these now and both haven’t set properly Fine on the top and outside, soft & spongey (spore-like) in the centre, no matter how long I left them cooking for. Both times I followed the recipe exactly with correct quantities, any clues as to what I am doing wrong?! Many Thanks :) Kate

  11. Emilie Roush says

    I have a question about the honey. You said it made it “low carb” but honey has 17 carbs per tablespoon (I googled it). Is there a cut off for what makes something “low carb”? Is there a number you personally shoot to be under?

    • CAROLditchthewheat says

      It’s lower carb compared to a “regular” chocolate cupcake. The recipe makes 3 so it’s like 6 carbs per serving. Most people regard anything under 10 carbs as low carb.

  12. Natali says

    I’m on the Atkins diet and tried this to try and satisfy my sweet/chocolate tooth and it didn’t do either. There could have been either one of two or two things that could have gone wrong. For starters I didn’t have regular cocoa powder only had Hershey’s special dark chocolate and it has a very strong taste so I will try with regular cocoa powder next time. The second thing could have been my sweetner, I use walmart brand sweet n’ low and I am not 100% fond of the flavor but I use it in small quantities to semi satisfy my craving for sweets. I will most likely try this recipe again but with the other cocoa powder and either a different sweetner or less of the sweet n’ low. thank you for the recipe though, it is fast and super easy.


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