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1-Minute Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

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1-minute Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake that uses cocoa powder as the flour. Only 4-ingredients, is gluten-free, can be made keto. The finished mug cake is light and fluffy. It’s so popular that oven directions were requested. See below for that.

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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

If you want the oven version of this recipe try out my Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes.

If you love healthy snacks you can also try out my Almond Butter Balls, Lemon Bliss Balls, and Pecan Pie Lara Bars

I first created this recipe for my cookbook, Indulge: 70+ Grain-Free Desserts. The theme of the book is low carb, gluten free, Paleo treats.

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Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

This is a delicious 4 ingredient gluten free and low carb cupcake and I provide keto instructions below. 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 Mug Cake. I consider it the best chocolate mug cake!

How do You Make a Mug Cake with Cocoa Powder?

The cocoa powder acts as the flour! It’s the perfect gluten-free snack! I love that you don’t need to go out and buy a special flour, instead you can use exactly what you have in your pantry and enjoy instant cupcakes/cake!

You can also try out my Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake, Almond Butter Balls, Lemon Bliss Balls, and Pecan Pie Lara Bars

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake Tools

For this recipe you will need:

 

1 Large bowl 

Measuring spoons and cups 

Whisk 

Airtight storage container for leftovers 

 

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Yield: 3 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 large 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

How to Make the Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake 

  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!

How do I Make this into a Keto Chocolate Mug Cake?

It’s so easy to turn this recipe into a keto mug cake! When you use your preferred sweetener make sure you use stevia, monk fruiterythritol or another keto approved sweetener.

If you love keto desserts, here is a free keto dessert cookbook.

How do You Make a Brownie in a Mug?

That’s easier than you realize! To make a brownie mug cake just remove the baking soda so it doesn’t turn into cake and instead stays flat and more dense. Place all the ingredients into one coffee mug or small microwavable square container. Will it taste like a perfect brownie? No, it will taste brownie like/chocolate custard and in my experience adding more sugar and another flour like almond flour (I suggest 1 tbsp of almond flour) helps it taste more dense like a brownie. I also have a Keto Brownie Mug Cake that uses flaxseed as the flour.

How Do You Make This Chocolate Mug Cake Egg-Free?

I’ve never tested an egg-free version of this Paleo mug cake but you can try using a “chia egg” or your favourite egg replacer. You can try replacing the eggs with a “chia egg”, bananas, applesauce or whatever you usually use in place of eggs.

How to make a chia egg: 1 tbsp of chia seeds + 2.5 tbsp of water = 1 large egg.

1/4 cup ripe mashed banana replaces 1 large egg

1/4 cup of applesauce replaces 1 large egg

The results might be more dense instead of light and fluffy.

Yield: 3

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake

Try my delicious 4 ingredient gluten free and low carb 1-minute flourless Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe that is light and fluffy and uses simple ingredients.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp preferred sweetener, I like using a little bit of 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 baking soda

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3

Serving Size:

3 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53

Enjoy,

Carol

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