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Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

by Analiese Trimber

Outline of two people

1 servings


4 Minutes



  • Mug
  • Whisk or fork
  • Microwave



  • 1 Egg (or flax egg)
  • 2 tbsp Plant-based milk
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Nut butter
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 ½ tbsp Almond flour
  • ⅛ tsp Baking powder
  • 3 tsp Coconut sugar
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Paleo-friendly chocolate chips


  • 1
    Add egg, milk, vanilla extract, and nut butter to the mug.
    Whisk to combine.
  • 2
    Add remaining ingredients, except chocolate chips, and whisk again until ingredients are fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir once more.
    Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Dessert Delight In Under 4 Minutes

There’s nothing better than eating an entire dessert to yourself. Even more amazing when it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan-friendly, and can be made in under five minutes. If you’re an impatient cook like I am, this mug cake is the perfect instant gratification dessert – no starting up the oven and waiting 30 minutes for a cake to bake and another 20 minutes to wait for it to cool.

When making this recipe, I suggest using a tall mug because this cake rises a bunch during its time in the microwave. This also makes a good amount of cake, so feel free to share some with a friend…or don’t! I like topping mine with coconut butter and some extra chocolate chips!

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