Gluten free chocolate mug cake

    7 min

    This is my favourite mug cake recipe that has no gluten and no added sugar. It's a quick dessert that will satisfy any sugar or chocolate craving! Espresso or strong coffee can be used in place of coffee essence.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 1 

    • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips, or more to taste
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 egg
    • 1 drop coffee essence (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Extra time:2min cooling  ›  Ready in:7min 

    1. Combine chocolate chips and olive oil in a microwave-safe mug; heat in microwave until melted, about 20 to 30 seconds.
    2. Stir coconut flour, water and bicarbonate of soda into chocolate mixture using a fork. Add egg and coffee essence to chocolate mixture; stir well.
    3. Heat in microwave until cake is cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Cool cake for about 2 minutes before eating.

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    Looking for a sweet treat, I decided to try this mug cake to change things up from the other recipe I normally use. This was very good and quick! The only changes I made were to use coconut oil instead of olive oil (I find the olive oil flavor too strong for cakes) and I used vanilla extract instead of coffee extract. This rose beautifully and I enjoyed the light texture. Also, unlike the other mug cake I make, this one pulled away from the sides nicely and could have easily been turned onto a plate. No sticking! And no time for a pic either! Thanks for sharing your recipe DenaMarie!  -  22 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't have any eggs so I used liquid egg whites and it turned out amazing!! This is the best cake I've ever tasted paleo or not! I'll definitely be making it again!!  -  14 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I followed the recipe as written. If you're used to eating paleo this is a great quick treat!  -  18 Mar 2014  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)