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We’ve all been in those situations where everyone eats cake… except you.
Bummer, I know.
Fret no more because if everyone around you is eating cake, you can pop this gluten-free chocolate mug cake into the microwave, and, in 90 seconds flat, you’ll be eating cake right alongside everyone else.
In fact, I’ve been known to mix my own mug cake batter and bring it with me to a friend’s house. I microwave it while I’m at my friend’s house, so it’s nice and warm when I’m ready to eat it.
No need for you to feel deprived, right?
The Chocolate Mug Cake Trend
Right now, mug cakes are on trend.
In Walmart, I saw Udi’s gluten-free mug cakes. I tried them and will say they are good but not over-the-top amazing.
It’s nice of Udi’s to think of us, but I knew I could do better.
To get on the gluten-free mug cake trend, I decided to create my own chocolate mug cake recipe – specifically one that is sweet (but not over-the-top-sweet) as well as one that is fast and easy to make.
How to Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
To make a chocolate mug cake at home, you’ll, of course, need a mug. Any old mug will do as your container, as long as it’s microwave-safe, of course.
I recommend using a smaller or standard-sized mug vs. an oversized mug. If you use an oversized mug, the cake will only fill up the mug halfway and not look as exciting. There’s something about a full mug of cake to really gets me excited!
You’ll first want to mix all your dry ingredients together, including your gluten-free flour 1:1 flour blend (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour blend), cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Next, add the milk (I use dairy-free cashew or almond milk) as well as a little bit of avocado oil (or vegetable oil of choice).
Swish it all together until well combined, then add a couple of tablespoons of chocolate chips and mix again.
The next stop is your microwave.
Microwave the chocolate mug cake for 90 seconds while enjoying all the free smells of baking a homemade chocolate cake from scratch.
This gluten-free chocolate mug cake cooks up perfectly moist and gooey every time. I’ve made this recipe dozens of times without fail.
I like to top mine with a little powdered sugar and fresh fruit, but you could top it with whipped cream, ice cream, or enjoy it as is. It’s so good!
Every bite is an ooey-gooey chocolatey explosion in your mouth.
The chocolate chips come out soft and melted. It’s why I recommend enjoying this mug cake right out of the microwave.
Be forewarned, if you are selfish (like me) and make the gluten-free chocolate mug cake for yourself and only yourself, everyone will look at you with envy.
Some might even demand a bite of your dessert.
Just tell them to keep their gluten-y hands off your gluten-free goodies… or share the leftovers with them after you’ve filled your belly first. They have their own dessert, so hands off yours!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
- In a 12 oz. microwave-safe mug, add flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Blend together.
- Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix until smooth, then stir in chocolate chips.
- Microwave mug cake on high for 90 seconds. Do not overcook or the cake may burn or dry out.
- Top with powdered sugar, whip cream, fresh fruit, or enjoy as is. Allow mug cake to cool for 1 minute before enjoying.