Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe whips up in under 3 minutes and is Paleo Gluten and Dairy Free.  Super moist and guilt-free using no extra sugar except for a few chocolate chips because… well chocolate!

Chocolate chip mug cake in a white bowl with a chocolate spoon

I am always on the hunt for healthy snacks that are delicious and mug cakes are always a sure thing.  I have been making mug cakes for years and have tried a lot of versions.  Some with protein powder, some that might as well be dessert and others recently using date puree.  All delicious but this recipe is by far my favourite.

What Makes this chocolate Chip mug cake Recipe great?

  • Gluten-free – using coconut flour and almond flour instead
  • Very low in sugar because it uses Stevia a natural sweetener that is zero calories.
  • Includes a serving of protein
  • Dairy-free – using unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Just enough chocolate chips to kill a chocolate craving and the chocolate chips easily swap out for blueberries for a change of pace

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What is a mug cake?

A mug cake is just that.  A cake that is made in a mug and microwaved for a quick snack or dessert.  Basically it is just a matter of adding small portions of cake ingredients and cooking quickly.  It’s great because you really make it all in a coffee mug and don’t need to pull out blenders, bowls, pans etc. and have a whole mess in your kitchen and an hour of work.  Just pull out your measuring spoons and a mug, mix and shove it in the microwave for a minute or two and presto… instant mug cake!


how to make this chocolate mug cake recipe


Once you have the base for this chocolate chip mug cake recipe you can switch it up and get creative.

Mug cake recipe variations to try

  • Swap out the chocolate chips for blueberries or raspberries
  • Add a dollop of whip cream to the top of the cooked mug cake
  • Top with your favourite vegan or regular ice cream
  • Not worried about extra calories try adding some Skor pieces for a hint fo caramel
  • Add a tbsp of chopped pecans

Overhead pic of three bowls of chocolate chip mug cake on a black table

Can you make this mug cake recipe ahead of time?

Planning on serving to guests or just want to bring this mug cake recipe to work with you for a healthy chocolate craving kicker afternoon snack.  Just pack wrap up your mug tightly with plastic wrap and microwave when ready to eat for another 15 seconds to warm it up and melt those chocolate chips again.  Store cooked in the refrigerator sealed for up to 3 days.

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Chocolate chip mug cake in a white bowl with a chocolate spoon

Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
This Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe whips up in under 3 minutes and is Paleo Gluten and Dairy Free.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Baking, Breakfast, Snack, Treat
Cuisine 21 Day Fix, American, Baking, Canadian
Servings 1 serving
Calories 299 kcal


  • Mug or small bowl 12 oz or greater
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Spoon
  • Microwave


  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp banana mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp almond flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp stevia powdered
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a large mug or small bowl at least 12 oz in size add egg, almond milk and banana
  • Mash banana and mix well into the egg mixture.
  • In the same mug or bowl add coconut flour, almond flour, powdered stevia, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix well into the egg mixture to form a batter.
  • Add chocolate chips and mix into batter.
  • Microwave for 1.5 minutes in 30-second increments waiting 5 seconds between rounds. The batter will rise while cooking and then fall when it is done cooking. I find this helps keep the batter from rising too quickly and spilling out over the top.
  • Allow cooling for 1 minute before eating. The mug will be very hot so be sure to remove with oven mitts or wait till cooled enough to handle before removing from the microwave.


Serving: 1cakeCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 11.8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 116mgPotassium: 370mgFiber: 7.1gSugar: 11gCalcium: 203mgIron: 2mg


If following the 21 Day Fix container system this recipe would count as:
2 tsp, 1 blue, 1 orange, 1/2 red, 1/2 yellow
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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  1. 5 stars
    We love a mug cake in our family! This sounds delicious – and even better, the hubby can have it too because it is gluten free!

  2. 5 stars
    This is definitely great for satisfying my chocolate cravings and I love how quick and easy it is to make. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe.

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