Rich, moist, fluffy Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake made in just 5 minutes! This easy cake recipe is scaled down for one, and is grain-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free.
…Because sometimes you need chocolate cake NOW and you need it to be portioned appropriately so that you don’t end up eating an entire chocolate cake.
That, m’dears, is the purpose of the chocolate mug cake.
If you saw my Paleo Chocolate Cake recipe last week and watered at the mouth at the thought of it but knew you’d be far too tempted to overdo it on the dessert lest the chocolate cake fairy didn’t take it away before you could do any actual damage, here is your solution. It is…
- Paleo (grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free)..
- Super rich and chocolatey..
- Fluffy, moist, and tempting..
- Scaled down for one.
Simply stir all of the ingredients together aggressively in a mug, nuke it, let it cool for a hot second, and enjoy.
I like adding some fresh fruit for a little juicy pop of flavor (blueberries are my current topping jam), but you can keep this pure and chocolatey as well. Up for a little double chocolate action? Just add chocolate chips to the batter. Super into nut butters? Drizzle it on!
If you’re a lover of all-things banana bread, you can try out my Paleo Banana Bread Mug Cake recipe, and step it up a notch to add cacao powder and/or chocolate chips. This banana-sweetened version is a great option as well for those of you who try to keep your treats naturally sweet.
Point is, there are plenty of adaptations you can employ to make this the star of your world.
For me, this mug cake is actual perfection because I’m obsessed with all-things chocolate, but I’m the only person in my house that consumes them (the boyf has zero sweet tooth). If you’re going stag on Valentine’s Day (no shame!), or you’re the sole dessert eater of the household, this one’s for you.
Stir, nuke, devour!
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- 1 egg yolk, see note*
- 1 to 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, to taste
- 4 tablespoons finely ground almond flour
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened or melted
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder, see note**
- Stir all ingredients together very well in a large mug until well-combined. Microwave on high for 1.5 to 2 minutes, or until mug cake is cooked through. Enjoy with any of your favorite toppings
*Save the egg white for a different use, such as an egg white omelet or scramble
**Or unsweetened cocoa powder
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 mug cake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 515Total Fat: 32gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 46gSugar: 29gProtein: 15g