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 Easy & Sinfully Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

This Gluten Free Chocolate Mug is so tasty and it only takes 3-5 minutes to make!

How many desserts though can you make in so little time that are so delicious? This gluten-free chocolate mug cake is one of the easiest dessert recipes you’ll ever make. The cake comes out rich, moist and yes sinfully delicious!

Serve with some strawberries or other berries, ice cream or dust with cocoa powder etc.. and it even looks like a fancy dessert. Be warned though this gluten-free chocolate mug cake is decadent and rich, it will fill you up quickly. It's the perfect dessert for sharing, or not.

chocolate mug cake

Now I say this gluten-free chocolate mug cake is ready 3-5 minutes because we all know that temperatures on microwaves can vary. Just make sure you've got your ice cream ready to serve with this heavenly dessert. It's not a family favorite. I love that it's gluten-free and really you don't need to use much sugar either!

Yield: 1 Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes


  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Powdered sugar, if desired
  • Strawberries, if desired
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Topping, if desired


  1. Place butter in a microwave-safe mug and heat in microwave until melted.
  2. Remove from microwave and immediately stir in the chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Stir, allowing the chocolate chips to melt.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla together.
  4. Pour the egg and sugar mixture into the mug of chocolate and butter. Stir until well combined.
  5. Place mug in microwave and heat for approximately 1 ½ to 2 minutes on high. Do not overcook!
  6. Remove from microwave and either serve in the mug or invert onto a plate. (To invert - use a butter knife to go around the edge to loosen the cake. Place saucer on top of mug and flip over.)
  7. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve with fresh strawberries and ice cream, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

For those who are visual learners like I am here are some in process photos for you of the gluten free chocolate mug cake. Melt butter in microwave and then add chocolate chips right away to melt in the hot butter.

Chocolate Mug Cake process 1

Add to your mug of choice. Make sure there's enough room for the cake to expand up but not overflow. The cup should be no more than half full, a little less even.

Chocolate Mug Cake process 4

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Don't overcook as it will harden. This is meant to be super moist. Once it's ready use a knife to loosen the sides and hold a plate to cover the top and turn over.

Chocolate Mug Cake overhead in mug

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This gluten-free chocolate mug cake is one of the easiest dessert recipes you’ll ever make. The cake comes out rich, moist and yes sinfully delicious!

Top with your favorites but since it's so rich we LOVED the vanilla ice cream and strawberries with it.

Seriously divine and everyone was so delighted with it. I made it for Valentine's Day and my hubby and daughter oohed and ahhed out how yummy it was but also how fancy it looked 😉 What they don't know and all that right?

Chocolate Mug Cake horizontal 6

In addition, you can drizzle Strawberry Ice Cream Topping on the ice cream and strawberries to add a delicious burst of strawberry flavor. I"m also thinking of having it with toasted coconut and coconut ice cream because chocolate and coconut= this mom is in heaven. If you make it let us know how you like it!

chocolate mug cake

Seriously, what is there not to love about a super easy dessert that is sinfully good? It's so rich and chocolate-y and your topping choices are endless. My teen-ager has taken to making this dessert whenever she has a craving chocolate cake. She tops it with whatever she can find, ice cream, whip cream, whatever catches her fancy. I think I created a mug cake monster but again it's just so darn easy and tasty!

chocolate mug cake

If you make it let us know how you like it. Make sure to try some of our other tasty recipes in our recipe section full of desserts of course, appetizers and everything in between.

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By on February 15th, 2017

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96 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake: Sinfully Delicious!”

  1. Wow, how rich and scrumptious does this look?! Thank you for linking up at the Friday Favorites linky party! 🙂


  2. This looks so yummy! I pinned it and I'm planning to try it this weekend. I have everything but ice cream!
    I'm visiting today from Friday Favorites Link Party; it is so nice to meet you!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  3. This is devilishly enticing! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday. I look forward to seeing what you create next week!

  4. Looks so yummy!!! ? thanks for sharing this...I'm going to try this and share it with my other friends who have to be gluten-free because we are fighting Chronic Lyme Disease and chronic inflammatory response syndrome. You could even make this sugar free by using a combo of stevia and erythritol!

  5. I have never made a mug cake, with no flower and baking powder how does it get that texture? Looks good I will have to give this a try!

  6. Mug cakes are so good. It's great how versatile and easy they are. Easy to make a decadant dessert for one or two people.

  7. Omgosh this looks amazing!! I love that while its sinfully delicious its also gluten free!! Fabulous!! Must try!

  8. Loved it! Being gluten-free just makes it all the better, I may try something like this, but easter themed for the holidays!

  9. I want to make this for my granddaughter who eats gluten free. It would be such a nice treat for her. So often she feels like she misses out on the goodies other 11 year olds can eat.

  10. You are making me so hungry! I love flourless chocolate cakes, and imagine this is as rich and dense as they are. I can't wait to try it!

  11. My son has Celiacs disease so he would love me to make this and I know my whole family would love eating it. Love how you plated it looks so good.

  12. This looks really good. Im not always a huge chocolate lover, but this looks like a must try. It would also be fun to make for my fiancé since he loves chocolate so much.

  13. that looks delicious and easy and I would also eat it with vanilla and strawberries to go with the rich chocolate. i love making new things for my kids to eat.

  14. I have heard of mug cake before but I have never actually had it or tried making it! This recipe sounds so good, thank you so much for sharing!! 🙂

  15. I'm seeing alot of these mug cake recipes lately. Maybe that's a sign lol This particular one is very enticiing with all it's chocolaty goodness 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  16. Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake: Sinfully Delicious! I cannot wait to try this delicious desert. Thank you so much for giving us all this great information

  17. My mother lives with our family and developed celiac disease a few years ago. I'm always on the lookout for new gluten free recipes for her. This one looks great!

  18. WOW!!! Love that it so easy to make. My granddaughters are always asking my to make them a dessert after dinner and this is something I can whip up for them and they will love it. Who doesn't love chocolate, I know they do and so do I. Thanks!

  19. Thank you for this recipe - I am looking for easy to do desserts. The pictures were mouth watering - looked really rich and tasty!

  20. Oh! yes please! This cake looks delicious! and I really love how easy this one to make, and how short
    of a time it took.

  21. Wow.......that looks super delicious. I can't believe you can make it so quickly. It would be a nice treat for unexpected company.

  22. Oh Wow. This looks so delicious! You always post the Best looking foods and recipes! The powdered sugar tops it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • awww thanks Bethany, I hope you try it, so easy to make once you figure out timing with your microwave 🙂 so rich though whoa lol


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