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5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

An amazingly 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake. You get a perfect quick chocolatey dessert – that’s healthier, vegan, and oil-free.
An easy vegan chocolate mug cake recipe, that only needs 5 ingredients to make a fudgy brownie in a mug. The beauty of this is that it’s done in about 5 minutes! Perfect for a quick dessert after dinner.

The beauty of a mug cake for one is that the mug holds the brownie together, you don’t need to take it out of the mug and slice it, which means the structural integrity of the mug brownie is not important!


Vegan Mug Cake Substitutions

  • FLOUR:  If you need this recipe to be gluten-free just sub for gluten-free flour.
  • MAPLE SYRUP: No maple syrup, no problem, substitute for another liquid sweetener such as date syrup or agave syrup.
  • PEANUT BUTTER: This can be substituted for any nut butter (or nut-free butter, like sunflower seed butter)

Do let me know how you found this 5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake if you try it though! And if there was anything you tried or something that worked better…Do drop me a comment below, or you can find me/message me directly on InstagramPinterestYouTube, or Facebook!! I love seeing what my lovely readers think of my recipes!
5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

5-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

An amazingly Vegan Easy Chocolate Mug Cake. You get a perfect quick chocolatey dessert - that's healthier, vegan and oil-free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 322 kcal


  • 35 g/2 heaping tbsp of flour
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 heaping spoon of runny peanut butter sub for other nut butter
  • 60 ml of water
  • 1/2 tsp of baking powder


  • In a bowl place dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking powder) and whisk together.
  • To the dry ingredients add the maple syrup, peanut butter, water & whisk. You want the batter to be quite loose.
  • Pour the batter into a large mug.
  • Prepare the microwave, pop a small plate for you to place the mug on, just in case there is any overflow.
  • Microwave for 35 seconds to start. (on a high-temperature setting in my microwave) this is perfect and still a bit gooey, you may need a little more or less to test it. Remember with a microwave recipe often cooks a little more on sitting, so it's best to start with a shorter time frame.
  • Serve with a scoop of ice cream if you like.


Enjoy hot with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream if you like.


Serving: 1portionSugar: 8.9gFiber: 9gCalories: 322kcalFat: 11.2gProtein: 8.7gCarbohydrates: 41.1g
Keyword cake, chocolate, chocolatedessert, dessert, glutenfree, healthy, mug cake, protein, pudding, vegan
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  • Reply
    A happy vegan
    17 January 2022 at 23h35

    5 stars
    This was my first mug cake and it came out great! I substituted a different liquid sugar and microwaved it an additional 8 seconds because I was nervous it would be too soupy. It tasted really good and the saucy part was so yummy! This took less than 5 minutes, and was really easy. I mixed it up right in the mug because I hate making extra dishes. Will definitely make again, maybe even today!

    • Reply
      18 January 2022 at 18h12

      I am so happy you liked the recipe!

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