5-Minute Chocolate Gluten Free Mug Cake {gluten, dairy, nut, soy & refined sugar free} - This super quick and easy chocolate gluten free mug cake recipe ensures that when the craving strikes, you can feast on an incredibly fluffy, moist and decadent cake in 5 minutes flat. This single serving microwave cake recipe also means that the cake is yours, and yours alone. I know, you’re welcome.

5-MINUTE CHOCOLATE GLUTEN FREE MUG CAKE

This super quick and easy chocolate gluten free mug cake recipe ensures that when the craving strikes, you can feast on an incredibly fluffy, moist and decadent cake in 5 minutes flat. This single serving microwave cake recipe also means that the cake is yours, and yours alone. I know, you’re welcome.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 single serving mug cake

Ingredients

For mug cake:

  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup plain gluten free flour blend (I've used a simple store-bought blend of rice, potato and maize flour with no added xanthan gum)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey

Toppings (suggestion):

  • 2/3 cup tofu (Note 1)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • raspberries

Instructions

For mug cake:

  1. Combine all mug cake ingredients in the mug of choice (Note 2) and mix well until a smooth batter forms. Check that no unmixed flour remains on the bottom of the mug.
  2. Using a spatula, scrape along the walls of the mug. This not only cleans any splatters, but also ensures that the mug cake rises evenly in a souffle-like fashion.
  3. Microwave the mug cake on the high setting for about 2 minutes to 2 minutes 15 seconds. (Note 3)
  4. Leave to cool slightly before serving.

For topping:

  1. Make a quick tofu frosting by blending together the tofu and sweetener of choice in a blender.
  2. Spoon the tofu frosting on top of the mug cake and decorate with raspberries.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note 1: The suggested topping contains tofu and is therefore not soy free. The mug cake itself is soy free.

Note 2: I have observed best results with mugs that aren't too tall. The taller the mug and the thicker its walls, the longer the microwaving time.

Note 3: The precise time may vary depending on microwave and type/size/shape of mug. Check that the cake is cooked with a toothpick, but no sooner than after 1 minute 30 seconds. The toothpick should come out clean.