This healthy Vegan Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake requires just 5 ingredients and takes only 5 minutes to make!
I made this by adapting my recipe for this Vegan Peanut Butter Microwave Mug Cake and this Vegan Biscoff Spread Microwave Mug Cake. This chocolate version here is quick and easy to make as the peanut butter version, but uses coconut oil meaning it’s nut-free too.
This Vegan Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake is great for a quick snack or healthier dessert. You could even serve it to guests if you’ve forgotten to make dessert – it’s delicious with a scoop of (dairy-free) vanilla or chocolate ice cream!
I also tested a gluten-free version of this microwave mug cake using rice flour, which worked well. You can alternatively use your favourite gluten-free flour blend. Plain wholemeal flour could also work in place of white flour, although you may have to add a little more milk as wholemeal flour can result in a drier texture.
If you’re not a fan of the microwave, you can also make this mug cake in the oven! Please see recipe notes for directions.
Looking for more chocolate treats? You might like my:
- Chocolate Truffle Cake
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cake
- Chocolate Sponge Layer Cake
- Black Forest Cake
- Mississippi Mud Pie
- Chocolate Baked Donuts
- Chocolate Truffles
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Vegan Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or sub vegetable oil)
- 4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup to taste (or sub any other sweetener)
- 4 tablespoons plain flour (or rice flour/gluten-free flour blend if gluten-free)
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- Mix together the coconut oil, milk and maple syrup in a mug/small bowl
- Add the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder and mix well until it has the consistency of cake batter - add a splash more milk if it's looking too dry
- Microwave for 50 seconds, or until the cake has risen and cooked through - test with a skewer or fork and make sure it comes out clean. Microwave in 10-second bursts until you get your desired result
- Enjoy immediately!
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