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Flourless Chocolate (Mug) Cake in 5 Minutes

This gluten-free flourless chocolate mug cake can be made in 5 minutes (or less) are relatively mess-free and there is a no added sugar version too! Mug cakes really are a great little treat when you are craving something sweet and indulgent.

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

You might have seen them around. Mug cakes are popular single-serve cakes cooked in a microwave.

I love entertaining friends on weekends, but quite often dessert is the last thing on my mind. Quite often I just opt for a quick yoghurt platter, so adding this easy 5-minute cake to my repertoire is a good little party trick.

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes

Mug cakes have become so popular that some are actually available from the supermarket but I prefer to make my own – that way I know what’s in them!

This particular flourless chocolate mug cake is gluten-free! Whilst I’ve adapted the recipe from Natvia, adding a bit more Natvia for sweetness. You can use brown sugar for a richer flavour or try erythritol for a sugar-free version if you can’t find Natvia where you live.

Serve with some ice cream if you like, and chopped fruit on top – oranges go well with my choc-orange version, or you could try berries as well.

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes

Does it really take 5 minutes to make?

Yes!

5 minutes (or less!) and a few simple ingredients.

In fact, it will take less time if you pop the cake batter into individual serving mugs or ramekins!  Cook each mug cake for about 1 minute 20 seconds.

Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes

Customize your cake flavours

You can make it whatever you like really, I love the choc orange combination so that’s what I’ve popped in the recipe.

Here are some other flavour combinations to try the Chocolate (Mug) Cake with:

  • Add a few drops of orange oil to the mix for a choc-orange flavour.
  • Dot the batter with cherries or berries.
  • Mix through 1/4 cup chopped nuts.
  • Add 1 teaspoon ground coffee for a mocha flavour.
Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake in 5 Minutes
Flourless Chocolate (Mug) Cake in 5 Minutes
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Flourless Chocolate (Mug) Cake in 5 Minutes

This particular cake is flourless and gluten-free! Whilst I’ve adapted the recipe from Natvia here, adding a bit more Natvia for sweetness, you can use brown sugar for a richer flavour. Cook each mug cake for about 1 minute 20 seconds. You can omit the orange oil and zest and add some nuts or berries to the batter instead.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon butter or coconut oil for greasing

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Natvia or brown sugar

Wet ingredients:

  • 20 g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 drops orange food-grade essential oil

To serve:

  • 1 teaspoon cacao or cocoa powder to dust
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • Vanilla or caramel ice cream optional

Instructions

  • To make a cake, grease the lase and sides of a medium shallow bowl with butter or coconut oil. If making 4 individual servings, grease the base and sides of 4 ramekins or 4 mugs.
  • Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl melt butter. Whisk in the remaining wet ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well to combine into a smooth batter. Pour prepared batter into your choice of dish(es).
  • Microwave the cake for 4 minutes, and single-serve mugs or ramekins for 1 minute 20 seconds.
  • Dust with cocoa or cacao powder and sprinkle with orange zest.
  • Serve warm on its own or with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream.
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