Do you ever get a major craving for gluten free chocolate mug cake? If so, I am certain you are going to fall in love with this decadent, rich chocolate mug cake. Not only does it taste amazing, but this is a chocolate mug cake recipe for 2, so you can share with your sweetie!
Sometimes after an especially long day, Mr. Fearless Dining and I get a craving for something that is loaded with chocolate. Guess what?
This is the best gluten free dairy-free chocolate mug cake recipe, and it’s perfect for us because we can share it. Nothing says romance like hot gluten free chocolate cake. The ingredient proportions are a little different from the other mug cake recipes on my blog...this one will need a large mug!
No oven, no worries. You aren’t going to miss out on the chocolate flavor!! My gluten free chocolate cake with a raspberry filling recipe is the foundation of this microwave mug cake.
Why you want to make this:
This recipe is a must make if you love rich chocolate cake. You won't believe it cooks in about 3 minutes! This cake is great for an afternoon treat, or dessert after a meal. It is so easy!! Once in a while, you find a recipe that makes your heart skip a beat, and this microwave chocolate mug cake is it.
Indulge in the sweet chocolate moist cake, and you won’t regret it. This easy Gluten Free Cherry Cobbler Mug Cake is bursting with fresh cherries and is another great cake in a cup recipe to try.
Gluten free chocolate mug cake ingredient notes:
- Gluten free flour blend - I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- Xanthan gum - If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain xanthan gum or guar gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- Coconut oil - I love the flavor coconut oil adds to this cake, but you can also use another light oil.
- Almond flour - I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your cake grainy.
- Cocoa powder - There are many great brands of gluten free cocoa powder. I like Rodelle and Anthony's brands, but you can use any. Just read the label to confirm it is gluten free.
- Almond milk - I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
Are you ready to give this dreamy gluten free chocolate microwave cake recipe a try?
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Add your dry ingredients to a bowl. I prefer to mix my mug cake batter outside of the mug because often dry bits of flour gets stuck in the bottom of the mug.
Step 2: Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and mix well.
This is what your chocolate cake batter will look like.
Step 3: Pour the gluten free chocolate cake batter into a large mug. Microwave your cake for 90 seconds and enjoy! If you don't have a large mug for the double serving, split the batter into two small mugs.
The actual microwave time will vary depending on how tall your mug is, and how wide the base is. You will know your cake in a cup is done when you touch the top and it feels firm and not runny.
Here are a few ideas of ways you can add in extra flavors and what to serve with this yummy microwave chocolate mug cake.
- Ice Cream - Serve chocolate mug cake with your favorite gluten free ice cream.
- Chocolate Sauce - Drizzle a little bit of fudge on top of the gluten free mug cake.
- Caramel - Adding a little bit of caramel takes this chocolate mug cake to the next level. So good!
- Nuts - Add in a few walnuts or pecans to the batter.
- Peanut butter - Put in a tablespoon of your favorite peanut butter right in the middle of the mug cake for a lava-like experience. You can also drizzle it on top of the cake.
- Butterscotch - This creamy bourbon butterscotch sauce is amazing with chocolate cake!
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
I wanted to give you a few tips, so you end up with a delicious and moist gluten free chocolate mug cake every time. Take a look at these tips:
- Because this is a mug cake for two, you will need to use a larger sized mug. Plus, it will help the cake cook more evenly.
- Use the exact measurements for the ingredients. Otherwise, you may end up with a really dense or dry cake.
- Don’t over stir the batter. Make sure to stir it until it’s just combined or you will end up with air bubbles which leads to a dry microwave mug cake.
Yes, this gluten free chocolate mug cake recipe is actually pretty amazing. I’m not just saying that because it’s my recipe. What you get when you make a microwave cake in a cup is a sweet dessert that you can throw together in a couple of minutes.
Then you only zap in the microwave for a minute or two and it’s ready to serve. The texture is fantastic and the flavor is even better. Don’t take my word for it, give it a try!
Yes, you can reheat this microwave chocolate mug cake. Simply microwave the mug cake for 10-15 seconds and it should be hot and the chocolate will melt again. Bear in mind, that when you reheat the mug cake, it may become slightly dry compared to when you first ate it.
You can easily make this cake nut-free by omitting the almond flour and adding 2 TBSP additional gluten free flour blend.
I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
This cake will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Definitely enough for two. I was surprised at how well it baked up and tasted."Hannah B., Pinterest User
Looking for more gluten free mug cake desserts?
- My Gluten Free Vanilla Mug Cake is a popular treat that is ready in under 90 second.
- Mr. Fearless Dining's Favorite Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Or, top your chocolate mug cake with this delicious Berry Compote!
If you tried this recipe or any other recipe on my blog, please leave me a rating and a comment. I LOVE hearing from you!! You can also FOLLOW ME on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest to see even more delicious recipes!
Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake For Two
- In a bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and whisk to blend.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Scoop the batter into a large coffee mug.
- Microwave for 90 seconds.
- Top with ice cream or fresh berries.
- I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
- If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
- I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is more coarse and will make your cake grainy.
- I used almond milk but other dairy-free kinds of milk will work but I do not recommend canned coconut milk.
- This mug cake will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
If you love the recipes you are finding on my blog, I would love for you to sign up for my newsletter (and get my free chocolate e-cookbook!)