Get ready because I am introducing you to my gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake! Let me just say that it’s one of the best mug cake recipes ever! The best part is you can make one easy mug cake whenever the craving hits! Make it in just 3 minutes!

A snickerdoodle mug cake on a plate.

Mug cakes have gained a ton of popularity over the last few years. Why? Because people are starting to pay closer attention to their portion sizes and love how easy it is to throw one together. This gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake checks all of the boxes, quick, easy, and delicious!

Plus, an added bonus is that you can save so much money making them yourself instead of buying the prepacked mug cakes you buy at the supermarket. The flavor of cinnamon and the fluffiness of the cake is phenomenal. Snickerdoodles are one of Mr. Fearless Dining’s favorites. If you love them too, try my Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Cookies.

I love that the Fearless Dining household can each make their own mug cake recipe, and everyone can have what they want. We do this for a special occasion or movie night. While looking up desserts, don’t forget to take a peek at my Gluten Free Churros Cupcakes recipe. It is also full of cinnamon sugar flavor.

I have tons of delicious gluten free mug cake recipes for you to try!

Allergen Information:

This simple mug cake recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and oat-free. To make this recipe nut-free, omit the almond flour and substitute an additional 1 tablespoon gluten free flour blend.

A gluten free snickerdoodle microwave cake on a plate.
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Gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake ingredients.

Ingredients Notes:

  • Gluten Free Flour Blend – I tested this recipe using my DIY Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend, and King Arthur’s Measure for Measure Gluten Free 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 1/8 teaspoon.
  • Baking Powder and Salt – Use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Almond Flour—I highly suggest using almond flour instead of almond meal. Almond meal is coarser and will make your cake grainy.
  • Eggs – Use size large.
  • Coconut Oil – You can use any oil, but I like the flavor of coconut oil in this recipe.
  • Non-Dairy Milk – I used almond milk, but other dairy-free milk will work. I do not recommend canned coconut milk.

Are you ready to make this yummy Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake recipe?

Step-By-Step Directions:

Dry snickerdoodle mug cake ingredients in a bowl.

Step 1: Add the dry ingredients to a bowl or mug. Whisk to blend.

🔑 Sandi says: Although you can add all of your Snickerdoodle ingredients and mix them directly in the mug, I find the cake batter doesn’t get completely mixed when done in a mug. (Especially around the bottom edges of the mug).  For this reason, I use a separate bowl for mixing ingredients.)

Mug cake wet ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients to a bowl and mix.

Gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake batter.

Step 3: Mix the wet and dry ingredients. This is what your mug cake batter will look like. Pour it into your mug.

Mug cake in a coffee mug.

Step 4: Microwave your cake for 90 seconds. This is what your cake will look like. Note I used a large mug, so the cake is shorter and wider. Tilt the cake upside down onto a plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and enjoy!

Recipe FAQ:

Can you make a mug cake in a bowl?

If you don’t have a microwave-safe coffee mug, feel free to use a bowl. You must make sure to use one that is safe to use in the microwave.

Remember that mugs are pretty deep, and a bowl will have a wider bottom if you use a bowl. That will result in a shorter and wider cake. It is still going to taste incredible, but the cooking time may need to be adjusted a little bit.

Can I make this recipe in the oven?

Yes, you can make this snickerdoodle microwave cake recipe in the oven if you want to. I prefer the microwave because it’s so much faster and I don’t really have to keep an eye on it.

Just toss it in, turn on the microwave, and it’s done in no time. If you want to make the gluten free mug cake in the oven, you would follow the directions except place it in a heated oven (180 degrees F.) for around 20 minutes.

More Gluten Free Mug Cake Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This will help others know this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A snickerdoodle mug cake on a plate.

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake that bakes in your microwave in just 90 seconds.
4.93 from 14 votes
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cake Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 270 kcal


  • ¼ cup gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour * see note
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil * see note
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk


  • Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Add the wet ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Scoop the batter into your favorite mug and microwave for 90 seconds.
  • Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon over the top.


  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and my DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend in this recipe. That doesn’t mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1/8 teaspoon.
  3. I highly suggest using almond flour and not almond meal. Almond meal is coarser and will make your cake grainy.
  4. This recipe makes a mug cake for one. If you have a large mug and want to make a cake for two, just double the recipe.
  5. If you don’t have coconut oil, any unflavored oil will work.
  6. To make this gluten free snickerdoodle mug cake nut-free, omit the almond flour and add 1 TBSP of additional gluten free flour.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1mug cakeCalories: 270kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 6gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 72mgPotassium: 81mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 119IUCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    My husband’s favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle, so this was the perfect mug cake to make for him. He LOVED it and he is not even gluten free (I am). This is a winner recipe for sure. I made it exactly as written and YUM!

      1. Hi Hillary, you can easily omit the almond flour and add more gf blend. I wouldn’t do equal proportions because the two absorb liquids very differently. I would just add 1 tablespoon additional of the gf flour blend.