If you love mug cakes, I have pulled together some of the best gluten free mug cake recipes for you. These mug cakes are my favorite because they are moist and delicious, and they cook in your microwave in about 2 minutes.
- Can you bake a cake in a microwave?
- What gluten free flours are best for microwaving cakes?
- What coffee mug is safe to use for mug cakes?
- Are mug cakes safe?
- Why did my mug cake explode?
- Do I need to let the cake cool before eating it?
- What does a mug cake taste like?
- Why does my mug cake taste rubbery?
- The Best Gluten Free Mug Cakes:
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Grab a fork because you are about to indulge in a delicious single-serving cake in record time! Whether you love vanilla, chocolate, lemon, or another cake flavor, I have a delicious gluten free microwave cake recipe for you!
If you have been following my blog for a long, you know mug cakes are my thing. Our air conditioning isn't great due to the design of our house...this leaves me not wanting to use my oven on those hot days!
Summer is about fun and being outside, which makes this collection of single-serving gluten free mug cake recipes also a blessing. You can enjoy one of my simple mug cakes in just 3 minutes. That is so fast!!
As you can see from the pictures, it is really hard to make a mug cake "pretty." They have all sorts of little bubble marks from the high heat cooking pressure in the mug. Looks aside, these little mug cakes taste incredible, and they are so worth it when you don't want to bake a huge cake.
If you are new to gluten free living, don't forget to check out my tips for living and eating gluten free!
Can you bake a cake in a microwave?
The answer is YES, you can!! Let your microwave become your friend in helping you make cakes in just minutes!
All of my mug cakes are not only gluten free, but they are also dairy free! This makes them perfect for people with additional food allergies!
This is one of my favorite gluten-free flour blends for cookies, cakes, pie crust, biscuits, and muffins! (Do not use this flour blend for yeast recipes.)
What gluten free flours are best for microwaving cakes?
I use a similar combination of flours in each recipe. To date, I have tested four different gluten free flour blends in my mug cakes. My DIY Gluten Free Flour Blend is my favorite in my mug cakes, but these three blends also work well:
- King Arthur 1 to 1 Measure for Measure
- Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend
- Pillsbury Gluten Free.
The three blends contain Xanthan Gum as a binder to hold the cakes together. My DIY blend is gum free.
What coffee mug is safe to use for mug cakes?
Use any microwave-safe coffee mug or tea cup for these simple gluten free mug cakes. I do NOT recommend using a plastic mug, even if it says it is microwave safe. Plastic can put chemical flavors into your cake which is bad for the cake and you.
Are mug cakes safe?
Mug cakes are perfectly safe to eat when they are done cooking. The microwave cooks the egg and batter, so there is no need to worry.
Why did my mug cake explode?
Mug cakes can overflow, aka explode, for a few reasons. First, do not overfill your mug with cake batter. Second, If you use a tall narrow mug, the heat from the outside into the center pushes the batter up as it cooks.
Do I need to let the cake cool before eating it?
You can eat a mug cake at any temperature. If you are putting on icing or frosting, you will want to let the cake cool, so it doesn't melt your topping.
What does a mug cake taste like?
I will tell you the texture of a microwave cake is slightly different from an oven-baked cake. This is because of the rapid high heat used in microwave cooking versus heating slowly in an oven. Microwave cakes tend to be a little sticky, especially if your gluten free flour blend contains a lot of starch.
Why does my mug cake taste rubbery?
The cake batter, especially gluten free cake batter, can't be over-mixed. Over-mixing removes the bubbles and causes the cake to be rubbery.
The Best Gluten Free Mug Cakes:
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Love the mug cakes!
I am so glad you love my mug cake recipes. I have been working to come up with more flavors and should have my gf pineapple upside down mug cake recipe up on the blog soon.
I made the banana bread last night and it was amazing!!!! Perfect dessert!
Thank you so much, Mary. I really appreciate your coming back to let us know you loved it.