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, delicious, and they cook in your microwave in about 2 minutes.
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 flavor of cake, I have a delicious gluten free microwave cake recipe for you!
If you are new to gluten free living, don't forget to check out my tips for living and eating gluten free!
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If you have been following my blog for 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 so this collection of single-serving gluten free mug cake recipes is also a blessing. You can enjoy one of my 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.
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!
What gluten free flours are best for mug cakes?
I use a similar combination of flours in each recipe. To date, I have tested 3 different gluten free flour blends in my mug cakes. King Arthur 1 to 1 Measure for Measure, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Blend, and Nameste Gluten Free Flour Blend. All of these blends contain Xanthan Gum as a binder to hold the cakes together.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
What coffee mug is best to use?
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 bad for you.
Mug Cake FAQ:
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.
Mug cakes can overflow, aka explode for a few reasons. First, do not over fill your mug with cake batter. Second, If you use a really tall narrow mug, the heat from the outside into the center pushes the batter up as it cooks.
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 that it doesn't melt your topping.
I will tell you the texture of a microwave cake is a little 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.
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.