Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mug Cake (Dairy Free)

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If you’re craving a quick chocolate treat, you can make this healthier gluten free Double Chocolate Mug Cake without turning on your oven! Our allergy friendly mug cake is moist, has hints of cinnamon, and is naturally sweetened and whole grain. We offer a low sugar option for this mug cake as well!

Disclosure: this blog post and recipe is sponsored by Earth Echo LLC. All opinions are my own.
photo collage of chocolate mug cake in a cup with dairy free whipped cream on top

When you’re craving something chocolate-y but want to make it quick and healthier, try our Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mug Cake made with Cacao Bliss!

You can enjoy a better-for-you cake that’s also allergy friendly, moist, and delicious 🙂 Our chocolate mug cake is naturally sweetened, whole grain, and we offer a low sugar option as well!

This double chocolate mug cake is:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • Tree nut free (depending on your choice of ingredients)
gluten free mug cake in a cup with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles on top

How to make a gluten free chocolate mug cake

Mug cakes are a fun way to make single serving cakes that young kids can help make without the oven!

Here are the steps to make a mug cake (the full recipe card is at the end of the blog post):

  1. In a medium to large sized mug that is microwave safe, stir together the flour, flaxseed meal, Cacao Bliss, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Add to the flour mixture the dairy free milk, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, and chocolate chips and stir until well blended. Make sure to scrape the bottom corners of the mug to make sure all the flour is mixed.
  3. I used a fork to mix this up to break up lumps, then used a spoon to help scrape against the bottom corners of the mug to make sure it was all mixed in.
  4. Microwave for 1 minute on your microwave’s normal power setting (you won’t need to make power adjustments, just cook 1 minute).
  5. Cool for about 5-10 minutes before eating (it will be very hot when you take it out of the microwave, be careful). 
  6. Top with dairy free whipped cream and sprinkles or mini chocolate chips!
overhead photo of glass dish with ingredients to make a chocolate mug cake

You’ll probably notice that mug cakes tend to cook appear more cooked in the middle than the outside edges (even though microwaves don’t cook from the inside out), so our cake is a little more wet on the outside and perfect in the middle.

I had to find that balance between a wetter cake on the outside edges and a more cooked cake in the middle, and 1 minute seemed to do the trick so it wasn’t dry in the middle but not really wet on the edges.

If you make a mug cake and discover you want it cooked more, just add 10-15 seconds to the cook time (it doesn’t have to be much). Also, the mug cake will firm up as it cools, so make sure to allow it to cool 5-10 minutes before you check it and decide if you need to cook your next mug cake a little longer.

overhead photo of mug cake on a tile countertop

If you don’t plan on eating this right away, I’d grease the bottom and sides of the cup before cooking in the microwave so you can pop the cake out of the mug to cool.

Otherwise the cake will sweat in the cup if it sits too long and will be soggy on the outside of the cake (this also happens with regular oven baked cakes too). But usually we eat up our mug cakes before they can cool too long in the mug!

Can I make this mug cake sugar free?

Since the Cacao Bliss powder has a little bit of coconut sugar in it, this recipe won’t be completely sugar free when using Cacao Bliss powder. But you can make it nearly sugar free by making some changes:

  1. Replace the maple syrup with allulose syrup or replace maple syrup with 2 Tablespoons dairy free milk and stevia drops to taste.
  2. Make sure to use unsweetened dairy free milk.
  3. Use sugar free mini chocolate chips instead of the Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chocolate chips that we use. Just check the ingredient labels on what you use since many sugar free chocolate chips have allergens like dairy or cross contamination warnings.
bite of cake on a black spoon next to a chocolate mug cake

Earth Echo Foods Cacao Bliss

Rather than using regular cocoa powder, we used Cacao Bliss powder from Earth Echo Foods for our chocolate mug cake. Cacao Bliss contains antioxidant rich ingredients (like the cacao powder, cocoa powder, turmeric, etc.) and the lucuma, mesquite powder, and cinnamon give it a delicious taste.

Cacao Bliss can be used for making a lot of different recipes, like frozen mochas or frappes, cookies, protein bites, healthy hot chocolate, and more.

photo of back of bag and label of Cacao Bliss

Cacao Bliss is:

  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free
  • Soy free
  • Non-GMO
  • USDA Organic
  • Keto friendly
  • Vegan

You can read more about the superfood ingredients in Cacao Bliss (like black pepper fruit and mesquite powder) in our Healthy Mocha Frappe post!

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Mug Cake (Dairy Free)

If you're craving a quick chocolate treat, you can make this healthier gluten free Double Chocolate Mug Cake without turning on your oven! Our allergy friendly mug cake is moist, has hints of cinnamon, and is naturally sweetened and whole grain. We offer a low sugar option for this mug cake as well!
Makes 1 large mug cake = 2 servings
Gluten free, vegan, nut free; Free of: soy, eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate mug cake, gluten free mug cake, vegan mug cake
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Cooling time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 388kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra fine whole sorghum flour (we get ours from Authentic Foods)
  • 2 Tablespoons Earth Echo Foods Cacao Bliss powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground golden flaxseed (aka flaxseed meal) (This is the binder, don't skip this!)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup dairy free milk of choice (rice, oat, coconut, etc.)
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons light tasting olive oil (or melted dairy free butter or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Stevia drops, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoons allergy friendly mini chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life mini chips)

Instructions

  • In a medium to large sized microwave-safe mug, stir together the flour, flaxseed meal, Cacao Bliss, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add to the flour mixture the dairy free milk, maple syrup, oil, vanilla, and chocolate chips and stir until well blended. Make sure to scrape the bottom corners of the mug to make sure all the flour is mixed.
  • Microwave for 1 minute on normal power. 
  • Cool for about 5 minutes before eating (it will be very hot, be careful). 
  • Top with dairy free whipped cream and sprinkles or mini chocolate chips!

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 196mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg
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