This fudgy, healthy chocolate mug cake is the best quick and easy recipe for when you need a sweet fix!
Made with wholesome ingredients, you'll get a wonderfully moist, soft, gooey chocolate cake that is vegan and gluten-free.
This healthy chocolate mug cake recipe is really a breeze to make. Made with regular pantry items, it comes together in five minutes!
If you don't have buckwheat flour, you can easily use whole-wheat or all-purpose flour too. I made it with both with equally good results.
Same with coconut milk. If you don't have it handy, go ahead use regular milk. Any vegetable oil will do, though I just prefer coconut oil in my baking now.
So next time you are yearning for an instant dessert, go ahead make this healthy chocolate mug cake, you won't be sorry, and the best part is you don't have to share ( if you don't want to)!
More easy mug cakes:
Gingerbread Mug Cake
Vegan Brownie Mug Cake
Oats Banana Mug Cake
Pumpkin Mug Cake
Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake
I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below and share a picture of your creation on INSTAGRAM using the hashtag #tashasartisanfoods.
Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake
- 4 tbsp Buckwheat flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder Levelled teaspoon
- 1/4 tsp Baking soda, scant
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 Tbsp Natural cane sugar Please feel free to increase the quantity if you'd like your cake to be sweeter.
- 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 Tbsp Peanut butter, heaped Unsweetened, unsalted
- 3 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 1/3 cup Light coconut milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp Dairy free chocolate or Dark chocolate (70%) chips Optional
- Combine all the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Whisk with a fork to break up all lumps.
- Add peanut butter, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir well with a fork. Make sure there are no lumps. You should get a thick, cake batter.
- Pour in a lightly greased mug, place a plate underneath ( to catch any overflow). Sprinkle some chocolate chips if using. Set the plate in your microwave and cook for 2 mins. You may have to cook for another 30 secs, depending on your microwave.
- Let the cake cool down for a few minutes and then serve it warm, with or without icecream!
How is this classified as healthy? What's healthy about cane sugar? THis recipe is high in sugar and carbohydrates and doesn't even have an egg, a source of protein and brain and hearty-healthy nutrients like vitamin A, E, K2 (if from pastured chickens) and choline...among others...
Dear Monika, thanks for your interest in my blog and feedback. My endeavour was to make conventional Mug Cake recipes - relatively healthier. I replaced all purpose flour with high fiber, protein, vitamin & mineral rich buckwheat flour. I used unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter which is a great source of protein. I reduced the quantity of sugar typically found in a Mug Cake recipe. I would absolutely recommend sugar alternative, once i have successfully tried it. Also, Coconut oil and milk (light) provide good fats. My kids loved this dessert for its texture and taste. I loved a quickly baked dessert that was relatively healthier, balanced, portion controlled dessert. Hope you have a wonderful day.:)
ketaki gupta says
This is not a sound recipe. The proportions for consistency are correct but the sugar is very less, it tastes like bland sponge. Also, if you don't like the taste of coconut oil in food, it should be replaced with something else.
Hi Ketaki, thank you for your feedback! In a quest to keep this recipe relatively healthier, I have reduced the amount of sugar here. I continue making this cake at home with these proportions and it works for us. But you can absolutely increase the quantity of sugar to suit your preferences.And absolutely, you can replace coconut oil with any oil of your choice. I have mentioned the same in the blog too. Hope you have a happier experience with this cake next time round.:)
Hi Tasha! I haven't tried your recipe! But I have tried several mug cakes before and this recipe definitely sounds healthier. I will be trying this soon and leave you a feedback :).
Dear Deepika! Thank you darling for stopping by and for your kind words. Please keep me posted if you do try out the recipe sometime.
KANIKA KOCHHAR says
Thanks a lot for this easy recipe ! My kids loved it ! Infact followed the exact recipe and it turned out just right with just the right amount of sugar and tried it with buck wheat
as well as coconut oil and it really turned out well !
All your recipes have the ingredients which create value to the food -tasty and healthy !
Looking forward to many many more such !!
Thank you so much Kanika for stopping by and for your wonderful comment. Really appreciated it. Glad it worked out well for you.:)
Tried the Mug cake recipe today and family loved it. Am allergic to egg so always look for eggless cake recipes. This worked very well. Thanks
Oh so happy you got an eggless recipe that worked out nicely for you!Thank you very much for trying it out Kavita. xx
Mitrali Bose says
Hey Tasha, the recipe sounds really easy and healthy. Just has one doubt - do you bake it for 2mins or just microwave it? Can't wait to try this out 🙂
Hi Mitrali, Thank you sweetie! You cook the cake in the microwave for 2 minutes. Cooking time for you may alter depending on the microwave you're using. I'm sure it can be baked in the oven too, but I haven't tried it. Do let me know how it worked out for you 🙂