Chocolate Cake in a Cup- Gluten Free Style

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

After finding a great quick cake in a cup recipe I decided to make it gluten free and it turned out great.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips


  1. In a large coffee cup mix together dry ingredients. Stir in wet ingredients. Mix well. Add chocolate chips. Put the cup in the microwave for 3 minutes high power. Let sit for a minute or two to cool just a bit and enjoy.
  2. We enjoyed this plain but you could always put a gluten free frosting or powdered sugar on the top.


Most Helpful

Heaven! I made this tonight after craving something chocolatey all day. This is so good and rich and super chocolatey, reminds me more of a really good brownie. I made it in a single serve baking dish instead of a coffee cup and it's huge! This one will be a favorite go-to sweet tooth emergency dessert for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe Chef, I am highly appreciative!

mae2september May 29, 2012

I made this recipe with a friend the other night, and we LOVED IT!!!<br/>It was super quick, super easy, and DELICIOUS!!!!<br/>It was so chocolatey, a bit like the cousin of chocolate pudding :)<br/>We LOVED it, and we reccomend it to anyone who likes chocolate!!!

*tilliechicane* July 15, 2013

Wanted a quick recipe and found this. We were so excited! We were disappointed though. The cake was very spongy and had a bitter taste. But, adding more chocolate chips definitely made it taste better. Next time, I would use a pinch of baking powder to lift it. Not sure why it was so spongy, maybe the gluten free flour?

ahalya19 August 18, 2015

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