Chocolate Mug Cake - Gluten Free

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Total Time
2 mins
3 mins

Perfect for the coeliac with a craving for dessert. Yes, it’s not a typo, this is a cake made in a mug...the dangerous thing is it only takes 3-3 1/2 minutes in the microwave!

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  • 2 tablespoons rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 14 teaspoon guar gum (optional, I have made it without and it's fine) (optional) or 14 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional, I have made it without and it's fine) (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk or 3 tablespoons soymilk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 drops vanilla essence (optional)


  1. Required:.
  2. 1 large coffee mug.
  3. Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well.
  4. Add egg, mix thoroughly.
  5. Add milk and oil, mix again.
  6. Add chocolate chips and vanilla, mix.
  7. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 minutes in the microwave. Cake will rise over the top of the mug!
  8. This may serve 2 as a dessert depending on your appetite.
  9. Variation: In the bottom of another mug place 2 Tablespoons of jam. Mix the cake up and pour over the jam. When cooked, tip out for a chocolate dessert with jam sauce topping.
  10. Second variation: Make as for jam variation but leave out cocoa replacing it with same amount of rice flour. Add grated orange rind to mixture.