Chocolate Mug Cake - Gluten Free

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by kathyq

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!

Top Review by Santasadie

I made two batches- the first I followed the exact recipe- and it turned out kinda bland. I'm new to this whole gluten free thing, and I was really craving a gooey, rich chocolaye cake like I used to be able to eat. So in the seconed batch, I made some adjustments. First, I added some extra chocolate chips, and I also mixed in a tablespoon or so of nutella. I also added in a good sized amount of cinnamon. Then, I scooped some jelly in to the mix itself and stirred a little to give it a sort of swirl throughout the cake. This second cake turned out delicious!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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