Gluten Free 5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug!

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

The most dangerous gluten free cake recipe in the world! WHY! Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Also required: 1 large coffee mug.
  2. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
  3. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  5. Add the chocolate chips (if using).
  6. Add vanilla extract, and mix again.
  7. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
  8. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
  9. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
  10. EAT! (can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
Most Helpful

Truly a DANGEROUSLY delicious cake! Moist, divine, heavenly! My modifications: Instead of 4 T. sweet rice flour & 4 T. sugar I used 4 T. "Gluten-Free Pantry Old Fashioned cake & cookie mix". I substituted 2 T. carob powder instead of cocoa powder. I used 2 T. heavy cream & 1 T. water in place of milk a few times. Used 3 T. carob chips instead of choc. chips (try sprinkling them on top after mixing batter--they tend to sink to the bottom of mug). Our microwave took 2mins. & 15 secs. This is excellent with vanilla ice cream! The ice cream cools off cake so you can eat it immediately! This is so good, I usually say if the world ended today after I ate this cake, I'd be okay with it!

goyette4 September 13, 2009

Super easy and fun to make! Texture is not as good as oven baked, but it still gets 5 stars because it is great for something made in the microwave. It remained surprisingly moist, nicely sweet, and tasty. Too much for one person, though. For a 1500 watt microwave, try cooking for 2:22. Next time I'll try adding some peppermint oil for a peppermint cake. Would also be fun to add in sprinkles, marshmallows, cinnamon candies etc.

francoroni May 15, 2009

Texture was what you'd expect from a microwaved "baked" product. Super easy to make. I think that it needs some salt. I might try it again with some salt to see if that makes it better. Great idea, though.

lisann09 March 21, 2009