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Paleo chocolate mug cake with berries and ice cream in mug.
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The BEST Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake!

An easy Paleo chocolate mug cake that will be ready in under 5 minutes.  The perfect delicious healthy chocolate mug cake when you want something quick, just one serving and not a whole cake!  The gluten-free chocolate mug cake you'll love!

Course Dessert, gluten-free, grain-free, Snack
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 361 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 4 tablespoons blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons organic cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 large egg


  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together.

  2. In another small mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.

  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir well to combine.  Pour into a mug and microwave for approximately 60 seconds (will vary by microwave) until cake is firm to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean.

  4. Garnish with ice cream, berries, shaved chocolate, coconut whipped cream, chocolate sauce, etc...

Recipe Notes

Tips When Making The Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake:

  • Although you can mix the batter in the mug, I prefer mixing in separate small bowls as I am sure to mix it well.
  • Try to have all ingredients at room temperature.
  • Use a smaller sized mug for best results.  I'm using a dessert sized mug here.
  • The mug cake could take anywhere from 45 seconds to 2 minutes depending on your microwave.  It may take some adjustment to get the right cooking time.
  • Let the cake sit for a minute after it comes out of microwave as it can be very hot.

Are There Any Substitutions Or Other Baking Dishes I Could Use In This Recipe?

  • Can also be made in a traditional oven, in an oven-safe dish, (one ramekin), 350 degrees F., for about 10-12 minutes.
  • You can substitute another dairy-free milk for the almond milk.
  • You can substitute cocoa powder for cacao powder.

What Are The BEST Garnishes For The Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake?

  • Add some dairy-free chocolate chips to the batter or on top.
  • Add a sprinkling of powdered sugar.
  • A sprinkling of orange zest would be delicious (orange and chocolate go together so well)!
  • Delicious served with sliced fruit, berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries), and dairy-free ice cream or coconut non-dairy whipped cream.
  • If you have a little more time, make some of this dairy-free ganache as a topping
Nutrition Facts
The BEST Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.