Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

February 21, 2017

You know how some nights you’re sitting on the couch after cleaning up dinner and you’re just craving a little something sweet? Ok fine, it’s not some nights, it’s every night. Like actually every single one… I legitimately have chocolate every day. No joke. I keep 85% dark chocolate in my house at all times and pretty much have a piece every night. But sometimes I just need a little more.

This recipe is a fun, easy way to get some warm, gooey yummy in yo tummy with ingredients that really couldn’t be much cleaner!

The ingredients you’ll need (& links to the ones I used):

coconut flour  |  cacao powder  |  baking powder  |  maple syrup  |  almond milk  |  an egg  |  dark chocolate chips

5 from 2 votes

Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 small cake


  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • a few dark chocolate chips


  1. Mix the coconut flour, cacao powder, and baking soda. 

  2. Add the syrup and almond milk and stir until blended evenly, with no clumps. 

  3. Next add the egg and continue to combine evenly. 

  4. Pour the batter into the mug of your choice.

  5. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. 

  6. When it's done, top with a few chocolate chips and berries. 

I used this 6-oz porcelain ramekin, but you most definitely can use any mug or bowl you have.

I’ve also LOVED topping this with a dollop of coconut cream.

It’s fluffy and warm and gooey and just so wonderful. Good, simple, wholesome ingredients. Healthy fats, good protein and only 10 grams of sugar. And sweetened with maple syrup instead of cane sugar means added antioxidants, a lower glycemic impact, and extra vitamins like zinc, calcium and potassium! All the things indulgence should be. Enjoy!

The perfect late night chocolate-craving clean treat! Quick and easy 2-minute microwave chocolate mug cake | paleo, gluten free, dairy free, low sugar

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  • Reply Sarah August 15, 2017 at 10:26 am

    this was easy to make and really good last night when I needed something sweet after dinner

    • Reply Mollie Mason August 15, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      Yes! Isn’t it perfect for those nights? (even though for me that’s most nights)
      Thanks for your feedback, Sarah. Stay tuned for more healthy sweet treats!

  • Reply GiGi Eats September 20, 2017 at 7:16 am


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