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vegan mug cake in a coffee cup

Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake

  • Author: Verna
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Instantly satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious & easy Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake. Cooks in the microwave in 1 minute! Egg free and dairy free!


  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (instant coffee granules), regular or decaffeinated
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt (a pinch)
  • 2 tablespoons dairy free chocolate chips (plus more more serving)
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 tablespoon oil, I use grape seed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


To make the mug cake:

  1. Add the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, salt, instant coffee granules, sugar, baking powder, to a microwavable coffee mug (must hold at least 1 and 1/2 cups of liquid) and stir with a small whisk or a spoon.
  2. Pour in the wet ingredients: water, oil, vanilla. Mix the batter until smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips. Sprinkle the other tablespoon of chocolate chips on top.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 60 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle with a few more chocolate chips. Grab a spoon and dig in! Add a small scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream if you like.


  • for gluten free: substitute gluten free flour in place of white flour
  • my microwave is 1100 watts so times may vary depending on your microwave
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Category: Sweets, Gluten free
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: American, Canadian

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