Grain-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Grain-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Good chocolate cake is elusive because it’s prone to drying out. Good chocolate mug cake is the dream because it’s…well…a microwave mug cake.

After trying several overly complicated chocolate mug cake recipes with disappointing results, we turned to our other mug cake recipes for inspiration. Batch testing was a grueling and sometimes perilous process, but we pressed on in the name of science and were eventually rewarded.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have been to the mug cake mountain top, and it is good. Enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Grain-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Grain-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

  • Author: Fresh. Out.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Mug Cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert, treats. mug cake
  • Method: Microwave


Moist and delicious grain-free chocolate mug cake that melts in your mouth.




  1. Add egg to a mug or measuring cup and beat lightly, then add Swerve Brown Sweetener, almond milk, oil, apple sauce, and vanilla. Mix again.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe mug, add the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir until batter is smooth, scraping the bottom edges and sides of the mug frequently.
  4. Microwave uncovered for 80 seconds (1 minute, 20 seconds). Let sit for 1 minute, then run a knife around the edge of the cake. Turn out onto a plate and enjoy.


Garnish with Swerve Confectioners Sweetener, almond butter, peanut butter (if not following the Gundry plan), chopped nuts, or sugar-free dark chocolate shavings (Lily’s is a great option for this).

Optionally, add a tablespoon of chopped dark chocolate to the batter before cooking.

Keywords: Mug Cake, Chocolate, Grain-Free, Lectin-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free


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