Three ingredient mug cakes that can be made in three minutes? Why would I ever make any other dessert?! I’m kidding of course…but only sort of. Because there’s just no beating the convenience and decadence of making yourself a warm cake just because it’s Wednesday, you had a hard day, a great day, or simply because you just feel like one! Those of you who follow me closely know I’ve been coming up with several different riffs on the mug cake, but this one — my chocolate Gluten Free Mug Cake — is one of my all-time favorites.
3 ingredient mug cake
One reason I love this recipe so much? It literally only uses things I always, without fail, have on hand in my fridge and pantry. The genius of it is in using a store-bought grain and gluten-free cake mix as the base. I really like using either Bob’s Red Mill or Simple Mills grain-free baking mixes for this recipe. From there, you add an egg, avocado oil, and water and you’re done! You can then either pop it into the microwave (for a whopping 90 seconds) or into a 350-degree oven for 16 minutes. Then a warm, rich, chocolate gluten-free cake in the perfect serving size is all yours.
Gooey chocolate mug cake
Now, I can’t force you to, but if you’re like me and you just love a chocolate cake that’s a little bit gooey, I highly recommend adding chocolate chips to your mug before baking. This will give you those rich, warm swirls of pure melted chocolate in every bite.
This cake is ready to eat fresh out of the oven or microwave, but if you want to you can add a tablespoon of non-dairy frosting to the top. And if you want to go all out, top that frosting with some dye-free sprinkles! My preferred dairy-free frosting is by Miss Jones. I love their vanilla version on top of this warm chocolate gluten-free mug cake.
Best mug cake recipes
Looking for other versions of this quick and easy gluten-free mug cake? Here are the versions I’ve come up with, plus my favorite brownie recipe for good measure. Enjoy!
Banana Mug Cake
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Gluten Free Mug Cake (Chocolate)
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 4 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
- 1 egg
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 2 teaspoons avocado oil
- ⅓ cup (heaping) grain-free chocolate cake mix (I like Bob’s Red Mill or Simple Mills)
- Stir it all together.
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds or bake at 350F about 16 minutes.
Keywords: dessert, quick, easy, against all grain, paleo, chocolate, Danielle Walker