5 Minute Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

5 Minute Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Gluten free chocolate cake in 5 minutes, start to finish? Think it’s impossible? Think again! This 5 minute gluten free chocolate mug cake really takes only 5 total minutes to mix and to bake in the microwave, so when those chocolate urges hit, you can satisfy the cravings right away!

gluten free chocolate mug cake red mug

This cake is perfect for one or two, and for dessert emergencies when guests just happen by. Valentine’s Day, romantic dinners, or just a decadent treat when the need for chocolate arises … which it invariably does … sometimes.

This 5 Minute gluten free chocolate mug cake will become a favorite, so print this recipe or bookmark the page — I promise you’ll want to turn to it again and again! It works well with egg substitute as well, so vegan and dairy-free is no problem. And for fun, you can use cookie cutters to make bite-sized treats, too!

gluten free chocolate mug cake bite

Since publishing this chocolate version, I’ve had some requests for a lemon mug cake as well. I’ve supplied the alternative ingredients in the recipe below, and here’s a look at how beautiful this tart cake can be … in only 5 minutes! Or simply hop to my gluten-free Vanilla Mug Cake recipe for yet another yummy option!

Remember, all these goodies start with my gfJules™ Flour – it’s light, airy and never gritty, so your mug cakes, pies, cookies, breads, gravies … all taste like they should! It makes any recipe deliciously possible, gluten free.

gluten free lemon mug cake - gfJules

A lemony twist on the mug cake for those who would rather skip the chocolate.


5 Minute Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

gluten free chocolate mug cake - gfJules

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  • 1 egg or egg substitute (1 Tbs. flaxseed meal or chia steeped in 3 Tbs. warm water)
  • 3 Tbs. vegetable oil (e.g. safflower, sunflower, coconut – melted, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract – [omit for lemon cake]
  • 3 Tbs. milk (dairy or nondairy) – [for lemon cake, use 2 Tbs. milk + 1 Tbs. lemon juice]
  • 4 Tbs. (34 grams) gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour – [for lemon cake, use 5 Tbs. gfJules™ Flour (43 grams)]
  • 4 Tbs. granulated cane sugar
  • 2 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa – [for lemon cake, use 1 Tbs. milk powder, dairy or non-dairy (I use Coconut Milk Powder)]
  • 3 Tbs. chocolate chips, dairy or nondairy (Enjoy Life Foods® or Pascha® Organic Allergen-Free Chocolate) (optional) – [for lemon cake, add 1 Tbs. lemon zest instead]
  • 1 large microwave-safe mug
  • whipped or ice cream, dairy or non-dairy (So Delicious® CocoWhip pictured) (optional)


The cake may be made in the mug itself, or mixed in a bowl and added to the mug for baking.

Whisk the liquids together. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly with a small whisk or fork. Add the chocolate chips or lemon zest and stir again.

Place the mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes. Microwaves differ in power, so you may need to add 1 minute more; watch for the cake to rise as an indication it is done. The cake will fall a bit as it cools –if you can wait that long!

Serves: 1-2

I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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This 5 minute gluten free chocolate mug cake really takes only 5 total minutes to mix and bake in the microwave. Its memory lasts considerably longer!

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This 5 minute gluten free chocolate mug cake really takes only 5 total minutes to mix and bake in the microwave, to satisfy chocolate cravings right away!

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17 thoughts on “5 Minute Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

  1. Tried this recipe last night & it was great! Had everything on-hand, was easy to make & cook. Wish there was a way not to cook in microwave, but that made it quick. Looking forward to trying lemon too.

    • Hi Kaarin, I’m sure this recipe could be made in an oven, but it would take much longer. I haven’t tried it yet, myself, but if you do, let me know how long it took to cook and at what temp. Glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I made this today for my son it was soooo good that I had to make one for myself, it is dangerous stuff if your trying hard to loss weight.?

    • Hi Ginger, I bet you could melt the butter and use it in place of the oil without a problem. Let me know if you try it before I do!