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!

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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.

{And speaking of Valentine’s Day, if you’re looking for even more yummy chocolate, heart-shaped or decadent gluten free Valentine’s Day recipes, hop to my 35 recipe Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipe Round-up!)

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!



Since publishing this chocolate version, I’ve had some requests for a 5 minute gluten free 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. Don’t try that with a cheap rice or bean flour blend — you’ll be sorry you even wasted 5 minutes of your time!

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


What are you waiting for? Got 5 minutes and you’ve got gluten free cake!

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5 Minute Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Yield: 1 mug cake
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

If you've got 5 minutes, you've got gluten free cake! This 5 minute gluten free chocolate mug cake (or my 5 minute gluten free lemon mug cake modification) make sweet cravings satisfiable!



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

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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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18 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!