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Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake


Quick and Easy Chocolate Mug Cake

  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons honey*
  • 2 tablespoons cacao or cocoa
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons coconut cream**
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or almond butter
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  1. Place the ingredients into a bowl and mix until they are well combined. If desired, spoon the mixture into a heat proof mug or ramekin, you can also cook it in the bowl you mixed it in if the bowl is microwave safe.
  2. Sit a piece of paper towel or a plate in your microwave (a precaution only, mine has never overflowed), place the mug cake mixture on top of the paper towel or plate and cook for 80 seconds. Stopping if the cake starts to overflow. Remove the cake from the microwave, allow to cool slightly and tuck in.

*you can sub the honey with rice malt syrup if you prefer

**two tablespoon produces a more pudding like consistency. Delicious!

notes – cooking times may vary so you can stop and check this after 70 seconds and in some microwaves it may take 90 seconds.

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Katrina January 28, 2015 - 7:44 pm

Sounds delicious. Do you know how long and what temp this would be in the oven? I don’t have a microwave.

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Suzie January 30, 2015 - 4:31 pm

I also want to know the answer to this one!

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:37 am

Thank YOU. I would try 175°C for 5 – 10 minutes but have tested it out myself, I would love to hear how you go. x

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Raeline August 8, 2019 - 5:35 pm

Perfect! I cooked for around 9 minutes at 175 fan forced! I also added a bit extra coconut cream and omitted honey.

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Fiona Ralston January 31, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Hi ladies – have any of you tried the oven method – does it work? I don’t have a microwave & thought this might be a lovely weekend treat 🙂 I think I might chance it and see how I go 🙂

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Chloe January 28, 2015 - 8:39 pm

This looks delicious and I really want to try it-I just wondered if there is anything I can substitute the almond meal with as its not easy to get hold of? I have been trying lots of your other recipes and they are amazing!! This week we are going to do the hedgehog recipe. Thanks 🙂

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kate January 28, 2015 - 10:27 pm

Make your own almond meal… put your almonds through the wizz.

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Leanne January 30, 2015 - 2:22 pm

If you are in Australia, both Coles and Woolworths sell almond meal.

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:38 am

I have only made it with the almond meal but I think other flours would work, what flour do you typically use? The only flour that certainly won’t work as a straight sub is coconut flour. Let me know what you would like to try and we can go from there. x

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yummikins January 30, 2015 - 12:44 pm

I made this last night….There are no words. Just gooey, chocolate, nutty amazing goodness. I’ll be into it again tonight!

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 9:46 am

Thank YOU so much!!!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you have enjoyed it. xxx

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clairrebearr January 30, 2015 - 8:00 pm

No coconut cream in the house at present, would cream of cow work?

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Bianca Slade January 31, 2015 - 4:22 pm

You can try it. Let me know how you go. x

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Louise February 3, 2015 - 11:00 pm

Bianca, this Mug Cake is INCREDIBLE. The absolute perfectly flavoured, gooey, rich, chocolately, nutty, incredible, decadent treat. I would hands down eat this over any other ‘convential’ processed or refined treats. My partner who has a sweet tooth agrees. I’ve tried other mug cakes before and the end result was never successful. You are so clever and so talented, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful recipies (and heartfelt stories). x

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:42 am

Oh thank YOU so much!!! That is lovely to hear!! I am glad you have enjoyed the recipe. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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Aimee February 5, 2015 - 4:07 pm

This is probably more like pudding than cake but oh my….YUM! Gooey, extremely rich & perfect chocolate hit. I made half recipe the second time because i couldn’t finish the whole one!

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:47 am

Perfect!! Thank YOU. x

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Tammy Richards-Robinson February 5, 2015 - 8:37 pm

OMG !!!!! totally awesome, loved it hit the spot and so not un-helathy at all ……

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:51 am

Thank YOU! I am glad you enjoyed it. x

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Leah February 6, 2015 - 9:41 pm

I just stumbled across this. My first attempt failed because I halved the recipe but forgot to halve the cooking time!
Anyhow I’m out of almond meal so I just used a combo of coconut flour (maybe one tsp) and tapioca.
Wow!!! It was AMAZING! Ideally I would use the oven but this is a killer recipe. I never need processed crappy sweet treats again! Thank you 🙂

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Bianca Slade February 7, 2015 - 8:59 am

Thank YOU so much Leah!! I am glad you enjoyed it and I appreciate you noting your subs. x

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emma March 6, 2015 - 2:45 am

I’m going to try this over the weekend, but I just wanted to say I also have the same ’emotional outbursts’ or emotional reality kicks…!! Thanks for sharing!

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Bianca Slade March 6, 2015 - 9:38 am

You made me smile, thank YOU! It is mice knowing we are not alone. I hope you enjoy the recipe, be sure to let me know. x

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Marie March 7, 2015 - 7:13 am

Have made this twice now and absolutely love it! I have the worst sweet tooth and this really hit the spot. Its rich so I can’t eat too much of it (which is a good thing haha). Thank you Bianca for another perfect recipe! 🙂

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Bianca Slade March 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Thank YOU so much for the feedback Marie, I really appreciate it and I am rapt to hear that you are enjoying the recipes. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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LJPS57 March 7, 2015 - 8:08 am

So glad I only halved this recipe the first (and last) time I made it. I was expecting “cake,” which it certainly is not. Pudding/porridge maybe . . . and was too sweet for my liking. Don’t know until you try, however! Thanks anyway!

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Bianca Slade March 8, 2015 - 3:30 pm

I ma sorry you didn’t like it, I hope you find some other recipes that you enjoy.

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Tara March 13, 2015 - 11:37 am

This was gooey goodness! But I’m curious why the peanut/almond butter doesn’t get mixed in? It didn’t mix itself in during the cooking process very well and thought I would try mixing it in next time…wondering if you tested it that way and how it turned out?

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Bianca Slade March 15, 2015 - 7:33 am

Hi Tara, no I didn’t test it that way. I just made it how I wrote it up. Would love to hear how you go!

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Nomie March 15, 2015 - 8:58 am

I just had this for breakfast! Very rich but filling, delicious and full of protein… Oh how I love your recipes!!

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Bianca Slade March 18, 2015 - 7:30 am

That is great!! Thank YOU!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am rapt to hear that you are enjoying the recipes. Be sure to keep me posted on how you are going with them. x

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Cat March 26, 2015 - 7:19 am

Hi, thank you for inspiring my healthy cooking with your great recipes. I am curious about this one- chocolate nut buttermug cake… do you have to make this in the microwave?

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Judy June 6, 2015 - 5:28 pm

I was about to break my healthy eating plan when I remembered seeing this recipe. I have just made it but left out the peanut butter. It hit the spot, with its gooey, chocolate taste and texture. I will definitely make this again, so quick and easy

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Bianca Slade June 10, 2015 - 1:03 pm

Fabulous!!! Thank YOU!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. Be sure to let me know how you go with anything else that you try. x

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Sharon H June 18, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Hi can you bake this in a standard oven? I don’t have a microwave. 🙂

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Bianca Slade June 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

I think you could but I have not tried it. Perhaps 180° for 15 minutes or something like that…

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Vanessa July 12, 2015 - 7:03 pm

Hi Bianca, if I were to use coconut flour instead of almond meal, what quantity would you recommend? Thanks in advance. Can’t wait to try this!

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Bianca Slade July 15, 2015 - 10:24 am

I haven’t tried that sorry Vanessa. If I test it out I will be sure to let you know.

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Sophie Slomka October 28, 2015 - 9:45 pm

hey 🙂 love your website so much! can this be done in the oven instead of microwave?Thanks in advance x

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Sophie S October 28, 2015 - 9:47 pm

sorry just seen that you’ve already answered below. thanks x

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Bianca Slade November 1, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Thank YOU! I am glad you like my little space! I would suggest trying this in the oven on 175 for 15 minutes. I hope it works well for you. x

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Wendywoo January 31, 2017 - 7:13 pm

Oh yum yum yum! I’m just about to have your peanut butter, banana and cocoa microwave pudding for my breakfast, I might have to try this tonight, haha! You and Elise will never, ever “split up”, she’ll never “ditch” you…you have far too strong a bond. xx

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Judith February 3, 2017 - 8:06 am

I tried this recipe ages ago in my old (very old!) microwave and wasn’t so happy with the outcome (too gooey & sticky), but now gave it another try in my new microwave and it was perfect – like a dense, rich cake (with just the right amount of gooey goodness in the middle). I’ve made it again with a banana added for breakfast – perfect again! This will be on repeat! Oh, and by the way, I found with my daughter that her independence grew gradually enough for my heartstrings to stretch and grow with her. And I couldn’t help but take pride in seeing her face the world with confidence, independence and responsibility. Plus we’ve never stopped enjoying doing things together (she’s 28 now). I’m sure you will be fine!

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Felicity February 13, 2017 - 9:19 pm

Delicious! I’ve been around the block when it comes to mug cakes (to say the least, ahem…) and after making and devouring yours just now, I can stop searching for the perfect chocolate mug cake: I’ve found it! It’s so moist, so rich, so gooey. Thank you!!!
P.s. I used cashew meal as that’s what I had…left over from another of your recipes, of course 😉

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Bianca Slade March 10, 2017 - 7:45 pm

Oh that is lovely to hear!!!! Thank YOU!!!! I really appreciate the feedback and I am glad you enjoyed it xxxx

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Lynda May 9, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Amazing!! I used rice milk instead of coconut cream (didn’t have any opened). And sprinkled with coconut & pecans. I make your recipes all the time, and I recommend them to anyone who will listen haha. Thankyou!!
(I tried uploading a photo but it wouldn’t work)

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Alisa May 16, 2017 - 5:59 pm

Amazing! My dairy free toddler loved it. Such a yummy treat!

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Clare Young July 11, 2017 - 8:37 pm

Love this! I have also made a double batch (minus the peanut butter) and divided it between 9 or 10 silicone muffin moulds, put some frozen raspberries on top and baked in the oven, serve still warm with a dollop of coconut cream. A perfect bite size sweet morsel after a family dinner. Yum!

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Shannon Short July 12, 2017 - 10:13 pm

This was super easy to make, I did find it way to sweet with two tablespoons of honey, will make it again with 1/4 of the amount. 🙂

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Nicole King November 1, 2017 - 8:52 pm

This is soooo good! I’ve made it twice now replacing the coconut cream with regular cream and using 1tbsp honey instead of 2. It is absolutely delicious! Especially drizzled with extra cream at the end. Yummo! Thanks for the recipe x

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Tina Gallasch June 4, 2018 - 7:36 pm

Didn’t have any nut butter (I know – very slack) so substituted tahini. Worked brilliantly.

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Adriana November 14, 2018 - 8:44 pm

I made the regular version. It was good but next time I will mix the dry ingredients first because it had a slight baking powder taste. Thanks for the easy recipe!

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Pamela Kroon December 22, 2018 - 6:58 pm

We have made this quite a few times. My daughter (19) particularly liked making this for a winter dessert. It is so quick and easy. Thanks so much for the recipe. x

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Jo August 16, 2019 - 9:17 pm

Bianca you have no idea how grateful I am for this recipe! A chocolate mug cake has been my weekend treat for some time now but my usual recipe has flour, coconut sugar and chocolate chips in it. I’ve just been diagnosed as a coeliac and also have to cut dairy and fructose. This recipe has cheered me up so much! I’m currently devouring it in all its delicious glory. A million thank yous xx

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Natasha September 4, 2019 - 11:39 pm

Sooo yummy! I always get a sweet tooth after dinner and this hit the spot. I did the 80 seconds but our microwave is pretty hot so next time I’ll try 70. I’m going to make it for my boys (6 & 3), we make heaps of your sweet & snacks and LOVE your easy chocolate fudge so I know they will love this too! Thanks for another great recipe!!

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