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Chocolate mug cake

Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The idea of a chocolate mug cake is to whip up an easy, decadent single-serving of cake in just minutes, typically with the help of a microwave. Here’s a healthier version but done in an oven. Much better all around!


  • ¼ cup dark chocolate (minimum 70% cacao), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ¼ cup cassava flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place oven-safe mugs in the oven while preheating.
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt dark chocolate and butter.
  4. Pour chocolate mixture in a small mixing bowl.
  5. Add in coconut flour, cassava flour, baking powder, sea salt and egg and whisk until well combined.
  6. Carefully remove mug from the oven and pour mixture into the mug. Place back in the oven.
  7. Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Top with coconut whipped cream, if desired.
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving (128g)
  • Calories: 426
  • Sugar: 8.3g
  • Sodium: 367mg
  • Fat: 32.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.8g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.1g
  • Trans Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.6g
  • Fiber: 4.8g
  • Protein: 8.7g
  • Cholesterol: 195mg

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