Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake: Sinfully Delicious!

Super Easy & Sinfully Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

This Gluten Free Chocolate Mug is so tasty and it only takes 3-5 minutes to make!

How many desserts though can you make in so little time that are so delicious. Serve with some strawberries or other berries, ice cream or dust with cocoa powder etc.. and it even looks like a fancy dessert. Be warned though this gluten free chocolate mug cake is decadent and rich, it will fill you up quickly. It’s the perfect dessert for sharing, or not.

Sinfully Delicious Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake banner 3bNow I say this gluten free chocolate mug cake is ready 3-5 minutes because we all know that temperatures on microwaves can vary. Just make sure you’ve got your ice cream ready to serve with this heavenly dessert. It’s not a family favorite. I love that it’s gluten free and really you don’t need to use much sugar either!

Chocolate Mug Cake

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp dark cocoa powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar, if desired
  • Strawberries, if desired
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Topping, if desired


  1. Place butter in a microwave-safe mug and heat in microwave until melted.
  2. Remove from microwave and immediately stir in the chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Stir, allowing the chocolate chips to melt.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla together.
  4. Pour the egg and sugar mixture into the mug of chocolate and butter. Stir until well combined.
  5. Place mug in microwave and heat for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on high. Do not overcook!
  6. Remove from microwave and either serve in the mug or invert onto a plate. (To invert - use a butter knife to go around the edge to loosen the cake. Place saucer on top of mug and flip over.)
  7. Top with a dusting of powdered sugar and serve with fresh strawberries and ice cream, if desired.
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For those who are visual learners like I am here are some in process photos for you of the gluten free chocolate mug cake. Melt butter in microwave and then add chocolate chips right away to melt in the hot butter.

Chocolate Mug Cake process 1

Add to your mug of choice. Make sure there’s enough room for the cake to expand up but not overflow. The cup should be no more than half full, a little less even.

Chocolate Mug Cake process 4

Don’t overcook as it will harden. This is meant to be super moist. Once it’s ready use a knife to loosen the sides and hold a plate to cover the top and turn over.

Chocolate Mug Cake overhead in mug

Top with your favorites but since it’s so rich we LOVED the vanilla ice cream and strawberries with it.

Chocolate Mug Cake process 5

Seriously divine and everyone was so delighted with it. I made it for Valentine’s Day and my hubby and daughter oohed and ahhed out how yummy it was but also how fancy it looked πŸ˜‰ What they don’t know and all that right?

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In addition, you can drizzle Strawberry Ice Cream Topping on the ice cream and strawberries to add a delicious burst of strawberry flavor. I”m also thinking of having it with toasted coconut and coconut ice cream because chocolate and coconut= this mom is in heaven. If you make it let us know how you like it!

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  1. Yes, yes, YES!! This looks AHMAZING!!! Love the strawberry drizzle! #MerryMonday

  2. Wow, how rich and scrumptious does this look?! Thank you for linking up at the Friday Favorites linky party! πŸ™‚


  3. Deliciousness! YUM! πŸ™‚

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  4. Megin | VMG206 says:

    This looks so yummy! I pinned it and I’m planning to try it this weekend. I have everything but ice cream!
    I’m visiting today from Friday Favorites Link Party; it is so nice to meet you!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  5. They look delicious, you made me hungry and I would love to have one (or two) right now.

  6. This is devilishly enticing! Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday. I look forward to seeing what you create next week!

  7. Terri S says:

    OH!!! This looks incredible! I can’t wait to make it! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  8. Susan Hartman says:

    Yum, Yum, Yum and Gluten Free!

  9. Crystal Rogers Walker says:

    This look so yummy , I will have to try it this weekend, I have tried this once before but not gluten free

  10. Laura Frutiger says:

    Looks so yummy!!! ? thanks for sharing this…I’m going to try this and share it with my other friends who have to be gluten-free because we are fighting Chronic Lyme Disease and chronic inflammatory response syndrome. You could even make this sugar free by using a combo of stevia and erythritol!

  11. The cake looks delicious. Even in the photo, it looks moist.

  12. Oh my this looks delicious! And so easy to make!

  13. Melvin Golden says:

    You gain 5 pounds just looking a this ,I have to see if the wife will make this for me.

  14. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    looks easy but delicious

  15. Judy Thomas says:

    It looks so delicious and easy to make too.Thank you πŸ™‚

  16. Jana Liu says:

    this sounds very simple and straight forward….I know what I’m making this weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. So much better than making a whole cake, although I really had no problem eating it…THAT was the problem lol

  18. Lisa Ogle says:

    I have never made a mug cake, with no flower and baking powder how does it get that texture? Looks good I will have to give this a try!

  19. Doris H says:

    It looks delicious! I need to try making it for my friend who’s following a gluten-free diet.

  20. Angela SC says:

    Hmm looks like I may be making this tonight as a quick and simple dessert.Looks oh so fudgy!

  21. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My goodness this mug cake looks incredible, thanks very much for the inspiration!!!

  22. Sherry Compton says:

    Mug cakes are so good. It’s great how versatile and easy they are. Easy to make a decadant dessert for one or two people.

  23. Amber Ludwig says:

    Omgosh this looks amazing!! I love that while its sinfully delicious its also gluten free!! Fabulous!! Must try!

  24. Debbie Petch says:

    Wow! Tasty and easy!

  25. Stephanie Smith says:

    Loved it! Being gluten-free just makes it all the better, I may try something like this, but easter themed for the holidays!

  26. It sounds and looks good. I love the presentation.

  27. Calvin F. says:

    Wow can’t believe this was made in a mug in microwave!

  28. This looks yummy!

  29. I don’t follow a gluten-free diet, but I still think I’ll make, and enjoy, this cake.

  30. BILL HOFF says:

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare the grankids…and me!

  31. s powell says:

    Just right for one or when dont want to use oven

  32. This actually looks really good! The perfect sized helping too! πŸ™‚

  33. Gail Williams says:

    I want to make this for my granddaughter who eats gluten free. It would be such a nice treat for her. So often she feels like she misses out on the goodies other 11 year olds can eat.

  34. Christy Caldwell says:

    Holy cow! This is wonderful! My oven just quit on me and this is a microwave recipe for dessert! I’m making this soon!

  35. Stacey A Smith says:

    that looks real good! will have to put it on my pinterest.

  36. Looks great & nice for people with allergies.

  37. May Rodriguez says:

    This mug cake looks good.

  38. gina travers-mace says:

    Looks so good gonna try

  39. Looks so yummy and just the right amount! Will be fun to make with my grandsons

  40. This looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe! ?

  41. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    Oh my this looks so yummy! I just love dark chocolate and can so see me making these for after school snacks thanks !! πŸ™‚

  42. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I cannot wait to make this special treat! Thank you so much for sharing the Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake recipe.

  43. Tamra Gibson says:

    O Gosh this looks do good. I love snything chocolate and dimple to make

  44. You are making me so hungry! I love flourless chocolate cakes, and imagine this is as rich and dense as they are. I can’t wait to try it!

  45. Trisha McKee says:

    Easy and delicious! This is a perfect end to the dinner party I’m planning. Thank you.

  46. Jennifer H. says:

    This looks yummy and it seems so easy to make.

  47. I will definitely try this recipe! Looks divine!

  48. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My son has Celiacs disease so he would love me to make this and I know my whole family would love eating it. Love how you plated it looks so good.

  49. Wow! This looks intense. Great for chocolate lovers like me! Yummy!

  50. shannon fowler says:

    This looks really good. Im not always a huge chocolate lover, but this looks like a must try. It would also be fun to make for my fiancΓ© since he loves chocolate so much.

  51. Johnna Horn says:

    I have always wanted to try one of these mug cakes.. gluten free sounds even better

  52. joanne major says:

    going to try this tonight. It looks great and easy to make. We are trying gluten free right now

  53. rebeka deleon says:

    that looks delicious and easy and I would also eat it with vanilla and strawberries to go with the rich chocolate. i love making new things for my kids to eat.

  54. This looks so good and easy to make. It would be the perfect midnight treat.

  55. I have heard of mug cake before but I have never actually had it or tried making it! This recipe sounds so good, thank you so much for sharing!! πŸ™‚

  56. Carol Luciano says:

    OMG, this looks so delicious my mouth is watering. Thanks for the visuals. I’m definitely going to try this.
    Carol L

  57. Brandi Cramer says:

    MMm looks delicious! I have never made mug cake before.

  58. I’ll definitely try this. It looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  59. this looks so good an easy to make cant wait to give it a try

  60. gloria patterson says:

    I have never made a mug cake before but after looking at the picture (yes I like visual) I think I am going to make this

  61. This looks like just the rich and decadent recipe that I would love to try.

  62. Michelle Elizondo says:

    This is a great recipe for my allergen child.

  63. Love mug cake recipes – especially chocolate .

  64. alessandra says:

    Imust to try this recipe.

  65. This sounds delicious! I’ll have to make it for hubby and I with cherries.

  66. I’m seeing alot of these mug cake recipes lately. Maybe that’s a sign lol This particular one is very enticiing with all it’s chocolaty goodness πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing!

  67. Joyce McDaniel says:

    Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake: Sinfully Delicious! I cannot wait to try this delicious desert. Thank you so much for giving us all this great information

  68. Elaine Powell says:

    I am excited to try this GF mug cake.. usually most cakes call for flour.

  69. I love mug cakes! This is the first GF mug cake I’ve come across.

  70. Michelle S says:

    My mother lives with our family and developed celiac disease a few years ago. I’m always on the lookout for new gluten free recipes for her. This one looks great!

  71. Wow quick,easy and so delicious looking , definitely going to try this one

  72. rochelle haynes says:

    Looking tasty love to try tis

  73. Yummmmmmm

  74. Lisa Johnston says:

    I never tried Mug cake before, looks pretty yummy πŸ™‚

  75. Lisa Hollinger Barto says:

    this looks delicious!

  76. Geri Sandoval says:

    WOW!!! Love that it so easy to make. My granddaughters are always asking my to make them a dessert after dinner and this is something I can whip up for them and they will love it. Who doesn’t love chocolate, I know they do and so do I. Thanks!

  77. Angelica Dimeo says:

    wow this looks delicious and more healthy since its gluten free

  78. Thank you for this recipe – I am looking for easy to do desserts. The pictures were mouth watering – looked really rich and tasty!

  79. Love how easy this is to make

  80. Terri Quick says:

    This looks so yummy & so easy to make πŸ™‚

  81. This looks like a delicious mug cake!

  82. This looks very easy to make. I wonder if I could substitute avocado for the butter?

  83. This looks delicious! It also looks fancy to serve guests

  84. Dotty J Boucher says:

    Oh! yes please! This cake looks delicious! and I really love how easy this one to make, and how short
    of a time it took.

  85. This looks so good & I like that it only takes a few minutes to make.

  86. Crafty Nunn says:

    This looks so good. I think the girls can make this too. Thank you for the recipe.

  87. That looks soo good

  88. oh man this looks decadent! perfect for date night

  89. Wow…….that looks super delicious. I can’t believe you can make it so quickly. It would be a nice treat for unexpected company.

  90. Amanda Alvarado says:

    Wow! It looks so moist too – something I can never achieve when trying to bake in the microwave!

  91. Bethany Suire says:

    Oh Wow. This looks so delicious! You always post the Best looking foods and recipes! The powdered sugar tops it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Powered by Mom says:

      awww thanks Bethany, I hope you try it, so easy to make once you figure out timing with your microwave πŸ™‚ so rich though whoa lol

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