Chocolate Mug Cake- A rich and indulgent single-serving treat made with almond milk, flour, and dairy-free chocolate chips. Mug cakes are quick and easy to make and only require a few seconds in the microwave to create a light and fluffy cake. They are perfect for a chocoholic or anyone with a sweet tooth!
Mug cakes are one of the latest food trends to take the internet by storm, and it's not hard to see why. These single-serving sweet treats are made by combining just a few simple ingredients in a mug or ramekin and then microwaving them for a couple of seconds. They are perfect for anyone who loves cake but doesn't want a whole cake to go to waste.
This chocolate mug cake is perfect for any chocolate lover. It's rich, decadent, and so delicious. Mug cakes are quick and easy to make and can be tailored to fit everyone's preferences. The next time you feel a sweet tooth coming on, give this chocolate mug cake recipe a try. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Why You'll Love This Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
Delicious- Chocolate mug cake is moist, fluffy, and has the perfect amount of sweetness. You can enjoy it as is or top it with your favorite vegan ice cream, whipped cream, or frosting.
Family-Friendly- This mug cake is perfect for a quick dessert or snack. It's also great for kids since it's super easy to make and doesn't require any baking.
Quick and Easy- Mug cakes can be ready to enjoy in less than 5 minutes! All you need to make these tasty treats is a microwave and a few simple ingredients.
Less Clean-Up- When making a mug cake, very little mess or clean-up is required. You can make mug cakes two at a time or as you need them, so there is no need to worry about leftovers.
Decadent- This chocolate mug cake is rich and indulgent while still light and fluffy. It's the perfect sweet treat for any chocolate lover.
Equipment Needed To Make Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
- Mixing Bowl
- Mugs or Ramekins
- Measuring Spoons
Ingredients Needed For Vegan Mug Cakes
- Almond Milk
- Coconut Oil
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
How To Make Homemade Chocolate Mug Cakes In The Microwave
Making chocolate mug cake is super quick and straightforward! In a mixing bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients until smooth. Then, divide the mixture between 2 mugs or ramekins. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top and microwave for about 45 seconds. Serve and enjoy!
Note: If you don't have a microwave, you can bake these vegan mug cakes the individual mugs or ramekins in the oven.
What to Serve/Pair With Vegan Mug Cakes
Easy chocolate mug cakes are delicious on their own, but if you want to take them to a whole new level, here are some ideas:
- Top each cake with a scoop of dairy-free ice cream.
- Serve mug cakes with a dollop of vegan whipped cream and a cherry.
- Drizzle melted vegan-friendly chocolate or a chocolate sauce on top.
- Sprinkle with chopped nuts like almonds, peanuts, or walnuts.
There are endless possibilities for mug cakes, so feel free to get creative and experiment!
Popular Substitutions & Additions
Here are some common substitutions and additions that you can make to these delicious chocolate mug cakes:
- Add a pinch of salt to the cake batter for a little salty-sweet contrast.
- Replace the almond milk with any other type of non-dairy milk.
- Try using a different oil, like avocado oil or melted coconut butter.
- Substitute the all-purpose flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour or almond flour to make these mug cakes gluten-free.
- Use brown sugar in place of white sugar for a molasses flavor.
- Add a teaspoon of instant coffee powder or espresso powder for a rich mocha flavor.
- Before microwaving, stir ¼ cup of chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit into the batter.
- Top with vegan whipped cream and fresh fruit like raspberries, strawberries, or bananas.
How To Store & Reheat Homemade Chocolate Mug Cake
You can store leftover chocolate mug cakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave for 30-60 seconds or until warmed through. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
Note: The texture of the mug cake will change slightly after being refrigerated and reheated. It will no longer be as light and fluffy but will still taste delicious!
Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake FAQs
Can I make this mug cake recipe ahead of time?
Yes, the batter for these mug cakes can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
Does leftover mug cake freeze well?
Yes, you can freeze the leftover mug cake for up to 2 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight and reheat before serving.
Is this recipe gluten-free?
As written, no, but this recipe can easily be made gluten-free. Simply substitute the all-purpose flour for gluten-free all-purpose flour or almond flour.
Can I make this recipe without a microwave?
Yes, you can bake the mug cakes in the oven instead of the microwave. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Do I have to use almond milk for this chocolate mug cake recipe?
No, you can use any type of non-dairy milk you like. Try using soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or even water!
Can I make a larger batch of these mug cakes than the recipe calls for?
Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled. Multiply the ingredients by the desired amount and mix everything together in a large bowl. Divide the batter between mugs or ramekins and microwave according to the recipe instructions.
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Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake
- 6 tbsp almond milk
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp dairy-free chips
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients. You can also combine the ingredients (by dividing them in half) in two separate mugs or ramekins.
- Whisk until smooth.
- Top the cake batter with chocolate chips.
- Microwave for 40 seconds. Optionally, you can bake the cake for 18 minutes at 350F.
- Serve and enjoy.