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Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

This Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake is super decedent, rich, gooey and moist. The perfect simple recipe when you need a chocolate fix!
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 mug full


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • small pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. vegan chocolate chips


  • Into your mug add your flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt and mix together until well incorporated.
  • Now add your almond milk, applesauce and vanilla and stir until combined.
  • Add half of your chocolate chips and mix them into your batter.
  • Sprinkle the other half on top of the batter.
  • Microwave for 60-80 seconds. It will depend on your microwave but you want the cake to look underdone. I microwaved mine for exactly 70 seconds. It should look a little raw on top and some of the chocolate will be melted but the edges should have a more cake like texture.
  • Leave it in the microwave to set for 5 minutes. This helps the cake to set up and continue to cook while staying fluffy and moist. Do not skip this step.
  • Top with whip cream or powdered sugar if desired.
  • Enjoy!


  • You can replace the sugar with coconut sugar if desired. I tested it with coconut sugar and it worked well.
  • The applesauce can be replaced with oil or melted butter if needed.
  • Make sure you do not overcook your cake. It will still look a bit raw and will set up once you let it set in the microwave.


Calories: 410kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 346mgPotassium: 165mgFiber: 6gSugar: 54gCalcium: 253mgIron: 4mg
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