My Mug Cake Recipe

I started getting into making mug cakes when Wallace was a baby. I’ve tried many versions I found online that met various food needs I’ve had over the years. I’ve finally settled on a recipe of my own that is relatively easy and has been turning out consistently good for quite a while now. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.

A few notes: The only thing that should take individual adjustment is the microwave time. I am not a food blogger so this is all very utilitarian. Because of the brain fog I deal with, I find it easiest to have the ingredients written in the actual recipe as well as in list form. I freeze my aquaphaba in a silicone ice cube tray and start by melting rwo cubes in the mug in the microwave, swirling it occasionally. I have found it turns out best if I get it cooking quickly as


  • 2 Tbs aquaphaba (about)
  • Dash of vanilla
  • 2 Tbs Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1 to 1 baking flour (this is the only flour I have tested it repeatedly with)
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  • 2 Tbs raw cacao or coco powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbs chocolate chips (I use enjoy life regular or mini)
I took the picture after I made it and forgot to get the vanilla back out.

You will need a mug, tablespoon and 1/4 or 1/8th measuring spoon, a fork, and a microwave.


  1. Put 2 Tbs aquaphaba and a dash of vanilla in the mug. Swirl.
  2. Add 2 Tbs each of flour, sugar, and cacao/coco.
  3. Add 1/8 tsp each of baking soda and baking powder.
  4. Mix it up really well with a fork.
  5. Add 1Tbs of chocolate chips and give it a little mix.
  6. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it is set. A minute and a half would probably be the maximum time needed.

Now that I have perfected this one, I should probably try to make some other flavors or combinations.

About JennP

Single mom by choice, lesbian, natural living, parenting, car free, Chicago.Thank you for reading and feel free to leave a comment!
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