3 Ingredient Chocolate Mug Cake

3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

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A delicious single-serving mug cake you can make in the microwave! This 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake is so easy you can “bake” it up any day of the week for a special treat.

chocolate cake in a mug

Flourless Mug Cake

This mug cake is amazing! Just three ingredients, and since there’s no flour needed, it’s naturally gluten-free! Perfect for a single-serving treat. Just whisk up the three ingredients and microwave for a decadent dessert or afternoon snack.

How do you make cake in the microwave? With an egg to fluff up the mixture and plenty of cocoa powder and powdered sugar, you can make a rich cake in just under two minutes. It’s the easiest cake ever!

It’s the perfect recipe for a craving something sweet late at night or for your teens to make as an after school snack. Just the thing for a sweet tooth. So simple and much easier than traditional baking. And with just one mug to wash afterwards, clean-up is a breeze.

Love easy desserts? So do we! Check out these favorites: Chocolate Croissants In Air Fryer Made With Crescent Rolls, Air Fryer Yellow Cake From Box Mix, and Air Fryer Brownies From Box Mix.

mug with 3 ingredient chocolate cake inside

How To Make 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

Start by cracking one egg in a microwave-safe mug. Whisk up with fork or mini whisk. Add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until well-combined.

Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds for a perfectly cooked, decadent cake for one!

chocolate mug cake made in microwave

Cooking Tips

  • Be sure to whisk the egg thoroughly and combined all ingredients until blended. This helps the cake to cook up evenly in the microwave
  • For easy clean-up, you can spray nonstick cooking spray into mug before adding ingredients
  • Have fun with it! Make it your own… try different toppings like fudge drizzle, whipped cream, nuts, or sprinkles

Can You Cook a Mug Cake in the Air Fryer?

Yes! You can also make this recipe in the air fryer. Just be sure your mug is oven-proof/bake-proof. Heat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Check cake and cook for a few more minutes if necessary.

close-up of gluten-free chocolate mug cake

Can You Make an Eggless Mug Cake?

Yes— just use a pinch of baking powder in lieu of the egg. The baking powder will help the cake to rise and become fluffy.

How Long To Cook a Mug Cake?

About 1 minute and 30 seconds for a good consistency. If you prefer a “wetter” more moist center, then cut back on a few seconds. Try different times and watch the cake to get just the right texture for your treat.

fork holding piece of chocolate mug cake

What To Serve With This Chocolate Mug Cake

How about a warm beverage to get cozy? This Mexican Atole Hot Drink would pair deliciously with the chocolate cake.

Or add fresh toppings like this (Starbucks Copycat) Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. Yum! Refreshing fruit and rich chocolate always go well together.

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3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

A delicious single-serving mug cake you can make in the microwave! This 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake is so easy you can “bake” it up any day of the week for a special treat.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake
Cooking Method: Microwave
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 202kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions

  • Start by cracking one egg in a microwave-safe mug. Whisk up with fork or mini whisk.
  • Add in powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Mix until well-combined.
  • Microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds for a perfectly cooked, decadent cake for one!

Notes

  • Be sure to whisk the egg thoroughly and combined all ingredients until blended. This helps the cake to cook up evenly in the microwave
  • For easy clean-up, you can spray nonstick cooking spray into mug before adding ingredients
  • Have fun with it! Make it your own… try different toppings like fudge drizzle, whipped cream, nuts, or sprinkles
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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