Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

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This paleo chocolate mug cake tastes so amazing, it’s hard to believe it’s healthy! You can eat this chocolate cake for breakfast every day! A mug cake a day keeps the doctor away :)

Healthy Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Chocolate cake that’s actually good for you? You are not dreaming! This epic chocolate mug cake is gluten-free, refined sugar free and also full of protein! It is packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants from almond flour and unsweetened cocoa powder, so you are doing your body a favor by feeding it with this paleo chocolate mug cake!

Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

This gluten-free chocolate mug cake makes an excellent breakfast.  Because it’s made with almond flour, it is so full of protein that it makes you stuffed! This paleo mug cake will definitely keep you full until lunch!

How To Make Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Can you imagine how good this luscious chocolate cake tastes with a cup of strong coffee? Mmmmmmmmm!

Chocolate Mug Cake And Coffee

Making a single serving chocolate mug cake takes just 2 minutes – 1 minute for mixing the ingredients in a mug and another minute for cooking the mug cake in a microwave! Can you spare 2 minutes to treat yourself to this amazing dessert?

Gluten-Free Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake

Got that spontaneous chocolate craving? Mug cake to the rescue!  This paleo chocolate mug cake recipe makes a perfect one serving – just for you!  If someone see you having this epic mug cake, they will beg you to make one for them as well!

Healthy Mug Cake With Almond Flour And Cocoa Powder

Making this gluten-free paleo chocolate mug cake is super easy.  Just mix 4 tbsp almond flour, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp milk, 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 egg in a mug, then microwave that mug for 1 minute.  Then dig in and feast on this amazing chocolate goodness that also happens to be healthy!

Healthy Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

If you like this paleo chocolate mug cake recipe, you will also love these healthy and delicious recipes:

Keto Bread In A Mug – if you are avoiding gluten and cutting carbs, this is the only carbless bread recipe you’ll ever need! Tastes like real bread!

Flourless Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake – this is my go-to holiday dessert for gluten-free friends! So rich, chocolaty and delicious!

Crispy Microwave Bacon – if you can make a cake in a microwave, you can also cook an awesome crispy bacon in a microwave as well!

Microwave Green Beans – another healthy and yummy microwave side dish, great for meal prep!

Paleo Coconut Chocolate Truffles – only healthy ingredients, naturally sweetened with dates, these truffles are actually good for you!

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Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake (Gluten-Free, Paleo)

This paleo chocolate mug cake tastes so amazing, it's hard to believe it's healthy! Truly epic! It's high in protein, gluten-free and free of refined sugar! You can eat it for healthy breakfast every day!
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time2 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving


  • 4 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp milk or almond milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut oil or substitute with melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


  • Put all ingredients in a mug and mix with a fork until combined.
  • Put the mug in a microwave and cook on High for 1 minute.
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  1. Melanie,
    Is there anything I can substitute for the maple syrup? We are pretty serious keto dieters and can’t have it…

  2. This recipe was awesome!! Took less than 10 minutes from start to finish and my girls and I enjoyed our healthy dessert. Ran out of maple syrup so had to add some honey and it worked out just fine. Thank you SO much..

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