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Chocolate Mug Cake [Vegan]

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Ingredients You Need for Chocolate Mug Cake [Vegan]

  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar of choice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g/1.1 oz) mashed banana
  • 3 tablespoons dairy-free milk of choice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1–2 teaspoons peanut butter (optional)
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips (optional)

How to Prepare Chocolate Mug Cake [Vegan]

  1. Add all the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, salt, and baking powder) to a mug and stir.
  2. Mash a banana with a fork in a bowl or plate. You need 2 tablespoons of mashed banana for this recipe.
  3. Then add all the wet ingredients (mashed banana, dairy-free milk, vanilla extract) to the mug and stir to combine. You can optionally add 1–2 teaspoons of peanut butter (or nut/seed butter of choice) into the middle and push it down slightly with a spoon for a “hidden center.”
  4. Microwave for 60–70 seconds for a fudgy texture, or 80–90 seconds for a lighter, cakier texture.
  5. The time varies based on your microwave, the size/shape of the mug, and the flour you use. I recommend microwaving it for 60 seconds, testing it with a spoon, and continuing in 10-second increments until it reaches your desired consistency. Enjoy!
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Flour: I use a gluten-free flour blend of 50% white rice flour, 30% chickpea flour, and 20% tapioca flour. An all-purpose GF flour blend (e.g., Bob’s Red Mill) should work too. If you aren’t gluten-free, you can use regular all-purpose flour. Oven method: I recommend using an oven-safe ramekin and baking it at 350°F (177°C). First, check it with a toothpick inserted into the center at 12 minutes, then every couple of minutes after until it reaches your desired consistency.

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