Your New Fave Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Hey guys!

Have you ever made a mug cake?! It’s the perfect thing to make when you have a craving, but don’t really want an entire cake sitting around. And when a craving for cake strikes, there’s no time to make a complicated recipe, right?! If you’ve never made one, you have to try this recipe!

First, I have a little confession to make: chocolate cake is NOT my jam. Actually, I don’t really eat chocolate at all. The taste is just way too intense for me (I’m a supertaster – it’s really a thing!).  But I know that chocolate cake IS most people’s jam, so I still wanted to take a stab at a recipe for a healthy but decadent chocolate mug cake.

This one is dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free and added sugar-free.

And you guys. I had my family try this one and they said it is GOOD. They’re brutally honest about what I cook so you can trust them! But obviously, I need your opinion too. So when you try this chocolate mug cake recipe, make sure to tell me what you think!

Okay… mug cake time!

Make This Decadent Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe! 


  • 1 Small Extra Ripe Banana
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Dark Cocoa Powder
  • 1-2 Tbsp Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

TOPPING: 1/2 cup raspberries


  1. Combine all mug cake ingredients in a blender and mix until a batter forms. Pour into a greased mug or small bowl.
  2. Microwave for 60 seconds.
  3. Top with berries!


  • Your cook time could vary, depending on microwave strength.
  • If you prefer to use an oven, bake your mug cake in an oven-safe dish at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

Dessert in one minute?! YESSSSS.

When you make this, tag me on Instagram or let me know in the comments so I can see your chocolate mug cake! YAY! If you want more recipes like this, try my 90 Day Journey Meal Plans!

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  1. Miranda says:

    I added a 1/2 cup oats to this recipe and the result is thick and fluffy, not at all liquidy, and so delicious! Without it, it was very liquidy

  2. Jessica Yap says:

    Tried this today and its so good! I reduced the milk after seeing the comments and added more cocoa powder to thicken the batter, alternatively more bananas can be added. Microwaved for 1 minute and its heavenly! Thanks Cassey!

  3. Kristina Johnson says:

    I have been looking for a recipe similar to this because it looks fantastic. I have been on a keto diet for the past 8 weeks. The deserts on there are fantastic as well. I used this company Custom Keto Diets to help me lose 25 pounds in just 8 weeks! Ill leave a link below for anybody interested.

  4. Lily says:

    Hi, I tried this and it came out great, wow really good. Thanks so much!!

  5. S says:

    Does it rise? It doesn’t need any baking powder or soda?

  6. Amy says:

    Dear Joana,
    here’s a research for you:
    a small ripe banana – 90 calories
    2 TBS Cocoa powder =25,56 grams
    100 g of cocao powder -227,5 kcal => 2TBS/25,56 g contain 58,14 Kclal
    1/4 cup (59 ml) of unsweetened almond milk – 7,67 calories
    It’s hard to say how many calories an egg has b/c it *very much* depends on how many grams the egg has. It can be 75, 90,100, 155 calories and so on. Let’s take 90 calories as a reference.
    90+58,14+7,67+90= 245,81 calories
    These are good calories because you are using ingredients that you have in the house. According to the internet Monk fruit sugar is natural and it contains zero calories. I hope l could help you in a certain way.
    You should just enjoy this wonderful mug cake and not worry so much about the calories because life is too short to miss out such delightful desserts. 🙂 😉
    What’s good for the soul is also good for the body, as long as it’s healthy. 😋😝

  7. grace says:

    I will give it a try tomorrow! I will let you know how it goes!

  8. Joanna says:

    How many calories does it contain? I would like to try, but I can’t without the knowledge 🥺

  9. Nia Davis says:

    This looks good. Do you have one with lemon or strawberry flavor?

  10. Mandy says:

    Can you use another kind of milk instead of almond milk?

    1. blogilates says:

      Yes, you can try! I am not sure exactly how each milk will react but let us know what you find!

      1. Noe says:

        oh i used cows milk because thats the only thing I had, and it didnt come out great! A very runny consistency and then a lot of liquid when it was done :c tasted ok but I was weirded out by the liquid!

  11. Emily says:

    Yum!! I love chocolate! 🍫 I still make your microwave berry muffins in a mug. I’m looking forward to trying this one! 🙂 Xx

  12. K says:

    I baked mine in the oven and it took about 20 minutes. The end result was like fluffy chocolate scrambled eggs. Not quite what I had in mind 😆 But I really appreciate that you made a chocolate recipe!

    1. blogilates says:

      Oh no! Did you mix all the ingredients well and use enough banana? It shouldn’t taste or look like scrambled eggs!

      1. K says:

        I’ll give it another try with a larger banana!

    2. Noe says:

      Yeah same! but on a microwave, almost 4minutes! I think we discovered banana flan recipe

    3. Beth says:

      Yea mine in the oven is not working out, 12 minutes and it’s still goopy. Trying for an additional 12

  13. Maggie says:

    This looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it… I LOVE chocolate and I have a family member with celiac disease so this is perfect!

    1. blogilates says:

      YAYYY can’t wait to see what you think!

  14. Amira says:

    Dear Cassey,
    I started my fitness journey in the beginning of quarantine, and I’ve been doing bodyweight workouts ever since. I heard how beneficial strength training can be, and as a 14 year old, I want to try it out myself!
    However, my parents are not so convinced by this idea, they think it might stunt my growth. I am not very tall to begin with, and I still have more time to grow, but I was wondering if using light dumbbells (1-3 kgs) and resistance bands could affect my height??

    Wants To Try Strength Training

    1. Sarah says:

      She answered this in a recent blog post.