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BEST Easy Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake (Oil Free + GF)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 2
  • Cook Time: 2
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


This is the BEST vegan chocolate mug cake around! So easy, naturally gluten free, oil free, eggless, and ready in just 90 seconds. This vegan mug cake is like a decadent chocolate cake in a mug, and secretly healthier! 


  • 4 tbsp (40 grams) ground oat flour, all-purpose flour, or gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1 tbsp (6 grams) cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp (20 grams) coconut sugar, granulated sugar or 1 tsp stevia*
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp (45 grams) dairy-free milk
  • 2 tbsp (40 grams) unsweetened applesauce*
  • 1 tbsp (15 grams) ground flaxseed mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegan chocolate chips


  1. In a large microwave safe mug, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips, and stir to combine.
  3. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Place the mug into the microwave and heat for 30 seconds to start. Let the mug cake rest for 10 seconds, then microwave for at least two more 30-second intervals. If your microwave is on the weaker side, you may need a fourth. 
  5. Allow the cake to rest for 1 minute. Serve with ice cream or coconut whipped cream.


Other flour options: If you don’t have oat flour, you can also use gluten free 1:1 flour, all-purpose flour

Other sugar options: You can also sub in 1 tbsp maple syrup or 2 tbsp date paste (2 medjool dates soaked in hot water and blended together).

Applesauce-free option: if you don’t need an oil-free vegan chocolate mug cake, you can swap in an equal amount of coconut oil, melted vegan butter, or vegetable oil.


  • Serving Size: 1 mug cake
  • Calories: 193
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 45.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg

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