Best Ever Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake


This is the culmination of hundreds of mug cake attempts... what I have personally found to have the perfect amount of sweetness and texture while still remaining low calorie. Unlike most mug cake recipes, it's not gummy. It's vegan and oil free!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
7 mins
1 mug cake


  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce

  • 1 tablespoon water, or more as needed

  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon vegan chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts (Optional)


  1. Whisk whole wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mug. Mix in applesauce, 1 tablespoon water, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add more water if needed to reach a cake batter consistency. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.

  2. Microwave on high for 1 minutes and 30 seconds. Add 30 seconds if top doesn't appear set.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda(R)) for the sugar if preferred.

Feel free to sub any mix-ins you like - frozen or fresh fruit chunks, various types of chocolate chips, a dollop of nut butter, anything. You can also add in other types of flavor extracts - coconut, orange, banana, etc.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
13g Fat
87g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Sodium 438mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 256mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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