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Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolate cake takes seconds to cook in the microwave but don't let that put you off, it is exactly like proper cake, though it is more calorific than your average slice! It is packed with chocolaty goodness and full of flavour, you could even add you favourite flavourings such as peppermint or orange.

Added 6th May 2016
Updated 9th February 2021
Recipe by Jamie Peters

This recipe is...

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian


3tbsp gluten free self raising flour
1tbsp cocoa powder
1.5tbsp sugar
1 large egg
0.5tbsp oil
few drops of peppermint essence, orange flavouring or other flavouring (optional)
10g choc chips (optional)
Squirt chocolate sauce (optional
10g grated chocolate (optional
  • Preparation Time: 5 Mins
  • Cooking Time: 5 Mins
  • This recipe makes 1 serving

This recipe is free from...

Tree Nuts


1. Mix together flour, cocoa and sugar in a large mug.

2. Beat in the egg and oil until you get a glossy, smooth mix. Add in a few drops of any flavourings if you wish to make something a little different from a plain chocolate cake, peppermint or orange flavourings both work well.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips and then place in the microwave for 1 and half minutes until cooked (the top will be sold with no liquid bits)

4. Top with some optional extras if you wish, grated chocolate, chocolate sauce etc

Nutritional Information (Per serving)

Calories Carbs Fibre Fat Sugar Protein
430 67g 2g 15g 25g 8g

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