Almond Flour Mug Cake

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This almond flour mug cake is super moist and fluffy and full of rich chocolate flavor! It bakes in just one minute and satisfies the sweet tooth! 

mug cake with almond flour.

We love our mug cake and mug muffin recipes on here. On repeat, we have cinnamon roll in a mug, vanilla mug cake, and a protein mug cake.

After finding some leftover almond flour on hand, I wanted to make a classic chocolate mug cake using almond flour!

Table of Contents
  1. Why you’ll love this recipe
  2. Almond Flour Mug Cake Ingredients
  3. How to make an almond flour mug cake
  4. Tips to make the best recipe
  5. Variations
  6. Storage instructions
  7. Recommended tools to make this recipe
  8. More mug cake recipes to try
  9. Frequently asked questions
  10. Almond Flour Mug Cake (Recipe Card)

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Ridiculously easy. In under 5 minutes, you’ll have this mug cake prepped, cooked, and eaten. 
  • Naturally gluten-free and low carb. Thanks to the almond flour, this mug cake is naturally lower in net carbs and suitable for celiacs (like our keto mug cake recipe). 
  • Rich and moist. Like our classic chocolate mug cake, this absolutely nails the texture and flavor. 
  • Single serving perfection. Sure, you could make my almond flour chocolate cake (which is incredible!), but if you want something right this second to satisfy your cravings, this single-serving version is your answer. 

Almond Flour Mug Cake Ingredients

  • Almond Flour. I like using blanched or superfine almond flour. These are most similar to whole wheat or white flour (while remaining grain-free!).
  • Cocoa Powder. Dutch-processed cocoa or dark cocoa powder. Avoid cacao powder as it is a little too grainy. 
  • Baking powder. Gives the mug cake some rise and fluffiness. 
  • Maple syrup. Adds some sweetness. Agave or honey will also work. 
  • Almond Butter. Using nut butter instead of butter or coconut oil makes things a little healthier but also adds some subtle flavor. 

Substitute tip

Any nut or seed butter can replace almond butter, including peanut butter, cashew butter, tahini, or sunflower seed butter. 

  • Milk. Any milk works, including almond milk, coconut milk, or whole milk. 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Chips. Optional, but what is a chocolate flavored mug cake without extra chocolate? 

How to make an almond flour mug cake

  1. Prep. Grease a microwave-safe ramekin or cereal bowl with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Make the batter. In a small bowl, combine your dry ingredients and stir well. Add your almond butter and coconut milk and mix until a thick batter remains. Fold in your chocolate chips (and any other add-ins of choice).
  3. Microwave. Transfer your mug cake batter to the greased ramekin/cereal bowl. Place in the microwave and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until just set. Remove from the microwave and let sit for 1 minute before enjoying.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Use only smooth and drippy nut or seed butter. If you use a crunchy or homemade blend, it will not bake as well.
  • If your cake batter is a little too thick, add an extra tablespoon or two of milk.
  • For a more gooey and soft chocolate mug cake, you can cut the baking time. The batter has no eggs, so it is safe to eat!
  • Feel free to add some other ingredients to the batter, like raspberries, berries, or nuts!

Variations

  • Add mix-ins. Pecans, walnuts, and chocolate chips are all fabulous options. 
  • Frost it. Spread some chocolate frosting on the prepped mug cake for something truly decadent. 
  • Make it dairy-free. Use non-dairy milk and opt for dairy free chocolate chips. 
  • Serve with ice cream. How do you elevate some chocolate cake? Add a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. 

Storage instructions

Mug cakes should be made fresh and enjoyed immediately. You can, however, store the dry ingredients mixed together for up to 6 months. When ready to assemble, simply add your wet ingredients and you are good to go! 

almond flour mug cake.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I use coconut flour?

No, this mug cake won’t work with coconut flour instead of almond flour. The former is too absorbant and will yield a dry mug cake. 

Can I bake this in the oven? 

Yes, this mug cake can be made in the oven. Simply bake it for 7-8 minutes at 180C/350F.

almond flour mug cake recipe.

Almond Flour Mug Cake

5 from 177 votes
This almond flour mug cake is super moist and fluffy and full of rich chocolate flavor! It bakes in just one minute and satisfies the sweet tooth! 
Servings: 1 mug cake
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 1 minute
Total: 2 minutes

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Grease a microwave-safe bowl or mug and set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your almond butter syrup, and milk and mix until a smooth batter remains. If it is too thick, add a little extra milk. Fold in your chocolate chips.
  • Transfer your mug cake batter into the greased mug and microwave for one minute.
  • Allow the mug cake to sit for one minute, before enjoying!

Notes

* Start with 2 tablespoons of milk. If the batter is too thick, add an extra tablespoon. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1mug cakeCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7gFat: 17gSodium: 95mgPotassium: 212mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 0.2IUCalcium: 164mgIron: 2mgNET CARBS: 9g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    I never bought almond flour; but I have many almonds. I read online you can make almomd flour very easily. So will just blend them!

  2. 5 stars
    Hi I will try the almond flour mug cake today. It’s my daughter’s birthday today so want to make it special. Will put a bit of peanut butter.
    Thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    Love it! The second time I made it, I doubled the recipe and it didn’t set. I would recommend doubling the recipe in a wider-based mug.

  4. 5 stars
    Mmmm
    Used hazelnut flour and coffee instead of milk. Chocolate coffee hazelnut bomb. Thank you!

  5. 5 stars
    This is lovely, better than using eggs imo as the eggs if you over cookem a little bit ir dont mix really really well you can get kinda gross lumps of an eggy taste xD…or the texture is just bad.

    I do use 2 Tbs of maple syrup and like 1-2Tbs of water instead of milk (If I have milk I’d use it) just to make it sweet enough for my taste.

    Curbs chocolate craving…in hopes of making the day better…anyways thanks!!

  6. 5 stars
    Moist and very tasty, although I substituted peanut butter for almond butter. I also added a few more chocolate chips. Wicked!

  7. Your keto mug cakes have been helping me a lot in my candidia diet! Could i bake this in the oven?

  8. 5 stars
    Wow! This is delicious. I was looking for a simple mug cake recipe and found yours. Due to some sensitivities I used sunflower flour and tahini and it was still fantastic. Thank you!

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious! I skipped the coco powder and made it with chocolate chips and it reminded me of a chocolate chip cookie. Will be making this again!

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