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!
After finding some leftover almond flour on hand, I wanted to make a classic chocolate mug cake using almond flour!
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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.
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
- Prep. Grease a microwave-safe ramekin or cereal bowl with cooking spray and set aside.
- 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).
- 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!
- 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.
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!
Recommended tools to make this recipe
- Mixing bowls. Just a small one to make the batter.
- Spatula. To seamlessly mix the batter.
- Microwave-safe mug. This is my favorite mug that cooks the mug cake perfectly.
More mug cake recipes to try
- Coffee mug cake
- Flourless mug cake
- Hot chocolate mug cake
- Peanut butter mug cake
- Chocolate chip mug cake
Frequently asked questions
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.
Yes, this mug cake can be made in the oven. Simply bake it for 7-8 minutes at 180C/350F.
Almond Flour Mug Cake
- 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!
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