Healthy 4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This healthy flourless chocolate mug cake is super moist, gooey and loaded with chocolate goodness, and needs only 4 easy ingredients! Made with no flour, sugar, oil, grains or butter, it’s the ultimate guilt-free snack or dessert ready in just one minute! This mug cake is also naturally gluten free, sugar free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and low calorie! 

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Got milk overripe bananas? Rejoice, because it will be the base of this super fudgy, moist and completely guilt-free mug cake. It’s super simple to whip up and needs just one bowl or one blender and less than 60 seconds! 

The concept of using bananas hidden in chocolate desserts is quite a new concept amongst my friends. When I shared this recipe and this recipe, two of good buddies (holla, Sarah and Lauren), both sent me pictures and snapchat stories of their recreations. 

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

To be honest, I myself used to shy away from using bananas in non-banana specific recipes (like these flourless cookies, these chunky muffins, and this creamy smoothie). I thought bananas had a time and place, and NOT in these kinds of recipes. 

Using overripe bananas provides a two-part bonus. It firstly acts as a fantastic replacement for butter or oil, which are generally two key necessities of any delicious tasting cake. Secondly, it is naturally sweet, so there is no need to add any sugar or liquid sweetener! 

Another usual suspect of cakes is, of course, flour. Whether that be in the form of a grain or a grain free alternative (like coconut flour or almond flour), it’s usually present. In this chocolate mug cake, we won’t be using either of those. Instead, we’ll be relying on the good quality cocoa powder to work as a somewhat binder for it! It adds a dark, rich and chocolatey flavor too, something we can all appreciate. For those who want to take it up a notch, I recommend swapping half the cocoa powder with dark cocoa powder. Please note, it will be richer and a little more bitter too. 

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The third component of this 4-ingredient flourless chocolate mug cake is my favorite part- The nut butter! Like the banana, it works in a similar fashion of replacing any oil, butter or even eggs. It also adds a delicious flavor boost, along with satiety. The healthy fats in it help to keep you satisfied, instead of a fat-free or fake sugar-free dessert! I prefer to use a smooth almond butter or cashew butter, as they are both really mild tasting and mesh really well with the banana and cocoa. 

For those with nut allergies, my two favorite alternatives are either smooth sunflower seed butter or a soy nut butter. They work in a similar fashion to the almond and cashew blends, without being overpowering. You can use peanut butter (which works well with the banana!) but unless you are a huge fan of it, I’d advocate for the other options- It’s VERY obvious in the recipe!

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

One should never play favorites, but when it comes to this chocolate mug cake, it’s the chocolate chips! You can add as little or as many as you like, as long as you stir through some throughout the cake, along with reserving a few for the top. This means that every single spoonful will have some ooey, gooey melted chocolate. If you want to keep the flourless cake completely sugar free, this is my preferred packaged chocolate chip– It’s sweetened with stevia and unlike other stevia-based products, they don’t have a bitter aftertaste. 

You may have noticed that there are no eggs in this and I promise it isn’t needed! You’ll still get a moist and gooey mug cake and one which is also vegan-friendly! Because of the ingredients used, this 4 Ingredient flourless chocolate mug cake is also paleo, grain free, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and low calorie

Time wise, this mug cake needs only one minute to whip up, thanks to the use of a microwave. I understand that some of my readers don’t have access to one, or prefer to use an oven. This can certainly be made in both, the oven version being a little more evenly cooked! 

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Whip out your blender or your mixing bowl, and triple check your bananas are brown- This mug cake needs to be made now!

 

4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake

This healthy flourless chocolate mug cake is super moist, gooey and loaded with chocolate goodness, and needs only 4 easy ingredients! Made with no flour, sugar, oil, grains or butter, it's the ultimate guilt-free snack or dessert ready in just one minute! This mug cake is also naturally gluten free, sugar free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and low calorie! 
4.6 from 32 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Grease a microwave or oven safe ramekin and set aside. 
  • In a blender or large mixing bowl, add all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, and blend/mix until a smooth batter remains. Stir through chocolate chips, reserving a few for the top.
  • Cook in the microwave for around one minute. If you use the oven, bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 Fahrenheit, or until a toothpick comes out 'just' clean. 

Notes

This brownie has no eggs so you can enjoy it barely cooked- It will be super gooey and moist.

Nutrition

Calories: 147kcal

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4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (V, GF, Paleo)- Ready in just ONE minute, this HEALTHY 4-ingredient chocolate cake is moist, gooey, naturally sweetened and has NO butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar, but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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42 thoughts on “Healthy 4 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)

  1. Overripe bananas are a thing of the past around our house now. And it’s because of a certain toddler. That kid loves (I mean loves!) him some bananas, and if he sees them on the counter, he yells “nananana” until we cut one up for him. So yeah…I’ll just have to get some bananas and hide them in the cabinet so I can make this mug cake. Looks tasty, my friend!

  2. I wouldn’t call this a cake – it is more like a delicious choccy pudding – you guys have to try this – thanks Armani xx

  3. I am new to this site/blog and I just love it!

    for this particular recipe, what can I use if I can’t find almond butter. I am from Sri Lanka and Almond Butter is not really something we get off the shelf here.

    thank you in advance for your suggestions.

  4. I love using overripe bananas and I always have some handy! They are are a great healthy alternative and I love how they also add a little sweetness to desserts.

  5. If you DO have a banana, but it’s NOT overripe, just put the unpeeled banana for a few minutes in the oven. The skin will turn black, and the inside will become softer. I am from Rio, Brazil – and we use bananas A LOT!

  6. The texture of these is amazing! I have actually NEVER made a mug cake– can you believe that? I have one bookmarked and am planning on making it tonight, so now I am going to make two– this one and the other one I had planned.

  7. I’m doing a sugar detox and tried this recipe with a green tipped banana. Still tasted amazing (I under cooked it so that it was more like a lava cake) this was just the sweet “treat” I needed!

  8. @armanthebigmansword I just have tried it. I’ve added linseed for fun, but this recipe will result in addiction! 🙂 Many thanks for sharing!

  9. This is such a treat! I added vanilla extract and a little bit of sea salt to the batter, then topped it with some peanuts, hemp hearts, coconut, and chocolate chips before baking. Yum! 🙂

  10. I was wondering if you could use chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa powder…do you know if that works?
    Thanks!

  11. Not only have I made this for myself, but I’ve been foisting it on other people. I love this cake! I use peanut butter, because it’s what’s open at the moment, and I don’t find it overpowering at all. But then, I also love peanut butter. 😀

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