23 Magical Paleo Mug Cake Recipes
I sometimes find myself needing a special treat to keep my spirits up, but when you are following a food plan it can be hard to find the right one without breaking the plan.
So I would like to share with you my Paleo Mug Cake Recipes which can give you the treat you need with very little effort! These are all quick and easy and perfect for times when friends drop by unannounced or you need a boost between meals.
Obviously cakes are treats so you wouldn’t be advised to eat them all the time, but now and then something sweet and delicious can be enough to help keep you on track!
Here are just a few of the Paleo Mug Cake Recipes we’ve included:
- Healthy 1 Minute Chocolate Raspberry Brownie
- Healthy 1 Minute Blueberry Muffin
- 4 Minute Paleo Lemon Mug Cake
- Chocolate Banana Paleo Mug Cake
- Paleo Caramel Apple Mug Cake
- 3 Minute Strawberry Mug Cake
- Cinnamon-Apple 2-Minute Mug Cake
- Paleo Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
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Chocolate Paleo Mug Cakes
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: chocolate chips, almond flour, baking soda, coconut oil, egg.
Imagine being able to make a cake in five minutes! Perfect for when friends drop by for a cup of tea, this quick and easy recipe is cooked in a cup which means you end up with a serving-sized cake that can be enjoyed anytime. Be careful not to microwave the chocolate for too long or it may burn – about 30 seconds is usually enough.
– Simply Taylor
Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking powder, sea salt, egg, unsweetened almond milk, coconut oil, sunflower seed, butter, honey, dark chocolate chips (optional).
This is another quick and easy recipe that gives you an individual serving of cake in just a few minutes, so it is a great go-to recipe if people drop by unexpectedly. Once the cake is cooked you can serve it as it is or top it with chocolate chips, fruit or your favorite paleo ice cream, turning it into a dessert rather than a quick snack.
Ingredients: almond flour, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg, optional toppings (coconut whipped cream, organic powdered sugar, berries).
How do you make a chocolate cake in less than two minutes? You follow this recipe! This gives you perfect chocolate sponge in individual servings that you can enjoy as a quick snack or when friends drop in unexpectedly for tea. Feel free to try out different additions too – maybe some grated orange zest for that wonderful chocolate/orange combination!
– Elana’s Pantry
Ingredients: blanched almond flour, cacao powder, baking soda, maple syrup, egg.
This recipe is for a mug cake that doesn’t have to be cooked in a microwave, is gluten-free and gives you a moister sponge than some others. If you are not sure about putting mugs in the oven for cooking you could use individual ramekin dishes instead. You can also try some add-ins like a little peanut butter or decorate with some grated citrus zest.
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: egg, almond flour, baking powder, vanilla extract, cacao powder, cinnamon powder, stevia, salt.
This keto mug cake can be a great way to introduce the benefits of cacao as compared to cocoa as it has many antioxidants, but a much more defined flavor. This recipe takes only a couple of minutes to make, giving you a quick and easy cake for unexpected guests or for a simple snack to keep you going through a busy day.
– Low Carb Yum
Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum
Ingredients: coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, egg, almond milk or coconut milk, avocado oil or coconut oil, vanilla extract, stevia liquid extract, monk fruit extract.
When you are eating a low-carb diet, it can be a challenge to find something to snack on that is sweet and satisfying and that’s where mug cakes can come in. They give you healthy, low-carb treats to enjoy when you need them or when you have friends over. This cake can be served with a spoonful of whipped cream or coconut cream.
– My Heart Beets
Photo Credit: Ashley from My Heart Beets
Ingredients: egg, almond flour, raw cacao powder, maple syrup, ghee.
Some chocolate cakes can be so sweet that they are a bit sickly, but this mug cake has the perfect level of sweetness. This is quite a basic recipe that you can use as a base to try different additional ingredients with, for example some healthy chocolate drops, some peppermint extract or even a few berries. This cake is ready to eat in just a few minutes.
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, walnut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, raw honey, egg, vanilla extract, salt, cinnamon.
Now I am not a confident baker, so if you’re like me you might find these mug cakes a good place to start! I have even got the kids making their own ones and if they can do it so can we! You can enjoy freshly-made chocolate cake anytime you like and you don’t even need to dirty a mixing bowl. You can add in extra seasonings like ginger or cinnamon to jazz things up a bit.
– Delighted Momma
Ingredients: almond meal, cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract, egg, salt, cinnamon.
Mug cakes come in handy for various reasons; they are quick and easy to make, don’t involve much washing-up and can be eaten for a quick dessert if you are short on time. You don’t even have to wait for them to cool before you tuck in! They would be a lovely treat for the children to make with a little supervision on Mother’s Day as a surprise!
Fruity Paleo Mug Cakes
– The Big Man’s World
Ingredients: coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, cocoa powder, baking powder, unsweetened applesauce, almond butter (can sub for any nut or seed butter of choice), milk of choice, vanilla extract, egg white, raspberries, chocolate chips of choice (optional).
If you have never tried a chocolate brownie with raspberry I recommend you do now! The rich chocolate flavor is so delicious along with the fresh and slightly tart flavor of the raspberry, satisfying the need for both sweet and fruit. Like traditional brownies, this one is soft and fudgy in the center and you can even use frozen raspberries if you have them.
– The Big Man’s World
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, granulated sweetener of choice, baking powder, cinnamon, egg, banana/pumpkin/mashed starch (can sub for 1 T coconut oil OR ghee), dairy-free milk of choice, blueberries.
This recipe for blueberry muffins can be cooked in the oven or the microwave and can be adapted to suit gluten-free or even vegan diets. But no matter how you make it you will end up with a light and fluffy muffin full of blueberry goodness that keeps its moistness from the banana and berries. These lovely little muffins go down well with children too, especially if you let them help!
– Every Last Bite
Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, lemon zest, coconut oil, honey, egg, lemon juice, coconut cream.
If you need cake but don’t want anything too heavy, try this light and fluffy lemon mug cake that is full of zesty fresh flavor! It makes the ideal snack to eat with a cup of tea in the afternoon or served with coconut cream for a light but delicious dessert after a big meal. If you use pretty cups to serve these in they would be great for a coffee morning too.
– Alexandra Napoli
Ingredients: banana, egg, maple or date syrup, coconut flour, cacao, coconut oil or ghee, baking powder, vanilla extract.
By adding in a banana to this recipe you make sure the cake is not too dry and the sweetness from the fruit can reduce the need for extra sweeteners. Not only that but banana and chocolate taste great together! You can enjoy this cake as it is or add a topping of your choice – sliced banana, sliced strawberry or a little coconut cream.
– Wicked Spatula
Ingredients: almond flour, cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, paleo caramel sauce, coconut oil, vanilla extract, egg, apple.
If you are looking for an alternative to serve for your Halloween party and are fed up with candy apples, why not make these wonderful mug cakes instead! You have all the flavor of candy and apple but they are so much easier to eat for young and old alike and there is no waste! If you decide to top the cake with caramel sauce you can use a slightly tart apple as a contrast to the sweetness.
– The Whole Smiths
Ingredients: strawberries, egg, honey, coconut flour, almond flour, vanilla, baking powder.
Here is another mug cake recipe that uses fresh fruit which can help your cake stay moist and delicious. If you want to serve these to friends you can fan a strawberry on the top, but you don’t need this step. Be careful if cooking these in the microwave as fresh berries can come out super-hot, so let them cool a bit before eating them.
– The Paleo Mom
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: egg, apple, almond flour, walnuts, shredded coconut, honey, cinnamon, salt.
This mug cake recipe has all the aromas and tastes of homemade apple pie – YUM! The cinnamon makes you think about Fall and the holidays coming and gives this cake a warming flavor that is so satisfying on a chilly day. These are a great way to use up windfall apples if you have your own tree in the garden, but any eating apple variety would do.
Other Paleo Mug Cakes
– Wholesome Yum
Ingredients: coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk (or any milk of choice), vanilla bean, almond flour, coconut flour, sweetener of choice, gluten-free baking powder, sea salt, egg.
If you decide to make this mug cake and want to use proper vanilla seeds from a pod instead of extract, always try to get the best you can afford, as the more you pay the better the quality. If you have to use extract it still gives a lovely flavor but you won’t get the specks of vanilla through the cake. You can enjoy this cake plain or add your favorite topping before serving.
– Everyday Maven
Ingredients: coconut flour, gluten-free baking powder, ground sea salt, butter or ghee, pure maple syrup, non-dairy milk (unsweetened), pure vanilla extract, egg.
Here is another basic recipe that you can add to if you want to. The cake is light and tasty and would be great for a quick and easy breakfast or a snack to keep you going through the afternoon. If you like you can serve this with some berries on top or even stir some blueberries into the mixture for blueberry muffins. If you don’t have a microwave you can increase the amounts by four and cook in the oven in a dish to slice after it is cooked.
– Kim’s Craving
Ingredients: coconut flour, almond flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon, salt, egg white, honey or maple syrup, unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin puree, mini chocolate chips.
You know those days where you just need some cake to satisfy a need? Well here is one of the recipes I use to treat myself occasionally. It is quite light and full of flavor thanks to the pumpkin spice and is delicious to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea. One of the best things about mug cakes is that they are cooked and served in the one dish – no extra washing-up!
– Fit Foodie Finds
Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, maple syrup, egg white, unsweetened almond milk.
Because you are using baking powder and soda in this recipe you will probably find it rises quite high, but don’t worry, it will fall back a bit when you take it out of the microwave. Because coconut flour absorbs more liquid than other flours, follow the recipe exactly to get the best outcome. You can top this with almond butter or whatever toppings you prefer.
– The Curious Coconut
Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder or carob powder, sucanat or coconut sugar, gelatin, baking powder, unsweetened applesauce, coconut milk, coconut oil.
For all you folks out there who can’t eat eggs, here is a safe recipe for a delicious mug cake for you to enjoy! The center of this cake should be soft and fudgy rather than light and fluffy. It has a denser consistency and might be good to serve as a dessert topped with a scoop of coconut cream or some fresh berries.
– Nourish Everyday
Ingredients: almond meal, cacao powder, baking powder (gluten free), salt, egg, maple syrup or honey, extra virgin olive oil, vanilla extract (optional).
This is another quick and easy recipe for a delicious but healthy chocolate cake for you to enjoy when you need a treat. This one is gluten and dairy-free and if you want to you can substitute the egg with a couple of spoons of applesauce to add the moisture to the cake. Be careful not to overfill the mug as the cake will need room to rise.
– Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!
Ingredients: coconut flour, cocoa powder (unsweetened or sweetened), honey, butter, egg, vanilla extract, almond or coconut milk.
The cake in this recipe has a denser consistency than some other mug cakes, meaning that it would probably be perfect as a dessert rather than a quick snack. If you are serving this to guests at a dinner party you could garnish the cake with fresh fruit and serve it with some coconut cream as more of a brownie than a cake.