Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake (Vegan & Dairy Free)

These incredibly simple Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mug Cakes are packed with rich chocolate flavor! Not only are they every variation of ooey-gooey delightful that you can whip up with what’s kicking around in your cupboards – you’re never more than one minute away from cake!

overhead shot of vegan mug cake with chocolate chips

Ok friends, I have a confession to make: in my home, we might have had a cake every night this week! 

Every. Night. We’ve had to come up with more series we both enjoy in order to have an excuse to eat more cake together! We just can’t stop ourselves! I tried my first one on a lark, not really even thinking about turning it into a blog post, but now I feel as if it would somehow be a crime to not share this Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake with you all. Take note, however, that this Mug Cake is a highly addictive substance, and you have been warned!

overhead shot of a vegan chocolate mug cake with chocolate chips

This is without question both the easiest and most reliable vegan cake AND mug cake I’ve ever made. The ratio of flour, coconut oil, non-dairy milk and vanilla essence to the rest of the ingredients really allows you to lift up the flavors of whatever else you choose to add. In the recipe listed below, I’ve used vegan chocolate chips, but that is by no means the only answer!

I’ve spent this last week joyfully adventuring into the way back of my cupboards looking for new flavour combinations I can try out with this Vegan Mug Cake recipe. All those baking bits and bobs, flavored coffee syrups and ice cream sauces that I picked up ages ago for ‘this’ birthday cake or ‘that’ potluck dessert are finally making their way back to the front of the cupboard. 

 Dulce Leche. All that homemade jam that that one friend of yours brings over every time she visits? Crushed nuts from the way, way back of the cupboard? They have all found their way into one of our Vegan Mug Cakes this week and they were all delightful.

overhead shot of a vegan mug cake with chocolate chips

It’s gluten-free & refined sugar-free!

This Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mug Cake is naturally gluten-free, which surprised me at first since I thought something that cooks so quickly in the microwave of all things would need that gluten to help it bind, but that is not the case here. If gluten isn’t a concern for you, regular flour can easily be used rather than oat flour. 

How to make Vegan Chocolate Brownie Mug Cakes:

Step 1 – Add the dry ingredients (the first 5) to a wide mug. Stir to combine.

Step 2- Pour in the oil, milk and vanilla into the mug with the dry ingredients and stir with a small fork or spoon.

Step 3 & 4- Stir 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the batter, and then top the other tablespoon on top. Microwave the mug cake for 50 seconds. It will likely be a little creamy in the middle still which is how I like it but if you want it cooked a tad longer, microwave it for another 10-20 seconds.

Serve immediately (with coconut whipped cream and strawberries?) and enjoy!

CAN I MAKE THIS MUG CAKE USING ALMOND FLOUR?

I should probably mention that before you all start rolling up your sleeves. I tried this recipe with Almond flour did not work for some reason though. Not entirely sure why but I think you would need an egg or at least a flax egg as an additional binding agent and that makes it both not vegan and also more complicated. 

a spoon being dipped into a vegan chocolate mug cake

Vegan Mug Cake Tips:

  • To make oat flour, simply blend some oats (any kind) in a blender or food processor until super fine.
  • Instead of dark chocolate chips, add butterscotch tips or peanut butter chips.
  • Want to take these to the next level? Add a tsp of chilled peanut butter to the center of the cakes before microwaving.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder for making these.
  • Make sure your baking powder is active.
  • Don’t overcook these. That would be sad! I would not go over a minute!
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Vegan Brownie Mug Cake

These incredibly simple Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mug Cakes are packed with rich chocolate flavor! Not only are they every variation of ooey-gooey delightful that you can magic up with what’s kicking around in your cupboards - you’re never more than one minute away from cake!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate mug cake, vegan mug cake recipe
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oat flour (24 g) no need to buy some oat flour, you only need oats. See notes! You can also use regular flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar (20 g) or brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil I used refined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste
  • 3 tablespoons milk non-dairy to keep vegan
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips dairy free to keep vegan

Instructions

  1. Add the dry ingredients (the first 5) to a wide mug. Stir to combine.

  2. Pour in the oil, milk and vanilla into the mug with the dry ingredients and stir with a small fork or spoon.

  3. Stir 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the batter, and then top the other tablespoon on top.

  4. Microwave the mug cake for 50 seconds. It will likely be a little creamy in the middle still which is how I like it but if you want it cooked a tad longer, microwave it for another 10-20 seconds.

  5. Serve immediately (with coconut whipped cream and strawberries?) and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • To make oat flour, simply blend some oats (any kind) in a blender or food processor until super fine.
  • Instead of dark chocolate chips, add butterscotch tips or peanut butter chips.
  • Want to take these to the next level? Add a tsp of chilled peanut butter to the center of the cakes before microwaving.
  • Use unsweetened cocoa powder for making these.
  • Make sure your baking powder is active.
  • Don't overcook these. That would be sad! I would not go over a minute! 
  • This cake does NOT work with almond flour (see blog post)
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Brownie Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 337mg10%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Calcium 157mg16%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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