Low Calorie Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

This low calorie vegan chocolate mug cake with gluten and dairy free options is a perfect quick and guilt free way to satisfy a chocolate craving! Just a little over 100 calories too!!

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan

A low-calorie vegan chocolate mug cake offers a guilt-free indulgence without compromising on taste or satisfaction. The ingredients are mixed together in a mug and microwaved for a short time, usually around one to two minutes, until the cake is cooked through. This results in a moist, chocolatey treat that satisfies cravings while keeping the calorie count relatively low. Enjoying a low-calorie vegan chocolate mug cake allows you to indulge in a delicious dessert without straying from your dietary goals.

DF: Dairy Free

GF: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp Plain normal or gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp Margarine
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Water or skimmed milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch Salt
Chocolate mug cake ingredients

Recipe Tips

Gluten and Dairy Free Vegan Low Calorie Mug Cake

Sometimes you’re just craving something sweet but also wanting to be ‘healthy’.

Well, this 100-calorie (102 to be precise) chocolate mug cake is my go to evening snack when I’m feeling like that.

This recipe is so quick and easy to make, less than 2 minutes in fact, and deliciously tasty so is perfect to help satisfy those cake cravings!! This recipe is also vegan!

Chocolate mug cake batter

Cooking a Mug Cake

A mug cake cooks through a combination of microwave radiation and heat conduction. When you mix the ingredients for a mug cake in a microwave-safe mug and place it in the microwave, the microwave radiation penetrates the mug and interacts with the water molecules present in the ingredients. As the water molecules absorb the microwave radiation, they start to vibrate rapidly, generating heat.

This heat is then conducted throughout the mixture, causing the ingredients to cook. The baking powder or baking soda in the recipe helps the cake rise as it cooks. The cooking time for a mug cake is relatively short, typically around one to three minutes, depending on the recipe and the power of your microwave.

During the cooking process, steam may also be generated, contributing to the moistness of the cake. Once the cooking time is complete, the mug cake is allowed to cool briefly before being enjoyed directly from the mug or transferred to a plate for serving.

The convenience and speed of cooking in the microwave make mug cakes a popular choice for quick and easy single-serve desserts. However, it’s important to note that the texture of a mug cake may differ slightly from a traditionally baked cake, as the cooking method affects the final outcome.

Low calorie chocolate mug cake

With a mug cake it’s important to understand the heating capacity of your microwave as 5 seconds too long can cause your cake to turn into a rubbery solid mass. I find 45 seconds works well but if you’re not sure I would check on your cake every 10-15 seconds after the first 30.

Try the Low Calorie Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

This recipe is adaptable for dairy free, vegan and gluten free dietary requirements but it’s also great with an option for normal diets too. A perfect quick and guilt free way to satisfy a chocolate craving! 

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Low calorie chocolate mug cake

Low calorie Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Guilt free treat with a mouthful of chocolatey heaven with only 100 calories!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2 tbsp  Gluten free flour or normal flour for non-gluten free option
  • 1 tbsp Granulated sweetener
  • 2 tsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Margarine Dairy free if needed
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Water
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • Pinch tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder

Instructions
 

  • Melt the margarine in a mug for roughly 20 seconds in the microwave.
  • Add the water to the melted margarine followed by the rest of the ingredients, mix well and microwave at 900W for 45 seconds. So easy, enjoy…

Notes

Nutritional information is an estimate and exact values may vary.
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