2-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (Gluten-Free)

I know it’s probably bad to say as a dietitian, but I don’t like to make complicated things in the kitchen. I love BEING in the kitchen, but I like to keep things simple. This mug cake is a great way to make busy mornings super easy. Just mix the dry ingredients at night, wake up, stir in the liquid, microwave and boom!

Or, if you are like me and cannot finish dinner without something sweet/chocolatey, this mug cake is an awesome way to seal the meal.

2-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

2-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake


  • 1/3 cup Birch Benders Paleo Pancake Mix (scroll down to food section)

  • 1 T cacao powder

  • dash of sea salt

  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

  • Toppings (optional): peanut butter, nuts, coconut flake, cacao nibs


Note: I normally eat a mug cake straight from the mug, but I wanted to showcase all of its beauty. If you’d like to do the same, spray the mug with some cooking spray or wipe down the sides (and bottom) with coconut oil.

1) Combine pancake mix, cacao powder and sea salt in mug.

2) Stir in almond milk and vanilla extract.

3) Microwave for 60 seconds.

4) Top with peanut butter or any other topping you like and enjoy warm!