BEST Almond Flour Mug Cake is simple, light and has the perfect texture - It is the Easiest single serve cake, high in protein and cooks in under 2 minutes.
Almond Flour Mug Cake
This recipe is a microwave, quick, easy, single serve version of our hugely popular Almond Flour Cake. It’s gluten-free, high protein, low carb, healthy (almost) and addictive! I hope you love it as much as we do.
As much as we love microwave cakes, it can be usually served only in the mug. This recipe is amazing since it can be removed from the mug and served on a plate with toppings as a single serve dessert.
Why are you going to love this recipe?
- Quick and Easy - Simply stir all ingredients in a coffee cup and cook for 2 minutes. Can't get simpler than that!
- Single Serve - All microwave recipes are generally single serving, which makes it perfect for a light snack or dessert.
- High Protein - This has 12 grams of protein which mainly comes from almond flour and one whole egg. We sometimes like to serve this as a breakfast muffin.
- Amazing texture - It has the texture of a sponge cake that is light and fluffy in texture.
The time can vary with different microwaves and also with different cup sizes. It takes 1 minute + 50 seconds if using a wider mug and 2 minutes if using a narrow mug. The first time you make this muffin, watch your microwave. If removed earlier then it might not have enough height and might get a touch dry if over cooked.
Can you prepare the batter in advance?
We would not recommend preparing the batter in advance, as the ingredients will absorb the egg and it will become dry. Since this is one of most easiest baking recipes, it is super easy to make before cooking.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Sweetened greek yogurt
- Fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
- Banana slices
- Chocolate syrup
- Almond Flour - It iss finely ground blanched almonds and can be easily found in all major grocery stores or Amazon. Make sure you use “Super Fine” for the recipe.
- Egg - One large egg.
- Brown Sugar - Golden brown sugar gave the perfect color and taste for the recipe.
- Coconut Oil - Melted coconut oil or use vegetable oil.
- Vanilla extract - Adds flavoring and removes the eggy taste.
Pro Tips for Success
Use SUPER FINE almond flour.
Do not use almond meal instead – Meal is much more coarser and also contains almond skin. So, the texture and taste varies.
Use golden brown sugar – We have tried this recipe with both dark and golden brown sugar and preferred the taste with the golden variety.
Variations – Use almond extract instead of vanilla.
Don’t use a huge mug - It will make the cake not as tall.
Play around with the cook time that works best for your microwave – which cooks around 2 minutes. Less time will not make them as tall and over cooking might make them a little dry.
Stir batter until lump free – Using a spoon, stir the batter until smooth and no lumps remain.
Type of mug to use – Any microwave safe coffee mug. The batter will rise significantly when cooking. So, make sure that mug is big enough but not a huge one.
Use vegetable oil instead of coconut oil.
How to make?
This is one of the super easy flourless, gluten free dessert recipe to make. Simply stir melted coconut oil, egg, almond flour, baking powder, vanilla and a pinch of salt in a coffee cup, until lump free. Microwave for around 2 minutes.
How to serve?
Simple - Serve in the mug topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Make it fancy - Run a butter knife or a thin spatula around the edge to loosen the cake and gently invert on a small plate. Decorate with whipped cream and berries. Slice and serve.
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Almond Flour Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¼ cup almond flour super fine
- 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar not packed
- 1 egg large
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- Add coconut oil into a microwave safe coffee mug and microwave for a few seconds until melted (don't let it get hot).
- Remove mug from microwave and add all other ingredients and stir thoroughly with a spoon.
- Microwave for 1 minute and 50 seconds for a wide mug OR 2 minutes for a regular size mug.
- Remove from microwave and let rest for about a minute.
- Simple – Serve in the mug topped with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
- Make it fancy – Run a butter knife or a thin spatula around the edge to loosen the cake and gently invert on a small plate. Decorate with whipped cream and berries. Slice and serve.
Nutritional information is based on third party calculations, should be considered estimates and not be construed as a guarantee. Varying factors such as product types, brands purchased, produce, the way ingredients are processed and more change the nutritional information in any recipe.
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I loved it. it is soft, moist and delicious. I will certainly try it again. Thank you
Glad you liked it hun, Maria
Easy recipe turned out great! Second time I made it I put sliced strawberries in it and was so good.
Happy to hear that, have a wonderful day - Maria
I really love the recipe and made it many times. A quick question - sometimes I taste a faint bitter taste probably from the baking powder. Have you had this or is it just me?
Hi Yeeman, So glad to heat that 😊 If there's an excess amount of leavening in any recipe, then it begins to taste more metallic, but not bitter. My recommendation would be to check the expiry date in your almond flour. Nut flours tend to get rancid very soon, due to the high oil content. Hope it helps - Maria