Quick Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Quick Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

For a quick and not-so-dirty dessert, this warming, comforting and surprisingly healthy mug cake, seems to have it all. 

It's winter and it's cold (yes, even in tropical Durban!). I wanted to eat something that would feel like a hug from the inside of my tummy. It needed to be sweet, chocolatey and hot to warm me up from the inside out. So I made a mug cake.

Sneak in that lil dessert... Takes less than 2 mins to make, and is free from dairy, gluten and sugar.

Sneak in that lil dessert... Takes less than 2 mins to make, and is free from dairy, gluten and sugar.

Ever wanted to cake your cake and eat it immediately? Well, now you can!
— everyone ever

The above line must be said in your best infomercial voice! 

This recipe is gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and high in plant protein! This is also a fun breakfast option - who said you can't have dessert in the morning? What more could you ask for in a dessert?! Not much. I think we've covered all our bases. 

Let's give this easy, vegan chocolate mug cake a whirl - in one minute! 

Serves 1-2
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 min

Dry ingredients

3 tbsp gluten free flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp Wazoogles Chocolate Moondust Protein Powder 

Wet ingredients

1  tbsp homemade date paste (see steps below) 
1/2 mashed ripe banana
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp almond butter
3 tbsp soy milk


To make the date paste:
Soak 5 medjool dates in hot water for 5 minutes. Remove some of the water and then mash with a fork until the dates smooth out in a paste-like consistency.

Then continue with the vegan mug cake: 

  1. Add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined.

  2. Add the wet ingredients and stir together.

  3. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and everything mix together.

  4. Transfer to a large mug or into two small mugs. Finally, top with more almond butter, date paste and a piece of dark chocolate (optional but highly recommended!).

  5. Place in the microwave for 1 minute. If it hasn’t risen enough, put in the microwave for another 30 seconds. Serve hot!

Stay warm, friends.

- Francesca xx