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Murielle Banackissa
Spoon taken out of chocolate mug cake.

The Best Oil Free Vegan Chocolate Microwave Cake

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5 mins Prep: 4 mins Cook: 1 min
Serves 1

Ready in under 5 minutes and requiring only 10 ingredients, this oil free vegan chocolate microwave cake is fudgy, rich, chocolatey, nutty and sweetened to perfection.


  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp tigernut flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tbsp natural nut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp dairy free chocolate chips
  • Melted chocolate , for garnish, optional


  1. Step 1

    In a mug, combine flour, cacao powder, tigernut flour, baking powder and salt. Mix using a fork.

  2. Step 2

    Add plant based milk, nut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Mix well until homogeneous.

  3. Step 3

    Fold in dairy free chocolate chips.

  4. Step 4

    Microwave for 1 minute. Let cool slightly and enjoy as is or with melted chocolate on top.

Common Questions & Swaps

Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake.

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  • Can I replace the whole wheat flour? I have tested this recipe with all-purpose flour with great results and I am pretty positive you would get a delicious cake if you use a GF flour mix. If you end up trying this cake with another type of flour, let me know in the comments below.

  • I don’t have tigernut flour, what can I replace it with? Simply swap it out with almond flour.

  • Can I use any other nut butter? Absolutely! Use any nut butter you have on hand. I have tried this recipe with hazelnut butter, pistachio butter and peanut butter and all were delicious. Just make sure your nut butter is natural and somewhat runny.

  • Can I use any plant based milk? I would say most except canned coconut milk, as it is much more fatty than other milks and might affect the texture of your cake.

Spoon taken out of chocolate mug cake.
Chocolate mug cake ready to be eaten.
Closeup of spoonful of chocolate mug cake, with decadent texture.
Chocolate mug cake with drips of melted chocolate going down the sides of the bowl