Delicious Gluten-Free Mug Cake in 5 Minutes!

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What Size Mug Should I Use?

Opt for a large mug (at least 12 ounces) to avoid overflow during cooking. Remember, the batter will rise, so give it enough space!

Why Is My Gluten-Free Mug Cake So Dense?

Overmixing: This can activate the gluten in the flour blend, leading to a denser cake. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
Wrong Flour: Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. Ensure you’re using a blend specifically formulated for baking.
Uneven Cooking: Cooking time can vary depending on your microwave. Start with 60 seconds and add more in 10-second increments if needed.

Can You Make a Gluten-Free Mug Cake Recipe Without an Egg?

Absolutely! Replace the egg with 1 tablespoon of chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken. This will act as a binding agent in the recipe.

What’s the Best Flour to Use for Gluten-Free Mug Cake?

Seek out a gluten-free flour blend designed for baking, typically comprising almond flour, tapioca flour, coconut flour, and rice flour, for optimal structure and rise.

Can I Freeze Gluten-Free Mug Cake?

You can freeze individual mug cakes for a quick treat later, although I do not recommend it for the best texture. Allow the cake to cool completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, and freeze.

Can I skip baking powder in a cake?

Yes, you can skip baking powder in a cake, but it may affect the texture and rise of the cake. Baking powder helps the cake to rise and become fluffy, so with it, your cake may be sweeter and have less volume. If you omit baking powder, consider using other leavening agents like baking soda or whipped egg whites to achieve a similar effect.

Why does my mug cake taste bitter?

A bitter taste in your mug cake could be due to ingredients, overbaking, excessive baking powder, insufficient sweetness, or the type of flour used. Adjusting these factors can improve the taste.

How do you keep gluten-free cakes moist?

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To keep gluten-free cakes moist, use moistening ingredients like applesauce, yogurt, or mashed bananas, choose a high-quality gluten-free flour blend, monitor baking time to prevent overbaking, and store the cakes properly in an airtight container.

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Enjoy a Gluten-Free Mug Cake in Minutes!

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Craving a sweet treat but short on time and gluten-free? Look no further than the magical Gluten-Free Mug Cake! This single-serving wonder whips up in minutes using simple ingredients you probably already have on hand, all within the confines of your trusty mug. So ditch the pre-packaged snacks and indulge in a warm, fluffy, and gluten-free mug cake that's as satisfying as it is easy.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Dessert, Gluten-Free Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk (or use the whole egg if you're doubling the recipe to make two)
  • 2 tbsp Milk (or dairy-free milk)
  • ¼ cup All-purpose gluten-free flour blend
  • tsp Gluten-free baking powder
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

For the glaze:

  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp  milk (or dairy-free milk)
  • tsp  gluten-free vanilla extract

Optional Add-Ins:

  • Chocolate chips
  • Fresh fruit (berries, banana slices)
  • Nut butter
  • Spices (ginger, nutmeg)


  • Combine the oil, sugar, egg yolk, and milk in your mug. Mix well until smooth.
  • Whisk in the flour blend, baking powder, and cinnamon until just combined. Don't overmix!
  • Fold in your chosen add-ins, if using.
  • Microwave on high power for 60-90 seconds, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave.
  • Let cool slightly before digging in!

Sweeten the Deal with a Delicious Glaze:

  • For an extra touch of decadence, whip up a simple glaze:
  • Combine 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon milk, and ⅛ teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle over your warm mug cake and enjoy!
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