. double chocolate mug cake .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on November 15, 2013

Today is a good day for two very simple reasons.

First, it’s Friday, which really needs no further explanation. Second, thanks to an awesome sale at my local health food store, I’m currently well stocked on my favourite Dagoba chocolate, which is extremely convenient seeing as I’ve been dealing with some serious chocolate cravings lately.

Dagoba Chocolate

A few squares of chocolate or a handful of chocolate chips is usually enough to get the job done, but the other day I found myself with a pretty intense craving for chocolate cake. What’s a girl to do?!? I didn’t have the time or desire to whip up an entire chocolate cake from scratch, but my craving needed to be satisfied yesterday so I did what any chocolate-crazed person would do — I made myself a single slice of cake… in a mug.

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

I’m pretty new to mug cakes. In fact, the one I tried from Becky the other day was the first one I ever had. I know, I know… I’m late to the party. But in my defence, I grew up without a microwave so the idea of cooking in one is pretty foreign to me. I have a feeling that I’ll be getting a lot more familiar with it though, seeing as it allows me to enjoy things like this in under 5 minutes…

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

Let’s just say it killed my craving for chocolate cake. But enough about me and my cravings — let’s talk cake.

A few notes about this one. First, it took me three tries and a handful of curse words to get it just right, which means that I probably would have saved myself the time and trouble if I had just baked an entire cake from the start. Whatever — it’ll be worth it in the long run. This recipe’s a keeper.

Second, I know the recipe says that chocolate chips are optional, but they’re really not.

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

Third, it’s super quick and easy. You only need to dirty up one dish (and one spoon/fork) and you can enjoy  a serving of chocolate cake in under 5 minutes.

Fourth, despite the fact that I call it chocolate cake, it’s actually pretty healthy (but shhhh… don’t tell). The protein and fat from the egg and the fibre from the coconut flour make for a balanced snack that’s perfect for when that afternoon slump hits. And no crazy sugar highs or lows — I promise.

Fifth… alright, alright, enough rambling. Here’s the recipe!

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

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Double Chocolate Mug Cake
 
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Yields: 1 mug cake
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. sweetener (honey, maple syrup, cane sugar, etc.)
  • ¼ cup of milk (any kind will do)
  • 1 egg
  • Optional: 1 heaping Tbsp. chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder to a microwave-safe mug or bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Add sweetener of choice and milk, stirring until no clumps remain before adding in your egg. Use a fork or whisk to beat the egg into the batter, making sure that it is fully incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips, reserving a few to sprinkle on the top.
  3. Microwave on high for 2½ to 3 minutes, depending on microwave strength and thickness of mug.
  4. Remove from microwave, grab a spoon, and enjoy!

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

The texture of this mug cake is a little hard to describe. It’s dense enough to make you feel like you’re really sinking your teeth into something, yet incredibly light and moist at the same time — I credit the coconut flour for that one. I was a little hesitant to work with coconut flour since I’ve had some pretty bad flops with it in the past, but I really loved how it worked in Becky’s recipe and I wanted to use it in my own as well. It took me three tries to get the liquid to flour ratio right, but it was more than worth it.

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

Healthy Double Chocolate Mug Cake

Other than that, there’s really not much else to say. It’s chocolatey, it’s cakey, it’s easy, and it’s Friday.

Have a good one! :D

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Do you use your microwave a lot?
What’s your favourite way to get your chocolate fix? Bars? Cookies? Cakes? Cocoa?

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1 Jessie November 15, 2013 at 6:11 am

Confession: I skipped right to the recipe. I’m sorry but I couldn’t contain my excitement. I think adding in some of Barney Butter Cocoa & Coconut AB would take it to a whole new level What ya think?
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2 lindsay November 16, 2013 at 6:00 am

ohh i like your thinking Kessie! or the esspresso almond butter. Okay, i’m getting carried away here!
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3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I think that’s a pretty brilliant idea. I definitely see a lot of mug cakes in my future, so I’ll be putting that to the taste test :D

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4 Becky @ Olives n Wine November 15, 2013 at 6:15 am

I’m so happy I introduced you to the land of mug cakes :) Once you go there, it’s hard to go back to the regular cake kind! And I’m loving this chocolate on chocolate on chocolate version – genius I tell ya and PERFECT for a Friday!
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5 Hollie November 15, 2013 at 6:16 am

I’ve seen these mug cakes around the internet a lot but in all honesty, I’ve never been able to perfect it like a lot of people. Yours look super good though!

I don’t use the microwave a lot actually. I don’t care for left overs so I’m constantly just cooking single serving foods. (well double now with Tim). I have the time now but I’m sure eventually I won’t.
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6 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm

I just eat my leftovers cold :lol:

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7 Amy @ The Little Honey Bee November 15, 2013 at 6:22 am

This looks amazing! I love the combo (obvs) and I am definitely a mug cake fan. They are super easy but often if I just wing it the consistency isn’t quite right. Glad I have a recipe to follow now :)
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8 Davida @ The Healthy Maven November 15, 2013 at 6:25 am

I honestly dont know how people survive without microwaves. I said that to my Mom once and she was like “you realize microwaves are a relatively new invention right?” Fail. These mug cake looks AMAZING. It just needs a dollop of peanut butter…or almond butter just for you :) Have a great weekend my dear!
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9 Lisa November 15, 2013 at 6:27 am

This looks like absolute perfection.
I love mug cakes so much. They may be my favourite thing to Snack on at night (besides cereal of course).
And that chocolate is seriously one of the best around. I love it.
Happy Friday<3
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10 Parita @ myinnershakti November 15, 2013 at 6:32 am

These kinds of treats are mine and Vishnu’s favorites! So easy to make, no mess, and delicious. Can’t wait to try!

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11 Melissa November 15, 2013 at 6:35 am

Yum! This definitely looks like the ideal snack and a great way to have chocolate! To answer your question, yes, I do tend to use my microwave quite frequently to heat-up frozen veggies, etc.
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12 Liz S. November 15, 2013 at 6:44 am

GENIUS. Love this chocolate mug cake recipe. Chocolate in almost any form is fine by me.

Unlike my mistake yesterday, today I can say happy Friday :D

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13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I’m afraid I’m going to have to say happy Saturday ;)

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14 Christine @ Gotta Eat Green November 15, 2013 at 6:47 am

Love that you are all about the mug cakes now! They are so easy and the perfect size. We barely ever use our microwave.. I’d actually prefer not to have one but Grant insists!
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15 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat November 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

Ooooh…love this! I’ve tried a couple of different mug cake recipes and I actually wasn’t a fan. They kind of turned out very dry. Yours look so moist and so deeelicious! I think I’ll be making this for Justin and I tonight for dessert. Can’t wait!!!
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16 Heather @fitncookies November 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

Ah you had me except for coconut flakes and coconut flour. I don’t like coconut, lol. Think there are any replacements ;) This looks amazing, though!!
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17 Jo @ Living Mint Green November 15, 2013 at 6:53 am

Yay coconut flour!!!! Adding this to my list of things to make soon. I’m in a serious food rut. :(

I’ve been eating chocolate since 4:30am. Giddy yo yo & Camino – with almonds. SO GOOD.
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18 Alex @ Kenzie Life November 15, 2013 at 6:54 am

I love mug cakes! I’ll definitely be trying this one! I’ve made several of (Chocolate Covered) Katie’s cakes and they’ve all turned out so well for me. I tweaked her recipe a little and also made peanut butter banana soft serve to go with them for a gathering of friends one time. I was popular that night :)
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19 Jess(ica) @CookingIsMySport November 15, 2013 at 6:54 am

Whenever I cook, I always make huge batches to last me through the week, so I use my microwave quite a bit to heat up the leftovers or to thaw veggies for a quick side dish or something like that. Radiation-Schmadiation, right? ;-)

Whenever I get a chocolate craving, there are two things that can satisfy it: a Snickers bar, or a plain old, chewy chocolate brownie. Either will do. I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate cake, but I do love yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Your chocolate mug cake does look good though. Mug cake is something I’ve been seeing a lot of on food blogs that I still haven’t gotten around to trying yet- your photos always make me wanna change my mind though!

Happy Friday Amanda <3
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20 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I put off trying them for the longest time as well (as I do with most things), but they’re actually really good and I’m sorry I didn’t jump on them sooner!

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21 Caitlin November 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Omg yes!! I tried to make a mug cake last night but the amount of baking soda in Becky’s kind of threw me off. I could taste it even after it was cooked and i couldn’t finish it. I don’t have coconut flour, but I can experiment with what I do to give this a try! Have a great weekend girl and thanks for posting exactly what i was craving yet again ;)
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22 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables November 15, 2013 at 7:03 am

YUM!! I use my microwave for muffins all the time! I will have to try this! xoxo
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23 D @ The Kosher Cave Girl November 15, 2013 at 7:06 am

Oh, yum! I’m definitely going to be making this with coconut milk. Mug cakes are the bomb.com in my book!
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24 meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles November 15, 2013 at 7:18 am

I sometimes get extreme chocolate cravings. Not just the daily I want my dessert now, the kind where you need serious chocolate. When that happens, I usually just go straight for my chocolate chips stash. And, I don’t limit myself. The worst thing for me to do would be to just take a handful when those cravings hit. I think that the idea of “just a handful” would only make me want more so, I take out the container and eat until content. It doesn’t happen every day, I finish feeling satisfied, and sometimes too full but it works for me….I am going to try out this recipe, but probably add peanut butter because it is what I do lol. I was thinking this morning to make a similar cake type thing. How funny.
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25 Lisa C. November 15, 2013 at 7:28 am

How funny! I ate a chocolate mug cake for breakfast this morning! I added oats and peanut butter to the CCK mug cake. A great way to start the day. :)

Have a great weekend, Amanda!

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26 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles November 15, 2013 at 7:52 am

mmmm chocolate. I’m usually a chocolate bar sort of person for my chocolate fix, but once in a while you need a good slice of chocolate cake…or a good mug, in this case? I’ve never tried dagoba brand before though, I should pick it up, considering that I just exhausted my chocolate bar stash.
And any recipe that says that chocolate chips are optional…they’re not optional. Just sayin’ ;-)
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27 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Dagoba is good stuff! And extra points for being allergy-friendly ;)

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28 Erin @ The Almond Eater November 15, 2013 at 7:53 am

Mug cakes are the bessssst and I love that this one has few ingredients :) Seriously delicious and they are my go-to when I’m craving more than a piece of chocolate. Happy Friday, lady!
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29 Emily @ More Than Just Dessert November 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

I love how easy and simple mug cakes are! This one looks deelish :)
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30 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health November 15, 2013 at 8:22 am

I’ve never had a mug cake either! But you’re pretty much sealing the deal with this recipe. I’ll have to try it soon, for sure!

My chocolate fix is usually a cookie from my freezer that I made forever ago or a piece of dark chocolate that I keep stocked on the counter.
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31 Carly @ Snack Therapy November 15, 2013 at 8:31 am

I went though a bit of a mug cake/cookie phase, but I gave up on it once I realized that most of the cakes end up dry. This one, however? Looks chocolately and delicious.

I’m usually not a huge sweets person, but there are about 3 days per month when I NEED sweets, especially chocolate. I have a bag of chocolate chips in my pantry for those occasions. Very fancy ;).
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32 Ari @ Ari's Menu November 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

Would you believe it if I told you I have NEVER had a mug cake? In fact, I kind of judged the whole idea. However, yours really does look delicious, and it just might make me a believer! I love that it’s all real ingredients, and normal things that people have around the house. Too often I see a recipe for “chocolate cake” that has like chocolate protein powder and “healthy” products with unpronounceable names. The pictures drew me in, but the ingredients are what made me a believer! :)
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33 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I shrugged them off for the longest time as well, but now I’m kind of kicking myself for not trying one sooner! They may not be for everyone, but you never know until you try :)

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34 ari @ whatarisaid November 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

Healthy? And chocolate? Sold, I need to try this stat! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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35 Laura Agar Wilson (@lauraagarwilson) November 15, 2013 at 9:22 am

That looks delicious! Nothing like being able to get your chocolate and cake fix in one quick package!

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36 Lauren November 15, 2013 at 9:47 am

I love any recipe which is convenient or delicious, so this is a win in my book. I’m glad you took one for the team and battled it out three different times for all of us. More reasons to love ya! :)
I use my microwave A LOT since it tends to make my oats a thick and chewy consistency rather than burnt and watery on the stovetop. We’ve become pretty close knit friends, my microwave and I. ;-)
I always love straight up chocolate, but any type of cookie/cake with chocolate is never a bad thing either!

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37 Marina November 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

It is a pity that I do not have coconut flour to make it. And the microwave too. ;) I just feel like I’ll never be able to enjoy this … But I can still enjoy thy food porn photos. As far as this is equivalent to replacing? In any case, happy holidays, Amanda!

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38 Lucie@FitSwissChick November 15, 2013 at 10:11 am

I only use a microwave since one freaking year!! And it still freaks me out a bit.
But this?? I will make every day for the rest of my life I think. Geeez, yum.

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39 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Confession: it still kind of freaks me out as well… I ‘m not sure I could ever use it on a regular basis.

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40 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 15, 2013 at 10:42 am

In my book, the chocolate chips are definitely not optional! ;)
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41 Ang @ Nutty for Life November 15, 2013 at 10:46 am

Ohhh ho ho yeah. That’s the stuff. I don’t have much experience with mug cakes either, but I might be popping this one in the mirco tonight or tomorrow for dessert!
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42 Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach November 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

Sounds amazing! Easy, quick and chocolate. Yes please!!! :)
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43 Heather Murphy November 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Holy yummy! This looks delicious. I haven’t tried mug cakes either, but I don’t have a microwave! I know it’s weird, but ours broke and we haven’t even taken the time to get a new one- it’s been a year! This is definitely an incentive to get a new one. :)
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44 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl November 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Coconut flour is definitely a little tricky to work with, but it looks like you got it just right!! Pinning this and I can’t wait to give it a try!
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45 Miss Polkadot November 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Mug cakes are awesome! My favourite is still the PB chocolate one I’ve been making for ages but I think I should try more variations. Yours sounds wonderful, too. As do those Dagoba chocolate flavours … Which one is your favourite? The Xocolatl sounds right up my alley.
Oh, and yes, I’m definitely a microwave person. Not so much in terms of cooking in it – aside from mug cakes and the occasional kabocha snack [thanks to Kaila for letting me know] – but I don’t think there’s a better way to reheat tea or dishes like casseroles or pizza. They just take aaaages to reheat in the oven and even then aren’t as hot as I’d like them to be. First world problems …
Maybe it’s funny but I was surprised when you posted the mug cake on Wednesday already because I knew you’d mentioned you didn’t like microwaves so I assumed you wouldn’t have one :).
Happy Friday!
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46 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I’d have to say that the lemon ginger is my favourite, but it really depends on what I’m in the mood for — I love them all :D And the microwave definitely still freaks me out… I don’t think I’ll ever get to a point where I’m comfortable using it on a regular basis, and I like my leftovers cold anyways ;)

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47 Amy@Long Drive Journey November 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Okay, this looks delicious. I really did make a mug cookie for dessert last night, and I wanted to give you a shoutout on IG, which reminds me that I need to go follow you when I finish typing this. What I like about this one is that there are JUST enough chocolate chips to make this chocolately but not overwhelming. I get annoying by too many chips. I used whole wheat flour in mine, which tasted fine, but I’m curious about the coconut flour. I’ll have to try that next!
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48 Ellie November 15, 2013 at 1:56 pm

If I’m craving cake I go and get a real white flour butter sugar chocolate cake and have a slice- it just seems to help the most lol :) the substitutions just don’t truly cut it since I started having old fashioned cake again :) it actually is my favourite chocolate fix :) oh actually a warm brownie with coffee or vanilla ice cream is also high up there! Do you like brownies? :) Have a great weekend Amanda – I’d love a following you around on a Saturday or Sunday post like you did the other day- it was so lovely to “spend” time with you lol :)

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49 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’ll definitely be doing another one, Ellie! And I agree about real chocolate cake — sometimes there just isn’t enough time to make one, though, and my allergies kind of limit where I can buy cake :(

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50 Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen November 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Ooh yes I am so excited for this! I’ve had so many flops with coconut flour and mug cakes, but this one looks awesome and I trust your recipes. ;)

I always have chocolate bars to satisfy my chocolate cravings. And cocoa powder. Today I’ve already had a few squares of chocolate and a smoothie with cocoa powder in it. I usually need multiple chocolate fixes per day haha.
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51 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli November 15, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Mug cakes are definitely tricky business…one minor ingredient change or omission can land you sinking your teeth into a SPONGE! 8O Good job sticking with it after three tries…I probably would’ve given up after two! ha! And I think you described the texture with the coconut flour perfectly…I love how it gives things that dense cake-like texture without being heavy. That’s why I add a little to almost all of my pancake recipes!

I use my microwave quite a bit…warming water for tea, my coffee when I get a moment of ADD, forget about it and let it get cold, and for oats! I cook almost all my oats in the microwave UNLESS I’m adding eggs/egg whites…because I think the consistency they get in the microwave is disgusting! And since I’ve actually been craving chocolate these days, I’ve been enjoying it in bars mostly but with the occasional cookie too! Gotta love a good chewy chocolate chip! :D

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52 Mary November 15, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I’ve had chocolate mug cake before, but it’s never been quite right…Your’s looks spot on! I think I need to try a wider mug.
Lots of things are made easier with a microwave…2min scrambled eggs?…!
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53 Arman @ thebigmansworld November 15, 2013 at 3:38 pm

I love mugcakes and ones with chocolate- even better! I remember when I first started making them there was a VERY fine line between a perfect mug cake VS a hockey puck VS a rubber ducky. Spot on- using coconut flour in it gives it this texture there is no definition for!

I THINK they have just brought out Dagoba chocolate in our health food stores…might have to test them out!

LOL favourite way to get chocolate fix- ‘Cocoa’ yeah just a spoon and the cocoa powder container.
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54 Nicole @ FruitnFitness November 15, 2013 at 3:42 pm

These sound great! I still haven’t made a really successful mugcake, funny consistency, but I still eat them as I love the little pumpkin or chocolate treat
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55 Christie @ http://Kissesandkale.blogspot.com November 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Oh, this looks SO good and I love that it’s gluten free! I love getting dark chocolate bars too, they always cure my chocolate cravings.
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56 Elise @ 9toFit.com November 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’ve never made a mug cake, but this looks bomb !
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57 sarah November 15, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Your pictures. This cake. Want…like yesterday.( Haha, I JUST read you say that about Health Love & Chocolates fig truffles. And recycled the line here. What? I’m in a weird mood!).
Aaanywayz this does look like the most delectable & quick to put together little cake. I like cake. And your pictures!!!

So looks like you’ve found a marvellous use of your apartments microwave, I don’t use mine often. But I do have a favourite mug cake recipe, it uses: egg whites, coconut flour, pumpkin, CREAM CHEESE & ALMOND BUTTER. Seriously, so good.

Hope your weekend is getting off to a fabulous start :).
Xxx

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58 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm

Cream cheese and AB? Snap, that sounds delicious. I need to start playing around with ingredients I throw in mine a little more… I’m especially curious about the nut butter.

Happy Saturday, Sarah!

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59 Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body November 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm

I don’t know what I would do without my microwave, I use it so often! This recipe looks so great, I love how the texture looks!
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60 Ashley November 15, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I don’t use my microwave to cook a lot, usually just to heat things up or to boil water or to cook sweet potatoes when I don’t have 30 minutes to wait for them to cook in the oven. But I do love mug cakes, because I am not the most successful baker, which I blame on the altitude. I can never get the texture or consistency of baked goods right, even with adjustments for high altitude, so my stuff usually ends up flat, which isn’t ideal for a cake. That’s why I love quick and easy recipes for mug cakes and raw desserts, where it’s hard to screw up!
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61 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate November 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Dagoba = love. I have actually been using my microwave less and less lately, but have been a fan of microwave muffins/cakes for years so I am a dedicated fan. Coconut flour is one of my favorites to use for them, too.

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62 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet November 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Oh my gawsh! This looks amazing and it’s super simple! Love that its a few ingredients and I think some almond butter, as per Jessie, would go FANTASTIC!

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63 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia November 15, 2013 at 9:21 pm

i don’t own a microwave so i don’t really know anything about them :P but this mugcake is making me want one.

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64 Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome November 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Oh how I wish I had an egg right now! This looks delicious! I haven’t had the lemon ginger and it sounds amazing!
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65 Yana November 16, 2013 at 1:08 am

Heya gorgeous- just wondering if you ever bake non healthy things sometimes too- because I would love to see them as well if you do! :) I have found I really appreciate a nice old fashioned dessert these days and am actually more drawn to them :) they also satisfy that my sweet tooth better and leave me feeling more whole – that just my expierience I know we are all different ( I really felt like adding unique butterflies lol- I’m off with the fairies today) but a traditional dessert can be marvellous and I actually have one every day- ever since I spent a year in France where they do every day too.

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66 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Hi Yana! I definitely bake up a fair share of more traditional desserts, but I usually post the healthier recipes because they seem to be more popular among the healthy living community. You’re right that it kind of skews things too far to one side, though… Christmas is coming — perfect time to share more traditional desserts, no? :) And a year in France must have been amazing!

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67 Rachel Cotterill November 16, 2013 at 4:52 am

Looks good to me! I love easy, quick recipes :)
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68 Liz @ Carpe Diem and Run November 16, 2013 at 6:40 am

If you ever make a vanilla one, I will definitely make it! This looks amazing, but I’m not a fan of chocolate :/ (Besides Aerobars ;) )
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69 Rabia @TheLiebers November 16, 2013 at 7:10 am

That looks amazing! My question is whether it works with regular flour. I can’t stand coconut!

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70 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I definitely know you can make mug cakes with regular flour, but I’m not sure what the proportions would be like in that case. I’ve heard that using an egg can often make them too spongy, and that a couple teaspoons of oil are usually needed. Something that I’ll need to experiment with more :)

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71 Akaleistar November 16, 2013 at 7:24 am

That looks so good!
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72 Cailee @http://hellohealthyeating.com November 16, 2013 at 8:03 am

Wow!! Yum!! This sounds amazing!! And I love that you used coconut flour! Perfect for us who are gluten intolerant :) Thanks for the recipe!
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73 Kristy @ Southern In Law November 16, 2013 at 1:01 pm

Yum! This looks so good! I’ve actually just finished eating some “Reese’s Oats” – basically chocolate oats baked and stuffed with a gooey peanut butter centre.

I’m a bit of a chocoholic – especially lately – so I get my chocolate fix any way I can and the darker the better!

I use my microwave mainly for reheating things as I freeze EVERYTHING – bread, muffins, cakes etc (being gluten free you have to unless you can eat fast :P) but I don’t usually cook too much in it as my microwave is horrible. It’s a weird oven/microwave mix that doesn’t spin so it doesn’t cook evenly (this is why you don’t let men make kitchen appliance purchases :P).

And I really need to get myself some coconut flour!
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74 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama November 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I actually don’t have the best luck when it comes mug cakes. I’m willing to try again because this looks insanely good!
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75 shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 16, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Amanda – this mug cake looks soooo good! Am with you – chocolate chips should not be optional ;)
I use my microwave to reheat my coffee or heat up water but I have yet to use it to cook – and I have never made or had a mug cake before! In fact I have yet to try Dagoba chocolates too…dang…I am feeling a little behind!
Have you had IKEA chocolates? They so do not fall in the organic or healthy category but they are so so good!
Hope your weekend is going along fantabulously!
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76 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I haven’t! I’ve had their cookies before, though, and they’re pretty wonderful. I wonder if the chocolate is allergy friendly. Hmm…

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77 Eating 4 Balance November 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Hehe. So I’m like Jessie and completely just skipped to the recipe…

To answer your question about the microwave, yes, I use mine a lot. For about a year I didn’t use it ever. But the only way I have time now to cook my food is if I use a microwave. There is a kitchen upstairs but cooking my vegetables would take about 20 minutes on the stove each time…. 3 times a day. I would never be able to eat! I’d love to be able to go back to not using it eventually though.

I think that sometimes breads taste better in the microwave though. They get even more fluffy! :)
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78 Brittany November 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Soo..I don’t own a microwave. I’ve never really missed it and don’t see the need for one, UNTIL I SEE recipes like this!! I would probably make this nightly if I owned a microwave, so it’s probably good I don’t!! This looks decadent!
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79 Jan @ sprouts n squats November 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Mugcakes are like crack to me at the moment…seriously I am that addicted and now of course I have to try this recipe out too, I mean it would be rude of me not too…rude! ;)
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80 Nicol November 17, 2013 at 9:35 am

This cake looks amazing! And it does sound surprisingly healthy. I’ve been on a hunt for a delicious and nutritious mug cake to curb my chocolate cravings so I’m so happy you posted this. Most of the ones I tried out ended up being too dry but this looks moist and delicious.

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81 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

Coconut flour is a miracle worker when it comes to moist mug cakes!

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82 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I’ve never had a mug cake. They usually don’t really appeal to me, but I’d be lying if I said that this one didn’t pique my interest. It sounds super easy, and I like all the ingredients, although I only have white chocolate chips on hand. Hmmm, that could be interesting. Guess I’ll be trying a mug cake soon.
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83 Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

I shrugged them off for the longest time as well, and now I’m kicking myself for not trying them sooner. You never know until you try :D

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84 Emily November 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Finally catching up on my blog reading and FINALLY drooling over this recipe.
I just need to pick up more coconut flour and I’ll be making is asap. It’s so simple! Thank you!

PS: I kind of love that you grew up without a microwave. They’re convenient in a pinch but food tastes sooo much better when it’s made on the stove or in the oven!
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85 Matt @ Runner Savvy November 17, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Looks pretty delicious!
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86 Lillian @ Sugar and Cinnamon November 17, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Yum this mud cake looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!
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87 Alexis @ Hummusapien November 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

This is epic!! I have a raspberry coconut flour mug cake on my blog that sounds pretty similar, minus the chocolate part…AKA yours is ten times better because it includes chocolate. Coconut flour is such a dream to work with. Totally trying this tonight after (or maybe before) din!
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88 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut November 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Holy buckets this looks good! I spotted the picture on instagram and had to check it out! I posted a mug cake last week too…great minds!! :)

Also, I’ve heard similar things about coconut flour being super hard to work with so it’s not just you!! :)
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89 Kailey (Caffeinated Runner) December 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

OMG!
I just made this as part of my lunch and it is soooo good. Love the chocolate + coconut combo. Instead of chocolate chips I added SF Caramel Syrup. I am in heaven. I really love the texture.
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90 Amanda @ .running with spoons. December 2, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Riiiight?! The coconut flour makes it -amazing-! And the chocolate and caramel combo sounds delicious — I’m going to have to try that.

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91 Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life February 5, 2014 at 9:53 am

Amanda; you are the best. A healthy mug cake that actually looks fudgy and indulgent (AND doesn’t call for a bunch of crazy ingredients I never have on hand)??? I can’t wait to try this! Pinned!
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92 Mary Frances February 21, 2014 at 11:30 am

I tried this today and loved it! It was the first mug cake that actually worked for me. I subbed a couple tbsps of flour and a couple tbsps of cocoa for the coconut flour, but it still worked. We loved it and will definitely use it again!
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93 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia February 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm

although i’ve never eaten anything from a mug that comes out of a microwave, i just had to pass this recipe along to a gal i know from school. she posted a link for a mug “cookie” on her facebook wall which had some nasty ingredients in it (butter, brown sugar, white sugar, etc), so naturally i had to step in and link her up to this recipe. i think i may have raved a little bit about how awesome you are too! :P

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94 Angela February 27, 2014 at 6:56 pm

OMG I just made this and it was soo good! I added a pinch of salt + maple syrup. YUM.

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95 Beth March 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm

Have you ever tried to make this mug cake with another type of flour? If so, which one? Would it work? I don’t think coconut flour agrees with me. Thanks much. It was so good, though.

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96 Amanda @ .running with spoons. March 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Sorry Beth, but I’ve never tried subbing out a different flour with this recipe. I do know there are mug cake recipes out there that use regular flour, though.

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97 Anna June 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

I never comment on blogs but I just had to… this was FANTASTIC! I have tried so many mug cakes and have always been disappointed but desperation and a newly-diagnosed wheat allergy changed my mind. SO glad I tried this! Thanks for the fantastic recipe! Oh and I ate it with cashew butter on top… yummy! :)

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98 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 9, 2014 at 5:29 am

Thanks for letting me know, Anna! I’m glad you liked it! :D

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99 Molly June 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

I bought coconut flour just so I could make this recipe and it was worth it. It was delicious! I’m definately going to make it again soon.

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100 Shelly July 2, 2014 at 4:06 pm

CONFESSION: first time I made this, I used regular flour and it came out eggy. I didn’t like it and was sad. Today I was on a serious chocolate hunt. I finally bought coconut flour and am eating it right now. PERFECTION!! Truly an, “it was me, not you , :D

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101 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm

Woohoo! I’m glad you liked it :D I’m not a huge fan of using regular flour in mug cakes either, but coconut flour? Out of this world.

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102 Bianca August 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm

I finally summoned the courage to go out and buy coconut flour after seeing so many recipes involving it! This recipe was the first one I made using the flour and I’m SO glad I made this!! It had the perfect texture and tasted absolutely amazing. I made this for breakfast, and after popping it out of the mug, I cut the cake in half horizontally and spread some chocolate “frosting” (1/2 banana + 1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder + 1/8 tsp vanilla extract + drizzle of maple syrup) on the first and second layer of the cake. I topped it with more chocolate chips, and oh my goodness, it was heaven!
Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! I’ll be sure to try your Banana Bread Mug Cake next!

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103 Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Isn’t coconut flour amazing?! Thanks for letting me know, Bianca! I’m glad you liked it :D

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104 Julia October 18, 2014 at 8:48 pm

This is easily the best mug cake I have ever had! Coconut flour is seriously magical :) Thank you so much for this recipe!

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105 Erin October 19, 2014 at 9:27 pm

This is the second recipe I have tried by you (first was banana oat greek yogurt muffins). Both recipes were delicious. Thank you for the wonderful recipes. This mug cake has definitely satisfied my late night chocolate dessert craving :-)

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