It was like this. Some time ago, I was pregnant, third trimester-ish, and on a mission to find the perfect gluten free mug cake.

Mission may not be the right word. It was more of an obsession.

(c) Project Courtney

(c) Project Courtney

I searched recipe sites and Pinterest. I combed through comments to triage recipes. I mixed, I microwaved, I ate. And I took notes.

Several recipes came out dry. Some grew and grew like souffle. One in particular tasted like chocolate scrambled eggs.

Friends, I wouldn’t do that to you.

Eventually, I gave up on the search, gathered my notes and made my own.

If you want just one mug cake, you’ll need to do some math. My recipe is for two adult-sized cakes or one adult’s and two kids’, because that’s who wants the mug cakes in our house. Also, I don’t have to split up an egg.

Gluten-free Mug Cake Recipe

1/3c Sugar

3tbsp Coconut oil, warmed just to liquid

2-3 drops Vanilla

1/3c Gluten-free all-purpose baking mix (I like Bisquick)

Big pinch of salt

1/3c Water

1 egg

3tbsp Cocoa powder

Chocolate chips (optional)

Mix it all together, saving the cocoa powder for last so you don’t make as much of a mess. Microwave on high 60 seconds for an 1100 watt microwave. Watch out, it’ll be hot! Top with a scoop of ice cream, or enjoy it plain.

In the process, I was terribly embarrassed by my failed attempts, so I did what any embarassed chocolate-craving preggie would do. I destroyed the evidence, even the chocolate scrambled eggs disaster. Mama can’t let good chocolate go to waste!




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7 Responses to The Perfect Gluten Free Mug Cake

  1. Hmmmmm I love a good mug cake!
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  2. Nina says:

    I have yet to try mug cake, even the gluten-version! It looks yummy but I can’t get past the microwave part. Do you know if there’s an “oven” version? lol. And that’s great you were able to find the Bisquick mix. Nothing better than finally satisfying a food craving!
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  3. Jhanis says:

    This reminds me of the first mug cake I made. It was hard as a rock. My son, after seeing my frustration offered to eat it (even if it looked inedible!) he took it to the loving room and I could hear the crunch all the way to the kitchen. LOL
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    • Courtney says:

      I made some gluten-free brownies from a mix that were similar to caramels in texture. I chewed the first bite for over a minute. That was the end of those! I should have known something was up when they were boiling in the oven!

  4. Tara says:

    I wonder if those crunchy results could be crumbled up and used as an ice cream topping or to make GF “cookies & cream” stuff :)
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