Chocolate Chip Espresso Mug Cake {Paleo-ish, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

*Sorry this post is so late. For some reason I keep scheduling posts in WordPress and I come to find out later they haven’t posted!*

I have an internet browsing problem. One website leads to another leads to an hour of my time wasted educating myself about different things from recipes to health to business to wedding design to random funny nonsense.

The other day I was on BuzzFeed and one of the links on the bottom suggested I read “18 Microwave Snacks You Can Cook in a Mug“. I used to eat EasyMac in college like every night in a mug (I mean that’s the easiest thing to make right) so this peaked my interest! Blueberry muffins in a mug? Chocolate cake? Now we’re getting somewhere.

I live with my fiance, so I only bake when I have an occasion to go to or guests because if I bake there are only 2 of us to eat it! But a single serving in a mug… yes, please! Now, this isn’t fully Paleo because like the Delighted Momma said “using the microwave is not “Paleo””, but who’s judging?

{This recipe isn’t 100% original since I based it off of the Delighted Momma’s “Two Minute Paleo Blueberry Muffin” + The Lucky Penny’s “Espresso Mini Muffins“. Thank you for the inspiration!}

Chocolate Chip Espresso Mug Cake

chocolate chip espresso mug cake

Chocolate Chip Espresso Mug Cake {Paleo-ish, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
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Recipe type: Dessert & Snack
Serves: 1
  • 3 Tbs blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp espresso grounds
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbs raw honey
  • 2 Tbs unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • dark chocolate chips (>65% cacao) - your discretion on how many you want!
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mug or microwavable bowl or a ramekin
  2. Cook in microwave for 2 minutes
  3. Let cool (the mug will be super hot) & enjoy!

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  1. Arsy Vartanian says

    This recipe is trouble! I have been on the lookout for paleo mug cake recipes! Which brand almond flour do you use?

  2. sher says

    Is there a huge difference between coconut flour and almond flour…. coconut milk and almond milk in baking? Been using coconut flour and almond milk… no success with anything yet!

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