30-Second Vegan Chocolate Cake in a Mug

June 11, 2018
I'm writing this immediately after using all my strength to get the final scrapings of chocolate cake from the depths of a sweet little ceramic mug. What I'm trying to say is: This little cake is pretty freaking good. Sometimes you just want cake. Not a cookie, or a chocolatey granola bar...cake. If you're like me, then if you make a cake you're likely to eat a lot (all) of it. Then there's the nuisance of dishes, oven usage, and playing the waiting game. Well! Do I have the thing for you. Got 30 seconds, a mug, and a fork? Then you're set. Not only is this cake the perfect single serving it's also filled with healthy ingredients like: -Oat Flour: Full of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibers. -Cacao powder: Protects nerve cells, helps with cardiovascular health, and even fights insulin resistance. -Coconut Oil: Contains many healthy fats -Maple Syrup: Contains minerals and antioxidants So dig in and eat the whole dang cake, you deserve it!
30-Second Vegan Chocolate Cake in a Mug

30-Second Vegan Chocolate Cake in a Mug

Recipe Type: Sweets
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  • 3 Tablespoons Oat Flour*
  • 1 Tablespoon + 2 Teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Nut Milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon + 1/2 Teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Peanut Butter (optional)
  • Sprinkle Coconut Chips (optional)
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1. In a mug, combine dry ingredients (except coconut chips).

2. Add liquid ingredients (except 1/2 teaspoon of maple syrup) and stir until completely combined.

3. Microwave 30 seconds.

4. Remove mug and place peanut butter and coconut chips on top of cake. Pour 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup over cake.

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie’s “One Minute Chocolate Mug Cake.

*Make your own oat flour! It’s easy, cheap, and so affordable. Simply place dry oats in the blender and blend until it’s a flour consistency.

Also by Bella: Vegan Adaptogenic Overnight Oat Milk Oats

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Photos: Bella Gadsby

Bella is a writer and actor based in LA. She was raised vegetarian and, after two failed attempts at being vegan, the conversion finally stuck in 2015 when she realized not all chocolate contained dairy. After this discovery, Bella fell deep down the endless rabbit hole of vegan cooking, she may or may not have been seen since. Follow Bella on Instagram @thegreatbgadsby.


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