chocolate mug cake pic

 Hi Fellow Poly Friends!


Since this is breast cancer month and I am a stage III breast cancer survivor at age 40, I would feel like I am slacking if I don't remind you to get your yearly mammogram.  So please schedule your mammogram NOW if you have not done so.


Okay, I have a new favorite, chocolaty,  yummy recipe.  I like how it totally satisfies my chocolate craving while still staying within the Paleo Diet guidelines. 


BUT  I LOVE  how quick this cake recipe is to make!! 

I made it in our kitchen the other day when my husband got home from work for the day.  While asking him how his day was, I whipped up the mug cake on our kitchen island.

It was so quick that he did not even notice what I was making.  When the cake was done and I started to dig into it, he said "when did you make that?" even though he was sitting at the kitchen island the whole time while I was making the recipe.



The recipe is called Chocolate Mug Cake and the reason that it is so great is that it is made in the microwave in a mug.  One minute to mix up and 1 minute to cook.  That is it!!!!!


Click here for Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, paleo)


Chocolate Mug Cake (gluten-free, paleo) from Downshiftology with Lisa Bryan

An easy, delicious and healthy chocolate mug cake that's also gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo. I think it's the best chocolate mug cake recipe out there. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
PREP TIME: 5 mins
COOK TIME: 2 mins
TOTAL TIME: 7 mins
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
KEYWORD: Chocolate Mug Cake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake, Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake, Paleo Mug Cake


SERVINGS: 1 serving


CALORIES: 433.4kcal


AUTHOR: Lisa Bryan


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg

Optional Toppings

  • Coconut Whipped Cream
  • Organic Powdered Sugar
  • Strawberries raspberries, blueberries and other fruit  (I use frozen cherries, thawed and drained)
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Zested orange


  • Whisk all of the ingredients together in a measuring cup.
  • Pour the batter into your mug and microwave for 1-2 minutes, or until the cake is cooked through.
  • Enjoy plain or top with coconut whipped cream, powdered sugar or berries.


  • Make sure to read the tips above and watch the video for a chocolate mug cake that turns out perfect every time!
  • If you would like to use the oven instead of microwave, you can bake this in a 3 inch ramekin at 375 degrees Farenheit for 20 minutes. But, if you don't want to just bake one mug cake and utilize your entire oven space, then I suggest making my Molten Chocolate Cake 


Calories: 433.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14.1g | Fat: 24.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 186.5mg | Sodium: 70.1mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 26.1g
I hope that you love it as much as I do!