Recipe: Vegan-Friendly Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

As addictive as the baking bug is, there are those (increasingly frequent!) moments when one simply wants a quick fix without the hassle of oven-time, let alone the lengthy 20 minutes or so required for a hot bake to cool-off on a wiring rack.

The solution is as conveniently-simple as it is primed for instant gratification. A good ole fashioned mug cake. Mix all your ingredients in one bowl, transfer to a mug, pop it in a microwave and a minute later, voilà! You have a satisfyingly-sweet and cakey dessert, perfectly proportioned for one! Smriti Mehra – Le Cordon Bleu-trained patissier extraordinaire behind the droolworthy desserts of Parfait – shares with us her signature recipe, which also happens to be vegan-friendly and gluten-free.

Vegan-Friendly & Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Smriti Mehra | Parfait Patisserie
Sweetened with maple syrup), packing in fibre-rich oats and a nutty kick of protein – this chocolate-chip mug cake could in fact be deemed perfectly acceptable for breakfast too! Just saying.
Course Dessert
Servings 1


  • 2 tbsp oat flour (plain oats ground into a flour in the food processor; use gluten-free oats if allergic/intolerant to gluten)
  • 1 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp almond/ peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/ honey (use maple syrup for a vegan option)
  • 3 tbsp mylk of choice (use non-dairy mylk for a vegan option)
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate


  • Then add the almond butter, milk and maple syrup. Mix to combine, then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer into a lightly oiled ramekin/mug. Microwave on high for 1 – 1.5 minutes. Leave to cool for 10 minutes before tucking in! You could also serve it with ice cream to make it an extra decadent treat!
Keyword gluten free healthy mug cake, Parfait Patisserie, Smriti Mehra

About Smriti Mehra / Parfait

Parfait is French for perfection. A fitting name for the company’s impeccable and inexplicably-craveable desserts, ranging from healthy cakes and keto-friendly chocolates to Espresso Tarts, Nutella Marble Crunch Cakes and all manners of creative pastries! Parfait is founded and run by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Smriti Mehra. Follow her on Instagram @ParfaitIndia.


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