Chocolate Mug Cake- Gluten Free

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Don’t let gluten free baking be intimidating. I pull up recipes all the time and I see this crazy complicated list of ingredients- multiple types of flour listed and ingredients that if you are new to gluten free you would have never heard of. I have been gluten free for over 2 years and I love to cook and bake. My advice to anyone is unless you are very adventurous and have a lot of time on your hands if you see one of those recipes close it! You can make great gluten free desserts without all the hassle of mixing flours and getting all confused.

What I would tell everyone to do is find a Gluten free all purpose flour that you like and have that be your base for everything. I love Gluten Free Pantry.

I wanted to share this recipe I have been tweaking for a few weeks now.

One night I really wanted dessert but really didn’t have anything in the house. I remember pinning these mug cakes on Pinterest so I went to my boards to take a look. The first one wasn’t GF and I was missing 1/2 of the ingredients so I couldn’t even just substitute the flour. The gluten free/ dairy free mug cake I found called for 3 different flours and again a bunch of ingredients I didn’t have. I decided I knew enough about baking to give this a shot and just wing it.

Even my 1st attempt was super yummy but after 3 trials I have it perfect.

Here is what you need:
1 large coffee cup
1 tablespoon of butter, margarine or dairy free butter substitute soften/melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup GF Flour
A handful of chocolate chips (optional)

Start by taking your mug and mixing the butter and sugar
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Next add your egg and vanilla and give a good mix

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Now add your baking powder
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And the cocoa powder
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Now add in your flour. If you are not gluten free you can add regular flour and still use this same recipe.
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Now give it all a really good mix! It will look like brownie batter.
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You can cook it like it is or you can do my favorite step. Throw in a handful of chocolate chips. Or you could use coconut flakes, dried fruit, nuts, whatever you like.
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Give it one final mix and pop it in the microwave for 90 seconds.
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Don’t let the height on the cake fool you- it is actually not that big. It will fall either shortly after it is done cooking or the second you stick your spoon in it.
It actually is about 2/3 of the cup once it has dropped.

This is awesome! You get the dessert you wanted with being able to stay gluten and dairy free if you needed and it was just enough so you don’t have to have a whole cake sitting around the house. Even better- from start to finish takes less than 5 mins!!!

Enjoy!

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