This molten chocolate vegan mug cake will be your new go-to dessert!
If you are new to the world of vegan mug cakes, it is basically putting ingredients in a mug, putting that mug in a microwave for 1-2 minutes, and then waiting while it cools down just a tad before you dig in!
This vegan molten chocolate mug cake whips up in under 3 minutes and is beloved by everyone who tastes it.
It uses no dairy and is one of the easiest vegan mug cakes out there.
A nice crust forms on the top while the inside is ooey and gooey to form that molten-chocolate center.
If you don’t want a molten chocolate center on your vegan mug cake, no worries! Simply continue to microwave the cake until it is fully done and cooked throughout!
If you aren’t interested in chocolate, don’t worry! I even have a Vegan Pumpkin Mug Cake recipe too that tastes just like fall!
One thing that I love about this chocolate vegan mug cake is that it can be customized so easily!
I teach you the basics with this super simple recipe, and then you take it from there.
You can add in whatever mix-ins you want such as chopped nuts, vegan white chocolate chips, dried fruit and more.
You can mix and match this chocolate vegan mug cake recipe to your heart’s content.
Since it whips up in small batches, it is the perfect way to allow everyone to customize their own cake in the way that they want and there is no fighting or arguing that way too!
I hope you enjoy making this molten chocolate vegan mug cake as much as I do. It is truly one of the best vegan recipes out there!
Quick Tips For Making Vegan Mug Cakes
My first tip for making vegan mug cakes is to choose a mug that isn’t too small!
You want to ensure that your cake has room to grow and doesn’t explode in the microwave.
Any medium or large mug should work fine. Your chocolate mug cake may be at the bottom of the mug or only rise halfway if you use a large one and that is totally fine, it is better than it exploding in the microwave.
Ask me how I know! Because I have exploded one too many recipes when testing this!
Next, you will want to put all the dry ingredients first then all the wet ingredients. Some recipes call for a mixture of wet and dry from the beginning I don’t think this works so well personally!
When making this chocolate vegan mug cake recipe, you will want to stir up from the bottom to make sure you got all of the flour or else there will be clumps of it at the bottom once you are done cooking!
Making your own vegan mug cake is fairly simple, so don’t stress!
How To Make This Molten-Chocolate Vegan Mug Cake
Making this vegan mug cake couldn’t be easier!
It takes just 3 minutes of your time and is super fast and simple. The end result is an amazingly tasty molten chocolate cake in a mug!
First, you are going to want to choose a medium-large mug or else you are going to risk exploding it all over your microwave!
Then, you are going to want to combine the dry ingredients in the bottom of your mug.
For this chocolate mug cake, that would be flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
Then, you will add your wet ingredients directly on top! Your wet ingredients are the oil and non-dairy milk.
Now, you are going to whisk until combined. Make sure to scoop the flour UP from the bottom of the mug so that it is all incorporated.
If you don’t do this, the vegan mug cake may have a bunch of flour clumped on the bottom once it is cooked!
Now, drop in 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips and mix until they are combined throughout. You don’t have to add this step, but I think the addition of chocolate chips helps that molten-chocolate flavor.
Now, finish it off by sprinkling some chocolate chips on the top of the vegan mug cake.
Again, you can skip this step if you want, but why the heck would you want to skip more chocolate chips in a chocolate mug cake? You wouldn’t! So throw them on!
Now, all microwaves are different. One may be really powerful and one may be super weak.
You will want to microwave this vegan chocolate mug cake for at least 1 minute.
Then, check the top. It will start to look “cooked” and firm and pull away from the edges of the mug.
If it still looks “wet” and like the batter, the vegan mug cake will need to be cooked more.
I like to cook the chocolate mug cake at 30 second intervals after we reach 1 minute mark.
If you reach the 2 minute mark and your mug cake still isn’t cooked, you will want to reduce it to 10 second intervals.
If you overcook the vegan mug cake recipe, the cake will be gummy and a weird texture so you don’t want to overcook.
If you want that molten-chocolate texture with a ooey gooey center, you will want to cook the cake until the top is just barely cooked so that the center is soft and goeey!
Let your mug cake cool a little bit and then dig in.
When you take it out of the microwave, it will be incredibly hot so you want to make sure to wait just a little bit before eating or else you will burn your mouth!
Then, you can enjoy with your favorite toppings!
What To Top Your Vegan Mug Cake With
The options are endless with what you can top your vegan mug cake with! You can eat it completely plain or you can go all out with something fun.
Here are a few of my favorites as far as toppings go!
- A drizzle of Vegan Caramel Sauce
- More chocolate chips so they can melt right as it comes out
- Vegan white chocolate chips
- Vegan whipped cream
- Vegan vanilla ice cream
- Powdered sugar
- Scoop of creamy peanut butter or Cashew Butter
These are literally just a few of the many topping options that you can come up with! I just wanted to share in case you want to play with how you eat the veagn mug cake.
Variations For The Chocolate Mug Cake
Once you make this vegan chocolate mug cake once time, you are going to want to make it again and again because it is just that good!
If you have company coming over or if you just want to make it for the whole family, you can customize each mug cake with one of the many variations below!
- Stir in vegan white chocolate chips into the batter
- Remove the cocoa powder for a vanilla mug cake
- Add chopped nuts to the batter before cooking
- Add in dried fruit to the batter
These are just a few examples of ways you can vary this molten chocolate vegan mug cake recipe to your tastes!
Did You Try This Recipe?
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- 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup flour
- 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup non-dairy milk
- 2 TBS oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 TBS sugar
- 3 tablespoons chocolate chips
In the bottom of your mug, combine the dry ingredients which are the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine.
Then add your wet ingredients on top. Your wet ingredients are your vanilla, oil, and non-dairy milk.
Mix very well to combine into a batter. You want to make sure to scoop up all of the flour that is on the bottom of the cup or else you will be left with uncooked flour after you microwave this cake.
Now, add in 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips to the mug cake batter and stir until they are combined throughout.
Add remaining 1 tablespoon chocolate chips to the top of the vegan mug cake and add more or less to taste. I also like adding white chocolate chips here!
Microwave for 1 minute and then check to see if the top is cooked. Then microwave for 30-60 seconds more or until cooked and the top is spongey like a real cake. PLEASE NOTE: all microwaves are different. You will have to cook this vegan chocolate mug cake for at least a minute, but you may have to cook it longer if your microwave is on the weaker side. Don't be afraid to keep cooking, but just do it in 30 second increments. Once you reach 2 minutes, cook at 10 second intervals if necessary!
For a molten chocolate center, you will undercook it slightly. Just make sure that the top of the cake is cooked and has a crust that looks done. If it still looks wet like the batter, it isn't done yet.
Let cool a little bit and then enjoy with your favorite toppings!
Amount Per Serving Calories 350Total Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 2mgSodium 312mgCarbohydrates 49gFiber 4gSugar 27gProtein 6g