Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe in 3 Minutes

Well, hello there! Are you ready for the easiest, most delicious and healthy chocolate cake recipe ever? Look no further, because I have it right here for you. This 3-minute gluten-free chocolate cake recipe is perfect for those days when you need a sweet treat but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen baking.

Imagine having all the ingredients you need for a mouth-watering chocolate cake in just one mug and being able to whip it up in only three minutes. This flourless chocolate mug cake is perfect for anyone who wants something quick, easy, and satisfying without sacrificing taste or healthful ingredients.

Whether you’re gluten-free or not, this recipe will make your taste buds dance with joy while being gentle on your digestive system. So let’s roll up our sleeves, get our aprons on, and dive into this scrumptious mug cake recipe that will leave you drooling for more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)
3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)

Folks, listen up! I’m about to introduce you to a recipe that will blow your mind: the 3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free). This cake recipe is an absolute game-changer because it serves up a rich and chocolaty taste in just about 3 minutes. Don’t believe me? Try it for yourself and you’ll see!

Even better, this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and low calorie. It’s perfect for those of us looking to indulge our sweet tooth without having to worry too much about our health. And get this: not only does it taste delicious but it uses ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! Can you believe it?

With just one large egg, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, water, Splenda sugar substitute and coconut oil or vegetable oil, you could have yourself a scrumptious chocolate cake. That’s right – with only 3 minutes of cooking time in the microwave.

But wait, there’s more! The best part about this recipe is its versatility. You can easily replace some of the ingredients with others according to your preferences. Swap the cocoa powder out for flourless chocolate chips or add some chocolate-covered strawberries on top for a fancy twist on a classic dessert.

So why should you try this recipe? Because let’s face it – who has time to bake a full-blown cake from scratch? This quick and easy-to-make 3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) is perfect for when those chocolate cravings hit hard or when you need to whip up an impromptu birthday cake. Plus, it’s perfect paired with a scoop of ice-cream or topped with whipped cream if you’re feeling extra indulgent.

In conclusion, if you want an impressive treat that won’t take ages to make or leave your gut feeling bloated, this is the recipe for you! You’ll love that it’s a guilt-free pleasure that can be prepared in minutes. Don’t just take my word for it, try it out ASAP!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a guilt-free chocolate experience with this 3-minute cake recipe.
Indulge in a guilt-free chocolate experience with this 3-minute cake recipe.

Let’s start with the most fundamental part of every recipe, the ingredients! For this 3-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe, you don’t need fancy ingredients that are hard to find in the grocery store. In fact, you probably have most of these items already in your pantry.

Here’s what we’ll need:


  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 egg

Note that you can opt for dairy-free substitutes, like non-dairy milk, to make it more friendly for those who are lactose intolerant.

The gluten-free flour can be any combination you want, as long as it is gluten-free. There are a lot of readily available options too like almond flour or oat flour for a more nutty flavor.

The Recipe How-To

 You won't believe how easy it is to whip up this gluten-free chocolate cake.
You won’t believe how easy it is to whip up this gluten-free chocolate cake.

Step 1: Combine the dry ingredients

To start with, gather all your dry ingredients: 3 tablespoons of gluten-free flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of salt. Combine these in a microwave-safe mug or bowl and mix well.

Step 2: Add the wet ingredients

Next, add the wet ingredients to your dry mixture. Add in 3 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil (or any other vegetable oil). You can also use maple syrup instead of coconut oil. Make sure you mix well until you don’t see any lumps.

Step 3: Heat it up

Place the mug in the microwave oven for around one minute on high heat setting. Depending on your microwave wattage, you might have to decrease or increase cooking time by a few seconds. Make sure not to overcook your cake as it may become too dry.

Step 4: Check the cake

Use a toothpick or fork to check if the cake is cooked through. If needed, put it back into the oven for another 10 seconds or so.

Step 5: Dress it up!

Now comes the fun part! Take out your lovely chocolate cake from the microwave oven and add toppings such as gluten-free chocolate chips, chocolate-covered nuts or berries, or whipped cream. You can even make a lava cake by adding a spoonful of nut butter in the middle before cooking.

Enjoy your chocolate mug cake while it’s still warm! You can serve it with a scoop of ice cream or fresh fruit, and make it into a birthday cake for someone special by using candles for decoration. This recipe is an instant mood-booster that requires minimal clean-up. Clean up is as easy as wiping out the mug when done!

Substitutions and Variations

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with a warm and moist chocolate cake in just 3 minutes.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a warm and moist chocolate cake in just 3 minutes.

Hey there, folks! Are you ready to take things up a notch? Let’s talk about some fun substitutions and variations for this gluten-free chocolate mug cake recipe.

First of all, if you’re not a fan of Splenda sugar substitute, no problem! Feel free to use your favorite granulated sweetener instead. Just be mindful of the measurement as different sweeteners may have different sweetness levels. For a healthier option, try using maple syrup or honey in place of sweetener.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add a little crunch to your cake, throw in some chopped nuts, like almonds or pecans. You can also add some shredded coconut or chocolate chips for extra oomph.

For a more decadent dessert, consider topping your cake with whipped cream or ice cream. Or go all out with a drizzle of chocolate syrup or melted chocolate chips on top.

Want to turn this mug cake into a birthday cake? Mix in a little food coloring into the batter and add some sprinkles on top. Voila! A festive dessert in minutes.

If you’re looking for a low-calorie option, try skipping the butter and using coconut oil instead. You can also swap out flour completely by using almond flour or coconut flour instead. And if you’re allergic to dairy, substitute vegetable oil instead of butter and dairy-free ice cream instead of regular ice cream.

This recipe is super versatile so feel free to get creative and make it your own. Happy baking, friends!

Serving and Pairing

 This chocolate cake is perfect for those who are looking for a quick dessert fix without breaking their diet.
This chocolate cake is perfect for those who are looking for a quick dessert fix without breaking their diet.

Now that you’ve got your gluten-free 3-minute chocolate cake ready and piping hot from the microwave, why not elevate your dessert game by serving it with a few complementary toppings or sides?

Of course, you can always go classic with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. But if you’re looking for something different, try adding some fresh raspberries or strawberries on top of the cake. The fruity notes will add a pleasant contrast to the rich chocolate flavor.

If you’re feeling indulgent, sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the hot cake while it’s still in the mug. The chips will melting ever so slightly, lending a decadent flavor to each bite.

Those who want an extra kick might enjoy spreading some chocolate hazelnut spread on top of the cake or may want to turn this into a lava cake by putting some molten chocolate in the center before cooking.

For those who are watching their calories but not willing to sacrifice flavor, serve your gluten-free cake with coconut yogurt instead of ice cream. It’s dairy-free and low in calorie, but its tanginess perfectly complements the chocolatey sweetness.

No matter how you do it, however you decide to serve and pair your 3-minute gluten-free chocolate mug cake creation, make sure to enjoy it slowly and savor every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say goodbye to bland gluten-free desserts and hello to a chocolatey delight!
Say goodbye to bland gluten-free desserts and hello to a chocolatey delight!

When it comes to make-ahead options for this 3-minute chocolate cake recipe, it’s best to prepare the dry ingredients in advance and store them in an airtight container until you are ready to make the cake. You could also pre-mix the wet ingredients and store them in a small container, but they should not be mixed with the dry mixture until you are ready to bake.

If you have leftovers or want to make the cake ahead of time, this gluten-free chocolate cake can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. You can also refrigerate it for up to a week or freeze it for up to three months. When storing or freezing, make sure to wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before placing it in an airtight container.

To reheat the cake, you can microwave it for approximately 10-15 seconds, depending on your microwave’s wattage. You can also put it in the oven for a few minutes at a low temperature.

One thing to keep in mind is that the texture of the cake may change slightly after reheating. It’s best to eat it fresh. However, if you decide to reheat any leftover cake, garnish it with some fresh berries or whipped cream or even add some ice cream on top. Trust me, the addition of ice cream will never be a wrong decision when dealing with a flourless chocolate cake!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You'll be amazed at how fudgy and rich this cake tastes despite being gluten-free and dairy-free.
You’ll be amazed at how fudgy and rich this cake tastes despite being gluten-free and dairy-free.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know that baking can sometimes be a bit tricky. So, here are a few tips to ensure that your 3-Minute Chocolate Cake comes out perfect every time!

1. Measure accurately: It’s important to measure all of the ingredients carefully using measuring cups and spoons to ensure the right proportions.

2. Use good quality ingredients: Splurge on good-quality cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Your cake will taste so much better!

3. Mix well: Make sure you mix the batter well to ensure that all the ingredients are combined evenly.

4. Don’t overmix: However, you don’t want to overmix because it can cause the cake to become tough and chewy.

5. Spray the mug: Be sure to spray your mug with cooking spray before pouring in the batter. This will make it much easier to remove it from the mug later.

6. Microwave in short intervals: Rather than microwaving for 3 minutes straight, use intervals of 30 seconds or 1 minute and check after each one until the cake is fully cooked.

7. Let it cool down: Allow the cake to cool down before enjoying it. This will help it set better and avoid any burns in your mouth.

8.Serve with ice-cream or fruit if needed: Top with ice cream or fruit if desired for a delicious compliment to this easy dessert.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to make the perfect 3-Minute Chocolate Cake every time!

Bottom Line

Well, my dear readers, I am confident that you are now craving a delicious chocolate cake. Fortunately for you, this 3-minute gluten-free recipe is just what you need! Not only is it effortless to make, but it is also rich in flavor and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients.

As a nutritionist cum food blogger, I highly recommend this recipe to everyone who desires to live a healthy life without sacrificing their love for dessert. With just a few simple ingredients and no baking skills required, you can prepare a cake that’s moist, fluffy and so satisfying.

In summary, this 3-Minute Chocolate Cake recipe provides an excellent opportunity for you to indulge in a homemade dessert without spending hours in the kitchen or worrying about the ingredients’ impact on your health. Whether it’s for your birthday or simply as an afternoon snack, this flourless chocolate mug cake is sure to delight your taste buds.

So why not give it a shot? Trust me; you won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget to share your experience with me by leaving a comment below. Happy baking!

3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free)

3-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Free) Recipe

Uses Almond Flour and Stevia (or Splenda)
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Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 166 kcal


  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons granulated splenda plus one tsp granulated Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Mix dry ingredients in a 2-cup glass measuring cup.
  • Stir in liquids.
  • Mix well, cover with plastic wrap, and VENT.
  • Microwave 1 minute until set.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 55gCalories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 3.8gFat: 14.2gSaturated Fat: 8.1gCholesterol: 123.5mgSodium: 182.5mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 4.4g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Dessert
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