Chocolate Cake in a Mug – This microwave chocolate mug cake is moist, easy to make, requires no eggs, no milk, and no baking powder.

It has a delicious, sweet strawberry topping. Not only is it flavorful and moist, but it’s also dairy-free and vegan.

Chocolate Mug Cake with Sweet Strawberry Topping with powdered sugar

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Why I love this vegan chocolate mug cake

This mug cake is just the right amount of chocolate without being too rich. It’s flavorful and moist. It also rises so much better than most mug cakes.

While most mug cakes go flat, this one stays nice and fluffy. It has a great flavor and texture paired with the sweet strawberry topping.

It also happens to be vegan dairy-free. It doesn’t use eggs, milk, or baking powder.

Easy Chocolate Mug Cake Ingredients

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • white vinegar
  • vanilla extract
  • water
  • oil (I used avocado oil)
ingredients for chocolate mug cake

Strawberry Topping Ingredients

  • strawberries
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract

Additional Vegan Toppings for Chocolate Cake in a Mug

You can top this chocolate cake in a mug with so many options! Some great ones include:

  • whipped cream
  • chocolate ganache
  • chocolate frosting
  • ice cream
ingredients for sweet strawberry topping

How to Make a Chocolate Mug Cake with Sweet Strawberry Topping

Detailed instructions and measurements for chocolate mug cake with sweet strawberry topping are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  1. Add your flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to the mug. Mix to combine.
  2. Once mixed, make three small wells in the dry ingredients.
  3. Pour the vinegar, vanilla, and oil in each of the wells. Pour water over the entire mixture.
  4. Mix the wet into the dry ingredients until they are fully combined.
  5. Microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds. Your microwave may need more or less time depending on the wattage. Start low and if it needs more time you can add it back in. Don’t overcook it!
  6. Add your strawberries, sugar, and vanilla to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  7. Add your strawberry sauce to the top of your cake. We like to top ours with additional chocolate pieces and a little powdered sugar.

Tips for Chocolate Mug Cake No Milk

  • Be sure to mix your dry ingredients first. Don’t skip this. That way you don’t have any clumps.
  • You can add extra bits of chocolate to the cake if you want it more chocolatey.
  • Don’t cook your strawberries too long. They’ll start to break down and you’ll end up with mush.

Chocolate Mug Cake No Egg FAQ

Is this chocolate mug cake moist?

Yes! It’s very moist.

Can I add chocolate chips to the cake?

You can! You could add chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.

Can this be made ahead of time?

I would not. They take less than 2 minutes, so I would make them right before serving.

Why are mug cakes spongy?

Mug cakes can become spongy when they are overcooked or don’t have the right liquid to dry ingredients. It’s important to not overcook the mug cake and go in slow intervals.

Why are mug cakes so good?

Mug cakes are great because you can make one serving of cake at a time. Instead of waiting for a full birthday cake, you can have your own personalized cake in just a couple of minutes.

Do you put egg in mug cake?

This recipe does not use egg for the mug cake. While other recipes may utilize one, this one has the best results without it.

Are mug cakes safe?

Yes, mug cakes are safe to eat. The ingredients are fully cooked.

Why are mug cakes so popular?

Mug cakes are popular because you’re able to have your own, personalized, single-serving piece of cake without making a full, large cake. It’s easy to make in just a couple of minutes when you have a sweet tooth craving.

Chocolate Mug Cake with Sweet Strawberry Topping and powdered sugar

how to lower the calories or WW points

  • You can replace the sugar with a sugar substitute.
  • I have not tried it myself, but you could try replacing the oil with a calorie-friendly option.

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Chocolate Cake in a Mug (Vegan)

By: Kara – Sweetly Splendid
5 from 2 votes
Prep 2 minutes
Cook 3 minutes
Servings: 1 mug cake + 6 servings of strawberry topping
This chocolate mug cake is moist, easy to make, requires no eggs, no milk, and no baking powder. It has a delicious, sweet strawberry topping. Not only is it flavorful and moist, but it’s also dairy-free and vegan.

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add your flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt to the mug. Mix to combine.
  • Once mixed, make three small wells in the dry ingredients.
  • Pour the vinegar, vanilla, and oil into each of the wells. Pour water over the entire mixture.
  • Mix the wet into the dry ingredients until they are fully combined.
  • Microwave for 1 minute 40 seconds. Your microwave may need more or less time depending on the wattage. Start low and if it needs more time you can add it back in. Don’t overcook it!
  • Add your strawberries, sugar, and vanilla to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
  • Add your strawberry sauce to the top of your cake. We like to top ours with additional chocolate pieces and a little powdered sugar.

Notes

Nutritional Information is for 1 mug cake and 2 tablespoons of strawberry topping

Nutrition

Serving: 1mug cake + 2 tbsp strawberry topping, Calories: 448kcal, Carbohydrates: 85g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 366mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 57g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Hi! I’m Kara!

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  1. 5 stars
    AMAZING! I have tried SO many different mug cakes and this is by far the best one. My 5 year old daughter says it tasted better than a brownie.