• 2 tbsp wheat flour or gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp unrefined cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼-½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 tbsp plant milk (almond, soy, oat, etc..)
  • Powdered sugar (optional) for garnish


In an 8oz ramekin or small mug add all the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Then add the apple sauce, plant milk, and vanilla and mix well. Place in the microwave for 50 seconds for a more firm cake or 40 seconds if you like it gooey.


Makes 1 Serving.


  1. Vickie Lopez on December 12, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    This was so easy but tastes so decadent! I found it a tad too sweet even after decreasing the amount of sugar. I think next time I will only use 1 tbsp of chocolate chips. I also sprinkled cinnamon into the dry ingredients. Thanks for a yummy recipe!

    • Ruth on December 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      This was so fast and easy. I found it to be too sweet. I will definitely cut back to 1 TBS of chocolate chips and maybe decrease the sugar.
      Halfway through making this I realized I didn’t have applesauce so I used mashed bananas and it worked fine.

  2. Jessica on December 14, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    OH MY GOD! That’s all I can say! Thank you for posting this!

  3. Sarah on December 15, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Can I bake this in the oven instead of using the microwave? If so, what temp and for how long?

    • Plantiful Kiki on May 7, 2021 at 10:26 am

      I am not sure, but hopefully someone has tried and can share with everyone!

  4. Jenn Marie Beaudoin on December 19, 2020 at 6:24 am

    This is sooooi yummy, thank you for sharing!!

  5. Diane on December 19, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Oh my gosh, thank you! This is delicious and lightening fast to whip up! It’s a keeper!

  6. Elise Wishnowsky on December 20, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Sooooo yummy! Very easy to make for a quick chocolate hit!

  7. Michelle on December 20, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely hits the spot

    • Adrianne on December 22, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      I really enjoyed this recipe….I used date paste instead of cane sugar and used pumpkin instead of apple sauce. I only used 1 1/2 tbsp of chocolate chips. It turned out great!!

      Thank you for this treat.

    • Bre on January 16, 2021 at 11:32 pm 😋😋

  8. Michele on December 22, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    A big hit on Thanksgiving! Added a piece of dark chocolate in the center and baked them (instead of the microwave) in ramekins. Going to make them on Christmas Eve again! Thank you, Kiki!!!

    • Simone on January 9, 2021 at 6:37 am

      How long did you bake them for and on what temperature please?

  9. barbara on December 26, 2020 at 3:55 am

    We just love this recipe, thanks a lot!!!

    • Kristina Jaramillo on January 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm


  10. Joy Olsen on December 26, 2020 at 11:21 am

    My son devoured the Chocolate Mug Cake! He loved that he could make his own little dessert in his own ramekin. I look forward to more inspiring recipes like this one!

    • Valarie Tucker Gardner on December 31, 2020 at 2:13 pm

      I’ve tried this with Oat Flour and Carob and its amazing.

      • Valarie on December 31, 2020 at 2:14 pm

        Oh and date sugar and everyone loves it

  11. Barbara Anderton on January 7, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Happy NY Kiki,
    If I want to make two at the same time do I just double the amount? Then how much time in the microwave with 2 mugs.
    From a huge fan x

  12. Verena on January 16, 2021 at 6:01 am

    I have no microwave. Is it also possible to make in the oven? Degrees and time? 😊

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  15. Denise on February 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you, Kiki! I love this recipe! I use just 1 TBSP of mini chocolate chips and it’s perfectly sweet for me. I also think it’s perfect at 50 seconds in the microwave – makes a moist, spongy cake which we all love.

  16. Julia on February 24, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Delicious. Thank you for sharing another great recipe.

  17. Judy Johnson on April 28, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Great recipe! Maybe a little too much chocolate even for me, so I might reduce the cocoa a little next time.

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