Recipe By DenaMarie89
Published Apr 4th
Best Mug Cake (Paleo)
Prep 5m Cook 2m Additional 2m Ready In 9m
Servings 1 mug cake Calories 346.5

This is my favorite paleo mug cake recipe that I altered. It’s a quick dessert that satisfies any sugar or chocolate craving! Coffee can be used in place of coffee extract.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ⅓ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 drop coffee-flavored extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine chocolate chips and olive oil in a microwave-safe mug; heat in microwave until melted, 20 to 30 seconds.
  2. 2 Stir coconut flour, water, and baking soda into chocolate mixture using a fork. Add egg and coffee extract to chocolate mixture; stir well.
  3. 3 Heat in microwave until cake is cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes. Cool cake for about 2 minutes before eating.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 346.5
  • Carbohydrate 20.3 g
  • Cholesterol 186 mg
  • Fat 27.9 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Sodium 231.9 mg
  • Sugar 17.6 g


  1. I made this the first time substituting coconut oil for olive oil. I used extra dark chips so it wasn't sweet at all, but gave a wonderful cake mouth feel that I was craving on my LCHF diet. Made this a second time, this time subbing applesauce for the oil, adding 1tsp vanilla extract and - Read more ...
  2. I used coconut oil instead of olive and 1/4 t. vanilla instead of the coffee flavoring since it was what I had in the house. It's pretty darn good. I'd recommend not melting the chocolate chips completely so you still get those little hits of chocolate in the cake. The 1 1/2 min. cooking time - Read more ...
  3. I used coconut oil and vanilla extract because that's what I had on hand. It was just ok tasted a lot better once I topped it with whipped cream. I don't think I will make it again.
  4. Looking for a sweet treat, I decided to try this mug cake to change things up from the other recipe I normally use. This was very good and quick! The only changes I made were to use coconut oil instead of olive oil (I find the olive oil flavor too strong for cakes) and I - Read more ...
  5. not bad at all.
  6. I didn't have any eggs so I used liquid egg whites and it turned out amazing!! This is the best cake I've ever tasted paleo or not! I'll definitely be making it again!!
  7. AMAZING!!! I'm new to the paleo diet and was so pleased to find this recipe. It is the best mug cake I have ever tried! I couldn't help but add extra chocolate chips. Thank you!!(:
  8. Tasty and easy. I didn't have coffee extract, used about 1/4 tsp instant coffee
  9. I followed the recipe as written. If you're used to eating paleo this is a great quick treat!