chocolate and vanilla mug cake

Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake (& It’s Gluten-Free!)

Vegan Mug Cake Recipe

Are you craving a homemade, delicious dessert but don’t want to spend a lot of time making one? LiberEat has the answer for you! You can make this Vegan and gluten-free vanilla mug cake recipe in less than 10 minutes. 

We all need a sweet treat every so often. Whether that’s every day for some (aka me!) or once every few weeks. Maybe you just need something to curb your chocolate craving.

Either way, you have come to the right place. Simply add Cocoa Powder to our recipe below to make this a vegan and gluten-free chocolate mug cake!

Does a microwave mug cake actually taste nice?

Absolutely yes! You will be surprised at how well your plant-based mug cake turns out. It tastes just like a cake you would bake in the oven.

But this cake in a mug reduces the time taken to prepare and bake. What is not to love?

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Mug Cake recipe with no egg

You can easily make this recipe with no eggs, all you need to do is add water, vinegar, and baking soda. This makes a delicious and fluffy, egg-free mug cake!

If you try our vegan and gluten-free mug cake then we would love to hear from you!

Please tag us on Instagram @Libereatapp and use the #LiberEat hashtag, so we can see and share your delicious bakes with our community of keen bakers and cooks!

Mug Cake Flavours

One of the key features of this vegan and gluten-free mug cake recipe is that you can customise your cake batter using your favourite flavours or ingredients. 

Follow the recipe below but add the ingredients based on what you fancy:

  • Vanilla: Add vanilla extract 
  • Chocolate: Add 1-2 tbsp of Vegan and gluten-free Cocoa Powder
  • Banana: 1 mashed banana
  • Biscuits – Check out our top 10 vegan biscuits and add a couple to create a biscuit mug cake! Biscoff is my favourite to add! Yes, we have a bit of a Biscoff obsession at the moment. You can check out our other Biscoff recipes here: Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake & Vegan Biscoff Blondies.
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Vegan & Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake

One minute vegan mug cake.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: gluten-free cake, vegan cake, vegan dessert
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 236kcal
Author: Cara


  • microwave


  • 2 tbsp gluten-free plain flour we used Doves Farm or you can use oat flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar we used The Groovy Food Company Organic Coconut Sugar
  • 1 pinch baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free choc chips we used ASDA Free From Choc Buttons


  • In a small ramekin or mug, add the dry ingredients: flour, sugar and baking soda, mix with a teaspoon until combined.
  • Add the vanilla, coconut oil, vinegar and water. Stir again.
  • Add the chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  • Microwave for 1 minute. Longer if it doesn't seem ready (you may have to experiment, every microwave can be a little different)
  • Let cool slightly, top with dairy-free ice cream and enjoy!

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