Paleo Mug Cakes

You’re going to want to bookmark this one; trust me.

I never understood the appeal of mug cakes before recently. It seemed to me that if you wanted something chocolate and delicious you should put in the time and effort to bake some almond flour brownies and the extra hour would be well worth it. It also didn’t help that most mug cake recipes aren’t gluten-free, or—if they are—come out with a weird starchy taste to them.

But now I’ve seen the light and have come around to mug cakes, partly because the oven I use was 3 floors below where I lived at the time I made this and partly because the recipe is so damn good. When I was trying the recipe, I also wanted something that was sort of healthy. This is healthy enough even to be eaten for breakfast, which I’ve done on a few too many occasions.

The original recipe is only 4 ingredients, but you can add in things like chocolate chips, walnuts, candied ginger, vanilla extract, and anything else to shake things up.

Paleo Mug Cake

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 3 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 1 cake):

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons almond butter(or any nut butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener(optional)
  • Chocolate chips, walnuts, dried fruit, or other mix-ins(optional)


  1. With a fork, mash the banana into a smooth puree.
  2. Mix the almond butter, egg, cocoa powder, and extra sweetener if using into the banana puree until it forms an even batter.
  3. Fold in any mix-ins into the batter that you’d like. Otherwise, our the batter into a mug or other microwave safe container. Be sure to only fill the container up to 2/3rds the way because it will expand in the microwave.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 and 1/2 minutes until the center is set. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and enjoy hot, cold, or at room temperature.

I don’t add sweetener to mine and it still tastes delicious. I’ve only ever made it with almond butter but I’m sure peanut butter would be a nice alteration. The banana flavor is definitely prevalent, especially once it cools, but that only reminds me of a chocolate covered banana which I love. The best things about these cakes are that they don’t have any sort of flour flavor to them and are rich and fudgy like a brownie. The worst thing about this recipe is once you make it you’ll never stop.

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131 Responses to Paleo Mug Cakes
  1. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    December 2, 2011 | 10:06 am

    Love mug cakes! They’re the perfect “I’m too lazy b/c it’s 9pm, to bake anything but I want chocolate or cake” fix. 🙂

  2. Sarah
    December 2, 2011 | 10:43 am

    Oh, wow! I’ve been wanting to try a mug cake, but I’m pretty sure the recipes I’ve seen would send my body into a sugar crash. Your recipe looks perfect! I’m so looking forward to trying this.

  3. Sandi
    December 2, 2011 | 11:02 am

    These look delicious! But I don’t have a microwave, so I think I’m going to try turning them into mini cupcakes and bake them in the oven. 🙂 With any luck, it’ll work! 🙂

    • Anita
      September 18, 2012 | 11:07 pm

      I don’t have a microwave either, how did it go as mini cupcakes in the oven – do you mean the tiny cupcakes or regular size and how long did you have it in the oven for? thanks 🙂

  4. Pure2raw twins
    December 2, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    perfect dessert in my opinion!!! love the easy of making a mug cake.
    also love that you do not add in any more sugar 😉

  5. the delicate place
    December 2, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    oh i have made a variation of these before! they make good pancakes too!

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 2, 2011 | 2:19 pm

      I’ve never thought of chocolate pancakes before, but now I can’t get them out of my head.

  6. Amber K
    December 2, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Finally a gluten-free mug cake that actually looks delicious!

  7. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    December 2, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    Mug cakes…perfect thing to make b/c it’s single serving, easy, and oh yes, microwaveable!

  8. Luv What You Do
    December 2, 2011 | 9:56 pm

    You’re right…I bookmarked your cakes. How fun!

  9. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    December 3, 2011 | 9:01 am

    What a great way to satisfy a quick chocolate craving!

  10. Jen
    December 3, 2011 | 10:58 am

    Could the banana be substituted with applesauce or butternut squash puree? I love bananas but use them a lot for most recipes and would like to change it up.

    Also, can ramekins go in the microwave? Thanks.

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 3, 2011 | 3:08 pm

      Applesauce won’t work because the batter will be too thin.
      Butternut squash puree will hold it together but it lacks the sweetness of banana so in that case you should definitely add the optional sweetener.

    • Alicia
      February 28, 2012 | 11:43 am

      I used unsweetened, homemade applesauce the other day and the cake turned out fine. I used a little less than 1/2 cup applesauce and had to cook for about three minutes. I think the banana version of better, but it’s possible!

    • Judi
      February 9, 2014 | 7:38 pm

      FYI – I’ve made this with shredded (and drainined) zucchini with really great results!

  11. Alisa
    December 3, 2011 | 5:07 pm

    You are so right. Just pinned this recipe on pinterest!

  12. Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    December 3, 2011 | 7:38 pm

    You are a genius. This made me seriously consider acquiring a microwave… Hm. I think I shall celebrate the end of this (totally ridiculous) semester by making this at my folks’ place (since they are normal and actually have a microwave, ha). ’twill be a happy day indeed!

    Hope you are well, friend! 🙂

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 3, 2011 | 9:13 pm

      i can’t believe you live without a microwave. I’ve used that to make 90% of my meals this semester.

      • maggie mcc
        November 10, 2014 | 1:56 pm

        ive never owned a microwave and never saw the need for one.

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  14. Kathy
    December 4, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    Wow, that looks like a wonderful little paleo treat!!

  15. Christina @ The Athletarian
    December 5, 2011 | 12:56 am

    Oh my goodness! I am SO making this! I am on a new plan at the moment and have been looking for a “clean” treat to make. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am definitely going to try it out!

  16. Sabine
    December 6, 2011 | 10:41 am

    I was wondering if you could use an avocado instead of a ripe banana?

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 6, 2011 | 1:25 pm

      I wouldn’t recommend that because, as is, all of the sweetness comes from the banana and avocadoes lack that sugar content. Also, avocado tends to get more bitter when it’s cooked, so the flavor might not be pleasant.

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  19. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud
    January 13, 2012 | 1:13 pm

    This is right up my alley! easy, only a couple minutes, chocolate, and best of all – banana!!

  20. Jessica
    January 31, 2012 | 1:38 am

    I had to stop mid-cake to come and right a review; that’s how good this mug cake was! (Plus, it’s still REALLY hot!)

    I wouldn’t say I was skeptical about the taste at first, but I was something close… but man, am I glad I tried this! It’s so moist and soft and sooooooo good! I added crunchy peanut butter, dark chocolate chips and mini marshmallows to mine. The gooey pockets of melty marshmallows with the molten pieces of chocolate tasted fantastic with the peanut butter banana flavor.

    Thank you so much for this recipe! (Even though my hips don’t, haha.) Now that I have made this, I am *never* going back to any other recipe.

  21. Tanja
    February 1, 2012 | 6:11 pm

    Wow ! Thanks for the recipe! I just made it and it was delicious, however it was too many servings for me. I just had a bit and I was ful! <3 Delicious <3

  22. Jessy (squeezetheday)
    February 2, 2012 | 4:41 am

    How long should I bake it in an oven, do I need to make any substitutions? Microwaves (except for warming up food) freak me out!

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 2, 2012 | 10:48 am

      I would bake it for 15 minutes at 350 degrees

      • Jessy (squeezetheday)
        February 2, 2012 | 10:58 am

        Cool, thanks! I’ll try it as soon as I make almond butter. 😉

      • Anita
        September 18, 2012 | 11:10 pm


  23. Fitness Junky
    February 3, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Wonder if adding a scoop of choc protein powder along with some applesauce might keep consistency about the same? I’m always looking for ways to help rationalize eating the good stuff in greater quantity!

    • Wannabe Chef
      February 3, 2012 | 3:47 pm

      Those aren’t two things I work with much but if you try to substitute them in let me know how it comes out!

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  25. Shannon
    February 10, 2012 | 7:22 pm

    I tried this with out the egg and it still worked very well! I also used peanut butter instead of almond butter and Swiss Miss as a replacement for cocoa (sinful, I know, but that’s all I had in my dorm). But it still was so pleasant, thanks so much for this recipe!

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  27. Lisa
    February 27, 2012 | 5:42 pm

    After seeing this on pinterest yesterday I gave it a whirl. Was good! I made it with homemade walnut butter.

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  30. Rayvin Nyte
    March 7, 2012 | 12:25 am

    Nice my daughter and I just made this I’m eating mine right now. I added raisins, chocolate chips and used about a teaspoon of honey instead of sweeter. I also added a teaspoon of coconut oil. We only had enough cocoa for on tbs each so we also added some vanilla. We liked them so much we are going to have make your own mug cakes for her birthday party in two weeks. We will set bowls of add ins so they can choose their own. (mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, sprinkles, coconut, nuts, raisins etc.)


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  32. Jen
    April 13, 2012 | 10:32 am

    I had to tinker around with the recipe because I made the mistake of hitting 23 on the microwave instead of 230. I’m not sure if the state of my cake was due to that, the fact that the mug I used was almost too big, because I used egg substitute or if the banana was too small! I’ll update with my findings when I do this a second time. 🙂

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  35. Jeni
    May 18, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    YUM!!!!!!! I have recently started the Paleo diet (can’t have wheat, corn or soy) and I’ve been craving CAKE, especially CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!!!!!! I pinned this not too long ago to one of my boards and just now made it! WOW!!!! WOW!! WOW!!! THank you!!!!! I used p.nut butter (don’t have almond yet) and it’s so good!!!!

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  38. Cealleadh
    May 30, 2012 | 8:27 pm

    I just made these and substituted Sunflower butter for the nut butter (stupid nut allergy) And it worked amazingly! It reminds me of the banana bread that my mother use to make, except with chocolate which only makes it more delicious.
    Thanks so much for posting!

  39. Josée
    May 31, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    Thanks for posting such a good recipe! I’ve been making this 2 or 3 times a week for a coupke of months and i’m not tired of it yet 🙂

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  41. Kat
    June 13, 2012 | 10:33 pm

    I just made a couple of these tonight for myself and my 11 year old son. He thought they were yummy, but “you’re right mom. They need to be a little sweeter. Can we add some sugar next time? But I still like them. Thanks for making me one. Will you make them again?” This after I commented that I didn’t add any sweetner. Thanks for a simple yet delish recipe that fits in with our way of eating. It’s just what I needed tonight. =) Kat

  42. Kendra @ The Nerdy Wife
    June 14, 2012 | 7:06 pm

    I substituted in peanut butter for the almond butter, didn’t use any sweetener, and it turned out really good! Our fam likes it served with vanilla ice cream 🙂

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  44. Sam
    June 25, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    i loved this cake! i made a vanilla version too. instead of the cocoa powder, use almond flour, and use peanut butter instead of almond butter, and some vanilla extract, and some cinnamon! all the other ingrediants are the same. its reeeeeeally good with some maple syrup on top…..

    • Wannabe Chef
      June 25, 2012 | 4:06 pm

      Wow. I’m definitely going to need to try that out.

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  46. EV
    July 6, 2012 | 10:37 pm

    Love the variables in this! First try worked great! Used: 1 heaping T yogurt, 1.5 T almond butter, 1 EnerG “egg”, 2 heaping T carob powder, 2 tsp. coconut nectar/sap. Yahoo! Tangy from the yogurt, lighter chocolate-y flavor, doesn’t taste carob-y. (I had to make do and I really wanted this!)

  47. Robert
    July 7, 2012 | 10:09 am

    I was going to share this on my facebook page, but instead of letting me show the paleo mug cake photo I have to show someone looking pissed off chewing a carrot? (I think, definitely chewing something). Link shared now deleted.

  48. Kat Lee
    July 19, 2012 | 11:17 am

    Found this today (My doctor has put me on the paleo diet, and I was looking for an egg alternative for breakfast this morning!) It’s AWESOME. I did not use the sweetener in mine, but used a t honey in my daughters, and she loves hers too. So good! Thanks 😀

  49. Allison
    August 6, 2012 | 9:33 pm

    Yummy – the perfect cure for chocolate cravings! I substituted unsweetened apple sauce for banana & it worked fine; mine came out a little gooier, but it tasted great; after removing the mug from the microwave I added a little almond milk & it was like chocolate bread pudding!!! This receipe seems to be fewer calories & fat than some of the other “choc in a mug” receipes out there, so it’s almost guilt free. Thanks for posting this awesome delight!

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  51. sfbayleo
    August 14, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    I made a double of this recipe tonight, put it in a medium ramekin and baked it at 350 for about 25 minutes and it was delicious! Served it with some no-sugar-added Mint Chip coconut milk ice cream – YUM. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    Made this tonight with Nutella instead of almond butter. Definitely the first GF mug cake I’ve had that didn’t taste gritty.

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    This is the best cake in a mug period! AND it’s nice to not really feel guilty eating it too! 🙂 Thank you for this!!!!

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  63. Tara
    March 1, 2013 | 9:26 pm

    I am just now transitioning into a Paleo lifestyle. And was craving something chocolaty so bad this evening. I found this on Pinterest and went straight to the store to grab what I needed and WHAM! Awesomeness! Thank you!!!

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  65. CoCoYoYo
    March 12, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Tried this today with just banana, almond butter, egg and cocoa powder. SO good! Not overly sweet but warm and gooey. Perfect treat on a miserable day. Highly recommend trying this recipe 🙂

  66. Newly paleo
    March 26, 2013 | 11:11 pm

    This recipe is a godsend! I am new to paleo and have constant cravings for the muffins and breads I used to get at my local coffee shop. This recipe is just as good as any unhealthy treat I could pick up. It really curbs my cravings.

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  68. Storme
    March 30, 2013 | 6:30 pm

    This… is just amazing. So simple to make too.
    I have to have some. Now. Before my keyboard is covered in drool.

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  71. Leila
    April 22, 2013 | 8:33 pm

    I HAD THE BIGGEST CRAVING FOR CHOCOLATE CAKE!!!Thank you for the recipe.. I made mine with sunflower butter.. yum!

  72. Eva
    April 22, 2013 | 9:10 pm

    I made this last night and it was the yummiest thing ever!!! Thanks for this amazing recipe!

  73. Shelli
    May 6, 2013 | 1:49 am

    I love this idea but I am so anti-microwave. How can I make this in the oven?

    • Wannabe Chef
      May 6, 2013 | 2:59 pm

      I would pour the batter into a small ramekin and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350

      • Shelli
        May 6, 2013 | 4:29 pm

        Thanks!! I will be trying it this weekend 🙂

  74. BuddingWannaBeChef
    May 7, 2013 | 9:04 pm

    Hahaha…im thinking of what kind of cake I can use with what I have in my kitched (not much). I have some questions:

    1. Can I use hot cocoa since I don’t have “cocoa powder” or is it the same thing?
    2. What can I use instead of the banana since I don’t have that either (and think I almost bought some today)

    I have eggs, flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, peanut butter, oatmeal, and chopped nuts..Im sure something yummy can be concocted…lol

    Thx in advance!

    • Wannabe Chef
      May 7, 2013 | 9:58 pm

      Hot cocoa is like cocoa powder but it has sugar already mixed in it so it would be sweeter.
      I’ve heard of people using applesauce instead of banana in this recipe.
      You could also look for a mug cake recipe that uses flour because those tend not to use banana.

      • BuddingWannaBeChef
        May 8, 2013 | 11:41 am

        Thanks so much. After submitting my question, I kept searching and did find a recipe where I could utilize flour along with the other things I had. I made 2 since I had to halve the egg. It was ok, they came out with a doughnut/honey bun consistency. They were edible though, I think Ill use less flour next time (I didn’t have a measuring tool). Thanks so much for your prompt reply 🙂

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  78. Nora
    July 17, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m new to paleo and this morning, I was having major sweet cravings, I just didn’t want another savory egg breakfast! This was my saving grace 🙂

  79. Christi
    July 19, 2013 | 9:58 pm

    Thanks for the idea! It was perfect for my craving tonight!

  80. Maham
    July 30, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    Hey! yum, looks divine. I had a question though, does this recipe work without using any kind of nut butter? anything you can substitute it with?

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      July 30, 2013 | 6:55 pm

      you can leave it out but the taste and texture won’t be as rich.

  81. Judith
    August 15, 2013 | 4:24 pm

    I just tried this with butternut squash instead of the banana. I used vanilla stevia to sweeten it, and added chopped walnuts. I cooked it for just 2min 15 sec. and watched it as my microwave seems hot. It was so amazing to watch it shoot up about an inch or more above the mug (even though I filled the mug to just over half full).
    Thanks so much for this recipe. It’s really good even though I can slightly taste the squash. I will be trying it again and testing out other additions. Maybe I will add mint next time.

  82. Summer
    August 19, 2013 | 10:22 pm

    Just made the mug cake. It’s not very good! Pretty blah and dry actually. I guess it’s better than nothing, I added agave nectar as a sweetener but it’s not at all sweet. If you are a dark chocolate lover then you may like it.

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    Looks lovely and simple – which I love! However, in Eastern medicine, it is well established that microwaving is the worse way to treat foods.

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    I didn’t want chocolate so I made a variation of this cake using a bit of unsweetened coconut, coconut flour and apple pie spice instead of cocoa Tasted like a coffee cake.

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  89. jodie
    November 18, 2013 | 5:32 am

    hey~ was wondering what the best substitute for bananas would be as they are seriously the one friut i HATE! thank you!!!

    • Wannabe Chef
      November 18, 2013 | 3:28 pm

      Hi, Jodie. I can’t say I’ve used anything besides bananas but I’ve heard other readers successfully use applesauce and butternut squash as substitutes.

  90. Clayton
    March 16, 2014 | 8:13 pm

    My bride can’t eat chocolate – is there a vanilla version?

    • Wannabe Chef
      March 16, 2014 | 11:05 pm

      I haven’t tried this but you could substitute the cocoa powder for half the amount coconut flour

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  92. SophiaGrace
    March 30, 2014 | 3:58 pm

    I just made this and was pleasantly surprised since bananas aren’t my fav. But the taste was mild with lots of chocolate flavor. Will definitely make it again. I’ve got applesauce straining now (with a plate and can on top to weigh it down a bit) and am going to try that. All of the suggestions are so helpful. Thanks, community!!

  93. Nini
    April 12, 2014 | 9:15 am

    It’s pretty dry and meh but really good for snacking as I tend to eat a lot. If you are a dark chocolate lover, you will love this. Unfortunately, I am not 🙁 Will probably add more bananas and honey next time I try it out again.

    • Nini
      April 12, 2014 | 9:15 am

      Thank you for the recipe btw 🙂

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  95. jane smith
    April 17, 2014 | 8:40 pm

    Microwavecooking is extreemly unhealthy. Can this ne made in a conventional oven??

    • Wannabe Chef
      April 18, 2014 | 4:04 pm

      Yes, Jane! Try baking it in a ramekin at 350 for 10-15 minutes

  96. Leslie
    April 25, 2014 | 4:24 pm

    OMG. You have changed paleo for me. I have made 2 cakes already, each one was delicious, rich, chocolatey. Not too sweet, and the banana wasn’t as overpowering as people make it out to be. It wasn’t eggy like most mug cakes. I topped mine with berries and nuts and went to town. One cake is too big for a sitting, but for the occasional sweet fix, this kept nicely in the fridge for a few days.

  97. Nicki
    May 8, 2014 | 11:23 pm

    I’ve had this for dinner… Two nights int a row! It’s awesome.

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  101. maggie mcc
    November 11, 2014 | 12:05 pm

    tried this without a microwave. tried to make pancakes. it totally sucked. it was one big nasty mess. not keeping this recipe. waste of time and ingredients.

    • Wannabe Chef
      December 28, 2014 | 3:02 pm

      Sorry you had that experience! I assure you if you made it in a microwavable mug it would come out as described

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  104. liz
    March 14, 2015 | 7:15 pm

    i just made this mug cake, and it was quite lovely! i had to put it in a small bowl, as my banana must have been a little larger than the recipe intended. i topped it with cold coconut milk cream, some saucy berries, and toasted walnuts.
    this was my dinner, by the way… worth it.
    the cake was a hair dense, but i may have overcooked it slightly.
    anyway, having pinned this recipe, i’ll for sure be making this in the future!

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  106. Sarah Goldberg
    September 25, 2015 | 6:03 pm

    amazing! thank goodness, i needed a chocolate comfort, and i am off flour/sweetener/sugar. this was great for me.

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