Chocolate Mug Cake

This Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake is INCREDIBLE! Easy and ultra moist with a molten, gooey center. Made with peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and dark chocolate, this lighter version of chocolate cake in a mug cooks in just 90 seconds in the microwave.


  •  2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour — or GF 1:1 All Purpose Baking Blend
  •  2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  •  1/8 teaspoon kosher salt — a good pinch
  •  3 tablespoons milk — any kind you like (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  •  2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt — use nondairy yogurt to make dairy free; I haven’t tried mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce but think this could work too
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  •  1 tablespoon peanut butter — almond butter, or other nut butter of choice
  •  2 tablespoons dark or semisweet chocolate chips — for an extra fudgy cake, add 1 additional tablespoon
  •  Optional toppings for serving: vanilla frozen yogurt — nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt, whipped cream, extra chocolate chips, a dollop of extra nut butter


  • In the bottom of a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add the milk, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, and almond butter. With a fork, stir until smoothly combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Place the mug on a paper towel in the microwave to catch any drips. Microwave on HIGH for 90 seconds, just until a toothpick inserted near the edge comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. The center will be batter-like and molten. Do not over microwave or the cake will be dry. It may take a little experimenting, depending upon the power of your microwave and width of your mug. Wider mugs will cook more quickly, while taller, narrower mugs may need a little more time. Let cool at least 3 full minutes (the cake will continue to cook a bit as it cools, and the cake will be very hot). Add any desired toppings. DEVOUR.

Recipe adapted from Well Plated Chocolate Mug Cake


Mandefiel Mamora

Basketball fan, traveler, band member, Bauhaus fan and holistic designer. Producing at the sweet spot between aesthetics and intellectual purity to answer design problems with honest solutions.