Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake: Guilt-free!

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This healthy chocolate mug cake is gluten free, refined sugar free, eggless, and contains no butter or oil! Yet, it is so soft and cake-y that you would never be able to tell!

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Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

Good morning๐Ÿ˜Š!

It’s yet another bright, sunny day in Britain, and I’ve almost forgotten what rain looks like! Blue skies and warm sun have dried up any remaining droplets of water, and the occasional cool breeze reassures you that you won’t get heatstroke. Summer has definitely arrived, after what seemed like a whole month of rain! (I’ve probably jinxed it now – if it starts raining tomorrow, you can blame me.)

In fact, the weather has been so nice that I was able to camp in the garden for two nights!

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

And camping means marshmallows….

And chocolate…

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

A soft, fudgy, warm, [very] rich, chocolatey cake.


All to yourself!

Healthy Chocolate Mug Cake

We’re all quite familiar with mug cakes now (if you’re not, welcome to the world of mug cakes!), but why not add another one to the collection? It’s chocolate. Do we really need another reason?


When I found a clean-eating chocolate mug cake from Amy’s Healthy Baking, I was inspired to adapt my own version, with a few tweaks.

Instead of conventional flour, I have used buckwheat –ย my favourite flour!๐Ÿ˜ƒย As for the rest of the healthiness, to replace butter, this recipe usesย Greek yoghurt which is high in protein and a lot better for us! Sugar has been swapped with maple syrup. Granted, maple syrup isย still sugar, but there are so many benefits that come with it: lots of antioxidants, improved digestion, important vitamins and minerals, etc. Now compare that to normal sugar, which has no nutritional content whatsoever. Yep, maple wins!

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With a few simple ingredients, 2 minutes and a microwave, this mug cake will certainly satisfy your chocolate craving, and it’s less bad for you than a lot of mug cake recipes out there! (Which is always a bonus!๐Ÿ˜‰)

Eat it for breakfast or pudding (or lunch or dinner. I mean, it’s the great outdoors – we’ve got to survive somehow!)

Healthy(ish) Chocolate Mug Cake

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Mug Cake

Serving Size: 1 person

Healthy(ish) Chocolate Mug Cake

This healthy chocolate mug cake is gluten free, refined sugar free, and contains no butter or oil! It is so soft and cake-y that you would never be able to tell!


  • โ€ข2 tbsp buckwheat flour *
  • โ€ข2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • โ€ข1 tbsp maple syrup or honey or other sticky sweetener
  • โ€ข1ยฝ tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • โ€ข2 tbsp milk **
  • โ€ข1/4 tsp baking powder
  • โ€ข2 tbsp Chocolate chips
  • โ€ข3 Marshmallows (or mini marshmallows) [Optional. Use gelatin free marshmallows if vegetarian. You can also get sugar free marshmallows!]


  1. Mix flour and cocoa powder together in a medium-sized bowl or ramekin. Stir in the maple syrup, Greek yoghurt and milk.
  2. Gently fold in the baking powder. Top with chocolate chips and marshmallows, if desired!
  3. Microwave on full power for 1-2 minutes. 1 minute will give you a fudgy, soft soufflรฉ mug cake. The longer you microwave it for (up to 2 minutes). the more firm and spongey it will be. I usually put it in for 1min 30.


*You can use plain or wholewheat flour if you don't need this to be gluten free

**Any dairy free milk will work

Do you like going camping? While camping, what’s more important – the marshmallows or the chocolate? (Even I can’t decide!… Actually, I could never betray chocolate, so I’ll go with that๐Ÿ˜) Let me know in the comments…

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