Fancy Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

Flourless chocolate cake in less than 2 minutes. And you can plate it so no one even knows it was made in a mug with a microwave.

I mentioned in my Flourless Nutella Mug Cake post that I got the idea for that recipe from a flourless chocolate mug cake recipe. So of course I had to check out the original. Unlike all the other mug cakes I’ve made, these cook up into almost perfect cylinders so you can pop it out and it looks very fancy.

You can dress it up with some powdered sugar but I left my plain and served them with some strawberries. The cake tastes just like a baked version of flourless chocolate cake. Not the kind that has the lava center, but still really good.

I have to admit, I like the Nutella version better because I’m such a Nutella addict but the chocolate version is pretty good too. And the nice thing about this dessert is the presentation. You can serve it at a dinner party or to a loved one and let them think you slaved away in the kitchen when in fact it takes less than 5 minutes.

The original recipe is meant to make 2 cakes, but I know some people find it a hassle to split an egg and divide all the ingredients into two mugs. So I tried making it as a single serving without having to split an egg or any ingredients and it still worked. Also I simplified instructions, to make it almost all one step and it also still works. My version doesn’t end up with the self serving sauce, but it still tastes good.

Fancy Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake


Find the full list of ingredients from the original recipe . Gather all in the quantities stated (including the 1 tsp of oil). Then follow my instructions below.


Mix all ingredients into a mug and batter is smooth. Cook for about 1 min 20 seconds. Check middle of cake to see if done. If done, carefully remove cake by sliding out of mug. Serve on a plate. You can dust with powdered sugar or serve with some fresh fruit. Best eaten warm.

Slightly adapted from No Recipes

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14 comments on “Fancy Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake”

  1. I struggle to find good recipes on fourless chocolate mug cakes…This was nice but I think they all need flour. Tastes wayyy to eggy, almost like a chocolate omelet.

    • i didnt think it tasted eggy at all. Did you make sure to use heavy cream? It makes a diff compared to using milk or something else.

  2. I was looking for a chocolate mug cake low in carbs. Found this recipe and tried it. I was not disappointed. My husband loved the bitter chocolate taste. I didn’t have heavy cream so I used half and half and it didn’t turn out eggy at all. This recipe is a keeper!! Thank you for posting it.

  3. I made this for my husband and myself and we loved it. He is diabetic so I used Stevia and I am allergic to gluten and dairy. It worked really well using Stevia and almond ilk instead of the cream. We will have it again.

  4. What is it supposed to look like inside? 

  5. How many carbs for this looks great

    • I do not currently have the information for that. But there are many websites out there that let you calculate the nutritional information for any recipe.

  6. This is amazing! Tastes like PF Changs! I am on a low carb diet so I used Swerve instead of sugar. FANTASTIC!

  7. I’m on a low carb diet and was feeling for something sweet. I tried this recipe, I didn’t have heavy cream, so I used half and half. It didn’t disappoint!!!

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