Chocolate Brownie Vegan Mug Cake

This dark chocolate vegan mug cake is a brownie in a flash! It's moist and rich and made extra decadent with vegan chocolate chips melted on top.

Chocolate Brownie Vegan Mug Cake
Photo: Photographer / Jennifer Causey, Food Stylist / Karen Rankin, Prop Stylist / Christine Keely
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • ¼ cup whole-wheat pastry flour

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened plain almond milk

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce

  • ½ tablespoon dairy-free dark chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a 10-ounce microwaveable mug with cooking spray. Whisk flour, cocoa and baking powder together in a small bowl. Whisk in almond milk, maple syrup and applesauce. Pour the mixture into the prepared mug. Top with dark chocolate chips, if desired.

  2. Microwave on High until the cake is the desired texture, 45 to 60 seconds. (With less cooking time, it will be more like a lava cake; cooking longer will yield a firmer texture.) Let cool for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
2g Fat
57g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Serving Size 1 mug
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 26g
Added Sugars 24g 48%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 67IU 1%
Vitamin D 13IU 3%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Calcium 246mg 19%
Iron 5mg 28%
Magnesium 10mg 2%
Potassium 251mg 5%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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