Every lazy student wants their food in minutes, and that’s why many turn to cakes, brownies, cookies, etc. in a mug. However, to avoid the Freshman 15 and the other dreaded results of unhealthy eating, I made a healthy alternative that will taste just as rich and just as fast.

Chocolate Cake In a Mug

  • Prep Time:3 minutes
  • Cook Time:90 seconds
  • Total Time:4 minutes 30 seconds
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (or almond flour)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • pinch Salt
  • Step 1

    Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt into medium-sized bowl. Mix dry ingredients.

    Photo by Alexa Denenberg
  • Step 2

    Melt coconut oil in microwave for 20 seconds and mash 1/2 a banana. Then add to dry ingredients.

    Photo by Alexa Denenberg
  • Step 3

    Then mix in almond butter and vanilla extract to the batter. Next, pour the mixture into the mug.

    Photo by Alexa Denenberg
  • Step 4

    Then finally sprinkle your creation with as much chocolate chip as your heart desires (and the mug allows for).

    Photo by Alexa Denenberg
  • Step 5

    Cook in microwave for 90 seconds.

  • Step 6

    Remove from microwave and enjoy!

    #SpoonTip: Make sure to wear oven mitts when you take the mug out since it’s going to be hotter than Zac Efron on that handle.

    Photo by Alexa Denenberg