Mug Cake (or: the 5-minute cake)

This is another recipe I just had to try, because I was soooo curious! I couldn’t believe this would actually work. I saw a couple of inspirations on instagram for mug cakes and I decided to give it a try finally. I based my creation on Amy’s recipe as she posted a picture of her creation on instagram a few days back and adapted it a bit. Amy has an amazing blog and also instagram account with totally mouthwatering pictures and very original recipe ideas.

And this mug cake is simply genius! It takes about 5 minutes to prepare and cook! Yep…for real! A clean, gluten-free and home-made cake in 5 minutes!

This mug cakes contain following Superfoods:

  • Coconut
  • Cacao


  • 6 tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour (Amy uses almond flour, but it’s really expensive to buy this here, so I used the gluten-free flour mix I had at home)
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 tbsp crunchy almond butter (original recipe was with peanut butter, but I had this amazing crunchy almond butter at home with actual small almond pieces in it – simply heaven! :-) )
  • 1 teaspoon (heaped) shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips with as much cacao content as possible!


  • Mash the banana with a fork in a bowl, then add all the other ingredients, mix carefully with a spoon or fork to not destroy the power of the baking powder
  • Pour into a big mug or two small mugs (or I tested with a glass – works too!)
  • Put into the microwave and cook at the highest power level for 2 minutes
  • Check if the cake is done with a stick
  • Sprinkle with some more chocolate chips or I used cacao nibs, almond butter, coconut flakes, etc. – I just used a bit of raw cacao nibs which are really good for you as they are pure cacao, but not sweet though, just really nice and crunchy

I simply love the recipe! I am still fascinated that this really worked! 😉 I am going to make this very often now!!

Have you tried to make a mug cake before?

I also made 1 in a glass, so you can actually see the amazing CAKE consistency and that it really works! 😉

Mug-Cakes-ws Mug-Cake-close-ws Glass-cake-close-ws Glass-cake-side-ws Glass-cake-eating-ws



  1. watch belle says

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through some of
    the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you Celeste 😉 Yes, I am still really surprised it works! 😉 But it does and it is really delicious 😉 Let me know if you try it and how you liked it. hugs, Sylvia

    • superfoodista says

      Thank you so much Dimple! 😉 Yes, it’s such a great idea isn’t it? It isn’t
      mine originally 😉 And sooo fast to make and yummy too…I hope you will like it! let me know how it goes! 😉


I would love to hear your thoughts!