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5 Minute Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Cake

Have you ever had that feeling that you must have chocolate cake and you must have it now?

It happens to me all the time but it feels more like this – “MUST HAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE NOW!!!”

That’s the beauty of this quick, 5 Minute Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Cake recipe; you can go from feeling MUST HAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE to actually having chocolate cake in less than five minutes.

Just whisk up your ingredients in a large microwavable mug or ramekin, nuke for 90 seconds and enjoy. Seriously?!? Does it get any easier than that?

I make this cake in a 12-ounce mug and I suppose you could say that technically it makes enough for two people. So feel free to share this with a loved one if you feel so inclined. Or you can divide the batter between two smaller mugs or even halve the recipe. But who are we kidding? The recipe is so easy I would rather just make another one for a loved one and have them keep their mitts off my chocolate cake.

Recipe notes: You can use any gluten free flour blend you like in this recipe or just use sweet rice flour by itself, it works perfectly well. I like to top my cakes off with a little whipped cream and a maraschino cherry so I add a little of the maraschino cherry juice to the batter. I use the natural kind with no artificial dyes or high fructose corn syrup. You can totally make this recipe dairy free – just use dairy free butter substitute and the dairy free milk of your choice. If you foolishly decide to halve the recipe go ahead and use the whole egg but reduce the amount of time microwaving it to about 60 seconds.

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Gluten Free 5 Minute Hot Chocolate Cake Recipe
5 minute Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Cake
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 771 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
  1. Melt the butter in a 12-ounce (or bigger) microwavable mug or ramekin. Swirl the butter around to coat the mug or ramekin. Add the milk, vanilla, maraschino cherry juice and egg and whisk. Add the sugar, cocoa powder, flour and baking powder and whisk.
  2. Microwave for 90 seconds or until the cake has risen and is set. Let cool slightly, top with whipped cream and a cherry.
Nutrition Facts
5 minute Gluten Free Hot Chocolate Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 771 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 66%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 394mg 16%
Potassium 545mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 93g 31%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 57g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 27.7%
Calcium 17.1%
Iron 19.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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