Paleo Mug Cake Recipe

Amanda Livesay | Fake Ginger

Paleo Mug Cake is warm chocolate goodness in a mug. You won't be able to stop smiling!

Paleo Mug Cake Photo

Being paleo is hard. I mean, for the most part, I enjoy it and it comes easy but sometimes you want something sweet and you don’t want it to be an apple.

You know?

So you want a paleo cookie because paleo cookies are delicious, but you don’t want to make an entire batch because hello! You can’t control yourself around an entire batch of paleo cookies.

Not that I’m speaking from personal experience or anything. I am the picture of willpower. I am never tempted by an enter batch of cookies or a whole pan of paleo cornbread or box of Larabars. Nope, never.


But anyway, I have the perfect solution for when you need a sweet treat! A paleo mug chocolate chip cookie.. cake!

Paleo Mug Cake Picture

I, on more than one occasion, have complained and complained about how much I hate all those mug cakes and brownies and such because they always turn out spongy and dense and just not good.
But the cookie works! These totally have a cookie texture after microwaving and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I am so into the texture of paleo baked goods that are made with almond meal. Plus a tiny bit of coconut flavor comes through which is always a good thing, and you can’t go wrong with dark chocolate! I can’t even tell you how many times I have made this recipe over the past few months. It really came in handy during our stressful move.

This is also super simple to make since it is made in the microwave. Plus, I always mix all the ingredients up in the mug so there’s really not much clean up either!

This recipe does make two servings (I know, I am so sorry!) but that just means you can share it with your BFF! Or save half of it for an hour later if you’re having one of those days. 

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Paleo Mug Cake Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • splash Pure Vanilla Extract
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 tablespoons Almond Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. In the mug, melt coconut oil by microwaving for about 10 seconds.
  2. Add honey, vanilla, and salt; whisk until combined.
  3. Add egg yolk and beat. Beat in almond meal and then fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  4. Cook in the microwave for 40 to 50 seconds until the cookie is puffed up.
Source: Adapted from The Iron You.
Adapted from The Iron You.
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Author: Amanda Livesay
Source: Adapted from The Iron You.
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 140
Calories 265

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrate 27g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 25g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Amanda Livesay

About Amanda

Amanda makes all kinds of recipes on Fake Ginger, and on more than one occasion, she'll post a super healthy paleo recipe followed by something stuffed with chocolate and covered in Funfetti frosting. We're excited to say we're getting all the healthy stuff, because Amanda's our Paleo Fanatic!

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