Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Imagine this, it’s late and you’re craving a sweet, fluffy chocolate cake. It’s been a long day and you don’t have the energy to make a whole cake. Anyways, who needs an entire cake just for a midnight snack? This is the perfect solution! Enough cake for just for one, this plant-based recipe only takes 5 minutes! Just grab a fork, your biggest mug, and get microwaving!



  • ¼ cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoons of KakaoZon Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup of oat milk (Any dairy free milk will work!)
  • 2 tablespoon of unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of your favorite KakaoZon Chocolate or KakaoZon Chocolate Chips (We recommend our 85% dark chocolate!)

*  Missing some of these ingredients? Check out our substitutions below! *



  1. Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in your mug. It may be easier to do this in a small bowl and then transfer it to a mug. Or just make it a bowl cake!
  2. Add in the milk and stir until the batter is smooth.
  3. Blend in the apple sauce and maple syrup until well combined.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips or a few squares of a chocolate bar on top. No need to mix them in!
  5. Make sure that your mug or bowl is microwave safe and it large enough to allow the cake to rise about one to two inches. Then pop the batter in the microwave for between 60 and 90 seconds depending on your microwave. When it's ready it should look slightly wet in the middle.
  6. Remove it from the microwave, let it cool for about a minute or two, and enjoy the chocolatey goodness!



  • We recommend our 85% dark chocolate chips but any of our KakaoZon chocolate chips or chocolate bars work great with this recipe!
  • If you don’t have unsweetened applesauce, then vegetable oil or melted, cooled butter works too! You can also use plain applesauce but be sure to reduce the sugar and honey to a teaspoon each instead of a tablespoon to balance out the added sweetness.
  • If you don’t have any plant-based milk or maple syrup, milk and honey work as non-vegan substitutes.


See! We told you it was easy!


By Rebeca Gonzalez.

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