Vegan Cookie Mug Cake

Vegan cookie mug cake, easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

This vegan cookie mug cake is exactly what you need when you don’t want to pull out all of your baking equipment. It’s dairy free, egg free and uses basic pantry ingredients that you likely already have. Baked in the microwave in just 1 minute and 30 seconds. And after this super long and stressful week…I need comfort and I need it fast!

Vegan cookie mug cake, easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

I know it’s not just me dealing with stress. If you’ve had a really hard week, my heart goes out to you. Some of the things I’ve been doing to keep my spirits up include a little more baking, a little more stretching, and some quite moments alone with some warm tea. And this week in particular, the idea of mug cake was calling my name. So I answered the call.

What you need to make your vegan cookie mug cake

  • Flour (you can use whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour, all purpose flour, all purpose gluten free flour, almond flour, etc.)
  • Baking powder
  • Nut/seed butter (peanut butter, almond butter, sun butter, tahini)
  • Organic sugar
  • Plant based milk (soy, almond, etc.)
  • Chocolate chips
  • Salt
  • Microwave

Vegan cookie mug cake, easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

Why make a cookie mug cake?

  • It’s delicious
  • You don’t need to turn on your oven
  • You can keep this to one serving
  • Sometimes you need dessert fast

There’s just something really charming about a mug cake. And when made just right, it can bring happiness to you in just a matter of minutes. Bonus, you can make these as nutritious or as fun as you want to. Personally, I always like to use whole grain flours, but sometimes you just need something decadent, and I totally understand that. For me, the most fun about these mug cakes is the variations you can make. Trust me, I will be having some fun coming up with some new fun flavors.

Vegan cookie mug cake, easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

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Easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

Vegan Cookie Mug Cake

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  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


This vegan cookie mug cake is exactly what you need when you don't want to pull out all of your baking equipment. Dairy free, egg free and uses basic pantry ingredients. Baked in the microwave in just 1 minute and 30 seconds.


  • 4 tbsp spelt flour
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 12 tbsp chocolate chips


  1. In a mug, add all dry ingredients and stir with a fork.
  2. Add in peanut butter and almond milk then carefully stir with fork to create a wet batter.
  3. Carefully fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Place mug in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.


  • Make sure to use a big enough mug to allow cake to rise safely. Allow it to accommodate at least 1 inch of space above batter. 
  • Top with extra chocolate chips on top to give more of that cookie feel.
  • If you want your mug cookie to be more cookie like, feel free to add an extra tbsp of nut butter. 
  • Make allergy free by choosing gluten free flours, seed butters, and dairy free chocolate chips.
  • Cooking time may vary depending on wattage of your microwave. If you are concerned about your cake coming out dry, cook for 50 seconds, and check on your mug cake. If it looks underdone, microwave for another 10 seconds. Check for doneness. If more time required, cook for another 10 seconds. I have had success with cooking it the full 1 minute and 30 seconds. Again, dependent on what your microwave is set to. 
Vegan cookie mug cake, easy, serves one. Dairy free and egg free. Giant hug in a mug.

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Vegan Cookie Mug Cake that is easy and cooks in under 2 minutes. Fun dessert to try if you need something comforting quick!


  1. Thank you so much for this recipe! I have been trying different vegan chocolate chip and this one is the closest to a traditional chocolate chip cookie! And so easy and quick to make. The used oat flour and 1 1/2 TBSP of Erythritol and it is perfect!

    1. So so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Love the use of oat flour and erythritol. Thank you so much for trying this!

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  3. Made this when an after-dinner sweet tooth craving hit, and it did definitely satisfied! So yummy and easy. Thank you!

  4. This has to be the best vegan mug cake recipe I have ever tried!!! Thank you so much, I’ve made this probably a bit too much since finding it, but completely worth it for a easy quick dessert!

  5. I have tried many recipes at this point. This is the best one. I think the peanut butter gives it this flaky texture that replicates a cookie. It’s dangerous lol.

    I do a lil bit of coco powder, 2 tablespoons of monk fruit, a teaspoon of maple syrup and a pinch of cinnamon.

    1. For sure! Feel free to increase to your preference and if you need to add a little extra milk incase it appears too dry. 🙂

  6. Is there a way I could add protein powder to this? It’s so good as is, but I’ve got some yummy protein powder I think would pair lovely with this!

    1. Hi Ellie! So glad you love this. While I haven’t tried it with protein powder, you should be able to do half flour half protein powder and still get very similar result. I will make sure to test this and add some notes for you or anyone else wondering if this is possible. 🙂

    2. Hi Ellie
      We tried it with half the flour and made up for the other half using protein powder and it came out amazing!!

  7. Hello Catherine,

    This was an awesome recipe. I tried your recipe and I loved it. I have shared the mug cake I prepared with my family members and it was worth appreciation.

    I loved your recipe so much that I have mentioned it in my recent blog. let me know if you would like to check it out.

    1. Wow! Truly truly appreciate the kindness Stephen and so glad your family members enjoyed this as well. It’s definitely a favorite. Will definitely check out your blog. Thank you again!

  8. I made this with almond butter and AP flour, because that’s what I had, and added a drop of vanilla .Delicious! I might even reduce the baking powder a touch to make it a bit denser. I appreciated that the sugar was kept to a tablespoon

  9. This recipe is great! I used whole wheat flour and subbed the sugar and part of the milk for half a banana. It made a yummy little breakfast cake! I will definitely be trying again, maybe with a mix of oat and almond flour.

    1. Love that you used whole wheat flour! Definitely my ideal way to start the day, so love this! 🙂

    1. Food sensitivities definitely make things tough and hope you are doing well to navigate it! Stay well and so glad you were able to make this work for you. 🙂

  10. So happy to have found this recipe. I was hugely craving a choc chip muffin and this was even better. I used whole wheat flour, coconut sugar and half the PB. Delicious and easy, thank you!

  11. I have made MANY different mug cakes, and this is by far my favourite one. the consistency was the best i’ve ever had, however I did used oat flour instead of spelt flour, and t packet of truvia instead of brown sugar. honestly it was perfect, i’m deleting all other mug cake recipies i have cause i don’t think it’s possible to top this one

    1. This truly made my day to read! Thank you so much for making this Nel! Such an honor to hear that and love how you customized it for your needs. 🙂

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