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Spoonful of chocolate mug cake with dessicated coconut laid on a white mug

Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake

Paleo Chocolate Ginger Molasses Mug Cake with a cashew butter topping

Course Dessert, Treat
Cuisine Baked Goods, Paleo
Keyword paleo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 238 kcal
Author WhittyPaleo


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tbsp organic cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp organic blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk (or homemade)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Add your ingredients to your mug in the order of the list* and stir well.
  2. Place in your microwave* for 1 minute 20 seconds.
  3. Let cool for a minute. Serve and enjoy

Recipe Notes

*Adding the ingredients in order should prevent you adding some cold milk to your oil to avoid it hardening
** I have a 700W microwave so adjust timings accordingly
Lastly, your cake may have a molten effect in the middle when done - this is fine, if you leave as is; your cake will still be cooking so allowing it to rest works. You could also just stir this through your cake, I found it helped to keep the cake extremely moist!

The size of this cake means it can actually be shared by 2 people.. (just letting you know lol!)