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by Regina | Leelalicious 15 Comments

For a guilt-free quick fix of those sweet cravings try these healthy desserts in a mug. Single servings of cake, brownies and cookies that are gluten free, paleo or low carb.

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I have something of an incurable sweet tooth. I go through phases, but more often than not I'd choose sweet over salty/savory snacks. My husband is the opposite. Although he enjoys occasional sweet treats, he doesn't have them often.

As a result a rarely make entirecakes anymore. There is just too muchof a risk that I would eat most of it myself.After years of hesitation, I finally made my first mug cake earlier this year. Single servings of desserts that are ready in minutes! I don't know what took me so long to jump on board.

If you are still hesitant about desserts in a mug or are already all on board, I put together a list of delicious mug desserts that you just HAVE to give a try! Because all of them are actuallyhealthy!

All of these mug recipes are either gluten free, grain free, low carb and/or refined sugar free. I made a note which of those applies for each recipe.There are 3 categories - cakes, brownies and cookies.

Get your microwaves +mugsout and get ready for dessert in minutes! To get to the recipes, simply click through on the titles or images.

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VIDEO: Healthy Mug Cake - made 4 different ways


Pumpkin Mug Cakegluten free, paleo, no refined sugar pumpkin cake made with coconut flour

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Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake

gluten free, low carb option, made with coconut flour (omit/replace sprinkles for paleo version)

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Peanut Butter Mug Cakegluten free, refined sugar free peanut butter mug cake made with coconut flour

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Paleo Chocolate Mug Cakegrain free, refine sugar free chocolate cake made with coconut flour

Gingerbread Mug Cake
gluten free, paleo gingerbread flavored mug cake

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Keto Berry Mug Cake -KETO DIET BLOG
gluten free, paleo, low carb, keto berry cake with coconut and almond flour

Gluten Free Salt Caramel Mud Cake - SIMPLY GLUTEN-FREE

gluten-free salted carmel cake made with wholesome ingredients

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1 Minute Lemon Pound Cake - THE BIG MAN'S WORLD
grain free Starbucks lemon pound cake copycat

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Healthy 1 Minute Vanilla Cake - THE BIG MAN'S WORLD
grain free, refined sugar free vanilla mug cake

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gluten free, low carb red velvet mug cake made with beets

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Paleo Mug Brownie - MT. HOPE CHRONICLES
paleo, gluten free mug brownie based on almond butter

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Double Chocolate Microwave Brownie - SWEET AS HONEY
sugar free, gluten free single serve brownie based on almond meal and peanut butter

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Gluten Free Brownie in a Mug - PETITE ALLERGY TREATS
gluten free, nut free, vegan mug brownie

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Mug Cookiegluten free, vegan, refined sugar free pumpkin oatmeal mug cookie

Gingerbread Mug Cookie

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Mug Cookie - THE IRON YOU
paleo, gluten free, refined sugar free cookie made with almond meal

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Random Questions

What is the healthiest cake for you?

The healthiest cake options often include ingredients like coconut flour, almond flour, or other gluten-free and low-carb alternatives. Look for recipes with minimal refined sugar and wholesome ingredients for a healthier choice.

Is microwave mug cake safe?

Microwave mug cakes are generally safe as long as the ingredients are cooked properly. Follow the recipe instructions and ensure the cake is cooked through before consuming.

How many calories in a banana bread mug cake?

The number of calories in a banana bread mug cake can vary based on the specific recipe and ingredients used. Generally, using healthier alternatives like coconut or almond flour can lower the calorie count compared to traditional flour.

What is mug cake made of?

Mug cakes are often made with ingredients like coconut flour, almond flour, eggs, sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup, and flavorings like vanilla or cocoa powder. The specific ingredients can vary based on dietary preferences and recipe variations.


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  1. lauren

    Do you have any mug cake recipes that can be made without sugar or a sugar substitute?


    • Regina | Leelalicious

      No I don't. Maybe you could make my pumpkin mug cake (https://leelalicious.com/coconut-flour-pumpkin-spice-mug-cake) with mashed ripe banana or sweet potato puree. I feel like that would be the only way to have a somewhat sweet tasting mug cake without adding sweetener.


  2. Fitoru Fitness

    Oh my goodness so easy to make and so yummy desserts in a mug!Thanks for sharing my kids will love these!


  3. Joefine

    My goodness, nothing so simple and so satisfying as these desserts in a mug. Thanks for sharing!


  4. Angelica

    I tried the red velvet mug cake and I absolutely love it!!!!


  5. Jelena

    This is amazing - tried it and couldn't get enough of it!!!!!


    • Regina

      Awesome to hear Jelena! Which one(s) did you try?


  6. Kelli Ann Spinney

    These mug cake/cookie recipes are great for late snacks! My children also love making them, because they can add what they want(certain flavored chips, sprinkles and/or ice cream) to their own mugs! Definitely my go-to recipe when I want something sweet & don't feel like making a whole batch of cookies, brownies or a cake!


    • Regina

      Wonderful to hear! So happy you and your kids are enjoying these recipes


  7. carine

    Thanks for adding my recipe in this lovely round up!


    • Regina

      Thank YOU Carine!


  8. ZazaCook

    Ooh, these desserts in a mug look absolutely scrumptious!


  9. Remya @ Forks N Knives

    OMG!! So much deliciousness going on here..Exactly like you Regina, mug-cakes are my bed time snack some time ..:)


  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    A great roundup! I really should try making mug cakes more often.


    • Regina

      Mug cakes have become my go-to for a late night snack when I have nothing else at home 🙂


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