Gluten Free Vanilla Minute Mug Cake

1 Minute Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

Dessert doesn’t have to be fussy to be delightful. This light and airy gluten-free cake is the perfect example—only a few ingredients and just a minute or so in the microwave and it’s ready. Double the recipe for 2 perfectly proportioned desserts for a romantic evening by the fire. Vanilla bean paste elevates the vanilla flavor without undue sweetness. If you don’t have vanilla paste on hand, substitute pure vanilla extract.

Top with Wine-Soaked Prune Sauce, if desired. This recipe can be made egg-free; see instructions.

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Gluten Free Vanilla Minute Mug Cake
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1 Minute Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 482kcal
Author: Jules Shepard


  • 2 tablespoons butter or Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of choice
  • 2 tablespoons cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract


  • Place butter in a large mug and heat in the microwave until melted, about 40 seconds. (This greases the mug.)
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour blend, sugar and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolk, milk and vanilla bean paste.
  • Stir wet ingredients into dry mixture. Add melted butter, stirring until ingredients are combined and batter is smooth.
  • Pour batter into greased mug and smooth the top with a rubber spatula.
  • Place mug in the microwave and cook on high 60 to 80 seconds (more if necessary). Cake is done when the top no longer appears wet and the cake pulls away from the sides.


For Egg-Free Vanilla Minute Mug Cake, omit 1 egg yolk. Add 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder or cornstarch to dry ingredients. Combine 2 teaspoons golden flax meal with 4 to 5 teaspoons hot water or hot milk of choice. Add this mixture to milk and vanilla in step 3.

TIP: Microwaves vary, so watch closely to make sure your mug cake doesn’t burn. If it’s tough and dark brown on the bottom when it’s removed, it’s overcooked.


Nutrition Facts
1 Minute Gluten-Free Vanilla Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 257mg86%
Sodium 217mg9%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 960IU19%
Calcium 147mg15%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Wine-Soaked Prune Sauce

Poached in sweetened wine, warm prune sauce makes an elegant topping. Drizzle it over Vanilla Minute Mug Cake, Overnight Oats or ice cream. If you prefer to skip the alcohol, use an equal amount of spiced apple cider instead.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Condiment/Sauce
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Jules Shepard


  • 20 pitted prunes
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup red wine or spiced apple cider
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan and heat over medium-low heat. Liquid should cover the prunes, so use a pan that isn’t too wide.
  • Simmer prunes, stirring regularly, until they become very tender and start to fall apart a bit, about 10 to 15 minutes. (If prunes are very dry, this may take longer.)
  • Once cooked, set aside to cool slightly. Remove cinnamon stick. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Wine-Soaked Prune Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Originally published in Gluten Free & More

Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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