Sunbutter and Jelly Mug Cakes in red ramekins on a white lace tablecloth with raspberries and jam in the background

SunButter & Jelly Mug Cakes for Two

I love a good cake in a mug. I have plenty of gluten-free mug cake recipes, which I have to say are really perfect for people who are gluten free. First, if you’re new to gluten-free baking, a mug cake is less intimidating than a big cake and it doesn’t waste a lot of ingredients if you mess it up. Second, if you live in a mixed-diet household of gluten-free people and gluten eaters, it’s much simpler to be able to prepare your own little cake in your own little mug if the gluten eaters are having their own gluten-filled desserts. And lastly, my mug cakes typically serve two people, so they’re great for a date night or if you want to share with a friend and show them how tasty a gluten-free dessert can be. So without further ado, I bring you my newest mug cake – SunButter & Jelly Mug Cakes for Two.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this dessert takes all of 5 minutes to prepare and as the name implies, it serves two. That’s one serving for two people or two servings for you – your choice! The base of this cake is gluten-free all-purpose flour (any brand will do; I use my own flour blend), SunButter (I suggest using creamy or organic; you can also try their new chocolate one but I haven’t tried that in this cake myself yet), and of course, jelly. You can use whatever variety of jelly/jam you prefer, but mixed berry is always a nice one.

This is the perfect last-minute dessert to make after a nice dinner with your significant other, right before plopping down on the couch for some cuddle time and movies. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

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Overhead view of Sunbutter and Jelly Mug Cakes in red ramekins with fresh berries and mint on the side on a white lace tablecloth

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Sunbutter and Jelly Mug Cakes in red ramekins on a white lace tablecloth with raspberries and jam in the background
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Gluten-Free SunButter & Jelly Mug Cakes for Two

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Gluten-free non-stick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons milk , any kind
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Creamy or Organic SunButter
  • 4 tablespoons mixed berry jam or jam of choice

Optional toppings:

  • More jam
  • Whipped cream
  • Fresh berries
  • Mint leaves


  • Spray two 8-ounce ramekins or large mugs with cooking spray.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla, mixing well until no clumps. Stir in the SunButter until fully mixed. Divide the mixture between the prepared ramekins or mugs.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of jam to each ramekin and stir just enough to swirl the jam through the batter. Microwave at full power for approximately 2 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If it doesn’t come out clean, continue to microwave in 15 second intervals.
  • Serve with any toppings desired.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free SunButter & Jelly Mug Cakes for Two
Amount Per Serving
Calories 423 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 422mg18%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 164mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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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Tags: Cake Date Night Jam Jelly Mug SunButter Valentine's Day
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