Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake

I’ve always had a huge sweet tooth, so giving up sweets when I started on this new dietary lifestyle a few years ago was very difficult! Even now I have a tendency to eat too many “healthy” sweets and baked goods. That’s why I love the idea of a mug cake. It satisfies my need for a sweet treat and I don’t have extra hanging around the house tempting me!

Close up of a white mug filled with vanilla cake and topped with raspberries and blueberries.

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This vanilla mug cake has a very mild flavor and is incredibly moist considering it’s made with coconut flour. I make this cake with canned coconut milk to keep it dairy free but you could use plain yogurt in place of the coconut milk. Before beginning it’s extremely important that all your ingredients are at room temperature, if not, when you go to mix the hot melted coconut oil with any cold ingredients you’ll end up with a lumpy batter.

Overhead shot of two white cups filled with vanilla cake and topped with berries. Small metal bowl filled with berries.

Once you’ve mixed all your ingredients, add the batter to a standard coffee mug and pop it into the microwave. In my microwave it takes exactly 2 minutes for the cake to bake. I would suggest starting to check on your cake at 1 minute 45 seconds. You’re looking for the top to be a light golden brown color and for the sides of the cake to have pulled away from the mug.

 A close up shot of a spoonful of cake. A white mug with vanilla cake, topped with berries in the background.

You can eat this mug cake plain as it is or top with your choice of fresh fruits, jams, chocolate chips, nuts etc. It’s a versatile little cake!

4.5 from 2 votes
Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

A vanilla cake made with coconut flour and sweetened with honey. This mug cake takes 2 minutes to bake in a microwave. 

Course: Dessert
Servings: 1 person
: 571 kcal
Author: Jennifer
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp canned coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine the coconut flour and baking soda in mug.

  2. In a small bowl mix egg, coconut milk, coconut oil, honey and vanilla.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to mug and stir well. Allow to sit for 1 minute (this allows the coconut flour to absorb some of the liquid) before stirring again.

  4. Place mug in the center of the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. 

  5. Add your choice of toppings and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before beginning.


Since each microwave is a bit different you may want to start checking if it's done at 1 minute 45 seconds. You're looking for the top to be a golden brown and the sides of the cake to have pulled away from the mug. 


Warning! The mug may be very hot when taking out of the microwave!


* The calories calculated in this recipe are just an estimate.

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A mild vanilla flavored coconut flour cake sweetened with honey. This cake is free of grain, gluten, refined sugar and dairy! Only takes 2 minutes to bake in your microwave.

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