It’s a predicament we’ve all found ourselves in: you’re craving something sweet. Not just anything sweet, like fruit, but the kind of soul-satisfying sweetness that can only be attained through vegan dessert. But you’re nowhere near a place where you can get your hands on some vegan sweets and truth-be-told, you’re just not feeling the trials and tribulations that come with baking. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: vegan mug cakes.

After all, who could say “no” to easy vegan cake recipes that you can whip together in under 15 minutes? Certainly not us. So we gathered some simple, delicious, and vegan mug cake recipes (including gluten-free options) that make satisfying your sweet tooth simple.

11 Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes


1. Gluten-Free Chocolate Mug CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

This decadent, single-serving chocolate mug cake is so delicious, you would never guess that it was cooked in a microwave. This treat is gluten-free as it is made with oat flour, and you can take things to the next level by topping it with a simple chocolate sauce made from cocoa powder, maple syrup, and a plant-based milk of your choice.

Get the recipe here.

2. Funfetti Mug CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

A childhood birthday favorite, simplified and condensed into a mug. Don’t wait until your birthday to make this fun, single-serve vegan dessert. Oat flour keeps it gluten-free, unsweetened applesauce makes it oil-free, and colorful speckles from homemade vegan sprinkles bring on the nostalgia. If you’re in an extra “treat-yo-self” mood, don’t skimp on the frosting made with frozen blended bananas.

Get the recipe here.

3. Peanut Butter, Marshmallow, and Chocolate Chunk BlondieX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

Chocolate, peanut butter, and vegan marshmallows are a flavor match made in heaven in these gluten-free and vegan microwave blondies. Brown rice flour and tapioca starch combined give this cake a texture that won’t leave you missing gluten.

Get the recipe here.

4. Banana Bread Mug Cake

This simple banana bread mug cake is not only vegan, it’s also gluten-free and low-fat. Mashed banana replaces oil while oat flour stands in for traditional all-purpose flour. Mix-ins like walnuts and raisins are highly recommended.

Get the recipe here.

5. Strawberry Sweet Roll Mug CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

This strawberry mug cake is like a microwave cinnamon roll, if you take out the cinnamon sugar filling and replace it with sweet, juicy strawberries. It cooks in just 60 seconds. You can also indulge your sweet tooth by whipping up a batch of icing using vegan powdered sugar and a splash of plant-based milk.

Get the recipe here.

6. Almond Joy Mug CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

A classic candy bar made into a vegan mug cake. This gluten-free treat combines oats with creamy almond butter, vegan chocolate chips, and plenty of coconut.

Get the recipe here.

7. One-Minute Carrot CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

You only need one minute to make this “healthy” vegan carrot cake! Almond flour, coconut flour, oat flour, and shredded carrots make this simple dessert something you can feel good about.

Get the recipe here.

8. Single-Serving Red Velvet CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

Replacing red food coloring with a natural, vegan alternative like pureed beets adds a pop of bright red color and is a healthy addition to a Southern classic.

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9. Flourless  S’mores Molten Lava CakeX Sweet and Simple Vegan Mug Cake Recipes

Fudgy chocolate cake, melty marshmallows, vegan graham cracker crumbles, and rich, gooey chocolate sauce can all be yours at the push of a button.

Get the recipe here.

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Mug Cake

Mug cake or cookie? Why not have both? This sweet, simple dessert made with spelt flour and chocolate chips pairs perfectly with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream.

Get the recipe here.

11. Hot Chocolate Mug Cake

Mug Cake Hot Chocolate

Everything tastes better with mini marshmallows. This vanilla and chocolate mug cake is topped with melted chocolate and mini marshmallows for a spoonable treat reminiscent of hot cocoa. Guild the lily by adding a dollop of vegan whip!

Get the recipe here.


Image Credit: Fit Mitten Kitchen and Xanjushchx

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