Gluten Free Cake in a Mug

19 Jan

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Who is still recovering from the holiday season? I know I still am! Lately, I’ve been trying to eat CLEAN and not stuff myself with cookies day and night. Since baking and eating cookies all week can get tiring, I needed a simple and quick pick-me-up! So I began looking into microwavable desserts in a mug such as cake in a mug, chocolate chip cookies in a mug, brownies in  a mug and more! Anyone who wants a quick, cheap treat to indulge in, then my gluten-free cake in a mug recipe will satisfy your sweet tooth!

Behold! I found numerous mug recipes and modified this eggless cake mug recipe from Sizzling Veggies which is not gluten free. I was afraid the cake would be under-cooked but it came out like any other well made cake! I ate it right up in 5 bites! This gluten free cake in a mug can have chocolate chips, melted marshmallows, sprinkles, cocoa powder, hot coffee, Hershey kisses and any other sweet toppings. You can replace the gluten free flour with all purpose flour. So grab your favorite mug (microwavable) and treat yourself to this easy, delicious dessert!

Here’s an update on my gluten free eating. In the first month or two and especially the holidays, it was hard to be gluten free. I always had a temptation to  eat the breads, cakes, cookies, and etc. I managed to live without pasta for most of my meals and have been eating lots of white rice. Since I don’t have celiac disease or allergies to gluten, I wasn’t entirely strict with myself. I’ve learned that I’m comfortable with moderation and liked how I challenged myself to be gluten free. It has opened my mind and body to eat clean,work out, and indulge in yummy meals with gluten. The other day I went on an organic shopping haul at Whole Foods and Costco. I bought amaranth grain, gluten free bread, gluten free soy sauce, quinoa, greek yogurt, frozen veggies, organic soy milk, and more yummy items! I cooked quinoa for the first time with black beans, chick peas, cilantro, and olive oil. It wasn’t too bad! Right now, I’m happy with my eating habits and fitness routine (Pilates and Yoga).

If you’re not familiar or are interested in Pilates, check out Cassey, founder of  She is so positive, and has challenging, fun Pilates exercises for FREE on YouTube and her website. She also provides free workout calendars and meal plans for everyone (men are welcome to follow her too!)
If you do Pilates or Yoga, what’s your favorite exercise routine or pose? What dessert in a mug recipe have you tried or want to make?
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  • 3 TBsp gluten free flour (blend of rice flour and potato starch)
  • 2 TBsp brown or white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 salt
  • 1 TBsp vegetable oil
  • 3 TBsp milk, creamer or half n’ half
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp chocolate chips
  • Dash of cinnamon

1. In a microwavable mug, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, powder, salt, and cinnamon together. Stir well in the mug with a spoon.
2. Add oil, milk, and vanilla extract into mixture. Stir well with a spoon until there are no lumps.
3. Add in chocolate chips. Place mug into microwave and change cook power level to 6. Microwave for 1 minute. Then, microwave at highest power level, 10 for another 1 minute.
4. BE CAREFUL, mug is super hot when taking it out! Cake should be cooked at the bottom.

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