Paleo-ish Mug Cake

I rolled out of bed this morning and mozied into the kitchen (ok, I’ll be honest, it wasn’t morning anymore, but I made you cake, so maybe you shouldn’t be so judgmental), and five minutes later, there was a little chocolate cake in my hand, fresh out of the [microwave] oven.

Ever since I saw the recipe for Paleo Mug Cakes by The Wannabe Chef, I’ve been intrigued by the idea. How is it possible to put so few ingredients into a mug, and two (2!!!) minutes later, a cake appears? Well, it’s possible and really fun, actually. The original recipe calls for almond butter, cocoa powder, an egg, and a banana. I didn’t have almond butter, so I used peanut butter, and only had a questionably ancient, black, frozen banana, so I passed on the banana part, but it was still quite good!

Paleo-ish Mug Cake

The only reason mine isn’t Paleo is because I added semi-sweet chocolate chips and a little powdered sugar on top, but that is definitely not necessary.


1 egg

2 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons honey

Handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Spray mug or small microwave-safe dish with non-stick cooking spray and put aside.

2. Whisk together all ingredients in small bowl.

3. Pour batter into dish (about 2/3 of the way full) and microwave for 2 minutes.

I watched the cake for the whole two minutes like a puppy in a window sill because it was puffing up into a real cake like magic!

Enjoy 🙂


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