Grain Free Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake

I’ve been wanting to try to make a mug cake for a while now, but of course for me it needs to be grain free and gluten free. Since our oven went out, and we ordered a new one, but it isn’t in yet, I figured now is the perfect time since the mug cakes only take a couple minutes in the microwave. I decided to make a peppermint chocolate mug cake for my first attempt. I think it turned out great! It’s going to make a perfect Christmas treat, and it will also be great for all year round.

Microwave Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake~ Grain free, gluten free, dairy free, low carb

Grain Free Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake

Linette Gerlach
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 serving


  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder I use Left Coast
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar or a couple drops of liquid stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon non aluminum baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut creamer I use SoDelicious can substitute coconut or another type of milk.
  • 1-2 drops peppermint oil I use Young Living
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon Grain free diary free chocolate chips I use Enjoy Life


  • Grease a small bowl or large mug.
  • Add the protein powder, coconut flour, cocoa powder, coconut sugar and baking powder, and stir to combine.
  • Add the egg and mix well.
  • Add in the creamer and combine all the ingredients.
  • Add in the chocolate chips and peppermint oil and stir to combine.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Enjoy!

I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making this mug cake the whole month of December and beyond! If you’re used to baked goods made with wheat flour, this is a little denser and heavier, but it’s super moist and chocolaty, oh and delicious! Definitely hits the spot for a winter treat without all the carbs in candy and other baked goods that are going around this time of year.

Microwave Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake~ Grain free, gluten free, dairy free, low carb, perfect holiday treat!

Grain Free Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake

Some of the ingredients are a little difficult to find so here are the brands I use on Amazon (if you use these links I may make a small commission at no extra expense to you):

Microwave Peppermint Chocolate Mug Cake~ Grain free, gluten free, dairy free

I’m also in love with this snowflake ramekin! I got it in the dollar sections at our local Target store. I don’t see it online, and it was $3 not one dollar, but there were 2. The one pictured and another a little bit smaller for $3. Definitely worth the money! They also had star and Christmas tree ramekin sets. The larger one is the perfect size for mug cakes and so festive!

I’ve also been trying a couple other variations on this recipe, so I’ll definitely be sharing those soon!

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