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A close-up of a grain-free and gltuen-free matcha mug cake puffed over a white coffee mug and topped with dairy-free coconut whipped cream.
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Matcha Mug Cake (Paleo, Gluten-free)

Want to whip up a single serving of homemade gluten-free green tea flavored cake in just minutes? This paleo matcha mug cake is a delicious emerald-hued sponge cake that you can bake in your microwave or toaster oven!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, grain-free, matcha, mug cake, nom nom paleo, paleo, paleo dessert
Servings: 1
Calories: 401kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a measuring cup, add the almond flour, matcha, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until uniform.
  • Add the maple syrup, avocado oil, vanilla extract, and egg and whisk the batter until smooth.
  • Pour the batter into a microwave-safe mug (6- to 8-ounce size is optimal), place the mug in the center of your microwave (it will rise more evenly in that spot), and cook on high power for 1-2 minutes. The paleo matcha mug cake is finished cooking when it puffs up and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    (I have a 900 watt microwave and my mug cakes are done in 90 seconds. Adjust the cooking time depending on the strength of your microwave—decrease the time if you have a higher wattage microwave and increase it if you have a less powerful microwave.)
  • Let the cake cool for a few minutes and top with whipped coconut cream, if desired.

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Notes

For a vanilla mug cake:
  • 3 tablespoons (21g) blanched almond flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted ghee
  • 1½ tablespoon maple syrup or 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
For a chocolate mug cake:
  • 3 tablespoons (21 g) blanched almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted ghee
  • 1½ tablespoon maple syrup or 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
No microwave? No problem!
Pour the batter into an oven-safe 6-ounce ramekin and bake it in a 350°F oven or toaster oven for 18-20 minutes or a 325°F air fryer for 13-15 minutes. The tiny single serve cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
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Nutrition

Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 29g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g