Sometimes you just need cake. If you don’t fancy baking or searching the shops, then this 1 minute vegan mug cake is perfect. We’ve tried several different recipes over the years, and this one is the result of some trial and error.

cake close up 2


  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Vegan mini marshmallows (optional)
  • Ice cream (optional)


  1. Mix dry ingredients together thoroughly in a mug using a fork.

dry ingredients

2. Add wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Add a splash of hot water if needed.


4. Microwave for one minute on full power. If using marshmallows, throw these on top for the last 15 seconds.


5. Top with ice cream and enjoy.

cooked with ice cream

The finished cake should have a soft, warm consistency. If you’d prefer it slightly gooier, like brownie, just cook for a little less time. The slightly melted marshmallows are a fun topping, and the ice cream stops the cake tasting too dry.

cake close up

We used Sweet Freedom vegetarian mini marshmallow, available in Holland and Barrett, and Swedish Glace Chocolate Ice Cream, but any brands should work fine. For an extra treat, try adding a dollop of peanut butter or biscuit spread to melt into the middle of the cake.

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Comments (7)

  1. maya

    i’ve made this many times and it’s great! how many calories are in it excluding marshmallows or other add ins?

  2. Sakura

    That was insane! My first mugcake and it turned out really swell – like a cool chemistry experiment in the kitchen – did NOT expect my cake to suddenly fill the entire mug! (Mind blown moment for me) Lots of love from Asia!

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  5. Alex

    This is the first vegan cake I’ve made and it was a lot better than I expected it to be! I added pieces of chopped up vegan chocolate to the top in the last 15 seconds which worked well. Thank you 🙂

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