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Vanilla mug cake in white mug topped with chocolate chips with spoon in cake

Vegan Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 6-7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 mug cake 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Satisfy your sweet tooth, and learn how to make an easy vegan vanilla mug cake recipe with a handful of ingredients and two minutes or less!


  • 34 Tablespoons (30 grams) gluten-free oat flour
  • Optional: 2 Tablespoons plant-based protein powder (see notes)
  • 2 Tablespoons raw sugar or sugar-free sweetener of choice (xylitol for sugar-free may be substituted)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon neutral oil or melted refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons non-dairy milk (if adding plant-based protein use an additional 1 Tablespoon milk)
  • Optional Add-ins: vegan chocolate chips, peanut butter baking chips, berries
  • Optional Toppings: sprinkles, coconut whip, coconut yogurt, etc



Prep Tips – For an extra protein boost, use 3 Tablespoons oat flour, 2 Tablespoons (or 15 grams) protein powder, and 1 Tablespoon extra milk (4 Tablespoons total). Cooking time and texture will vary.

Baking Tips – Be sure to use a tall/deep mug or 8-ounce ramekin otherwise the batter might overflow. 

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cake with monk fruit sweetener
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 0.8 g
  • Sodium: 346.9 mg
  • Fat: 16.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.3 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vanilla mug cake, microwave mug cake, microwave cake