Almond-Chocolate Microwave Mug Torte (As Requested: A Gluten-Free Mug Cake!)

So a friend of mine recently went gluten-free and noticed that most of my mug cakes and other creations included some form of gluten. And did you know that 1 in 5 Americans actively include gluten-free food in their diet? So for all of you viewers out their gluten-free, this one’s for you! Even if you’re not gluten-free, I would definitely recommend making this rich, decadent, dense, and chocolatey microwave mug tort. It has only has 5 ingredients and takes 1 minute to cook, so what are you waiting for? Whip out that mug and let’s make us a delectable, gluten-free, single-serving dessert!
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Basically all you have to do is dump all of the ingredients into a mug and whisk it up! In this shot, you can see the almond flour (your know, the stuff you make macarons with?), baking powder (not baking soda), and granulated sugar.

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Here’s the good part! Adding the chocolate! The unsweetened cocoa powder gives this torte a rich, deep chocolate flavor. You can also add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (it is October after all).

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Whisk in your wet ingredient, milk, and pop the mug in the microwave.

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As an optional step, I added melted chocolate on top of my torte and some slivered almonds (the almonds add a lovely crunch to the smooth torte). You do whatever you want and customize your torte any way you feel like! Yum!

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Almond-Chocolate Microwave Mug Torte

  • 3 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch-processed)
  • Cinnamon/pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp fat-free milk

For decoration (optional):

  • Chocolate chips
  • Slivered almonds
  1. Combine all ingredients in an oversized microwave-safe mug. Mix w/ a sm. whisk until batter is smooth.
  2. Cook in the microwave for ~1 minute. If torte is not done, heat an additional 15 seconds. Let torte cool a few minutes.
  3. Optional: In the last 10 seconds of cooking, add a sprinkle of chocolate chips and return to the microwave to finish cooking. Take the torte out of the microwave and smooth the chocolate on the surface to create a glaze. Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
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