Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries (vegan, gluten-free)

Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries  (vegan & gluten-free) |

Happy Monday guys! You know the drill, it’s time for a new recipe. Strawberry season is in full swing here in Austria, so why not make it strawberry season here on my blog too? You guys know that I love mug cakes. What could be better than eating cake for breakfast that is actually not bad for you? So let me introduce you to my newest mug cake creation: a vanilla-chocolate mug cake with strawberries. And guess what, it’s vegan, gluten-free and ready to eat from start to finish in less than 15 minutes! Someone on Instagram also called this a healthy version of a neapolitan cake πŸ˜‰

I had actually never heard of Neapolitan cake before, but it turns out it is a 3 layer cake with a chocolate, vanilla and strawberry layer. Well, you have all those flavors in this mug cake as well! This Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake is only sweetened with a bit of maple syrup, made from corn flour and vegan. I really enjoy the taste of corn flour in this recipe and it also helps with the gorgeous yellow color. The recipe below calls for non-dairy yogurt, instead of milk. You might wonder why: In my experience, the yogurt gives the mug cake more moisture, which I love. If you don’t like yogurt, or don’t have any handy, you can definitely use milk as well. Just make sure you don’t over bake it, otherwise the cake might turn out dry. Let’s jump right to the recipe, shall we? Enjoy!

Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries  (vegan & gluten-free) |


Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries  (vegan & gluten-free) |

Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries (vegan, gluten-free)
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Serves: 1
  • ½ cup corn flour (or corn meal, depending on what you call it where you live)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla powder
  • 2 tbsp plain non-dairy yoghurt*
  • 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 strawberries
  1. Mix the flour, chia seeds, baking soda, vanilla powder and yogurt in a small bowl until it forms an even batter. If the batter feels too dry, add a little more yogurt or even just some water into it.
  2. Wash the strawberries and chop them up into little pieces.
  3. Take a microwave safe tea mug, and spoon a bottom layer of dough into it.
  4. Add some strawberry pieces and continue until only about a table spoon of batter is left.
  5. Mix the leftover batter with the cocoa powder and add it to the top layer in a swirling motion.
  6. Put the mug into the microwave on high for about 4 minutes. The top should not be runny anymore. Check after two minutes!
*You can use whatever yoghurt you enjoy - if you use flavored yoghurt, keep in mind that they are usually sweetened. You will most likely need less maple syrup and it will also change the taste of your mug cake. I have tried it with lemon soy-yoghurt, and it tastes quite good too.

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29 thoughts on “Vanilla-Chocolate Mug Cake with Strawberries (vegan, gluten-free)

  1. Yay the swirly neapolitan mug cake recipe finally makes an appearance!!! I never would’ve expected corn flour, but this sounds like such a unique little cake in a mug <3 And I love baking with non-dairy yogurt, it make for an awesome texture!

    1. I’m happy that you enjoy it, Natalie! I initially wanted to make this with my trusty buckwheat flour, but I was out of it πŸ˜€ I don’t regret the choice though, corn flour really makes it taste so good!

    1. Awww, thank you so much Brianne! πŸ™‚ It always makes me so happy when people share my recipes, so, thank you!

  2. This looks amazing! And because it has maple syrupn and yogurt in it, I’ll probably try it for breakfast one morning πŸ™‚

    1. Vielen lieben Dank, Kerstin! Ich war mir gar nie bewusst dass du auch in Graz bist πŸ˜‰ Tassenkuchen sind einfach so lecker und unkompliziert zu machen, egal ob fΓΌrs FrΓΌhstΓΌck oder als Nachspeise πŸ™‚ Alles Liebe!

      1. Haha achso du bist auch aus Graz? Wie lustig πŸ™‚
        Ja da kann ich dir nur zustimmen.. und lecker + einfach = perfekt πŸ˜›

          1. Ich mach den Joint Degree Master Europe, Media and Cultural Heritage Studies πŸ™‚ was machst du denn?

          2. Hahaha, den hab ich auch gemacht πŸ™‚ wir kΓΆnnen uns ja gern mal auf einen Kaffee treffen πŸ™‚

    1. Yes! It’s really so easy to do and thanks to the microwave so incredibly quick πŸ™‚ Thank you!

    1. Ahh, thank you so much Tedi! I hope you get to try it soon – I would love to hear your feedback πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Donna! I hope you soon get a chance to make it! Let me know when you do, I would love to hear your feedback!

    1. Haha, thank you Jennifer! I’m glad you like this recipe – I hope you get to try it, let me know when you did! I always love to hear (and see) when people try my recipes πŸ™‚

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