June 20, 2012

2 minute Vegan Microwave Chocolate Muffin


The other night, Jerome and I were really craving something sweet but we had hired the second season of Offspring and were too enthralled to spend ages cooking something. So, I made up this '2 minute vegan microwaveable chocolate muffin' that takes 30 seconds to prepare and 1 minute 30 seconds to cook. The amazing thing about this muffin is that there's no mess as you make it all in a mug. Yes that 's right! You add all of the ingredients into a mug, stir well and cook a single muffin. You can serve with fresh berries, vegan cream, vegan custard, a sprinkling of icing sugar etc... It is an amazing, quick vegan chocolate muffin. Woo! I also like to poke one or two pieces of dark chocolate in the centre of the muffin before microwaving... it gives you that gooey chocolatey centre! Check out my tips at the bottom of this page for serving suggestions and hints on how to make the best and fluffiest muffin.


makes 1


  2 tablespoons self-raising flour
  2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa
  3 tablespoons 
Soy Milky Lite
  1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  splash of vanilla

  1 large mug
  Spray oil

optional:
  1 tablespoon choc chips




  1. Lightly spray oil the inside of a large mug.
  2. Add soymilk, oil and vanilla to the mug.
  3. Add flour, sugar and cocoa to the wet ingredients. 
  4. Whisk vigorously until well combined.
  5. Cook in microwave on high heat for 1 minute 30 seconds.
  6. Take out of microwave. Check to make sure the top has cooked and looks fluffy.
  7. Serve in the mug or on a plate.


  • Metric system is used for all measurements.
  • Add a piece of dark chocolate or two into the mug muffin before microwaving for that extra chocolately hit! 
  • The more you whisk the mixture, the fluffier it gets!
  • Use a knife around the sides of the mug if the muffin does not release easily. 
  • Serving suggestions: sprinkle with icing sugar and serve with a vegan custard/cream/icecream or fresh berries.
  • It is easier to mix it in the mug, however, for a more combined consistency I whisk a double batch in a mixing bowl and divide between two mugs. I find that it is well combined that way. 


The nutrition information above is an approximate guideline and does not include the "optional" ingredients.  

60 comments :

  1. Wow! That sounds awesome! Sometimes I crave a quick single-serving dessert so I don't have to make a whole batch of something. Thanks for this!

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    1. I know! Me too. It is a nice quick little dessert hehe

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  2. MMM,... have made them too & loved it so much! My husband, Peter & I loved them so much! So easy to make too! :) A huge thanks! xxx

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    1. Oh thanks! It is so nice to hear some feedback. :)

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  3. I just made this and it was delicious! So easy and fast! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  4. wow it looks so delicious ! beautiful photos

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    1. Oh thanks! They are so delicious. I am checking out your site now :)

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  5. Trying this out now hope it works.....:/

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  6. These were SOOOO YUM! Thanks for putting it up. I am going to make them every night now =]

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  7. I just made one of these! Excellent idea! Now I'm vegetarian but I think this will help me for becoming more vegan. I'm subscribing right now! :D

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    1. Thank you! I am so glad that you enjoyed them. Good luck with becoming vegan... Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns :)

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  8. Can I use Almond Milk instead do you think?

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  9. Cant wait to try this tonight!

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  10. Do you think you could replace the oil with water.. thinking of my college student who is vegan. Not much oil in the dorm. Thanks

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    1. Hello! You can use waster instead although it won't be the same consistency... However, it will still be delicious :)

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  11. Oh no no no no, this is terrible, if i can make a muffin this easily and quickly i will gain like 10 pounds and be washing up mugs constantly! (I look forward to trying this...actually i'm gonna try it this second!)

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    1. Haha I know what you mean... I absolutely love our mug muffin but sometimes I wish that I never made up the recipe hehe... it is way too easy and delicious :) Thanks!

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  12. Hi Madison. I love your blog - its such a treat when a veggieful email pops up in my inbox at work :) I tried your biscuits in a jar recipe over Christmas for family and friends, it went down so well!
    I'm cooking dinner for my boyfriend tonight and going to make some mug muffins for dessert - can't wait to try it!
    Aimee xx
    Chester, England

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    1. Hi Aimee!! Oh that is such a nice comment. I love the idea of you looking at the Veggieful emails at work. It is so nice to hear that you enjoy our recipes and content. ooooohhh, tell me how they go!!! :)

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    2. They went really well! super delicious with vegan cream and berries - going to try the sticky date one next.
      love the website - keep up the good work :)
      xx

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    3. Oh I am so glad!!! Thank you so much for telling me. I love hearing feedback!!

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  13. these look and sound AMAZING!!! I'm making these tonight for deffo!!! :) what oil did you use in the recipe? Thanks for sharing this!!!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth!! Oh yay! You can use any plain-flavoured oil, such as canola oil, vegetable oil, corn oil, safflower oil or even coconut oil! Thanks :)

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  14. Tried it loved it.. awesome
    Thanks so much!

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  15. So great! Thank you!! I just tried it...and loved the first one so much I had to go make another one. Too easy. ;)

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    1. Thank you so much... haha I know what you mean! I can't stop at one! Sometimes I poke a piece of dark chocolate in the middle before I cook it... makes it even more delicious! Thanks for the comment :)

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  16. We are stuck in a hotel because we are moving and all I have is a microwave. I'm going to try this tomorrow for Valentine's Day. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Oh how nice!!! At least you can make a little yummy dessert. Good luck moving!

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  17. This was so delicious. I couldn't believe it. We will definitely makes these all the time now

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  18. So I was deciding what it make for breakfast and noticed the two minute part first. It was awesome and dangerously easy. I didn't have self rising flour so I used a dash a baking powder and a small splash of apple cider vinager (like your cupcakes that I have everyone addicted too lol) and it seemed to rise perfectly to me. Thank you so much for your wonderful recipes I have really enjoyed getting the emails and trying out some of your recipes. It's nice make great tasting food with ingredients that I actually have in my house :)!

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    1. Hi Laura! You had one for breakfast? heheh how naughty and delicious! I am happy that it worked out for you and that you enjoyed it. I love these. :) Thanks!

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  19. Avanthi BulathsinhalaMay 14, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Love this! It's quick, simple and delicious! Fantastic for comfort food during these winter months. I love adding peanut butter to the centre as well! :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Avanthi! Wow, what a good idea. I have never thought of that! Thanks :)

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  20. Wow! Loved it! Working on a few variations already... Blueberry Muffin perhaps!

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  21. Looks awesome. Could you sub out applesauce for the oil for a fat free version?

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    1. Hello Sarah! I haven't tried it but you could definitely have a go :)

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  22. I have tried several of these Cake in a Mug recipes and yours is truly the best! :)

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    1. Oh I am so glad. We love them too :) I am happy that you love them!

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  23. Now that is a killer idea, cakes in mugs.. what a decision to get a microwave or not..

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  24. Tried this and it was great! I actually used unsweetened almond milk and it came out just fine :)

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    1. Hi Meghan! Oh I am so glad that you enjoyed it :)

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  25. it tastes amazing. Though I didn't have self-rising flour so i put in a little bit of baking powder with my regular flour and it turned out great!! :)

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    1. Yes that is what I do sometimes too. So glad that you liked it... they are a little bit too easy to make so I went through a stage where I was eating way too many hehe

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  26. I just made this it tastes amazing!!

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  27. Hi Madison,
    I made this last night. It was so easy and so delicious!! Thank you for sharing it.
    I also want to say that I absolutely LOVE your website. It's so positive and happy and the recipes are simple and delicious. You make vegan cooking so accessible. THANK YOU!!

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    1. Oh yay! I am so so so glad :) Thanks for letting us know!

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