Chocolate Mug Cake – Dairy, Egg & Nut-Free

For the past year, I have been learning to deal with the added restrictions and allergies of feeding my daughter. I began on the journey of adapting recipes that were baby-friendly, and also free from 5 of the most common allergens: nuts, dairy, soy, eggs and legumes. Keeping in mind that baby-friendly also means sugar-free. If you loved the banana muffins recipe I published a few months ago, you are going to want to add this one to your try list!

For purposes of clarification, when I say sugar-free, I really mean it: no sweeteners or unrefined sugars. I wanted to be able to share with our toddler (because let’s face it they want to eat ALL of our snacks!), so the no-sugar aspect was an important factor for me. You could totally mix this up in a bowl and pour it into a fancy dish, but it’s meant to be made in the mug to that there are virtually no dishes for this one. WIN WIN!

Baby-Friendly Chocolate Mug Cake

For when you do inevitably make a mess, we love our unsponges for cleaning things up quickly and saving the environment, one mess at a time.


  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder (you can use cocoa, but it lacks the nutritional benefits)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons oat milk (or other dairy substitute)
  • 1 table spoon flavour-infused olive oil (my favourite is blood-orange)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (check the ingredients as many contain sugar!)
  • OPTIONAL for parents: 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee*


  1. Add the dry ingredients (flour, cacao powder, baking powder) to the mug and mix together.
  2. Add the olive oil, oat milk and pure vanilla extract to the mug and stir until all is smoothly combined.
  3. Cook in the microwave for 50 seconds.
  4. Let it sit for 3-5 minutes to cool a bit and then enjoy! (wait until it has cooled before giving to baby in bite-sized pieces)

And there you have it, a treat that adults will love as much as the kids. It is easy to make this one a little extra scrumptious for the older ones by adding your choice of chocolate chips before cooking it. I love the ones from Enjoy Life Foods (free from top allergens), but they unfortunately don’t have a non-sugar option (5g/tablespoon from cane sugar).


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