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Microwave Mug Cake Dairy-Free & Egg-Free

1-minute microwave mug cakes are so fun and handy in a pinch.

What if they could be made with no milk or egg? They can!

Be sure to watch our mug cake video in this post and check out the gluten-free review, too.

Vegan 1-Minute Mug Cake


 Find our mug cake recipe sheet in our member library.


It was 9:00 in the morning. Skating birthday party at 10.

Wrapping gift. Making card. Getting breakfast done.

Packing lunches for the predictable pizza fest that would ensue in the next couple hours for a bunch of 10-year-old boys.

But not my boy.

He’s allergic to milk, and I have to make his own safe food, always.

Then it hit me. “Hubby, did you make cupcakes?”.

Ooooops, we forgot to make safe cake!

Now it’s 9:15. Thirty minutes to show time.

Quick, THINK!

It was time to revisit the microwave mug cake idea.

I’d been wanting to create this recipe forever.

And there was no better time than the present.

I pulled up our dairy and egg free cake recipe and started cutting down the measurements bit by bit.

Tweaked a little here and tweaked a little there.

And kept tasting the batter until it was good to go.

Remember, no egg.

Using larger ramekins (affiliate), I ended up with a recipe that made two little cakes.

Seriously, how cute!  


Vegan 1-Minute Mug Cake

Why a ramekin when mug cakes are all the rage?

Well, at a birthday party with a dozen boys, I know my son would be horrified eating cake out of his mother’s coffee cup.

The ramekin is super discrete and no big deal.

We threw the ramekin cake in a rubber maid container (affiliate) with his own plastic fork, great for travel.  

I will love having this recipe on hand, now, and the kids can make cake whenever they want!

If you don’t have frosting in the house, a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top will do you well.  

And hopefully the next time YOU forget to make safe cake an hour before a birthday party, this will save you, too.

We hope you like this helpful video and then the written recipe is below.

Milk Allergy Mom Members, our member library has a printable recipe sheet for your allergy binders. And we have a Kids in the Kitchen video waiting for you and your kiddos, as well! 

The recipe is below.

And we have a quick microwave cake video in this post, as well.


No Milk, Egg, Butter Mug Cake



“When you want to make your friend a last minute birthday cake, but it has to be egg free. 100% recommend this allergy friendly mug cake by Milk Allergy Mom. It was super easy and the texture was great. It’s completely dairy and egg free. You could probably make it gluten-free too since it’s only 1/2 cup flour. Seriously, give this a try!” 

“Recipe worked great! I substituted rice flour (gluten-free), coconut palm sugar (fructose-free) and used MCT oil. Turned out perfect even with the substitutes. Thanks for the great recipe!”



1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
2 pinches of salt

Mug Cake With No Milk or Egg



Mix ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. 

Grease 2 large ramekins or 4 small ramekins with dairy-free butter.

Fill ramekins half full with batter.

Microwave large ramekin cakes for 1 minute or small ramekins for 30 seconds.

If you decide to do the oven instead of the microwave, the cakes will take 15-20 minutes. Done when a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool and top with frosting or powdered sugar.  

Here are frosting options.



During the depression, our grandmothers just sprinkled this cake with powdered sugar.

But here are some dairy-free frosting recipes we love, as well.

Just reduce the ingredient amounts to suit how much mug cake you’re making.

Chocolate Frosting

Vanilla Frosting

Mocha Fudge Frosting

Store-Bought Frosting

Organic Store Bought Frosting



Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Cake

Confetti Cake

Cake Pops


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Tuesday 26th of March 2019

Hi looks great, cant wait to try it. It seems like this would make quite a big serving though. Is half a cup of flour not too much. Just checking so i dont make a mistake...

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

That's right, Romi. :) It's makes two small cakes or one larger one. Always good to have a back-up especially with food allergies. :)


Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Can gluten free flour be used?

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 25th of July 2018

Usually our readers have luck subbing cup for cup gluten-free flour in our recipes. It's worth a shot! Let us know!


Friday 18th of August 2017

I love your blog!! This recipe was a life saver-my daughter is going to a party tomorrow and I didn't know what to make for her-this is perfect!! Thank you!

Jamie Kaufmann

Friday 18th of August 2017

Oh, so happy to hear that! Hope she loved it. :)

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

I love your blog!! My daughter is allergic to egg and dairy products. Most recipes call for vanilla extract. Should that be a concern ?!

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Thanks so much! Glad to have you here. We found a brand we like and stick to it. That's the same with most spices and extracts for us. :) Hope that helps!

Lee-Ann O'Connor

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

I just made this in a big chicken pot pie, had to cook it for longer but wow, I cannot believe the difference this is going to make on our holiday's and last minute cake making ideas. Thank you so much it tastes really nice, my daughter was amazed!

Jamie Kaufmann

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

You are so welcome, Lee-Ann! Thanks for sharing! So glad your daughter was thrilled. :)

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