Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

This recipe is really short and sweet…literally! Ready in less than 3 minutes (seriously you’d have to mix super slow for it to take 3 minutes but I’ve given you some wiggle room!) this 3 Minute Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake is the chocolate fix you’ve been looking for!

Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Is This Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake Slimming World Friendly?

The short answer is yes! I put this recipe together because I was sat at my laptop working when I was suddenly overcome with the world’s worst chocolate cravings! I wanted something that would both satisfy me and help me stay on plan, so I made this! It’s 7.5 syns, which isn’t super dooper low, but unlike many other Slimming World mug cakes out there it’s a lot more than just a chocolate flavoured omelette in a mug!

Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Because it has flour in, this recipe isn’t as low syn as the ones which are made from cocoa, egg and yogurt (which taste nice but just don’t fit the bill of ‘cake’ for me). What it is however is rich, tasty and most importantly still 100% on plan! 7.5 syns is half of your daily syn allowance, but with this recipe you get a whole load of bang for your buck (as it were) and it’s the perfect pudding to cap off your day!

Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Why Make It Dairy Free?

If you follow my recipes regularly then you’ll know that I really try to make as many of my recipes allergy friendly as possible, or at least try to make sure I have allergy friendly recipes available on here. After all, many people with weight issues also have food intolerance issues (these can lead to weight gain if not properly managed) and moreover, I’ve noticed a distinct lack of allergy friendly Slimming World recipes out there! That’s why I made this Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake, using Alpro Light Soy Milk which is 1 syn per 100mls. You only just about 50mls in this recipe so I’ve counted the 0.5 syns! Incidentally this recipe is also free from refined sugar, because it is made using raw cacao powder (you can substitute this for cocoa powder if you prefer) and honey instead of refined sugars!

Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Making 3 Minute Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

Find the recipe video for this 3 Minute Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake below! Here are the step by step instructions!

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3 Minute Dairy Free Chocolate Mug Cake

A deliciously chocolatey mug cake recipe, ready in just three minutes and free from dairy and refined sugars! 8 syns on Slimming World, the perfect pudding recipe to get rid of your chocolate cravings!

2 minPrep Time

1 minCook Time

3 minTotal Time

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  • 1x Egg
  • 25g Self Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Raw Cacao Powder/Cocoa Powder
  • 2tsp Runny Honey
  • 4tbsp Alpro Light Soy Milk


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a mug or large teacup and mix until smooth. Try not to leave any lumps of flour (I left a few little ones by accident) but if you do they don't matter too much!
  2. Microwave for 1 minute & enjoy warm either on its own or with fresh fruit!


8 syns on Slimming World. Free from dairy and refined sugars. Syn values correct at time of writing, PLEASE DO NOT SHARE SCREENSHOTS OF THIS RECIPE. Copyright - Basement Bakehouse 2017



12404 cal


56 g


2488 g


414 g
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Make this 3 MINUTE DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE tonight! Fix your chocolate cravings with this healthier option and don't give into your sweets draw! Perfect for Slimming World, this recipe is 8 syns which is well within your daily allowance. Free from dairy and refined sugars!


  • Monika

    31/05/2017 at 7:45 am

    A recipe that only takes 3 minutes to make always gets my vote! If my microwave hadn't crushed 2 days ago I would definitely make it today. Pinned it for later! #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Monika! Oh dear, nothing worse than dead kitchen appliances!
  • Julie’s Family Kitchen

    31/05/2017 at 8:38 am

    I love how quick and simple this recipe is, perfect if you need a super quick pud. #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks Julie!
  • Rebecca

    31/05/2017 at 3:25 pm

    hmmm, I wonder. I love a challenge me and this looks too good an idea not to tweak so that I can have it too...one egg free gluten free, dairy free chocolate mug cake coming up! #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 3:44 pm

      Enjoy! If you replace the egg with a mashed banana and use oat flour or another gluten free flour plus gluten free baking powder it'll work!
  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    01/06/2017 at 1:31 pm

    Mmmmm!! My lot love a good mug cake and this would no doubt be a success! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
  • Balvinder

    01/06/2017 at 3:03 pm

    A very simple and easy to make mug cake…. for that instant cake craving
    1. Cliona

      07/06/2017 at 2:13 pm


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