Intro: The best Christmas dessert recipes usually include chocolate in my opinion, but for those who must watch their diets, finding a good gluten-free Christmas cake can be a real challenge. However, these cute little cakes in a mug fit the bill nicely.
They are made with all-purpose gluten-free flour or rice flour, cocoa powder and a dollop of whipped cream for extra holiday beauty and flavor. Best of all, they’re easy and take just a couple of minutes to make in the microwave, and if you’re not gluten-free, you can still make these tasty treats with regular flour.
Read the article below to get the recipe plus to learn 3 extra tasty tips for making this a special treat this holiday season!
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What You’ll Need for This Gluten-Free Christmas Dessert
Chocolate Cake In A Cup Ingredients:
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 4 Tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp juice of maraschino cherry (can get it from bottle of Marachino cherries)
- 1 egg, large
- 4 Tbsp sugar
- 4 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
- 4 unsweetened all-purpose flour, sweet rice flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour,
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- Whipped cream
- 1 maraschino cherry
Chocolate Cake In A Cup Instructions:
- Put the butter in a microwave-safe mug, making sure that it can hold at least 12-oz.
- Allow the butter to coat the insides of the mug by swirling it around.
- Add in the cherry juice, vanilla, egg and the milk. Whisk these ingredients together.
- Add in the cocoa, the baking powder, the sugar and the flour. Whisk these ingredients together also.
- Pop this in the microwave for one minute, 30 seconds. The cake should rise and be set.
- Allow the cake to cool, then decorate it with a dollop of whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
3 Extra Tips for the Gluten-Free Christmas Cake Recipe:
- Add extra color by topping with mint leaves, blueberries or chocolate shavings.
- Make these gluten free chocolate cakes in a mug up ahead of time when you have a party for the December holidays. Wait until you’re nearly ready to serve them to add the whipped cream and fruit garnishes.
- For a Mexi-flavored twist, try adding a bit of chili powder to the batter before baking for a sweet and spicy taste!