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Almond Chocolate Collagen Mug Cake

Almond Chocolate Collagen Mug Cake

Chocolate heaven in a mug with our premium collagen powder!

This delicious and healthy almond chocolate cake with collagen powder really is pure heaven in a mug. It tastes fantastic, is easy to make and is gluten free, grain free and dairy free. The added collagen powder makes it an edible beauty hit in a mug.


  • 3 tbsp almond meal a.k.a. ground almonds or almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Nutraviva Hydrolyzed collagen powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (gluten free)
  • 1 small pinch salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract – OPTIONAL but great for flavour


  • To start – you can make this cake in the mug you’ll cook it in, or you can make it in a small bowl and then pour it into a mug or ramekin to cook it.
  • Place the dry ingredients (almond meal, Collagen Powder, cacao, baking powder) into a small bowl/mug. Stir a little to combine.
  • Add the egg, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla to the mixture. Whisk with a fork until you have a smooth cake batter. 
  • Pour batter into the mug or ramekin you’re going to cook it in (if it’s not in there already). Make sure the mug/ramekin isn’t filled to the brim – you’ll need at least 2cm left at the top so it doesn’t spill over.
  • Place mug/ramekin in microwave. Cook for 60 seconds – it will puff up a lot while cooking and then settle. Check on the cake. It will probably still be a little undercooked. Cook for a further 15-30 seconds until done to your liking (microwave ovens can vary a lot).
  • Serve immediately while it’s nice a warm. Add toppings if you like!


    1. If the cake batter seems far too thick – say, more like a pudding than a batter – you can add 1-3 teaspoons of any kind of milk e.g. almond milk to thin out the batter a little.
    2. You can substitute another liquid sweetener in to this recipe e.g. coconut syrup, date syrup or rice malt syrup. Rice malt syrup isn’t as sweet-tasting, so you may need to increase the quantity slightly if you’re not satisfied with the result.
    3. This is also really yummy with a pinch of cinnamon and/or some chocolate chips stirred through as well! 

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