Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

The best part of October? Well other than it being my birthday month, the excuse to eat more chocolate (and cake… or chocolate cake)!

Unfortunately, most store-bought Halloween treats are filled with artificial ingredients, tons of extra sugar, and trans fats up the wazoo!

Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

Homemade Snickers bars are great – if you have two extra hours to spare to food process and an extra paycheck to buy all the necessary ingredients. Stop the discrimination! I believe busy girls should also be able to enjoy healthier homemade sweets too.

So, I came up with a delicious and healthy Halloween (or anytime) dessert recipe that only looks like it took lots of effort!

Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake

It’s blood, no guts, no brains, no raspberry topping!! You’re going to love sinking your teeth into this Ozzing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake. Made with simple ingredients and in less than 5 minutes, it’s a no mess, no stress, no junk way to get in the Halloween spirit! And, even though the raspberry is supposed to look like human insides, it looks totally elegant. So keep this gluten-free, grain-free, high  protein recipe in your back pocket for date night, girls night, and to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake


1/2 mashed banana

1 tbsp melted coconut oil

1/4 cup egg whites or 1 egg

1/2 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein powder

3 tbsp almond flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)

Stevia to taste (optional)

1 tbsp semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

1/2 cup raspberries


  1. Combine all wet ingredients in one bowl. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl, except chocolate chips and raspberries.
  2. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet until fully combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Spray a mug with coconut oil cooking spray. Pour batter into the mug.
  4. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cake.
  5. Let cool for 2 to 5 minutes. Quickly turn the cup upside down onto a plate. The mugcake should easily fall out.
  6. Microwave the raspberries in a microwave safe dish. Add in stevia if desired.
  7. Pour raspberry topping over mug cake. Enjoy!

Oozing Dark Chocolate Raspberry Mug Cake pinterest

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Hi and welcome to Life in Spandex! I'm Emily, a personal trainer who believes there should be no secrets standing in your way to getting fit. I am sharing my knowledge here on this blog in order to help you reach your goals. Fitness should be fun, eating healthy should taste good, and feeling your absolute best is the ultimate goal. Let's get fit together!
  1. Oh my goodness, I wish that bite was mine! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a good week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  2. What a lovely wholesome treat! It’s so nice to be able to treat yourself from time to time and not go totally off the healthy eating plan. Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Pinning!

    1. Yes I love kicking a sweet tooth in the butt with a healthier alternative!

  3. Mug cakes are one of my favorite go-to quick desserts and what girl doesn’t love chocolate?! Thanks for offering something healthy–and for making it gluten and grain free! Can’t wait to try this!

    1. This girl does!!! ???? you’re so welcome Kristi, enjoy!

  4. I have a thing for mug cakes. Especially chocolate. Easy to make, delicious and the perfect serving size.

    1. I have a thing for Chocolate… anything chocolate lol

  5. This is perfect for Halloween! My kids will love it!!

  6. This looks good. Perfect for Halloween!

    1. Sooo good Mikki! Yes make it tonight… I double dare you 😉

  7. i have yet to try a mug cake..your version sounds very good.

    1. Oh girl it’s so easy and delicious! You gotta do it. Plus, portion control!

  8. “Mug Cakes” are the best! This one looks moist and incredibly delicious. Plus, chocolate and raspberry is one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’ll definitely be making this soon!

    1. Yay! Can’t wait to hear how much you love it

  9. How ghoolishly delicious and festive. What a fun recipe for Halloween!

    1. Thank you! It tastes amazing too

  10. This looks so yummy and perfect for tomorrow with Halloween and all! 🙂

    1. Let me know if you make it! It’s so yummy and easy there’s no reason not to

  11. I love mug cakes! It makes dessert so fast, and it’s even better when they are high protein 🙂

  12. A great protein packed option to keep the candy cravings away!!

    1. My thoughts exactly :). Glad you think so too

  13. Looks delicious!!! What a fun idea!

    1. Thanks girl! Just wait til you try it! So dense

    1. Haha thanks Deborah! Getting in the spirit

  14. This sounds so SO good!!! I like that you made a raspberry puree to put on top 🙂

    1. Thank you! I love the sweet and tangy combo

    1. It only takes 5 min! Doooo iittt

  15. love anything dark chocolate + raspberry flavored! this looks amazing

    1. Yyeess! A girl after my own heart 😉

  16. This dessert is so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thanks Helena!! Let me know if you make it

  17. Another great recipe to try! This would go really well with a raspberry wheat ale or other, fruity beer.

    1. Yum!!! I’m not a big beer drinker so I’d go with champagne hehe

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