Can you make a chocolate cardamom cake in five minutes that tastes good? The answer is yes, an emphatic YES! ¬†With only six ingredients and a microwave, you can whip up this chocolate cardamom cake in five minutes, which is fantastic if you find yourself in a pinch, like I did a week ago when my dad came to dinner. My dad was raised on a farm, big meals and dessert, always dessert. So when we finished our meal and he was ready for something sweet, my mind was scrambling! I had a small amount of left-over ice cream but not enough to serve us all, and then the light bulb went on. ‘Would you like a slice of Chocolate Cardamom Cake? It will only take me five minutes to make.’ I’m sure he thought I was joking, but I showed him the batter and told him his cake would be served in a few minutes!

Ingredients for GF Mug Cake

Ingredients for a Five Minute Cake

You only need 6 ingredients for whipping up this cake; ghee (or butter) almond flour, cocoa powder, cardamom, maple syrup and one egg. That’s it! This makes a small amount of cake, in fact, most make it in a mug or small ramekins. It makes enough to serve two or three a small slice, or enough for one if it’s one of those nights and you need to eat a whole mug full of chocolate cake all by yourself!

GF Cake Batter in a Mug

Chocolate Cardamom Cake in Five Minutes

Using a mug or ramekins, crack one egg and stir with a fork. Add almond flour, cocoa powder, cardamom, and maple syrup. Blend well, and finish with a small amount of softened ghee or butter. Microwave for one minute and thirty seconds (up to two minutes but do not over-cook). Remove from microwave and voila! You have an amazing tasting chocolate cardamom cake in five minutes or less!

GF Cake in 5 minutes

Allow it to cool and frost if you like but it tastes great without the sugar! Add a scoop of ice cream on the side and you have the perfect quick and easy dessert to end any meal!

Paleo Chocolate Cardamom Mug Cake

Serves 1-3
Prep time 3 minutes
Cook time 2 minutes
Total time 5 minutes
Dietary Gluten-free, Paleo
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Are you craving a bite of Chocolate Cake? Feed that craving in under five minutes with this delicious Paleo Chocolate Cardamom Cake! You;ll be amazed at the flavor and the ease!


  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup Almond Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Ghee (or butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom


Step 1
Place egg in a mug or ramekin and stir to blend.
Step 2
Add almond meal, cocoa powder, cardamom, and maple syrup. Stir to blend.
Step 3
Add softened ghee of butter and stir until all ingredients are fully incorporated.
Step 4
Remove fork and place cup or ramekin in microwave. Cook on high for one minute and thirty seconds. Cook up to two minutes but do not over cook.
Step 5
Remove from microwave and enjoy a warm bite of Chocolate Cardamom Cake!


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