Choc-Orange Lava Cake

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Recipe by Naomi Sherman


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Chocolate. Warm, gooey chocolate. Fast, warm, gooey chocolate.
Simple, fast, warm, gooey chocolate.
Are you sold yet?

This mug cake is perfect for those times when you just need a little something sweet.

It’s made of basic pantry ingredients and can be in your mouth five minutes after you first think of it.

I know that there are a bazillion chocolate mug cake recipes out there but that doesn’t mean that mine isn’t epic. Because we all know it is.

I ran a survey on my social media as to which flavour you would all like and Choc-Orange just slid in above Choc-Hazelnut.
I have about six more flavour combinations for this cake so I see a series in the future.

Make it. Post it. Tag me.



  • 1 tablespoon of liquid coconut oil

  • 1 tablespoon of heavy cream

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons of powdered monkfruit

  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 squares of dark chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons of orange zest


  • I know, I know, mug cakes are supposed to be mixed up in the mug for a no mess, no fuss experience…but I’m so bad at that. I like to use a small mixing bowl and then spoon the batter into the mug.
  • Feel free to do it however you want – awkward and messy, or my way.
  • Place the cream and the egg in your bowl or mug. Whisk until fully combined.
  • Add the coconut oil and whisk until batter is smooth.
  • Add in your monkfruit. Whisk until evenly mixed into batter.
  • Lastly, whisk the cocoa powder, orange zest and salt in and beat until smooth.
  • If you’re using a mixing bowl, carefully spoon the batter into your mug and push the chocolate squares into the centre of the mug until only just covered by the top of the batter.
  • Cook cake in the microwave on high for about 1 minute.
  • Serve with whipped cream, ice cream, shaved chocolate…or all three.


  • You can switch the monkfruit for sugar in this recipe if you are not sugar-free.
  • The orange zest can be substituted with food-grade orange essential oil – 2 drops.
  • MCT Oil can be substituted for the coconut oil. You could also try melted butter or ghee, but I haven’t tested that.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories386
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 34.6g 54%
    • Total Carbohydrate 8.6g 3%
      • Protein 10.9g 22%

        * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.