Paleo 3-Minute Strawberry Mug Cake

3-Minute Strawberry Mug Cake from the Whole Smiths. No-bake, gluten/grain-free, paleo friendly and no refined sugars. A MUST try!

3-Minute Strawberry Mug Cake from the Whole Smiths. No-bake, gluten/grain-free, paleo friendly and no refined sugars. A MUST try!

Back before I had kids I was ahead of the curve on most things. Music, food, fashion whatever. (Ie I USED to be cool.) I liked Robin Thicke years before he was a douche bag and loved John Legend back when I could still get seats up close and personal at his concerts. But now, I’m usually a little behind in the game. So it’s no surprise that it took me so long to jump on this mug cake bandwagon. I mean, 3 minute individual cakes you can make at any time? It’s probably a blessing I didn’t know about the wonders of the mug cake earlier.

I decided my first mug cake was going to be a banana mug cake from the Roasted Root. And it was delicious. Too delicious. I needed to make more mug cakes. So then I made this chocolate one from Paleo Grubs. When I found out this week’s One Day Sale Item at Whole Foods would be strawberries I realized that I needed to put my newest addiction to work. Unfortunately in paleo baking (or any baking for the matter) it’s not quite as easy to just swap one ingredient out for another. So I had to switch the recipe up a bit for the best consistency and flavor. And even the tiniest change can make it magical or… garbage. There’s a lot more water content in the strawberries so it made it a little difficult. After like four or five attempts and two mug cake bricks, I cracked the strawberry mug cake (can you tell I like saying “mug cake”?).

I also topped this with some fresh whipped coconut cream for a strawberry shortcake like dessert. You can find the coconut cream recipe HERE. Have you tried that out yet? It’s so easy. It’s also a great way to enjoy some fruit. I’ll whip up a batch and dip strawberries or baby oranges into it. It’s delicious. But I digress…

I’m supposed to be talking mug cakes! So yes, make this. Top it with your delicious whipped topping enjoy it at 10pm while you’re watching Millionaire Listing: NY and wondering when Ryan Serhant stopping being so damn annoying. Huh? What am I talking about, I never eat after 7pm! Pffft. (And if you believe that, I have a unicorn to sell you.)

Enjoy this and don’t forget to click the image and Pin it for later… you know you’re gonna want some when you’re done with your day unwinding. #amiright??!

And if you STILL want more strawberry dessert after this, may I suggest my Strawberry Bon Bons?

3-Minute Strawberry Mug Cake from the Whole Smiths. No-bake, gluten/grain-free, paleo friendly.

3-Minute Strawberry Mug Cake from the Whole Smiths. No-bake, gluten/grain-free, paleo friendly and no refined sugars. A MUST try!
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3-minute Paleo Strawberry Mug Cake

A 3-minute strawberry mug cake made using almond & coconut flour that you can make in your microwave. It's paleo and gluten-free.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 1
Author: the whole smiths


  • 5 large strawberries
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder


  • Using a fork, smash strawberries into a bowl and strain out extra liquid
  • In a bowl whisk egg and honey together
  • Once whisked add strawberries, flours, vanilla and baking powder and combine thoroughly
  • Pour batter into ramekin or mug and microwave for 3 minutes
  • Cake will be hot so make sure to let it cool after
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  1. I finally got around to trying this! I had just eaten the last of the fresh strawberries when I first saw it, and just finally got some more.
    It’s pretty good! Fluffy and moist, especially for a mug cake. Probably the best texture of any of the (several) mug cakes I’ve tried. I added some lemon zest, which I think livened it up a little and wonder it of might have been a little flat otherwise. It’s got a nice strawberry flavor and no overpowering coconut flavor (but I’m pretty used to coconut flour, so someone else might think otherwise). I’m happy to have this tucked away for a late night treat option during strawberry season.

    1. I’ve never tried it but I say give it a try! Just bake on 350 until a toothpick comes out clean. Let me know how it goes!

    1. I’m not too sure! Ours is always at one setting, I don’t think we have an option to change it? But from what I see in a moment above, a lower setting may be best!

  2. I just tried this. It was only my second ever mug cake, and much improved over the first. The next time, I’ll lower the power on my microwave because the top half was slightly over done while the bottom was a bit soggy. And I only cooked it for 90 seconds because it smelled done. Great flavor though!

    1. Right ON! SO excited! I feel you. I tried a few mug cakes before coming up with this one. I think because it’s so small there’s such little room for error on the ingredients. I’d imagine cooking power is similar. I’m not sure what our setting is, it’s always at the same thing so I’ll have to check!