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Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake

You’ve got to try this Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake. If there is anything that I miss the most, it’s funfetti birthday cake. Seriously, my gluten-free life has been missing this delicious festive cake!

It’s colorful, it’s sweet, and it just reminds me of my gluten-filled childhood (I was unlucky/lucky enough to be diagnosed late in high school, so I totally know what I am missing out on).

So I made this mug cake. Partially because I think it’d be a fun gift to give if you decided you wanted to gift this quick mug cake mix, but also because, I needed some quick and easy birthday cake. I mean who doesn’t need to be reminded of their childhood every once and while?

This recipe is super simple. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and requires only 6 ingredients. Honestly, you have no reason NOT to make this childhood birthday throwback!

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Gluten-Free Birthday Mug Cake

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time4 minutes
Course: dessert
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Holiday, Vegan / Plantbased
Servings: 1 mug cake


Dry Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cane sugar
  • 2 tsp sprinkles (I like color kitchen foods GF and all natural sprinkles)
  • tiny pinch salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp oil of choice (I like coconut or avocado oil)


For Gifting

  • Mix dry ingredients in an 8oz jar and close with a tight lid
  • Print off instructions for preparing and labels for gifting (check out my post here for some cute printables)
  • Gift to your gluten-free friends

For Eating

  • mix oil, (vanilla if you like), and milk in with the dry ingredients until well combined (a whisk while help make a smoother batter)
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cool for at least 5 minutes (because this cake will be hotter than the sun) and then enjoy!

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