Lemon Drizzle Mug Cake

This vegan gluten-free lemon polenta mug cake is mega fluffy, gooey, tart, sweet and the perfect comfort dessert. And again, the selfish person that I am, I made the recipe for one person AKA just me – that’s right nobody else but me. So no need to feel bad about not sharing because this cake is meant for just one person!

grain-free healthy vegan yellow lemon polenta cake covered in sticky white icing with gold spoon dipped into it taking out a spoonful in a pink mug on top of a pink table surrounded by a pale grey pink tablecloth for recipe

Bit of a no-nonsense post with basically just the recipe, brutal but practical but at least you can get started ASAP on this vegan gluten-free lemon polenta mug cake without having to read oodles of text! PS- if you despise washing up, this is a good cake to avoid a full sink, that’s the main reason for my love of this recipe!

two healthy vegan lemon polenta cakes in small pink and yellow mugs with gold cat spoon sticking out of one on a bright pink table mat with a grey gentle cloth running across the side of the cup.

Serving size:                

Makes 1 mug cake


  • 2 tbsp fine polenta
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 100 ml plant milk + 1 tsp lemon juice/vinegar
  • Icing sugar made up with lemon juice


  1. Except for the icing sugar, stick everything into a greased mug and beat with a fork.
  2. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute then remove.
  3. Pour the icing sugar over the top and allow to cool slightly.

There you have it, a fluffy lemon drizzle mug cake in just over a minute! How good is that?! Perfect for lack-of-cake emergencies.

I really dig all things sour, drinks, savoury stuff, puddings, you name it. If you’re the same, then you should definitely give these a go: https://foodflaneur.com/2018/10/17/baked-lemon-cheesecake-bars-vegan-gluten-free/.

I’d like to give a massive thanks to The Big Man’s World for his inspiration in helping me create this recipe. You can find his version here: https://thebigmansworld.com/healthy-1-minute-iced-lemon-pound-cake/.

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