The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

Deliciously easy keto mug cake – full of rich chocolate flavor, this cake is low carb and sugar-free making it perfect for those who are following a keto diet!

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Once I adapted to a keto lifestyle I soon discovered that low carb keto desserts were either super expensive or tasted like cardboard. 

Not so with this easy recipe!  I seriously make this keto chocolate mug cake recipe at least once a month for special occasions or when I’m craving a chocolate treat.

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

I use this keto chocolate cake for:

  • creating quick keto cupcakes
  • pairing with low carb icecream
  • celebrations with family and friends
  • making these keto Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Cupcakes
  • satisfying a sweet tooth and chocolate cravings
  • and tons more!

Keto Mug Cake Recipe:

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe Process

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Ingredients:

Tip: Swerve brown sugar sweetener or Monk Fruit powdered sweetener can be substituted for the granulated sweetener. Almond flour works best in this recipe however coconut flour can be substituted for a nut free version.

I have always used butter to make this recipe but coconut oil or olive oil would work too.

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

Directions:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe Process

2. Add the melted butter and mix well. Finally add the egg, vanilla and incorporate the wet ingredients into the batter. The mixture should form a cake batter consistency.

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe Process

3. Add Lily’s sugar free chocolate chips if desired.

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe Process

4. Place the batter into two ramikens or small mugs. Tip: a coffee mug works well.

5. Microwave on high for 90 seconds or bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees f in the oven.

This recipe makes two easy keto cakes with under 5g net carbs each. They can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

OTHER SUGAR ALTERNATIVES:

  • Stevia is made from the Stevia leaf, I like to use both the granulated and powdered version of this in my recipes.  
  • Monk Fruit extract is made from Monk fruit, this is another sugar substitute that is low on the glycemic index.
  • Erythritol is a sugar alcohol and another popular low carb sweetener that can be used in baking.
The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

While this cake recipe calls for almond flour, many keto recipes use other alternatives. Check these out on your low carb diet.

LOW CARB FLOURS:

  • Almond flour is my personal favorite for consistency and flavour.  I like to purchase the Kirkland brand almond flour from Costco.
  • Coconut flour can sometimes be crumbly in my experience but good in combination with almond flour.  I like the Red Mill brand.
  • Rice flour is my least favorite in terms of consistency but a great alternative for those who may have allergies.
The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

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More tips for keto cooking:

  • Find low carb substitutions for your current favorite recipes.  Like cauliflower instead of perogies and radishes instead of potatoes.
  • Maintain a healthy balance of protein and fats.  Sometimes its hard to get enough fat and/or protein in a ketogenic diet so be sure to include a balance of both in your dishes.
  • Plan ahead and use tools like this Meal Planning Printable to reach maximum success.
  • Find recipes that you love, like this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole, Taco Bake and Hamburger Soup, and use them in your weekly rotation.
  • Be sure to stock the kitchen with helpful tools like this food scale, these measuring cups and a Kitchen Aid mixer.
The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

We often pair this easy dessert with sugar-free keto ice cream. Enlightened brand vanilla ice cream is our current favorite. The mint chocolate chip flavor is super yummy too!

You can easily make a frosting with cream cheese, sweetener and heavy cream to top off this cake as well. The great thing about this sugar free desert is how adaptable it is!

Try swapping out ingredients for things like: almond butter, almond meal, egg yolk or adding mint extract, dark chocolate chips, pumpkin spice or a pinch of salt. The possibilities are endless!

I love that the single serving sizes helps me with portion control. It’s my favorite way to enjoy a sweet treat while following a low carb lifestyle.

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

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The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

The Best Keto Mug Cake Recipe

Deliciously easy keto mug cake – full of rich chocolate flavor, this cake is low carb and sugar-free making it perfect for those who are following a keto diet!
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Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 2 servings
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp Swerve granulated sweetener
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp Lily’s baking chips optional

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • 2. Add the melted butter and mix well. Finally add the egg, vanilla and incorporate the wet ingredients into the batter. The mixture should form a cake batter consistency.
  • 3. Add Lily's sugar free chocolate chips if desired.
  • 4. Place the batter into two ramikens or small mugs. Tip: a coffee mug works well.
  • 5. Microwave on high for 90 seconds or bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees f in the oven.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g
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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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