Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake! With just over 5 minutes and a few ingredients, you can have a fudgy, chocolatey low carb mug cake made from start to finish. It’s perfect for when those occasional emergency chocolate cravings hit, and it’s gluten-free and sugar-free too.
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe
Beginning a low carb lifestyle can take some adjustment when you have a sweet tooth, but the good news is that you can still have a sweet treat every now and then. A chocolate mug cake is a satisfying solution, thanks to its soft and fudgy texture and decadent chocolate flavor.
It’s made with keto approved ingredients like almond flour and coconut flour, so you can feel satisfied knowing you made a nutritious choice.
Mixing butter and and egg into the batter keeps this chocolate mug cake tender. If you need to be mindful of dairy, you can make this mug cake dairy-free too. A dollop of keto whipped cream and a drizzle of sugar free chocolate sauce are tasty garnishes for your keto chocolate mug cake.
If you don’t need to eat keto, try this Gluten Free Mug Cake.
How to Make a Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
A few easy steps is all you need to make this mouthwatering low carb mug cake.
- Place butter and sweetener in a large microwaveable mug (10-14 oz.) or ramekin. Heat in the microwave until butter is melted, approximately 30 seconds.
- Add the egg and vanilla, and stir until combined.
- Add the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
- Stir until combined and no lumps remain.
- Microwave for 40-60 seconds or until risen and firm on the top.
- Serve warm with keto ice cream, keto whipped cream, or your favorite keto frosting.
These steps match the photos below, showing you have to make a keto chocolate mug cake. I’ve also included a video showing you how easy it is to make.
Tips for Making a Keto Mug Cake
- Don’t skimp on the baking powder. A keto mug cake needs a leavening agent, so baking powder is necessary to make your mug cake rise. Otherwise, you may end up with a spongy, flat disk instead of a fluffy, springy cake.
- Use a large mug and don’t fill it more than half to 2/3 full. You’ll avoid a mess and a mug cake that doesn’t set in the middle.
- You can make two servings by splitting your cake mug batter into two ramekins or mugs.
- Always start with the lowest necessary cooking time. You can add a few seconds at a time if needed until your mug cake is firm in the center, but don’t go over one minute. Keep in mind that the cook time may vary depending on the size of your mug and the model of your microwave.
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What can I substitute for dairy in this chocolate mug cake?
You can turn this keto mug cake into a dairy free dessert by switching out the butter for another vegan/dairy free butter of your choice. You could also try coconut oil, but keep in mind that it may change the texture slightly.
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