Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake – flourless, gluten and sugar free low-carb mug cake, made with simple ingredients and baked in the microwave or oven. 

Keto mug cake in ramekin

If you wonder what sweets you can have on Keto, you’ve come to the right place. Besides this mug cake recipe, at the end pf the post you’ll find a list with more Keto friendly desserts. This mug cake has been highly requested by readers, ever since I shared my Keto Chocolate Cake Recipe last year, and it took me a while to make it.

This is the best Keto mug cake with chocolate I’ve ever made and it tastes just like brownie.

Keto Mug Cake With coconut flour

Initially I really wanted to make this chocolate Keto mug cake with almond flour, but no matter what I did the cake was too dense and dry. Ingredients used are very basic for low-carb lifestyle – almond flour, sweetener, coconut oil, cocoa powder, egg and milk.

Low-carb chocolate mug cake in a white ramekin

Keto mug cake baked in the oven

Another important thing here was I wanted to test the recipe in both the microwave and the oven. A lot of my readers do not use a microwave (for various reasons) and were interested in a Keto mug cake that can bake in the oven, of course for how long and at what temperature is a big deal, as these mini cakes can overcook quickly. We want the consistency of a soft baked, cake, with soft middle (almost like a lava cake), because this is what a good mug cake looks like. Overly dry and dense cakes are not as pleasant to consume.

What ingredients do you need to make this low carb chocolate mug cake?

  • egg
  • sweetener – I used erythritol
  • vanilla extract (optional)
  • almond milk or another low-carb, non-dairy milk
  • coconut flour
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • coconut oil (melted butter can be substituted, but the cake is more moist with coconut oil)
  • sugar-free dark chocolate chips (optional)

Keto chocolate mug cake in porcelain ramekin

Is cocoa powder Keto friendly?

As long as you use good quality, unsweetened cocoa powder, the answer is yes, it is Keto friendly and could be used in many low-carb recipes.

What is a Keto friendly chocolate?

You may already know that you can have certain types of chocolate when on Keto. My suggestion is to be cautious with chocolate, because even Stevia sweetened chocolates contain carbs, that can add to your daily intake.

Look for high-cacao dark chocolate, that is either sweetened with Stevia, erythritol or chicory root. These chocolates usually have a great fat and fiber content. Most milk chocolates, even when made with dairy-free milk and naturally sweetened have higher carb count than dark chocolates.

Some good options are : Lilly’s Dark Chocolate Bar, Trader Joe’s Stevia Sweetened Chocolate Bar, Endangered Species 88% Dark Chocolate and Lindt 90% Dark Chocolate (a little too dark for me).

There are certain types of sugar-free baking dark chocolates, that can be used in low-carb recipes. You can get them from brands like Ghirardelli, Baker’s or Thrive Market Brand.

Keto mug cake in ramekin with a spoon

How to make a Keto chocolate cake in a mug?

  1. Grease a ramekin (I use 14 oz ramekins) with coconut oil or butter spray.
  2. If you are baking in the oven, preheat oven to 2350 F.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the egg, almond milk, salt, sweetener and vanilla.
  4. Add in the sifter cocoa powder, baking powder and coconut flour. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the melted coconut oil and stir to incorporate.
  6. Chocolate chips are optional – you can either stir them in the batter or just add them on top.
  7. Microwave on high for 60-70 seconds, until the edges are set, but the middle of the cake is still soft. Or bake in the oven at 350 F for 12-15 minutes until the edges ate baked and the middle is still a little soft.
  8. Let the cake cool for 5 min and serve. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

More low-carb, Keto dessert recipes:

Keto Recipes From Cooking LSL >> HERE

 

Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Easy Keto Chocolate Mug Cake - flourless, gluten and sugar free low-carb mug cake, made with simple ingredients and baked in the microwave or oven.
KETO CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE IN WHITE RAMEKIN
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Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips — optional

Instructions

  1. Grease a ramekin (I use 14 oz ramekins) with coconut oil or butter spray.Â
  2. If you are baking in the oven, preheat oven to 2350 F.
  3. In a bowl whisk together the egg, almond milk, salt, sweetener and vanilla.
  4. Add in the sifter cocoa powder, baking powder and coconut flour. Stir to combine.
  5. Add the melted coconut oil and stir to incorporate.
  6. Chocolate chips are optional - you can either stir them in the batter or just add them on top.
  7. Microwave on high for 60-70 seconds, until the edges are set, but the middle of the cake is still soft. Or bake in the oven at 350 F for 12-15 minutes until the edges ate baked and the middle is still a little soft.
  8. Let the cake cool for 5 min and serve. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  9. Grease a ramekin (I use 14 oz ramekins) with coconut oil or butter spray.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs 4 g per cake

Nutrition Information

Calories: 230, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 163mg, Sodium: 98mg, Potassium: 143mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 240%, Calcium: 43%, Iron: 1.5%