This keto-friendly chocolate mug cake is a super delicious, low-carb treat that you can be enjoying in just one minute in the microwave!
I have a quick, gluten-free recipe for you today. It is ready in no time, and the clean-up is a breeze.
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If you have seen any of my other recipes, you know that I am a huge fan of all things quick and easy. What you may not know is that I have been trying to limit my carb intake lately. I haven’t begun a keto diet, just choosing to eat fewer carbs. The hardest part for me in doing this is satisfying my sweet tooth. That is my downfall every. single. time.
What I enjoy about this mug cake is that I get all the yummy goodness of chocolate cake but without crazy carbs and sugar.
Total Carbs: 13g
Net Carbs: 6g
Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cake
This dessert is perfect for when you want a single serving of chocolate cake.
1½ tbsp coconut flour
½ tsp baking powder
1¾ tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1½ tbsp sweetener, granulated
2 tbsp heavy cream
¼ tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp salt
Gather your ingredients and your small mixing bowls. To one of your bowls, add the coconut flour, baking powder, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Mix to combine.
Melt the butter in another bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add in the granulated sweetener and stir until it is completely dissolved. Crack in your egg, the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture. Whisk it well making sure everything is combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the flour mix and stir until thoroughly blended. Pour the blended mixture into a microwave-safe mug and microwave it on high for 1 minute. Homemade cake in one minute? Yes, please!
Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and serve while warm. Top with fresh berries, if desired.
For more than a single serving, double or triple the recipe as needed and mix in a larger bowl. When it comes time to microwave the chocolate cakes, for best results, microwave them one at a time.
For another fantastic gluten-free dessert, check out my Chocolate Cherry Brownies.
Trying to plan out your low-carb meal plan? This printable is a great way to organize and plan your low-carb journey by setting realistic expectations.
Other low-carb recipes to try:
Cauliflower Butternut Squash Gnocchi
Egg Roll in a Bowl
This chocolate mug cake is perfect for a low-carb snack or dessert.
Did you try this recipe for a gluten-free chocolate mug cake? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Low Carb Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1½ tbsp coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 1¾ tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1½ tbsp sweetener granulated
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp salt
- fresh berries optional
- Add coconut flour, baking powder, and unsweetened cocoa powder to small mixing bowl; combine.
- Melt butter in another small bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add granulated sweetener and stir until completely dissolved. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
- Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until thoroughly blended. Pour blended mixture into microwave-safe mug and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh berries, if desired.