When you need your chocolate fix, you need it fast! This chocolate keto mug cake is the perfect quick treat that is ready in minutes. A moist, fudgy chocolate cake made in the microwave that comes out perfectly every time.
When you’re in the mood for chocolate cake, there is nothing better to satisfy your cravings quickly than this recipe.
you can whip up this single serving decadent chocolate dessert in just 10 minutes. And because the entire mug cake is made in a single mug, clean-up is as simple and effortless as the recipe itself!
Top it all off with some whipped cream, sugar-free ice cream, or another favorite topping to create the perfect quick keto treat.
How to make a keto mug cake
Step 1: Measure out all the ingredients.
Step 2: Add butter to a microwave-safe mug and heat on high until melted for about 30 seconds. Swirl the butter around the cup to lightly coat the edges.
Step 3: Add all the remaining ingredients (apart from any toppings). Mix well with a fork until fully combined.
Step 4: Place in microwave and cook on high for 45 seconds to a minute. The cake is done when it has risen and is set but still moist and fudgy.
Step 4: Top with your favorite low-carb toppings and serve.
Tips for making a moist and fudgy keto mug cake
It is key to keep an eye on your mug cake as it cooks in the microwave. Every microwave is different and will cook at various temperatures. Keep an eye out for when the cake has risen in the mug and is completely set. The cake will come out moist and fudgy with no effort at all!
When using cocoa powder and low-carb sweeteners, you must watch out for the bitterness that some sweeteners can bring out of the cocoa powder. I would not recommend using stevia in this recipe as it can make the mug cake taste more bitter. I find that xylitol or erythritol works well in this recipe.
Eat the cake right away!
You can store this mug cake in the fridge for a day or so if you absolutely want to, but there is really no point in doing it. Making a new one is almost as easy as re-heating one.
The cake will also set in the fridge and become denser and less fudgy so I highly recommend just eating it right away.
More healthy keto dessert recipes
I am a huge fan of healthy and easy desserts that taste great! Here are some of my favorite low-carb desserts and sweet snack recipes to try out:
You can also check out my roundup of 10 diabetic cookie recipes for more sweet treat inspiration.
When you’ve tried this chocolate keto mug cake recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!
Chocolate Keto Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
- 1 large egg (beaten)
- 2 tablespoons granulated xylitol or erythritol (avoid stevia due to bitterness)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- pinch sea salt
- Add butter to a microwave-safe mug and heat on high for about 30 seconds until melted. Swirl the butter around the cup to lightly coat the edges.
- Add all the remaining ingredients. Mix well with a fork until fully combined.
- Place in microwave and cook on high for 45 seconds to a minute. The cake is done when it has risen and is set but still moist and fudgy.
- Top with whipped cream or your favourite toppings and serve.