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The BEST Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

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Mug cakes are my go-to when I feel for something sweet. They take no more than 5 minutes to whip up and can be made in a variety of flavors depending on my mood. Of course, chocolate is my favorite. This Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe is in heavy rotation in my house, and I bet it will be in yours too.

It’s made in the microwave with just a few ingredients, some of which can be subtracted if you don’t have them on hand.

Because I try to limit sweeteners, flours, and too much heavy cream when I’m deep in keto to try and move the scale, I tend not to have desserts and snacks at the ready in my house. These ingredients, though keto, can actually lead to a stall in your progress and, if overdone, can even lead to you gaining weight while in ketosis.

They’re fine when you’re in keto maintenance mode and need to add fat to your diet, but always remember that if you’re doing the ket diet to lose weight, there’s no need to meet your fat macro. Allow your body to burn the fat you’re already carrying around instead of the excess fat you’re eating. You only need enough fat that will make you feel full.

I tend to make mug cakes when I’m intermittent fasting and have only eaten one meal for the day. A mug cake at the end of my eating window tends to round out my calories and gives me enough fat to keep me satiated so I won’t feel hungry and want to snack before bed.

Why I Love This Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Seriously, what’s not to love? This keto mug cake recipe is beyond easy to make and ready in under 5 minutes. It’s wonderfully moist and full of flavor.

I also love that you can add nuts, flavoring, and even sea salt to the top if you want for more bursts of flavor.

I’m pretty sure you’re gonna love this keto chocolate mug cake just as much, if not more, as I do! It’s also a great and quick snack to feed kids and grandkids. They won’t even notice that it’s not made with real sugar.

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Ingredients Needed to Make This Delicious Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

To make this mug cake, you will need the following ingredients:

The butter and heavy cream are crucial in this recipe to make your cake moist and delicious. You can use any keto sweetener you like; my preference in taste is the monk fruit sweetener.

You can use this recipe as your base for any keto mug cake, simply swap out the cocoa powder for almond flour or use 2 tbsp straight coconut flour instead. Then, you’ll want to add in your flavoring.

You can also swap the cocoa powder for your favorite protein powder for a protein-packed mug cake! Way to switch up the flavors and have a different cake every time.

Equipment Required For Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

All you’ll need for this beyond delicious keto chocolate mug cake is a mug and your microwave! Does it get any easier than that?

How to Make Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

The entire process is done in a microwave and ready in under 5 minutes all in.

  1. Melt butter in your mug in a microwave for several seconds. Add monk fruit sweetener and stir until completely dissolved. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
  2. Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  3. Add dry ingredients to your mug with the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.*
  4. Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!

What to Serve Keto Chocolate Mug Cake With

The sky is the limit here, my friend! I’ve served it here with fresh strawberries, but this will also be delicious, topped with the cream cheese filling from my Red Velvet Keto Waffle Whoopie Pie.

Feel like something different? Why not serve it alongside this scrumptious No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream?

Variations and Suggestions For Chocolate Keto Mug Cake

If you want to spruce up this chocolate mug cake, why not add in your favourite flavored extract. A few suggestions are:

  • orange
  • peppermint
  • cinnamon
  • raspberry/strawberry

You can also add more healthy fats by sprinkling some nuts on it. Walnuts and pecans would be excellent choices for this.

I would even go so far as saying you can add some shredded coconut to it too!

The possibilities with this keto chocolate mug cake go beyond your imagination.

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Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

A delicious single-serve dessert made quickly in a microwave.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 405kcal
Author: Iva Ursano

Ingredients

  • tsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt

Instructions

  • Melt butter in your mug in a microwave for several seconds. Add monk fruit sweetener and stir until completely dissolved. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
  • Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  • Add dry ingredients to your mug with the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.*
  • Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 258mg | Sodium: 883mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1378IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg

This recipe as is comes out at 6.1g net carbs. This is why I usually wait till the end of the day to have these, so I know what my carb count for the day is like. When I’m eating only one meal a day, I make sure to track my total carbs so I know if I can indulge in a treat like this keto chocolate mug cake.

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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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