Keto mug cake with chocolate

Keto mug cake with chocolate

Grab your favorite mug and whip up these super quick and easy lip-smacking keto mug cakes with a robust chocolate taste. A gluten and dairy-free treat, ready in 5 minutes! No microwave? No problem. You can bake them in the oven as well.

Keto mug cake with chocolate

Grab your favorite mug and whip up these super quick and easy lip-smacking keto mug cakes with a robust chocolate taste. A gluten and dairy-free treat, ready in 5 minutes! No microwave? No problem. You can bake them in the oven as well.
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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp almond flour or hazelnut flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp 4 tbsp granulated erythritol
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 pinches 2 pinches salt
  • 2 2 egg, beateneggs, beaten
  • 3 tbsp 3 tbsp melted coconut oil or butter
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp coconut oil or butter for greasing the mugs
  • ½ oz. (123 tbsp) 14 g (25 ml) coarsely chopped sugar-free dark chocolate (look for stevia, erythritol, and/or monk fruit in the ingredients)
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Microwave (7 minutes)

  1. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add eggs, melted coconut oil or butter, and chocolate. Mix until smooth.
  2. Equally divide batter into four, well-greased coffee mugs or microwave-safe ramekins.
  3. Microwave on high for 1-1 ½ minutes (700 watts). Remove and let the mug cakes cool for one minute.

Oven (20 minutes)

If you don’t want to use your microwave, you can bake the muffins in the oven. In fact, if you have the time, we recommend that you do. Microwaves vary in capacity and the results depend upon the size of your mug, etc.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Add eggs, melted coconut oil or butter, and chocolate. Mix until smooth.
  3. Place liners in a muffin pan, and fill them halfway.
  4. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until it’s springy to the touch when pressing gently in the middle.

Tip!

Keep in mind that the mug cakes will initially swell to double its size while baking in the microwave, then it will shrink. Fill the mug to a maximum of two-thirds. Special occasion? Whip up some keto buttercream and pipe a nice rosette on top. These muffins can also be decorated with berries and whipped cream.

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91 comments

  1. Heidi Johnston
    I just made these and they were DELICIOUS!! I substituted the granulated erythritol with SUKRIN gold brown sugar substitute and used Lily's Dark Chocolate chips since I didn't have anything else. It was a nice afternoon treat. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Shirl Mitchell
    I love these! I did the muffin/oven method and I did not add the sugar free chocolate at all just because I did not have any and they are light, moist and delicious!
  3. Tania
    I've tried with coconout flower and just added one more egg. They were amazing!!!
  4. Tania
    I did... Just added one more egg and they were great!
  5. Maggie
    I wanted to make a hot sponge pudding for our desert ...I made us one each and they where amazing served with thick plain yoghurt and heavy cream ...going to try this recipe next time with ginger cake spices ...for a warming winter / Christmas pudding ...10/10 to the DD cookery team
  6. zoehunter98
    Can i use almond meal instead of almond flour for recipes? Apparently they’re the same thing but just making sure
    Reply: #57
  7. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can i use almond meal instead of almond flour for recipes? Apparently they’re the same thing but just making sure

    That may depend on the brand. Some almond meal is more coarsely ground and still has some of the tougher bits of skin. Some brands call almond flour almond meal instead. You want something that is very finely ground with no skin in it.

  8. Luise
    Hey peeps,
    I decided to try a spicy version of these so here’s what I did:

    Omit the chocolate and replace it with my favourite spices like cinnamon, cloves and ground ginger.
    Top with your favourite DD buttercream!

    What a hoot! Highly recommended xx

    Luise G
    [Trying to distract my mind from our fire-ridden Australia 🇦🇺 ]
    4/1/2020

    Reply: #63
  9. karenvbrooks
    hello do you microwave each mug separately for 1 and a half minutes, or all of them at the same time?
  10. Amy Urquhart
    I made these last night and they were beautiful IF you add more butter. Add more butter before cooking, like almost double it, and then add it afterwards. It makes a world of difference to its moisture and makes it so much more palatable. I did it with 90% dark chocolate and that was pretty strong, so maybe that made a difference, but ADD more butter!
  11. Sandra Dudley
    I halved the recipe and made two, one each for my husband and I for a speedy dessert the other day. Because it was a last-minute make, I didn’t have any chocolate or cocoa powder so instead I added about 5 fresh blueberries to each ramekin and microwaved 2mins each (one at a time), served with heavy whipping cream and hey presto, a dessert fit for company! Delicious...
  12. Angela
    These muffins taste great! I tried one fresh out of the oven. Love that they are only 2 carbs per serving. This will be one of my go to recipes. I may incorporate peanut butter next time, maybe some raspberries, whipped cream...the possibilities are endless!
  13. Cammy
    I love spicy muffins. Thanks for the tips. Thinking of y'all. Stay safe!
  14. Mandy
    This recipe is outstanding!
  15. Jay Cee
    Love it baked but will use butter from now on as the coconut taste is fairly overwhelming.
  16. juliya.lubin
    Does anyone know if the batter lasts in the fridge or do you have to use all of it immediately?
    Reply: #67
  17. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Does anyone know if the batter lasts in the fridge or do you have to use all of it immediately?

    If you wanted to make up the batter the night before, it should be fine in the fridge overnight!

  18. Julie
    These were fantastic!!! This is worthy of being called Keto Devil’s Food Kake. So satisfying! What’s great is compared to cake, you can just make a couple of servings and you won’t have a big leftover cake staring back at you saying “eat more”.
  19. Yuri Pereira Teixeira
    This recipe is PERFECT!
    Reply: #70
  20. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This recipe is PERFECT!

    Thank you for the feedback, glad you enjoyed this recipe so much!

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  22. iosipovdana
    I wasn't expecting to be able to make something so delicious in the such a short time and using the microwave oven! I had to leave them in for double the time, but they turned out perfect in texture.
    Reply: #74
  23. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I wasn't expecting to be able to make something so delicious in the such a short time and using the microwave oven! I had to leave them in for double the time, but they turned out perfect in texture.

    Microwave power can vary greatly and often require adjustments in cooking time.

  24. sweed99
    Delish! I made this for 2 (so half the recipe). I added a handful of walnut and 1 T mini choc chips, which melted and gave good flavor. Very easy to make and will be a new go to recipe for a quick dessert. Thanks!
    Reply: #76
  25. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Delish! I made this for 2 (so half the recipe). I added a handful of walnut and 1 T mini choc chips, which melted and gave good flavor. Very easy to make and will be a new go to recipe for a quick dessert. Thanks!

    Wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  26. Sandy Gilbertson
    So good!! And super simple. Just right when you need a quick treat.
  27. KellyB
    I made this and ate it with the Keto Buttercream with Cinnamon and it was so good it hit the spot!!!! I am so happy and will make this again for my next craving! I baked it in the oven...I've never really been a fan of microwave cooking. I didn't have a regular muffin, only mini's. I made 2 servings, which made 8 mini muffins.

    I'M TOTALLY SATISFIED!

    Reply: #80
  28. Kathleen
    I made these as my first foray into using erythritol. They were pretty good in the microwave but I think they're probably better in the oven.
    Reply: #81
  29. Kathleen
    KellyB: thanks for sharing the serving proportions for mini muffins. I think I'll try them that way next!

    I made this and ate it with the Keto Buttercream with Cinnamon and it was so good it hit the spot!!!! I am so happy and will make this again for my next craving! I baked it in the oven...I've never really been a fan of microwave cooking. I didn't have a regular muffin, only mini's. I made 2 servings, which made 8 mini muffins.
    I'M TOTALLY SATISFIED!

  30. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made these as my first foray into using erythritol. They were pretty good in the microwave but I think they're probably better in the oven.

    Glad you enjoyed it! Yes, it works well in the oven,too!

  31. Sarah
    These were delicious! I made them in the oven as per the recipe (used butter, not coconut oil) and used a few dark chocolate chips as that was what I had in the cupboard. They took about about 16 minutes to cook and were light, moist and very chocolatey. You would not guess that these were low-carb. Am making more tomorrow! Might add some orange zest...
    Reply: #83
  32. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    These were delicious! I made them in the oven as per the recipe (used butter, not coconut oil) and used a few dark chocolate chips as that was what I had in the cupboard. They took about about 16 minutes to cook and were light, moist and very chocolatey. You would not guess that these were low-carb. Am making more tomorrow! Might add some orange zest...

    Great! So glad you love the recipe!

  33. leahblackwell6
    Hi, If i make a batch. How long do they keep in the fridge?.
    Reply: #85
  34. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi, If i make a batch. How long do they keep in the fridge?.

    Most keto baked goods last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator.

  35. Theresa
    The best keto treat, especially warm! As I didn‘t find the sugar free dark chocolate with sweetener I replaced it with 100% dark chocolate (Lindt or M&S) and increased the amount of sweetener a bit. Even my boyfriend loves them and he is not eating keto. Could someone tell me how long the batter keeps in the fridge?
    Reply: #87
  36. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    The best keto treat, especially warm! As I didn‘t find the sugar free dark chocolate with sweetener I replaced it with 100% dark chocolate (Lindt or M&S) and increased the amount of sweetener a bit. Even my boyfriend loves them and he is not eating keto. Could someone tell me how long the batter keeps in the fridge?

    Covered, the batter should keep for up to 24 hrs. I am glad you both enjoyed this one!

  37. Jenni
    I've made this many times and do 12 in muffin trays - they freeze well - and what's best is you don't get left with craving for more - my friend and I find half a muffin each (slightly heated) with some raspberries and cream is just the perfect amount of yumminess after our evening meal.
    Love the other suggestions - omit chocolate, add other spices, coconut flour with extra egg - will try these next .... although I just love the recipe as is.
    Reply: #89
  38. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I've made this many times and do 12 in muffin trays - they freeze well - and what's best is you don't get left with craving for more - my friend and I find half a muffin each (slightly heated) with some raspberries and cream is just the perfect amount of yumminess after our evening meal.
    Love the other suggestions - omit chocolate, add other spices, coconut flour with extra egg - will try these next .... although I just love the recipe as is.

    I am so glad you love this one! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Laura
    I love this little cake! I use less sweeter (Swerve) and I don't put in the chopped chocolate. Sometimes I mix just a bit of softened cream cheese and add a drop of vanilla and Swerve and put a dollop on top of the cake. Yummy!!
    Reply: #91
  40. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I love this little cake! I use less sweeter (Swerve) and I don't put in the chopped chocolate. Sometimes I mix just a bit of softened cream cheese and add a drop of vanilla and Swerve and put a dollop on top of the cake. Yummy!!

    Sounds great!

  41. Angela Day
    I love these as is but tried another way and thought I'd share.

    Used ingredients above then poured into instant pot egg bites mold, 3/4 full. Covered mold with aluminum foil then pressure cooked on high for 10 minutes, 15 minutes natural release. Dusted lightly with erythritol powdered sugar. They turned out light, fluffy, & delish.

    Next time I'll use the 6 servings so as to fill all the mold cups. The 4 serving quantity filled 7 of the 8 cups (3/4 full).

    Reply: #93
  42. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I love these as is but tried another way and thought I'd share.
    Used ingredients above then poured into instant pot egg bites mold, 3/4 full. Covered mold with aluminum foil then pressure cooked on high for 10 minutes, 15 minutes natural release. Dusted lightly with erythritol powdered sugar. They turned out light, fluffy, & delish.
    Next time I'll use the 6 servings so as to fill all the mold cups. The 4 serving quantity filled 7 of the 8 cups (3/4 full).

    That's a great suggestion!

  43. Bel
    Lovely. BUT I had to halve the baking powder. I use an aluminium free, organic one and it tasted foul. 2nd time around, the recipe was good. I used butter - not coconut oil. Also the texture is way better when baked in the oven. Although I don't mind the microwave texture at all.
    Reply: #95
  44. Bel
    Lovely. BUT I had to halve the baking powder. I use an aluminium free, organic one and it tasted foul. 2nd time around, the recipe was good. I used butter - not coconut oil. Also the texture is way better when baked in the oven. Although I don't mind the microwave texture at all. Also, I cant use erythritol as it hurts my stomach, so we went with some added lemon rind, cinnamon and the kids put a tsp of honey on theirs.
    Reply: #96
  45. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Lovely. BUT I had to halve the baking powder. I use an aluminium free, organic one and it tasted foul. 2nd time around, the recipe was good. I used butter - not coconut oil. Also the texture is way better when baked in the oven. Although I don't mind the microwave texture at all. Also, I cant use erythritol as it hurts my stomach, so we went with some added lemon rind, cinnamon and the kids put a tsp of honey on theirs.

    Ingredients are important as you noted here. I am glad you were able to make it work for you and your family.

  46. Amanda
    Amanda
    1 minute ago
    Just made this in our van and it was the most decadent treat! Added a sprinkle of cinnamon on top and drizzled with coconut milk. Took way longer to prep and cook at a whopping 5 minutes than to devour it and that’s a good thing. Next time, we have decided we shall try melted coconut butter on top.
    Thank you SO much for such a fabulously delicious and simple keto healthy treat!
    Your huge fans that live in their van
  47. elizabeth
    Can you make these and store them in the fridge? If so for how long?
    Reply: #99
  48. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can you make these and store them in the fridge? If so for how long?

    Yes, they would be fine in the fridge for a few days.

  49. Hillary
    Love it! Add a bit of instant espresso to bring out the chocolate flavor in this desert.
  50. wplogin-069950e4-8c44-4746-b313-c64d42f92d54
    just tried these without the chocolate chips as I didn't have any - did in the microwave (800w) for 1min 30 and left for almost a minute before turning out. Lovely treat - need a little cream with them - didn't have any of that either (!)

    Will definitely do again.

    Reply: #102
  51. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    just tried these without the chocolate chips as I didn't have any - did in the microwave (800w) for 1min 30 and left for almost a minute before turning out. Lovely treat - need a little cream with them - didn't have any of that either (!)
    Will definitely do again.

    Great! Glad you enjoyed it!

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