Who loves not having to share their desserts? This Almond Flour Mug Cake is meant to be enjoyed - just by you! The ENTIRE cake has less than 6 net grams of carbs and is ready in just three minutes of time! It's time to treat yourself - without any of the guilt.
Making a keto mug cake is literally one of my favorite treats. Knowing that I don't have to turn on the oven and can rely on the microwave to make a moist and delicious cake makes me super happy as a mom. We all know that sugar cravings can be hard to ignore, and it's frustrating to think that all our healthy eating and hard work goes out the door when we want to eat desserts.
But this is why I'm obsessed over the net carbs in this cake and the ease of making it. It keeps me on my low carb diet while still being gluten-free. If I'm dreaming, don't wake me.
I've dabbled in other mug cake recipes as well (because - cake!) so be sure to check out my Keto Lemon Mug Cake, my Keto Cinnamon Mug Cake, and this Keto Coconut Flour Mug Cake as well. Because when those chocolate cravings hit, a spoon and a mug (or ramekin) are all you need.
Butter - Make sure that the butter is very soft to be able to be used correctly in this recipe.
Almond flour - Adding the almond flour creates a nutty flavor that everyone will love.
Egg - The egg is the perfect binding agent that gives a boost of protein.
Sour cream - To keep the mug cake moist, adding a dollop of sour cream is a great idea.
Joy Filled Eats Sweetener - This is my go-to sweetener for all my baking recipes. Find the recipe here.
Baking powder - A pinch of baking powder helps make the cake fluffy.
Vanilla - Vanilla extract is always a great flavor enhancer.
Salt - Just a pinch goes a long way.
How To Make Almond Flour Mug Cake
You'll going to love how perfect this easy dessert recipe is for portion control (plus just two easy instructions needed to make it!)
Step One: Add all the ingredients together into a microwave-safe mug and stir until the cake batter is smooth.
Step Two: Put in the microwave for a cooking time of 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Cocoa powder - If you want to add a dark color or a chocolate flavor, a spoonful of cocoa powder will do the trick.
Coconut oil - In place of the butter, you can add a tablespoon or so of coconut oil.
Nuts - Adding crushed pecans and walnuts on top make the perfect crunch.
Chocolate chips - It will change the carbs, but adding some sugar free mini chocolate chips sounds great.
Whipped cream - Don't forget that you can add sugar free whipped cream right on top! (or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream, too).
Can I bake a mug cake in the oven?
Sure! The almond flour mug cake is about the size of a large cupcake so it will take about the same time to bake. About 25 minutes at 350.
How hard is it to change up the flavor of mug cake?
Not hard at all. You can easily make a keto chocolate mug cake just by adding in some cocoa powder. If you're wanting a lemon flavor, you can add some lemon zest to the mug, too. Simple additions in a cake this size make a flavorful impact.
Are microwave mug cakes safe?
You bet! Just follow the directions and make sure that you're using a microwave-safe mug. You're going through the heating process to be sure that you're getting the flour to the optimal temperature while also cooking the egg all the way through, too.
Can you reheat a mug cake?
You can but you need to be careful that you don't reheat too much that you're going to overcook it. To reheat and soften the mug cake, all you need is about 10 seconds of time to warm it back up.
Do mug cakes need to be refrigerated?
If you have mug cake leftover, you can actually store it in the fridge covered or leave it out at room temperature for up to 1 day. If you do store the cake in the fridge, putting a lid or a cover over the top will help it from getting too chilled and then drying out.
To warm up and help moisten, heat up in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
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- 1 tablespoon butter very soft
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- tiny pinch salt
- Mix together all the ingredients in a large mug.
- Microwave for 1 minute 30 seconds.
one of the best GF recipes I've tried!!
OMG this is the BEST mug cake recipe yet! I think it's maybe the dollop of sour cream? SO good!!!
Sarah I. says
I love a good mug cake! I am the only one in my home that eats low carb, so single serving is perfect for me. I will try this one tonight for Valentine's Day 🙂 Thanks Taryn
Brilliant little cake that uses the almond meal left over from making my own almond milk. I added a blob of sugar free jam in the middle before microwaveing. This cake hits the spot!
Easy and delicious, this one is a keeper. I know I’m going to make it over and over again!
I love mug cakes! Such a quick and easy dessert that I don't have to share. This one was fantastic!
If not haaving sour cream on hands, could heavy cream+ some drops of lemon juice works as substitution?
I think so. Or Greek yogurt works.
What did you add for the photo? Jam and ice cream?
Yes, some sugar free strawberry jam and a scoop of coconut ice cream (https://joyfilledeats.com/pina-colada-ice-cream)
How long should i bake in oven/toaster oven? Living microwave free!
I talk about this in the blog post. About 20-25 minutes at 350.
If you want to skip the chocolate what calorie—- breakdown be?
This doesn't have chocolate factored into the calories.