A simple, delicious and healthy 2-minute chocolate mug cake recipe that is keto, paleo and family friendly. My kids, my hubby (and me!) love this sweet treat.
One of the easiest ways to elevate the quality of the food that you eat, is to make it from scratch. Whether you crave chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or blondies; making food with your own two hands is a powerful way to upgrade the quality of your ingredients and infuse the meal (or in this case, dessert) with love.
But, what if you are craving chocolate cake but only want one slice? Why, make mug cake of course (vanilla mug cake is also a delicious option!).
What Is Mug Cake?
Mug cake is a single serving of cake, made in a mug and cooked in the microwave.
People LOVE them because it’s an easy way to satisfy a sweet tooth without baking an entire cake. It’s also a fun way to enjoy a sweet treat, with relying on highly processed, store bought options.
How Do You Make a Mug Cake From Scratch?
It’s actually very easy to do.
Start by greasing a microwave-safe mug with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray. Be sure your mug holds at least 8 ounces of liquid, because the cake rises quite a bit when cooking and you don’t want the batter to spill over the cup.
Then add all of your ingredients to the cup and stir util you have a nice, rich cake batter.
Pop in the microwave and cook for about one minute or until the cake has set through and is springy on top. It’s seriously, just that easy.
What Make This Mug Cake Keto + Paleo Friendly?
Great question. Let’s take a look at the ingredients, that make this recipe keto and paleo friendly, shall we?
- Almond flour. Made from ground almonds and rich in health fat and protein, almond flour is low-carb and gluten and grain free.
- Cacao powder. Made from dried and un roasted cacao beans, cacao powder is less processed and therefor, a bit healthier than cocoa powder. BUT, either will make a delicious cake, so use what you have.
- Monk fruit. An all natural, zero-calorie sweetener that can be subbed in 1:1 with granulated sugar when baking. I have recently began experimenting with monk fruit and do like it BUT if you don’t have any on hand or prefer not to use it, try subbing in coconut sugar (or any granulated sugar you may have on hand).
Can I Make This Mug Cake Egg Free?
I tried making this cake with a chia egg and it did not work well for me, so I don’t recommend it. If however, any of you find a way to make this recipe with an egg, please share your tricks down in the comments below.
More Easy Recipes To Curb A Chocolate Craving:
Thanks so much for reading! You can watch the video down below and if you make this recipe I would love for you to give it a ★ rating below. And be sure to follow me on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and FaceBook for more healthy food inspiration!
2-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake (keto + paleo friendly!)
- 3 tablespoons almond flour, extra fine
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons monk fruit*
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips, optional
- Grease an 8-ounce mug with coconut oil, butter or cooking spray and set aside.
- Combine all ingredients in a small spouted cup and mix until you have a nice, rich cake batter.
- Transfer batter into prepared mug.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top and cook in the microwave for one minute or until set through and springy on top. All microwaves will vary a bit.
- Enjoy as is, or top with whipped cream and fresh berries.