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18 Quick and Sweet Keto Mug Cakes

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When you need a quick, easy dessert but you’re on a low carb diet, keto mug cakes are perfect to try. I’m sharing multiple mug cake recipes here!

keto mug cake recipes

Are you trying to lose weight on a ketogenic diet? Then, you probably know that you need to watch your calories as well.

After all, they say “Calories in, Calories out”. You can’t eat an entire cake every day and expect to lose weight, right?

And having an entire cake lying around is a recipe for disaster. Especially when you’re craving cake.

So, what do you do when you really want some cake? Have a keto mug cake!

Keto mug cakes are great for portion control. And they’re super convenient.

So, you can satisfy your cravings as soon as they start. Before they lead to giant cravings.

To help you, I’ve compiled a list of mug cakes. They’re delicious, but best of all convenient.

To make these treats, you’ll need to make sure you have microwave-safe mugs. Or, some ramekins as some recipes call for them. You can get a set of heavy-duty ramekins here.

1. Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

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Do you dream of chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate? Then try this keto chocolate mug cake.

It’s moist, and chocolatey, and has a nice crust on top. Just as if you baked it in the oven.

But you don’t. You just combine all your ingredients in a mug and microwave for 1 minute.

And out pops delicious gooey cake. You won’t believe it’s keto.

To make this cake keto, you use almond flour. Almond flour has way less net carbs than regular flour.

It also has more fat, making it perfect for a keto diet. If you plan to do a lot of keto baking now, or during the holidays, be sure to stock up on some here.

Top your chocolate mug cake with a strawberry and some fresh cream. And enjoy a cup of tea.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 304
  • Fats: 26.6g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 11.3g

Recipe

2. Low Carb Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle Mug Cake

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Do you dream of Snickerdoodle cookies? Have this Snickerdoodle Mug Cake instead.

It’s much healthier for you. And since it has a whopping 27 grams of fat, it’s sure to keep you satiated … and away from any tempting Snickerdoodle cookies.

It’s also really cakey and fluffy. And has a nice cinnamon taste as the batter contains cinnamon, as does the topping.

To get that Snickerdoodle look and taste, you top it with granular erythritol sweetener. This is one of the best sweeteners on the market right now, and you can find it here.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 312
  • Fats: 27g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

3. Vanilla Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chip Keto Mug Cake

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Are you getting tired of eating bacon and eggs for breakfast? Then give this mug cake a try.

After all, who said you can’t have cake for breakfast? Especially when it’s good for you.

This mug cake has a ton of fat and a pretty decent amount of protein. So, you’ll feel full and not be tempted by the muffins at work.

Plus, it contains dark chocolate chips. Dark chocolate contains tons of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

To keep it keto, do make sure you don’t use regular sweetened dark chocolate chips. They’re packed with sugar and tons of carbs. Use stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips like this instead.

This keto mug cake is filled with chocolatey goodness and has the perfect texture for dunking. So dunk in some coffee or tea and enjoy the breakfast of champions.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 285
  • Fats: 20.2g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 14.1g

Recipe

4. Lemon Mug Cake

Lemon Mug Cake

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Do you like your desserts a bit more tart? Then, this lemon mug cake is a great option.

It’s crumbly and moist-just like “real” cake. And it’s bursting with lemon flavor.

While the sugary glaze provides a nice complement. It’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

You’ll also like that it contains only 195 calories. So, it makes for a nice light snack.

To keep it keto, you’ll need coconut flour as well as almond flour. Coconut flour is another low-carb flour that you’ll want to have on hand, not only for baking but for making pancakes as well.

And since coconut flour absorbs liquids pretty well, you only need a bit. If you’d like to get some, you can find some here.

Check out more keto almond flour recipes here.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 195
  • Fats: 13g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

Recipe

5. One Minute Chocolate Brownie

One Minute Chocolate Brownie

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Do you find chocolate brownies addictive? I sure do.

You can’t stop at just one, or even two. Before you know it, you’ve gobbled a whole pan.

That’s why I love this one-minute chocolate brownie. You get to have your brownie fix guilt-free.

This brownie is simply decadent. Perfect for a nice date night.

This recipe does call for Sukrin Gold Fiber Syrup. It’s a syrup that is low in net carbs that you can find here.

If you don’t have any on hand, you can use Swerve instead, and add an egg to your batter.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 101
  • Fats: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 8g
  • Protein: 1g

Recipe

6. 2 Minute KETO Chocolate Mug Cake

2 Minute KETO Chocolate

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Here’s another chocolate mug cake. You can never have too much chocolate, right?

It’s yummy and has a nice firm texture. Perfect if you don’t like your chocolate cake gooey.

And it’s not too sweet. So, a nice low carb ice cream would be the perfect complement.

Do keep in mind that it’s pretty high in calories. So, if you’re counting calories, you may want to eat to split it with someone else.

Just like this keto mug cake, these sweet keto fat bombs are full of fat as well!

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 507
  • Fats: 51g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

7. Coffee

Coffee Mug Cake

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Are you looking for a simple mug cake to have with your morning coffee? Give this coffee mug cake a try!

It’s nice and moist on the inside. And it has a beautiful cinnamon streusel topping on the top.

After tasting this mug cake, you’ll want to have it for breakfast every day. And why not?

It contains enough protein and fat to keep you in ketosis. And it provides 16% of your daily fiber needs.

It’s also pretty delicious. Isn’t that a good enough excuse to have cake for breakfast?

Now, this mug cake is non-vegan. But, making it vegan is pretty easy- just replace the egg with a flax egg instead.

If you love eating cakes for breakfast, try this low carb microwave peanut butter cake. It takes 10 minutes to make!

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 267
  • Fats: 19g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

8. Birthday Cake in Minutes

Birthday Cake in Minutes

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Birthdays are a great excuse for some birthday cake. But, the leftovers can be pretty tempting.

Even more tempting when you are trying to lose weight. So, should you just skip the birthday cake entirely?

No! Have a birthday mug cake instead.

This two-layer vanilla cake is pretty yummy. Topped with a buttercream frosting, it’s great just the way it is.

To make the frosting, simply mix your softened butter, vanilla extract, almond milk, and some powdered sweetener.

I recommend Swerve sweetener because it doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste that some other sweeteners have.

To decorate the cake, top with some nice sugar-free chocolate chips. Or, just add some caramel sauce. Yum.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 132
  • Fats: 11.1g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Protein: 5.2g

Recipe

9. Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Keto

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With the arrival of fall come thoughts of Thanksgiving. And pumpkin… lots of it.

So what can you do with all that pumpkin? Make pumpkin pie mug cake, keto style of course!

This pumpkin pie keto mug cake looks and tastes like pumpkin cake. In miniature form.

It has a nice browned crust on the outside. And a crumbly cake texture on the inside. All topped with a beautiful cream cheese frosting.

And the pumpkin spice and pumpkin puree add a nice pumpkin flavor. Besides being yummy, this cake is nutritious too.

It provides almost 45% of your daily Vitamin A needs. Perfect for keeping your peepers healthy.

So, pass the cake, please!

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 157
  • Fats: 10.8g
  • Net Carbs: 3.8g
  • Protein: 8.9g

Recipe

10. Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Mug Cake

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What’s better than pecan pie? Pecan Pie Mug Cake!

This cake recipe is genius. It’s like eating pecan pie-in in the form of a cake.

It’s moist and crumbly. And the pecan pie topping is heavenly.

To make the topping, you’ll need to chop some pecans. You can do this with a knife, but to save your fingers, you can easily chop them in this budget-friendly food processor.

You’ll feel pretty good eating this pecan pie mug cake. It contains tons of fat, protein, and fiber.

So, it’s sure to keep you nice and satiated. And away from those chocolate cookies that are calling your name!

Speaking of cookies, check out these low carb doughnut cookies with chocolate!

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 409
  • Fats: 25.2g
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 23.9g

Recipe

11. Microwave Cheesecake

Microwave Cheesecake

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Do you have a hankering for some cheesecake? Make some in a microwave!

Yes, you can make it in a mug. And it takes only 7 minutes.

And this microwave cheesecake does not disappoint. It’s yummy and creamy.

You can definitely make do with this when you don’t have time to make a “real” cheesecake.

It’s also low in calories. Perfect if you’re watching your waistline.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 204
  • Fats: 15g
  • Net Carbs: 4.4g
  • Protein: 12g

Recipe

12. Blueberry

Blueberry Mug Cake

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I love snacking on blueberries when I’m craving something sweet. They’re low carb and packed with antioxidants.

But, let’s face it. Sometimes you want something more to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This blueberry mug cake is perfect for just that. It’s nice and fluffy and packed with blueberries.

With some granular erythritol sweetener for some extra sweetness. It’s perfect for snacking on, or having as a tasty breakfast.

Speaking of snacks, check out these keto chip recipes here. Here is another keto blueberry mug cake.

Bon appetit!

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 361
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

13. 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

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There are easy mug cakes. And there are super easy mug cakes.

This is a super easy one. All you need are 3 ingredients: creamy unsalted peanut butter, granular stevia, and one egg.

Yes. That’s it!

Mix everything in a large mug and microwave for about 1 minute. Out comes soft, fluffy, peanut-buttery cake.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 318
  • Fats: 25g
  • Net Carbs: 6g
  • Protein: 15g

Recipe

14. Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice Keto Mug Cake

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Here’s another pumpkin spice keto mug cake for you. It’s pumpkin season- and you’ve got to use up all that yummy pumpkin, right?

Now, for this pumpkin spice keto mug cake, you won’t be using any frosting. So, it’s perfect if you like cakes without frosting.

It’s packed with lots of pumpkin spice. Perfect if you love it spicy as I do.

Top with a dollop of heavy cream to balance out the spiciness. It’s sure to warm up your tummy.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 439
  • Fats: 11g
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Protein: 10g

Recipe

15. Lemon

Lemon Mug Cake

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Are you looking for the perfect date night dessert? Then, you’ve got to try this!

It’s super elegant – a lemony cake topped with an almond frosting and some sliced almonds.

It’s simply a party in your mouth. The crunchy almonds provide the perfect contrast to the moist cake.

And since it contains only 195 calories a serving, you can always have seconds.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 195
  • Fats: 18g
  • Net Carbs: 2.5g
  • Protein: 4.5g

Recipe

16. Raspberry Cream Cheese

Raspberry Cream Cheese Mug Cupcake

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This is another spectacular mug cake. Great for date night, or frankly, any night at all.

It has a creamy and cakey texture. And it tastes marvelous, thanks to the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and raspberries.

Topped with a vanilla frosting and fresh raspberries on top. It’s sure to delight your taste buds.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 548
  • Fats: 51g
  • Net Carbs: 5.8g
  • Protein: 14.8g

Recipe

17. Low Carb Hot Chocolate

Low Carb Hot Chocolate

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On those cold winter nights, there’s nothing better than warming up with a nice mug of hot chocolate.

Or hot chocolate mug cake! That’s right- it’s not a typo.

This mug cake is nice and moist. And chocolatey. With a marshmallow on top.

Now, marshmallows are packed with sugar. So, to keep it keto, you use low carb marshmallows which you can buy here.

Besides being yummy, this mug cake is super healthy for you too. One serving provides a whopping 92% of your daily fiber needs. Here is another chocolate mug cake you might like.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 391
  • Fats: 30g
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 13g

Recipe

18. Cinnamon Apple Pie

Cinnamon Apple Pie

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Thanksgiving is coming up. The perfect time for cinnamon apple pie.

Now, everyone around you may be eating cinnamon apple pie. But you don’t need to deprive yourself just because you’re on a keto diet.

Just make this cinnamon apple pie keto mug cake instead. It has all the flavors of cinnamon apple pie in a beautiful cakey form- and with only 4.9 grams of net carbs.

Now, this cake does contain a bit of apple. But if you prefer not to use any apple, you can try a bit of this apple flavoring instead.

Per Mug Cake:

  • Calories: 158
  • Fats: 10.3g
  • Net Carbs: 4.9g
  • Protein: 8.7g

Recipe

Conclusion

Hopefully, I’ve convinced you that you can have your cake, and eat it too. All on a keto diet. Enjoy!

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Clary

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

Thank you for including my chocolate mug cake recipe! ~Clary :)

Karo Tries

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

No problem, I love your blog, Clary!