If you’re on the lookout for a quick dessert, there’s nothing easier to prepare than a mug cake. Why? You just put the mixture in a mug or any similar small container. Afterward, simply place it in the microwave for a minute or two. Need any ideas? Here are 20 healthy 1 minute low carb keto mug cake recipes!
1. Gluten-Free Low-Carb Mug Cake
This recipe is enough to fill a large mug with cake, but there’s nothing wrong with dividing it into a couple of servings. Do you want to increase the fat content? Just apply a lot of full-fat cream!
Preparation takes a mere two minutes and the cooking is just a minute long. One serving packs 530 calories, 433 of which come from fat alone. There are 48.1g fat, 18.2g protein, and only 5.1g net carbs.
2. Chocolate Brownie Low-Carb Mug Cake
Craving for your favorite brownies but you don’t want the high carb content? Well, this is a low-carb recipe that’s also free from gluten. Instead of wheat flour, this mug cake uses almond flour and coconut flour.
As for chocolate flavor? You’ve got unsweetened cocoa powder and Lindt Excellence 90% Cocoa that’s been chopped into smaller pieces. The recipe is good for two servings, with each one having 230 calories, 23g fat, 6g protein, and just 3g net carbs.
3. Keto Berry Mug Cake
How about some berries for your next low-carb mug cake? Apart from sugar-free vanilla extract, this berry mug cake has liquid stevia, extra virgin coconut oil, and some berries. It’s up to you whether you want fresh or frozen berries — or even mixed berries!
If you don’t want any nuts, you can replace the almond flour with a tablespoon of coconut flour. You can also add heavy whipped cream or full-fat yogurt. Every serving has 28.6g fat, 12.1g protein, and 4.5g net carbs.
4. Nutritious Mug Cake
Here’s a ketogenic mug cake recipe that’s truly amazing in terms of nutrition. Each serving contains 282 calories, 17g fat, and 31g protein. What about the net carbs? Well, it only amounts to half a gram! That’s a fantastic amount for anyone practicing a keto or even paleo diet.
You’ll need a scoop of protein powder, almond milk, baking powder, butter, and pink salt. Simply combine these ingredients in a sizable mug. Use a fork to get rid of any lumps before you put the mug in the microwave for a minute or two.
5. Keto Birthday Cake in Minutes
Here’s a quick yet effective way to prepare a cake for a dear friend during his or her birthday. In under seven minutes, you’ll have a lovely serving that contains 132 calories, 11.1g fat, 5.2g protein, and just 4.1g net carbs.
The overall time necessary to microwave this mug cake could take two minutes, but that could be reduced to just 90 seconds if you’ve got a great microwave. Likewise, it’s up to you whether you’d like some icing on this birthday cake or not.
6. Keto Cinnamon Roll in a Mug
This is a gluten-free, low-carb, and grain-free cinnamon mug cake recipe. Preparing and cooking take only three minutes. To accomplish the cinnamon roll, you’ll need almond flour, baking powder, melted butter, an egg, a tablespoon of cinnamon, and Lakanto Classic.
One serving has a whopping 599 calories, 57.2g fat, 14.4g protein, and 6g net carbs. The first step involves melting the butter in a mug or a small dish. Afterward, you add the other ingredients and place the mixture on the microwave for a minute and a half.
7. Low-Carb Matcha Mug Cake
It’s not all about chocolate and berries. Here, we’ve got a ketogenic mug cake for the matcha lovers. We highly recommend getting a high-quality bowl and bamboo whisk. Otherwise, you might achieve a satisfyingly smooth matcha paste base.
You can use any type of milk, especially if it’s plain and unsweetened. As for the stevia sweetener, it’s up to you how much you add. Microwaving this could take up to two minutes, but the result is definitely worth it.
8. Green Tea Mug Cake
Of course, we’re not done with providing mug cake recipes that use green tea. For this variant, you’ll need coconut milk, erythritol, baking powder, almond flour, green tea protein powder, and an egg.
What do you need to do? Just mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Next, combine the wet ingredients using a mixer. Place them all in a mug. Lastly, microwave the mixture for at least 60 seconds. Each serving has 321.5 calories, 23.57g fat, 24g protein, and just 1.25g net carbs.
9. Healthy 1-Minute Low-Carb Vanilla Mug Cake
Here’s a vanilla mug cake recipe for those who want a truly fluffy and moist dessert. This is a great choice since it’s free of sugar, gluten, and grain. It’s not necessary, but you have the option to add chocolate chip toppings as well.
You can use an oven, but it’s much quicker with a microwave. Once you’ve picked a bowl, make it greasy first using cooking spray. Only then can you place the coconut flour, granulated sweetener, baking powder, and protein powder.
10. One-Minute Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
This recipe has a pretty interesting ingredient: instant coffee grounds. Apart from that, the other ingredients are quite standard for a low-carb dessert: coconut flour, almond flour, butter, egg, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and sour cream.
As for the container, you don’t really need a mug. Another decent container is a ramekin. This is good for two servings, with each one packing 266 calories, 21.5g fat, 6.9g protein, and only 5.1g net carbs.
11. Keto Mug Cake
How about a recipe that only requires 30 seconds of microwaving? You can put the mixture in the microwave for half a minute, but experimentation is recommended. Try increasing the time by 10 or 15 seconds next time.
Ideally, you’ll find the right amount of tenderness for this chocolate mug cake. You can wait for the mug cake to become firm, but we believe that it’s best to consume it as quickly as possible. After all, it is such a delectable treat!
12. Cinnamon Keto Mug Cake
Now, let’s discuss the second way to create a low-carb cinnamon mug cake! This single-serve dessert packs 333 calories, 28.6g fat, 11.8g protein, and only 3.9g net carbs. There are also decent amounts of magnesium and potassium here!
This recipe requires just seven ingredients, but you can also include liquid stevia. Likewise, the topping can be in the form of a whipped cream. If you don’t want that, coconut cream and a bit of cinnamon work as well.
13. Keto Lava Cake
We can’t get enough of chocolate lava cake, so it’s pretty much a blessing that there’s a ketogenic variant! This mixture only needs to be placed in the microwave for a minute. But if you think that the upper portion, you can place it back there for 10 seconds at a time.
Also, remember to whisk the cocoa powder and erythritol well to ensure that no clumps will appear. This keto lava cake recipe creates one serving and contains 173 calories, 13g fat, 8g protein, and 4g net carbs.
14. One-Minute Blueberry Muffin
Of course, we won’t allow blueberry muffin to be left out on this list. This low-carb recipe is influenced by the blueberry muffin you can order at Starbucks. The difference is that this mug cake is a high-protein and vegan-friendly variant.
First, combine the coconut, almond and oat flour along with the baking powder, cinnamon, and granulated sweetener. Next, include the banana, egg, and dairy-free milk. Mix the ingredients well before adding the blueberries. You only need at least 50 seconds to microwave this mug cake!
15. Cinnamon Flaxseed Low-Carb Muffin in a Mug
Up for an incredibly light and fluffy mug cake? Well, our third cinnamon recipe takes just three minutes to cook and prepare. In this short span of time, you’ll get two servings. Each one has 214 calories, 19g fat, 6g protein, and a mere 2g net carbs.
Microwaving usually takes between 90 and 120 seconds. If you only have an oven, it’s best to place the mixture there for at least 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, the ramekin or mug should be safe for use in an oven!
16. Snickerdoodle Mug Cake
Aren’t you glad we included a low-carb snickerdoodle recipe here? In just seven minutes, you’ll have two mug cakes. Every serving contains 323 calories, 265 of which are from fat! There are 29.4g fat, 8.2g protein, and 5g net carbs.
Making the snickerdoodle filling is as easy as mixing the sweetener and the cinnamon together. As for the mug cakes themselves, it’s best to put the microwave setting on high. Place the mixture for a minute and let it turn a bit puffy.
17. Raspberry Cream Cheese Mug Cupcake
This is arguably one of the best recipes out here. One serving packs 548 calories, 51g fat,14.8g protein, and only 5.8g net carbs. It’s creamy and very delicious — thanks to the cream cheese, softened butter, and vanilla extract. Do note that the frosting is good enough for four servings!
When you’re making the cupcake, the butter should be melted in the microwave for a couple of minutes. When the butter is a bit cool, you can include the egg and whisk them well. Also, remember to let this mug cake firm up for five minutes.
18. Keto Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake
How about a mug cake recipe using both lemon and frozen wild blueberries? One notable thing about this is how it makes five servings instead of the usual single or double-serving recipe. Plus, each serving packs 259 calories, 7.20g protein, 20.99g fat, and 5.57g net carbs.
There’s a total of 11 ingredients here to amplify the flavor. You’ve got the lemon extract, stevia, coconut milk, and coconut oil. If you don’t have any coconut oil, you can replace it with avocado oil.
19. One-Minute Sugar-Free Chocolate Mug Cake
We’re not going to run out of chocolate mug cake variants, simply because they are irresistible! This is a dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free recipe that manages to deliver the classic chocolate taste. We’re sure you’ll be making this time and time again.
Preparation and cooking take just a minute each for a mere total of two minutes. Each serving has 230 calories, 17.6g fat, 11.9g protein, and only 4.5g net carbs. Depending on your microwave, the total cooking time could be extended by 20 seconds.
20. One-Minute Chocolate Brownie in a Mug Cake
Finally, this is another take on the classic chocolate mug cake. This recipe provides two servings, with each one having 101 calories, more than half of which come from fat. There are 6g fat, 1g protein, and 4g net carbs.
If you don’t want to put in fiber syrup, a granulated sweetener is a good replacement. However, you’d need to add an egg as well. Lastly, the heavy whipped cream is an optional topping.
There you have it! We’ve gathered 20 varying ways to prepare ketogenic mug cakes. Whether you want vanilla, cinnamon, blueberry, raspberry, or chocolate, we’ve got them. Plus, all of them take more or less a minute to microwave — there’s no reason why you won’t try them! If you have any questions, feel free to send us a comment.