1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

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This sugar free chocolate chip mug cake recipe is a super easy dessert to make and can be whipped up in just minutes for when you have that “I need something really sinful” sweet craving!

And the best part is, when you use sugar free chocolate chips and almond flour you can have your mug cake and eat it too! – Without all the added carbs and sugar!

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

Being that I follow a very low carb, no starch, no sugar diet, I’m always looking for ways I can get an occasional sweet fix without consuming starches or sugars.

Believe me when I tell you, this can be very challenging!

Don’t get me wrong, I love me some fruit and luckily, on my plan, I can eat up to 3 fruits a day.

However, there are those times when I just want something involving chocolate!!

Russell Stover Sugar Free Chocolate

Thank goodness for the wonderful invention of sugar free chocolate.

And God bless Russell Stover who has been crafting small batch, delicious chocolate for close to 100 years now!

Being a fan of chocolate chips my entire life, I was a tiny bit apprehensive to use sugar free chocolate chips.

However, I was willing to try it if it meant I could stay on my low carb diet while splurging at the same time!

Russell Stovers Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

Not only does Russell Stover offer Dark Chocolate & Semi-Sweet Style Baking Chips, but also, they offer sugar free chocolate candies too.

And they’re really good!

Try them for yourself and tell me if you can tell that they’re sugar free!

Needless to say, I keep my pantry stocked with a nice variety of their chocolates!

How Do You Satisfy A Sweet Tooth On A Keto Diet?

To satisfy your sweet tooth on a keto diet, you find ingredients you can use that work as great substitutions for carbs and sugars.

In this case with my chocolate chip mug cake recipe, I used these keto substitutes:

Another thing that I love about this easy chocolate chip mug cake recipe is that I can eat the whole cake!

I mean, seriously, there’s just something so satisfying about being able to say that.

Of course it’s a single serving dessert, so it’s easy to eat the whole thing AND you don’t have to share with anybody!

Whereas, if you were to make a whole batch of cookies, you’d be much more likely to overeat them.


Here are the simple ingredients for this Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe:

  • Almond Flour
  • Peanut Butter
  • Whole Egg
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
  • Artificial Sweetener
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter

Step-By-Step Directions

And here are the very simple steps for making this chocolate chip mug cake recipe.

Step 1: Beat Egg in Large Bowl

First, beat your egg.

Pretty self explanatory.

Step 2: Add Remaining Ingredients and Mix Well

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

Second, add all of the rest of the ingredients and mix until well blended.

Again, very simple to understand.

Step 3: Pour Batter into Coffee Mug

Mix batter well

Initially, when I made this recipe I poured all of the batter into one large, microwave-safe mug.

However, this recipe can be split into 2 servings and made in two small coffee mugs.

Trust me when I say that it’s very filling!

Step 4: Place Coffee Mug/Mugs in Microwave & Heat for 1 Minute

Cook in microwave for 1 minute

Finally, microwave chocolate chip mug cake for 1 to 2 minutes (keep an eye on it after 1 minute) or until it rises somewhat.

After that, use a toothpick inserted in the center of the mug cake to test that it is completely cooked through.

I sprinkled a few more sugar free chocolate chips on top of my chocolate chip mug cake when I took it out of the microwave.

Sugar Free Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe Substitutions

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

Everybody has their own personal preferences as to what they consider to be the perfect mug cake.

Therefore, here are some substitutions you can use to make it taste just the way you want it.

  • Instead of peanut butter, use:
    • Almond Butter
    • Seed Butter
    • Nut Butter
    • Powdered Peanut Butter
  • Add in chopped nuts
  • Omit the chocolate chips altogether for a vanilla mug cake
  • Substitute whole wheat flour for almond flour
  • Add in canned pumpkin for a pumpkin mug cake
  • Include ripe bananas as a topping or in the batter 

How It Turned Out

Oh my gosh, it turned out heavenly!

Honestly, it’s the best mug cake I’ve ever had!

Needless to say, it was the perfect, moist cake consistency without feeling overly dense like some recipes are when using almond flour.

As a matter of fact, it was just like eating a hot, soft, gooey chocolate chip cookie with a spoon.


AND, with the fiber and sugar alcohols in this recipe, it comes out to only 6 net carbs per serving and 11.5 grams of protein!

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

The sugar free chocolate chips melted just like normal chocolate chips and tasted amazing!

In addition, there was no sugar free aftertaste which is huge for me.

Honestly, it ruins it for me if it has a sugar free aftertaste.

So, the fact that it didn’t have that, gave this recipe that extra wow factor!

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

Because, when you’re on a low carb, no starch, no sugar diet, getting that wow factor is a big deal!

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

1-Minute Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe: Sugar Free

Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Recipe

Housewives of Frederick County
A delicious, hot, soft chocolate chip cookie in a mug using sugar free chocolate chips. Keto, Low Carb, No Sugar.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 398 kcal


  • ¼ cup Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter or nut butter of choice
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 2 tbsp Russell Stover Sugar Free Chocolate Baking Chips, Dark or Semi-Sweet
  • 1 packet Artificial Sweetener
  • tsp Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Butter, melted


  • In a large bowl, beat your egg.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Mix well with a large spoon until completely blended.
  • Pour batter into 1 large mug OR 2 small mugs.
  • Place in the microwave and heat for 1 minute or until mug cake is fully cooked through.


This recipe makes 2 servings.
Each serving contains:
398 calories
18 grams carbohydrates
6 net carbs
1.5 grams sugar
40 grams fat
11.5 grams protein
Keyword almond flour mug cake, chocolate chip mug cake, chocolate chip mug cake recipe, keto dessert, keto mug cake, low carb dessert, mug cake, russell stover, sugar free, sugar free chocolate

Let me know if you try this recipe and if you made any substitutions to it.

I’d love to hear how yours turns out!

Lastly, for more keto, low carb recipes, click on over to:

Keto Orange Creamsicle Jello Mousse

Easy Keto Squash Casserole

Low Carb Big Mac Salad

Almond Flour Mug Cake with Sugar Free Chocolate Chips

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