This keto mug cake is super easy to make and can be whipped up whenever you have that “I need something really sinful” craving!
And the best part is, when you use sugar free chocolate chips and almond flour you can have your mug cake without all the added carbs and sugar!
Keto Mug Cake
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!
With Russell Stover’s chocolate expertise, I was confident that using their sugar free chocolate chips in my low carb recipes would be a winning combination!
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 keto mug cake, I substituted:
- almond flour for flour
- Russell Stover sugar free chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips
- a natural, non-sugar sweetener for regular sugar
Super Easy Keto Mug Cake Dessert
Another thing that I love about this keto mug cake recipe besides the fact that it’s delightful and I can eat it, is that it’s super easy to make!
Just gather the ingredients, beat the egg, melt the butter, mix well and microwave it for 1 minute.
Tweaks To The Keto Mug Cake Recipe
Everybody has their own personal preferences to what they consider to be the perfect mug cake.
For example, I added peanut butter to my recipe because I absolutely love the chocolate & peanut butter combination.
However, you can omit the peanut butter or use a different type of nut butter like almond butter.
OR you can use the powdered peanut butter, which is way lower in fat.
Although the Keto diet in particular is very generous with how much fat you can eat per day, other low carb diets don’t encourage a lot of fat.
In addition, another tweak I might make next time is to add some chopped walnuts to this recipe.
It would give me that ‘chocolate chip cookies with walnuts’ experience.
Also, when I made my keto mug cake, I used a large mug.
After making it and eating it, I couldn’t finish it in one sitting.
Gotta say, it is pretty filling!
Then after calculating the nutrition information, I understood why I couldn’t finish it.
Divide Recipe Into 2 Mugs
Let’s just say the amount of calories and fat will make this recipe something that you can treat yourself on, but not on the regular.
Just make room for it in your plan and you’ll be good to go.
Needless to say, I would recommend dividing this recipe into 2 smaller mugs.
There are two benefits to this, you’ll consume less calories & fat and you can share the love!
BUT, with the fiber and sugar alcohol in this recipe, the net carbs come out to only 6 grams per serving.
Once you have all of the ingredients blended well and poured into your mug or mugs, you’ll only microwave it for 1 minute and it’s ready!
I sprinkled a few more sugar free chocolate chips on top of my mug cake when I took it out of the microwave.
How It Turned Out
Oh my gosh, it turned out heavenly!
It was the perfect cake consistency without feeling overly dense like some recipes are when using almond flour.
This keto mug cake was just like eating a hot, soft chocolate chip cookie with a spoon.
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, gave this recipe that extra wow factor!
And when you’re on a low carb, no starch, no sugar diet, getting that wow factor is a big deal!
Keto Mug Cake with Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
Keto Mug Cake with Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 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
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 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.
18 grams carbohydrates
6 net carbs
1.5 grams sugar
40 grams fat
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!