keto chocolate mug cake

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Is there anything better than dessert? If you are following keto you might think that you can have dessert. That is where you are wrong. Whip together this Keto Chocolate Mug Cake. So easy to make, you can have a keto dessert in as little as 6 minutes. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 1


  • almond flour
  • ½ t. baking powder
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 unsalted butter
  • low carb sweetener of choice*
  • 1 egg
  • 2 heavy cream
  • ¼ t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ t. salt
  • Optional:
  • Fresh sliced strawberries to serve


  1. Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Melt butter in a small bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add low carb sweetener and stir until completely dissolved. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
  3. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until thoroughly blended. Pour blended mixture into mug or small microwave-safe container and microwave on high for 1 minute.**
  4. Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!
  5. *Nutritional information for recipe based on Swerve® brand granulated sweetener which reports zero net carbs because the ingredients do not affect blood sugar.
  6. **Actual cooking time will vary depending on individual unit. Check for doneness after 45 seconds. Do not overcook or the cake may become too dry.