This warming chocolate mug cake is ready in less than three minutes! With hints of cinnamon, it's an ideal sweet treat that's low carb, sugar free, and keto friendly!
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I have such a soft spot for mug cakes! They can be prepared so quickly (usually with no mess!) and are ready to eat in just a few minutes. Warm, soft, yummy cake! I also think it's a great way to manage portion control – if you bake a whole big cake, you just *know* you're going to have more than one serving!
If you're unsure about some of the ingredients – don't be! Flaxseed meal is super low in carbs (but high in fiber!) and adds a nuttiness to the cake. The cake is sweetened with a sugar free syrup. You can either make your own simple syrup or it can be bought from somewhere like Netrition (I like the Da Vinci brand) and comes in loads of different flavors! I use the “plain” one here – and it has SO many uses! Just make sure you buy from their sugar free range.
Please note that an alternative sweetener like liquid stevia can be used instead, but the quantity will have to be reduced and additional water added to ensure a good consistency of the final cake.
How to Make a Low Carb Cinnamon Chocolate Mug Cake
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 tbs flaxseed meal
- 1 egg
- 1-2 tbs sugar free sweetening syrup, or simple syrup
- 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbs coconut oil
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking powder
- whipped cream, optional
- Add all the ingredients to a jug. Use a fork to whisk everything together.
- Transfer it to a small cup or mug, and microwave it for 1 minute on full power, or until the center of the cake is cooked through.
- Top with whipped cream, if using. Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!
5g net carbs per mug cake (whole recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 35gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 186mgSodium 317mgCarbohydrates 12gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 7gSugar 1.5gProtein 14g