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Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake

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This yummy low carb lemon mug cake is ready to eat in less that TWO minutes! Sugar free, gluten free, and keto friendly recipe.

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake - ready in less than two minutes! Sugar free recipe.

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This recipe is an amalgamation of two already on the site: my Hot Chocolate Mug Cake and the Lemon Muffins. It combines the zesty brightness of the muffins with the convenience of a mug cake! It's really filling, too!

How to Make a Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake

In a jug, melt some butter in a microwave. And yes I prefer to mix it in a jug first THEN cook it in a mug, but feel free to prepare it all in the mug!

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake - ready in less than two minutes! Sugar free recipe.

Add some lemon juice (fresh is best but bottled will be OK) A handheld lemon squeezer is great for this task!

Whisk in an egg, then add almond flour, sweetener (I like using golden Lakanto but any granular sweetener would work), baking powder, lemon zest (I use this Microplane zester!), and lemon extract. The extract is optional, but definitely adds a little lemony punch to the cake!

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake - ready in less than two minutes! Sugar free recipe.

Transfer the mixture to a small mug or cup.

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake - ready in less than two minutes! Sugar free recipe.

Microwave the cake batter for 1 – 1½ minutes in the mug, or until the center is cooked. And that's it! SO easy! You could also serve it with a swirl of whipped cream and a slice of lemon as shown here – but the cake is so soft, warm, and delicious, it doesn't really need it!

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake - ready in less than two minutes! Sugar free recipe.

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Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake

Low Carb Lemon Mug Cake

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

This yummy low carb lemon mug cake is ready to eat in less that TWO minutes! Sugar free, gluten free, and keto friendly recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a jug, melt the butter in a microwave.
  2. Add the lemon juice and whisk in an egg. Then add almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, lemon zest, and lemon extract (if using).
  3. Transfer the mixture to a small mug or cup and microwave the cake batter for 1½ minutes, or until the center is cooked.

Notes

5g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)

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Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size Whole recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 397Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 163mgSodium 77mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 5gFiber 5gSugar 1gProtein 13g

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debi m

Monday 10th of February 2020

400 calories??? I think not. I will find something else

Georgina

Monday 10th of February 2020

I'm interested why you are concerned about the calories. Most people on low carb and keto diets don't count them. Let me know which diet you are following!

Yolande Conradie

Thursday 19th of September 2019

What can I use to substitute the simple syrup?

Georgina

Thursday 19th of September 2019

Do you have a liquid sweetener that you like? Depending on the style you may have to experiment with the quantities to get the right sweetness.

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Wednesday 13th of September 2017

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