This delicious keto chocolate mug cake is the perfect size for one. This individual keto mug cake is made with coconut flour, cocoa, and Swerve sweetener. Ready in one minute. Contains only 6 grams net carbs.
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Welcome to My Kitchen Serenity! Thank you for visiting! I’m excited to share with you this Keto Chocolate Mug Cake recipe! Why? Because it’s a quick & easy, moist, sweet, rich chocolate treat that’s ready in a flash.
We love sweets at our house! So why not have a sweet treat that’s low carb and keto friendly like this one!
I love this quick and easy low carb dessert. It’s the perfect single-serving dessert when your sweet tooth needs something sweet and chocolatey NOW.
Because this recipe uses coconut flour, it has a wonderful cake-like texture. Unlike almond flour, which can have a grainy “cornbread” texture.
This easy keto dessert contains 9 ingredients, which you probably already have most on hand. The recipe uses Swerve sweetener. What is Swerve? Swerve is a natural sweetener; the main ingredient is erythritol.
According to the Swerve website, “Swerve is a delicious natural sweetener that measures cup-for-cup just like sugar! Swerve is made from ingredients found in select fruits and starchy root vegetables, and contains no artificial ingredients, preservatives or flavors. It’s zero-calorie, non-glycemic and safe for those living with diabetes, since it has no effect on blood glucose or insulin levels. Swerve provides excellent baking and cooking functionality – it can even brown and caramelize!”
I discovered Swerve a couple years ago and I always have some on hand. I’ve used it for baking and also in my coffee. Since it measures cup for cup just like sugar, it’s very convenient as there are no conversions to figure out before baking.
Is Swerve Keto Friendly?
The ingredients in Swerve do not affect blood sugar, so the carbohydrates it contains are considered non-impact. Because Swerve is non-glycemic, it is the perfect sweetener to use in Ketogenic recipes.
- add a few chopped nuts to the batter
- sprinkle sugar-free chocolate chips on to
- add a dollop of whipped cream or whipped coconut cream
- add a dollop of natural peanut butter on top
- sprinkle cinnamon, cocoa powder, or powdered Swerve on top
Yes! Simply bake in an oven-safe mug or ramekin for 15-20 minutes at 350F.
please scroll down to the printable recipe card for detailed ingredients
unsweetened cocoa powder
Swerve or sweetener of choice*
heavy cream (Tip: leftover cream can be poured into an ice cube tray and frozen for later use)
pure vanilla extract
Fresh sliced strawberries, to serve
Love cheesecake? Try my Low Carb Strawberry Cheesecake Squares! Made with a thick and creamy cheesecake filling swirled with sugar-free strawberry preserves baked in an almond flour crust.
Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Melt butter in a small bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add Swerve and stir until completely dissolved. Taste the sweetness level and add more Swerve, if desired. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
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.**
Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!
*Nutritional information for recipe based on Swerve brand granulated sweetener which reports zero net carbs because the ingredients do not affect blood sugar.
**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.
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1-1/2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1-3/4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1-1/2 tbsp Swerve or low carb sweetener of choice*
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Add the first three ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Melt butter in a small bowl in a microwave for several seconds. Add Swerve and stir until completely dissolved. Taste for sweetness and add more Swerve, if desired. Add egg, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt to the butter mixture and whisk to combine.
- 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.**
- Remove from microwave and serve immediately with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired.
Nutritional Information: ***
Total Carbs: 13g
Net Carbs: 6g
If you try this recipe, let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
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Notes: *Different brands will vary on the net carbs so keep that in mind. For the most part, they should be fairly close. Use a site like MyFitnessPal.com or verywell.com to figure out this information based on the brands or ingredients you used.
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