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My favorite Paleo/Keto mug cake!

Updated: May 3, 2019

Mug cakes are so perfect for those times when you just need a little something sweet. They're super easy, and take just minutes to prepare!

Also the perfect use for those little ring handled Fiesta mugs that no one likes for coffee!

This is the perfect, super easy, paleo/keto mug cake. For those times when you just want a little something sweet but you don't want to spend a lot of time, or have a bunch of treats around to eat, a mug cake is the perfect answer! The recipe as written is paleo, just because of the coconut sugar. However, you could easily sub out for your favorite keto sweetener! Boom. It's also super easy to add in any of your favorite mix ins or toppings. If I'm eating this for breakfast (don't lie. you know you will too. With only a tablespoon of coconut sugar, these are pretty much guilt-free) then I'll add in a TBSP of almond butter for the extra protein and fat. It would be great with just the chocolate and some chopped walnuts too! I like to add a little bit of dark chocolate, to really give it that ooey-gooey lava cake texture at the bottom, but that's optional too.

Easily sub in your favorite keto sweetener! Boom.

You could also definitely bake this in a toaster oven or regular oven if you don't have a microwave but I couldn't tell you for how long, because aint no one got time for that over here. The ease of the microwave is part of the beauty of these bad boys.

So, without further ado... a super fast, easy mug cake!

My Favorite Paleo/Keto Mug Cake

1.5 TBSP Coconut oil (softened or melted)

1 TBSP Coconut sugar (maple syrup would likely work, or any keto sweetener)

1 Large Egg

1/2 tsp Vanilla

1/8 tsp Baking Powder

pinch salt

1/4 c. Blanched Almond Flour a handful of chopped dark chocolate or other mixins of choice


Whisk together coconut oil and coconut sugar with a fork, inside your mug of choice. Add the egg and vanilla and whisk again until well combined and frothy.

Add in the cacao powder and stir slowly until it's fully incorporated, and then stir in the salt and baking powder. Add the almond flour and mix until everything is well combined. You might need to scrape down the sides of the mug with your fork to make sure all of the ingredients are mixed well. At this point you can add in a square of dark chocolate, chopped up. (this one is my favorite)

I like to swirl in some peanut butter or almond butter at this point as well. Don't mix it all of the way in! Microwave on high for 45 seconds, and then check for doneness. I'll usually add another 10 seconds. I like mine a little bit gooey and lava-y, but you can cook longer if you like yours a bit more firm and dry. Dig in and enjoy!

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