Decadant Keto Chocolate Mug Cake
Are you missing those holiday desserts yet? I know I am. It is hard to go from Christmas cookies and decadent holiday pastries all December to a bland, sweet-free January. But don’t worry, we are going to fix that right now. We have the perfect recipe to give you the sugary taste that you are craving but without any of the carbs. Oh, and did I mention that this dessert will only take you 5 minutes from start to finish to make? It is almost too good to be true.
If you have never made a mug cake, get ready to have your dessert world changed forever. Mug cakes are individually sized cakes that you bake in the microwave. There is no oven involved, no big mixers, and only a few select ingredients. Mug cakes also require zero baking skills. Anyone can make a mug cake- we promise!
Start by picking out your favorite, microwave-safe mug. Use one that is at least 12 ounces or bigger so you have space to stir and really mix the ingredients. Melt the butter in the mug and then swish it around a little, getting the greasy butter all over the sides of the mug. This will prevent the cake from sticking to the mug as it bakes.
All of the remaining ingredients are then mixed into the melted butter and stirred. I like to use a fork to mix everything up since the tines break through the batter well and smooth any lumps of almond flour. Speaking of almond flour, it is probably the best low carb flour for baking out there. Almond flour is made with finely ground almonds so it has a wonderful, nutty taste. Almond flour also adds lots of healthy fats to your diet and we keto followers know that fats are good!
You can use any other nut flour to make this recipe too. Peanut flour and hazelnut flour will both give the chocolate mug cake a unique taste. However, I would stay away from coconut flour for this recipe or your cake will be a little too dense and chewy.
If you are wondering how this cake gets it’s sweetness, I have the answer- So Nourished Granulated Erythritol. This sweetener tastes exactly like sugar and it bakes like sugar too. The erythritol dissolves as it bakes and gives this little chocolate mug cake a perfect, sweet flavor. There is no metallic after taste with erythritol that is common in other artificial sweeteners. This is probably because erythritol is all-natural and made from sugar alcohols found in fruits and plants. Grab a big bag of granular erythritol especially if you plan on doing a lot of baking. It is the ideal, low carb baking sugar.
Now back to our mug cake. The batter is microwaved for about 60 seconds and that is it! Once the top of the cake springs back when touched, it is ready to eat. Although you may want to wait a minute before diving in- microwaved cake comes out just as hot as if it were baked in an oven!
Grab all of the low carb ingredients you need and start mixing up mug cakes today. The holidays may be over but good desserts never have to end. Great desserts also don’t need to be hard. All you need to have a moist, rich, decadent dessert is a few premium ingredients and 5 minutes of time. Enjoy!
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