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Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

A mug of chocolatey goodness made in the microwave, in minutes

A keto mug cake for Valentine’s day – chocolate, of course – you can whip up in a jiffy in the microwave. This low carb dessert comes together in under two minutes and uses no fancy ingredients or equipment. It’s perfect for sharing, especially now Valentine’s Day is around the corner and, trust me, there isn’t an easier way to impress your loved ones.

Made to share

Don’t worry if the carbs look like a lot. The cake is pretty heavy so you’re not going to be eating all of it in one sitting. That’s why it’s important to share! Anyway if almond flour isn’t your thing then I’ve got a delicious recipe for a microwave cake using coconut flour.

Perhaps you don’t want to make something easy after all. Maybe you don’t mind making an effort to impress. If that’s the case I’ve got some amazing Keto desserts waiting for you. My famous Keto Tiramisu is a labour of love and pure bliss in every bite. I have a berry swirl cheesecake that’s an absolute hit with cheesecake lovers. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Browse through the website to find more Keto desserts.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake


Nutrition Info for the cake (Per serving)

  • Calories: 395
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fat: 36g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fiber: 7g

This recipe makes 1 serving . Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Nutrition Info for the ganache (Per serving)

  • Calories: 125
  • Net Carbs: 2g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g

This recipe makes 1 serving . Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake

A delicious chocolate mug cake made in minutes topped with a decadent chocolate ganache.
4.56 from 29 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Servings 1 Servings


For the cake

For the ganache


For the cake

  • Whisk wet ingredients together.
  • Add almond flour and cocoa powder to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Microwave for 1 minute for a fudgy texture, 1 minute 10 seconds for a more cakey texture.
  • Serve with our chocolate ganache or peanut butter or whipped cream.

For the ganache

  • Break the chocolate into pieces and melt with butter in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • Add in the cream and mix well.
  • Use as a topping where desired. Preferably on that microwave mug cake.
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  1. …Wow! I just made this cake to kill my sweet tooth craving. I feel like I am cheating on the keto diet. It is so sinfully delicious. Honestly, there is no need to ever go back my old way of eating. Thank you for sharing this recipe. You saved my keto lifestyle!

        1. It’s 170C/340F if you want to bake this. Also just type 170 C to F in your browser to get an instant conversion in google 🙂

  2. Looks delicious!! Definitely wanna try but can I make it eggless?? Or can I use something else instead of the egg??

  3. Sahil…is it possible to refer to products/brands from amazon india website instead of the global website thanks!

    1. I will be able to do that soon but right now 55% of my traffic is from the USA and only 10% from India so got to cater to the biggest player. I will soon enough have something that directs people to the appropriate product in their own country.

  4. Is it possible to make this as a full size cake? If so, how much do I need to times everything by? And will it last until the following day?

    1. Depends on what size cake tin you use but i think 3 times should suffice, or maybe 4 and yes it will last for a week in the fridge.

    1. Basically taste the batter, once it starts tasting ‘sweet’ enough then that’s ‘to taste’

  5. This cake is fantastic! Hit the spoke today!!! I’m gonna save this site!!! Found you of course on YouTube. Fellow metalhead so love that about you dude!!

  6. \m/ I made this but subbed almond milk cuz I didnt have any hwc. Was wonderful!! I couldn’t do keto if I couldn’t have chocolate once in a while. Horns up! (From a fellow metalhead)

  7. It says 25 grams almond flour what is that in US? My conversion tables say nothing so I can’t convert

    1. If you scroll down to the recipe, at the end of the ingredients there’s a little converter that converts from Imperial to US 🙂

    2. Hi Teresa, 25 grams are 1/8 cup what is 2 tablespoons. So use 2 Tbspn of almond flour, and it’s going to be okay.

    3. 25 grams of almond flour is 1/8 cup what is 2 tablespoons. Use 2 Tbsp of flour and it will be ok

      1. I was way over my protein allowance for the day.. but made it and had it anyway! 🙂 it was delicious.. Thank you for the great recipes!!

  8. Hi sahil, can I use hershey’s unsweetened cocoa instead of the dark chocolate for the ganache?

  9. You used coconut oil for hair ?… Hope u dont consume on regular days… Not good for health … Receipes r easy and quick

  10. Just tried the recipe and it came out great and OMG so good!! Thank you so very much for this simple and awesome recipe!!!

  11. Hi from Ireland. I love your recipes. Great variety. Would it be possible for you to give the Microwave “watt” settings please especially for your Cup Cakes? If the setting is too high the cup cake will spill over out of the mug and if too low, will not cook the cakes properly.
    Also, for “cream” cheese, do you generally use “Cottage” cheese? Your videos look more like cottage chesse that what we call cream cheese which is usually the brand name Philadelphia.

    1. I use Philadelphia cream cheese or a local brand that’s an exact version. We don’t use cottage cheese at all here. We use something called PANEER for savoury dishes which is often called cottage cheese but it’s not it’s a fresh cheese actually. Also my microwave is 1200watts if I am not mistaken. The cake will rise up and then come back down it won’t spill over. Unless your mug/ramekin is too small.

  12. Made a bigger version of this yesterday with coconut flour. Turned out great. Love all your recipes.

  13. Super good, great texture, definitely satisfies your chocolate craving. It was so decadent that I could only eat half this portion. It really is satisfying. It’s really rich in flavor. Plan to remake it with a different topping the bread is so rich and chocolaty that I wanted to cut the richness with something lighter, maybe whipped cream. My kids absolutely loved this.

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