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Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

Louise | October 7
Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Need chocolate now but don’t want to fall out of ketosis? We’ve got you covered with this Keto chocolate mug cake. In less than ten minutes, you can go from pantry to piping hot cake. So, if you are craving a moist and tender treat, packed full of chocolaty goodness, that won’t take forever to bake, read on because this is the recipe for you.

Watch this quick video to see how easy this chocolate mug cake really is:

What Is A Mug Cake?

Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like, a cake that is cooked in a mug. The mug cake is a variation on a cupcake but, unlike most cakes, mug cakes are usually cooked in the microwave instead of the oven. They are well-loved for being quick, easy and tasty.

The earliest cupcake recipe we know of was invented by an American woman named Amelia Simmons in the late 18th century. Amelia’s recipe called for little cakes to be cooked in cups. However, these little cakes didn’t get their name until the early 19th century. Before that, “cup cake” referred to a cake that used cups to measure ingredients much like pound cake.

Of course, it wasn’t until much later in the late 2000s that mug cakes roared on to the scene. Now, recipes for these microwavable treats are all over the internet. There are as many different types of mug cakes as there are oven-baked cakes.

There are lots of Keto mug cake recipes too. Check out this matcha mug cake or this vanilla one, or this big list of over 20 Keto-friendly mug cake recipes.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Three Chocolate Cake Variations

  1. Mocha mug cake – Add a teaspoon of expresso powder or a few drops of coffee extract before mixing.
  2. Raspberry chocolate mug cake – Top with one or two fresh raspberries or a teaspoon of raspberry chia jam after cooking.
  3. Mint chocolate mug cake – Add a drop or two of mint extract to taste before cooking. Top with a fresh mint leaf before serving.

More Keto Chocolate Desserts

Can’t get enough chocolate? There are plenty more low-sugar, low-carb, chocolate desserts where this came from.

  • Layered Keto Chocolate Cake – This cake is perfect for a birthday or other celebration. It takes a little more effort than a mug cake but it’s worth every bite.
  • Keto Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles – These truffles are easy to make, and super decadent Make a double batch and store them in the fridge and you’ll never find yourself reaching for sugar-filled store-bought treats.
  • Keto Collagen Hot Chocolate – Maybe you prefer to get your chocolate in liquid form. This hot chocolate comes with a collagen boost and all the rich chocolaty taste you love. CoBionic Indulgence collagen is perfect for this kind of recipe.

And check out the Keto Summit Show’s interview with Carolyn Ketchum, author of Easy Keto Desserts, for more delicious and simple dessert ideas.

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe #keto

Keto Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Nothing beats chocolate cake in two minutes.



  1. In a small bowl or blender, mix the egg, almond flour, ghee, baking powder, vanilla extract, cacao powder, sweetener, and salt together.
  2. Pour into a microwaveable mug.
  3. Microwave for 90 seconds on high.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 2 g


  • Calories: 195
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.