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Keto Coffee MCT Mug Cake [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free]

Louise | September 27
Keto Coffee MCT Mug Cake [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free] #keto

Not every mug cake has to be chocolate or vanilla. This keto coffee MCT mug cake is nut-free, dairy-free, and full of benefits to your diet.

What is MCT Oil?

MCT oil can be your best friend when it comes to a keto diet. If you want to get a bit more technical, it’s a fatty acid molecule with a number of benefits for keto.

Here are a few key benefits:

  • Increases ketones
  • Increases energy
  • Easy to burn off and difficult to store as fat
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Improves nutrient absorption
  • Helps control hunger
  • Aids in weight loss
  • May reduce heart disease risk

Which Type of MCT Oil is Best?

If you’ve heard of MCT, you are probably aware that there is more than one kind of MCT oil out there. Does it matter which one you use?

It actually does. Some can be less friendly to your stomach, some are less than delicious, and some don’t provide as much energy as others.

I recommend C8, or Caprylic acid. It offers the highest ketone production of the bunch. Many MCT oils are actually a blend of a few different types, so try to find one that is only made from C8.

While MCT is found in foods such as coconut oil, ghee, and palm kernel oil, you’d have to eat a lot of it to get an equivalent amount to an MCT supplement.

And I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of eating spoonfuls of coconut oil.

You can purchase MCT oil online or in health food stores. Check your labels carefully and do your best to avoid hydrogenated oils.

More Uses for MCT Oil

This ketogenic mug cake is just one example of how to use MCT oil in your cooking and baking.

It does pair wonderfully with coffee, so that’s definitely my first suggestion for adding it into your diet. MCT oil makes it creamier and adds a bit of froth.

Just be sure to add MCT oil to your diet slowly to let your body adjust. If you consume too much too fast you might face stomach upset.

To learn a whole lot more about MCT oil, check out this article.

More Keto Desserts

I’ll bet you had no idea there were so many opportunities to enjoy dessert when you first started keto. While dessert should always be considered an occasional rather than everyday occurrence, it’s nice to know there are a plethora of great treats you can make.

I’ve compiled my very favorite keto desserts for you. You’ll find something for every taste and every occasion and learn new ways to make your favorite desserts keto.

Keto Coffee MCT Mug Cake [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free] #keto

Keto Coffee MCT Mug Cake [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free] #keto

Keto Coffee MCT Mug Cake [Nut-Free, Dairy-Free]

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


Get your coffee and cake fix in – in less than 2 minutes.



  1. In a small bowl or blender, mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Pour the mixture into a microwaveable mug or cup.
  3. Microwave for 90-120 seconds on high.


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

Net Carbs:  2 g


  • Calories: 248
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 19 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.