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Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (Nut-Free)

Louise | November 5
Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (Nut-Free) #recipe

You know what I love? Besides feeling great on the Keto diet? It is simple recipes that I can make within minutes. Usually, you cannot find that with desserts. They often take a bunch of different ingredients, a perfectly set oven, and all of the measuring cups that you have in the cupboard.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Whether you are looking for a sweet treat to make yourself at the end of the night, or you need something to feed your guests, mug cakes are an easy and fun dessert. This Keto lemon poppy seed mug cake makes a perfect topper for any meal, and you won’t even have to start it until everybody is done eating.

Just watch how easy it is to make this cake (and eat it too!):

The Magic of Mug Cake

Okay, in all honesty, a mug cake is not as brilliant as a full-blown birthday cake or anything. But, what a mug cake offers is something else entirely. A mug cake can be thrown together on a whim to help satisfy those instant cravings. It literally takes a few minutes to put together.

The other great thing about mug cakes versus a regular cake is that they are often lighter and easier to eat. Basically, you can eat the whole serving of mug cake and not have to feel comatose after.

Cooking Up Your Mug Cake

What could be sweeter than having a cake done in a matter of a minute or two? Mug cakes are ideal because they can be cooked in a microwave and be done in under three minutes.

However, it is important to check the cake and make certain that it is not raw. If you believe the cake is cooked the whole way through poke a toothpick in the center if the pick comes out clean the cake is done if there is any raw batter try cooking for another 20-30 seconds.

There Are So Many Flavors To Try

Lemon poppy seed is just one of the flavors that makes a delicious mug cake. With just a few alterations to the recipe, you can try all sorts of mug cakes. Here are a few Keto ingredients that you can try:

  • Chocolate
  • Almonds
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Coconut
  • Pecans

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (Nut-Free) #recipe

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (Nut-Free) #recipe

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Mug Cake (Nut-Free)

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Enjoy this light and refreshing cake in just two minutes.


  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, optional
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) coconut cream
  • 2 Tablespoons (14 g) coconut flour
  • 1 Tablespoon (12 g) erythritol + dash of stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder (1 g)
  • 1 Tablespoon (14 g) poppy seeds


  1. In a small bowl or blender, mix the egg, lemon juice, lemon zest, coconut cream, coconut flour, sweetener, baking powder, and poppy seeds 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: 241
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 10 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.