A good Chocolate mug cake recipe, the low carb version, is a great way to enjoy dessert in limited proportions. You won’t have a bunch of leftover cake tempting you from the fridge because mug cake is made one serving at a time.
Technically, you could probably get away with making one batch of this for two people if you only want a small serving. But this recipe makes 1 serving for 1 person in most cases. So bake your cake and eat it too!
WHAT IS MUG CAKE?
Quite simply put, mug cake is exactly what it sounds like. Cake made in a mug. The main thing that differentiates mug cake from other cakes is that it is baked in a microwave.
Mug cake is wonderfully different for one other very critical reason. You make it 1 serving at a time. It’s a great way to enjoy dessert and still keep your portions in control.
BEST MUGS FOR MAKING MUG CAKE
The best mugs for mug cake are:
- first and foremost, microwave safe.
- standard size. No large or oversized mugs. They will work, but they also stand the chance of cracking. Even the microwave safe ones. It has to do with the distribution of the heat when making these types of cakes. I’ve cracked more than my fair share of microwave safe mugs that were way too big for the job.
- relatively straight. Oddly shaped mugs can make it more difficult to blend your ingredients well.
BEST INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING LOW CARB CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
The right ingredients will make or break a cake, even when you make it in a mug! To make it low carb, however, the ingredients get narrowed down quite a bit. These are the ingredients I use to get perfect results, each and every time.
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CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE RECIPE:
Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe (Low Carb)
- Standard size mug
- 2 tbsp. oat flour
- 2 tbsp. xylitol
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
- 1 large egg
- In a microwave-safe mug, whisk together the dry ingredients until will mixed.
- Add in the wet ingredients and whisk again until well combined.
- Make sure to get into the corners of the mug to be sure there are no hidden pockets of flour at the bottom.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes. (Careful! The mug will be hot, and so will the cake!)
- You can eat the cake out of the mug once it cools, or if you're in a hurry, you can turn the cake over into a bowl so it cools down faster. I love this with fresh raspberries!