Recipe By Housewife
Published Feb 21st
Keto Cocoa Mug Cake
Prep 5m Cook 1m Additional - Ready In 6m
Servings 2 servings Calories 337.8

This keto cocoa mug cake is like a massive chocolate cup just waiting for you to take a bite. This rich keto-friendly, gluten-free, and dairy-free treat will be sure to become a staple in your home.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons low-calorie natural sweetener (such as Swerve®)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Mix together almond flour, cocoa powder, sweetener, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  2. 2 Beat eggs in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Slowly add melted coconut oil and beaten eggs to the almond flour mixture, whisking everything together with a fork.
  3. 3 Lightly grease 2 microwave-safe mugs. Pour batter into mugs, leaving at least 1 inch of empty space at the top so the cakes can rise.
  4. 4 Microwave on high power for 1 minute. Test cakes for doneness. Continue cooking in 10 second-intervals, if necessary, until cakes are cooked through and not runny in the middle.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 337.8
  • Carbohydrate 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol 186 mg
  • Fat 30.9 g
  • Fiber 4.3 g
  • Protein 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 14.7 g
  • Sodium 338.4 mg
  • Sugar 1.3 g


  1. Consistency was good and chocolate taste was good but it was so unsweet. It was very good with enough sugar dumped on top.
  2. I didn’t like it at all. It was dry. I didn’t like the texture nor the flavor. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because my husband liked it. I think that next time I will use butter instead of coconut oil. And I will definitively add more sweetener.
  3. Reduce cooking time to 45 seconds
  4. YUMMY! followed the recipe to the T! Started a KETO diet and this is my first sweet treat. I used Steveia sweetner. Can't believe how easy it was. It makes 2 small portions- we both wanted more! Next time I will double the recipe for 2 of us!
  5. Needs more sweetener.
  6. Was very bitter will make again with more sweetner next time.
  7. I love the concept and the ingredients are great. However the taste was terribly bitter. It needs much more sweetener than the recipe calls for. I'll make it again with adjustments. I should have noticed the proportion of cocoa powder to sweetener when I made it. That one change will make this mug cake so - Read more ...
  8. This recipe is a must try! I absolutely could not believe how easy this was to make! I decided to try it as a fast and easy desert. I followed the recipe to the detail to see what the untampered cake would taste like. Perfection! My next batch I will add a few chocolate chips - Read more ...
  9. Was quick and tasted great! Will definitely make again when I have that sweet craving
  10. this is similar to the recipe by the Pioneer Woman on Food Network. it's really good!