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Almond Flour Mug Cake

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This Almond Flour Mug Cake is a quick and easy snack perfect for fixing a sweet tooth in less than 2 minutes.

Plus, this is a healthy chocolate mug cake made without refined sugar and grain-free.

Almond Flour Mug Cake

When I shared my vanilla mug cake with almond flour, I was immediately asked for a chocolate version.

So here’s a chocolate mug cake recipe made with almond flour to keep it low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free.

What’s Almond Flour Mug Cake?

It’s a healthy microwave cake made with almond flour.

It’s a gluten-free, low-carb, and paleo-friendly cake baked in 90 seconds in the microwave for a quick and easy cake fix.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This easy dessert recipe for a cake in a mug is also:

  • Dairy-free
  • Paleo-friendly
  • Sugar-Free
  • Grain-free
  • Keto-friendly
  • Ready In Under 5 Minutes
Almond Flour Mug Cake

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How To Make Chocolate Almond Flour Mug Cake

It’s super easy to make a mug cake with almond flour in less than 5 minutes.


All you need to make this healthy chocolate mug cake recipe are:

  • Almond Flour – Use almond flour or almond meal. Almond flour is a great low-carb flour with about 10 grams of net carbs per 100 grams, so you can make delicious almond flour recipes.
  • Baking Powder
  • Dark Chocolate Chips – You can use store-bought chocolate chips or make your own with my Sugar-free Chocolate Chips Recipe.
  • Egg
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Coconut Oil – Use melted coconut oil. Let it cool down for a few minutes to avoid ‘cooking’ the egg. I recommend cooling the oil at room temperature before adding it to the mixing bowl.
  • Maple Syrup – or sugar-free crystal sweetener to decrease net carbs. Sugar-free maple syrup works as well.
  • Vanilla Extract
Almond Flour Mug Cake

Preparing Mug Cake Batter

In a bowl, whisk the dry ingredients (almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder) with the liquid ingredients (egg, maple syrup, melted coconut, and vanilla extract).

Whisk until a smooth and consistent batter forms.

Stir in half of the sugar-free chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into an oven-proof ramekin or a tall 12-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug.

Add the remaining chocolate chips on top of the mug cake.

Making Almond Flour Mug Cake Recipe

Cooking Time


Place the coffee mug in the center of the microwave and microwave on high 900W for 60 seconds.

Check the mug cake. If it’s still raw in the center, keep cooking in 10-second bursts up to 90 seconds in total.

Serve with extra chocolate chips on top.

Air Fryer

Place the ramekin in the center of the air fryer basket and air fry for 5 to 8 minutes at 350°F (180°C) until a pick inserted in the center of the mug cake comes out clean.


Place the ramekin in the center of the preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) and bake it for 15 to 18 minutes or until a pick inserted in the center of the mug cake comes out without crumbs.


You can add stir in some of the below ingredients in the mug cake batter for flavor:

  • 1 teaspoon of peanut butter or almond butter.
  • 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract for a  chocolate peppermint mug cake.
  • 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of mashed banana,

Serving Mug Cakes

Serve the mug cake after it cools down a few minutes at room temperature.

You can eat the almond flour mug cake straight away from the mug or flip it over a plate.

Serve with some of the below toppings:

  • Fresh berries like raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries.
  • Whipped cream to serve, including coconut whipped cream for a dairy-free option.
  • Chopped nuts or coconut.
  • Pinch of sea salt to enhance the chocolate flavor.


You can make the almond flour mug cake batter ahead and store it in the coffee mug, wrap the top with plastic wrap, and keep it for up to 24 hours in the fridge.

However, you can’t store the baked mug cake for longer than 30 minutes.

In fact, microwave cakes dry out very fast and become gummy, so to store them for longer, use the oven or air fryer mug cake method.

Almond Flour Mug Cake

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Swap Almond Flour With Coconut Flour?

You can replace 3 tablespoons of almond flour with 1 tablespoon of coconut flour.
The size of the mug cake will be smaller with a light coconut flavor, but the recipe will work.

Can I Use A Granulated Sweetener?

Yes, you can replace the maple syrup with coconut sugar or sugar-free crystal sweetener like monk fruit for a low-carb mug cake.
Instead, add 1 teaspoon almond milk to keep the mug cake moist and fluffy.

Can I Make It Egg-Free?

You can use 3 tablespoons of unsweetened apple sauce or mashed banana to replace an egg.
Also, a flax egg works in this recipe.
Stir 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal in 3 tablespoons of lukewarm water and wait 10 minutes until a gel-like consistency forms.
Then, use it as an egg replacer in the recipe.

Is Almond Flour Mug Cake Healthy?

Yes, almond flour is a low-carb, high-protein flour loaded with healthy fats.
It’s a healthy low-carb, gluten-free flour to make fulfilling cakes and desserts.
Plus, this mug cake is also low-sugar and keto-friendly if you use keto sweetener.

Can I Make A Keto Almond Flour Mug Cake?

Yes, simply use a keto sweetener in the recipe to make the recipe keto-friendly.

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Almond Flour Mug Cake

Almond Flour Mug Cake

A 90-second Almond Flour Mug Cake Recipe naturally sweetened with a hint of maple syrup and delicious chocolate crumbs.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Yield: 1 Almond Flour Mug Cake
Serving Size: 1 mug cake
4.80 from 15 votes


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  • Grease a microwave-proof ramekin or tall coffee mug with coconut oil. Choose one that is at least 2.5-inch tall and 3.5-inch wide. This will prevent the mug cake from overflowing when microwaving. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir in almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and half the amount of dark chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared mug cake.
  • Microwave on high (800W) for 80-90 seconds or until set in the center. Make sure you check the microwave power. If yours is higher (1000W), you may have to microwave the mug cake for only 60-70 seconds to get the same texture.
  • Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips on the hot mug cake and cool for 60 seconds in the mug before eating.

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Nutrition1 mug cake
Yield: 1 Almond Flour Mug Cake


Serving: 1 mug cakeCalories: 370.8 kcal (19%)Carbohydrates: 13.4 g (4%)Fiber: 9.7 g (40%)Net Carbs: 3.7 gProtein: 10.7 g (21%)Fat: 34.6 g (53%)Saturated Fat: 17.6 g (110%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2 gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.6 gTrans Fat: 0.1 gCholesterol: 186 mg (62%)Sodium: 344.6 mg (15%)Potassium: 69 mg (2%)Sugar: 0.9 g (1%)Vitamin A: 270 IU (5%)Vitamin B12: 0.5 µg (8%)Vitamin D: 1 µg (7%)Calcium: 72.1 mg (7%)Iron: 1.7 mg (9%)Magnesium: 6 mg (2%)Zinc: 0.7 mg (5%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    5 Thoughts On Almond Flour Mug Cake
  1. 5 stars
    Just tried this and it turned out so delicious!! Will be making this again. I used homemade almond flour which I had stored in my fridge

    • 5 stars
      I’m new to gf and refined sugar free. This mug cake is great! I don’t normally use an egg in mug cakes so I was a bit skeptical, but it came out very fluffy. I did 2 tablespoons hazelnut flour and 1 tablespoon almond flour, exactly 60 seconds in my 1000w microwave and left it for about 1 minute before opening the door. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Really tasty recipe. I added one more tablespoon of almond flour as three looked too runny and it was delicious.
    Thank you!


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