This keto strawberry mug cake is the best keto sweet treat to fix your cake cravings on a keto diet. A moist vanilla cake with juicy strawberries and even better with a dollop of unsweetened whipped cream on top.
Bonus, this low-carb dessert is also gluten-free, with only 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving.
A keto strawberry mug cake is a quick keto snack to fix your cake craving in 90 seconds.
It tastes like a keto strawberry shortcake without the hassle of baking a whole cake. In fact, the cake batter serves only 2 mug cakes, baked in a coffee mug in the microwave in less than 2 minutes.
This is an almond flour mug cake recipe. You can’t replace the almond flour with the same amount of coconut flour, or the cake would be dry.
Follow my coconut flour mug cake recipe if you don’t want to bake with almond flour. All the ingredients needed for this easy mug cake recipe are:
It is pretty easy to make a low-carb mug cake recipe as long as you follow the few basics steps below.
That might be obvious to some, but not all ramekins are microwave safe! So first, check that you can put your mug or ramekin in a microwave.
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Then, make sure you are using a tall enough ramekin or mug. In fact, when you cook in the microwave, cakes rise fast. They usually double in height!
In order to prevent the cake from overflowing, you need a tall mug.
It means that the mug cake batter should only fill about half the mug. Also, heat diffuses differently in ceramic or in a glass.
I personally prefer to bake my low-carb mug cake recipes in ceramic mugs. It keeps the crumb moist and soft.
This is a recipe for 2 low-carb mug cakes. It means that the whole batter is split into two mugs and baked individually. Therefore, preparing the batter in a separate bowl is the best.
I won’t stress this enough, your microwave oven has different power levels, just like your oven. Don’t assume that baking in your microwave oven is the same as for all other microwave ovens.
In fact, most regular microwave ovens are set to 800W, but some are 600W or up to 1200w. This mug cake recipe bakes for 90 seconds in an 800W microwave oven.
So before baking this recipe, check your microwave power and set it to 800W for the best results.
Fresh fruits are the best in low-carb mug cakes recipes since they don’t release as much moisture. However, you can use frozen fruits too, as long as you cut them into small pieces.
If you want to prevent them from sinking to the bottom of the mug, roll the fruits in 1 teaspoon of coconut flour before adding to the batter.
Also, if strawberries are not available, try other keto fruits like blueberries or raspberries.
A keto mug cake is even better with some topping. My favorite recommendations are:
I love keto mug cakes to quickly fix my cake cravings with limited carbs. I have plenty of other low-carb mug cake recipes for you to try.
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