This keto vanilla mug cake is a moist, single-serve almond flour mug cake, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. It’s perfect to fix a vanilla birthday cake craving with only 4 grams of net carbs.
I have a passion for keto mug cakes, there’s no more secret about that! Low-carb mug cakes are true lifesavers on a keto diet because they help you fix your cake cravings in only 2 minutes with just 4 grams of net carbs. Plus they are very fulfilling too as they contain a good amount of fat and fiber.
It’s easy to make mug cake with almond flour. The trick to make a moist, fluffy almond flour mug cake is to use ultra-fine blanched almond flour. In fact, if you use ground almond or almond meal, the result will be gritty, dry, and even darker in color. Ground almonds or almond meals are made of whole almonds, skin-on and their ground is coarse and dark.
While it can be used in keto cake recipes, it doesn’t provide a bakery-style result as you used to love from wheat-based recipes. That’s why I always recommend using fine almond flour. This said some countries like New Zealand call almond flour almond meal!
This is very confusing so my tip is to look at the product itself. A good keto almond flour is white/gold in color, it’s ultra-fine as regular flour and it doesn’t have dark spots from almond skin.
This is another tricky part! First, check your microwave power and use my recommendation below on baking time based on your microwave power. Note that most microwave ovens operate between at 600W, 800W, and 1000W.
Below are the baking time recommended for an almond flour mug cake recipe based on these 3 microwave power levels.
Next, I recommend always microwaving the mug cake based on the lowest time provided. For example at 800W, start with 80 seconds, check the cake, and add those extra 10 seconds if the center is not set. Also, note that the mug cake keeps baking while cooling in the mug for 1 minute. That is why you shouldn’t over bake mug cakes or they tend to be overly dry.
Finally, if you don’t have a microwave oven, use your regular oven! Preheat the oven at 180C/350F and bake the mug cake for 8-12 minutes in the center rack of the oven.
Now that you have all the information you need to choose the best almond flour for this almond flour mug cake, let’s have a look at the rest of the ingredients you need. A keto vanilla mug cake needs 7 wholesome ingredients:
I love making keto cakes in a mug and I have plenty of other flavors for you to try!
Enjoy the simple cinnamon keto mug cake and don’t forget to share a picture of your creation with me on Instagram.
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