Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

Easy Keto Mug Cake with Strawberries and Coconut Flour

This super easy and ultra-fresh Keto Strawberry Mug Cake takes just minutes to make and is super delicious. This guilt-free mug cake is low carb & gluten-free, and a single serving for a healthy keto sweet treat and portion control.

Once it’s strawberry season, they are hard to resist. Thankfully, strawberries can fit into a keto diet or low-carb diet when eaten in moderation.

The Keto Mug Cake Recipe is a quick and simple mug cake as delicious as it is easy!

This gluten free healthy mug cake is so easy to make and is super customizable. You can swap strawberries for your favorite fruit, add some cocoa powder to make it a chocolate cake, or just make a plain vanilla cake.

This recipe is so easy that you can afford to play around with the ingredients and trust me, you will be looking for every excuse to make this recipe over and over! Embrace a world where weight loss is effortless. Dive into a symphony of flavors, and let the Keto Strawberry Mug Cake be your companion on this wholesome adventure.

If you’d like to see how I made this recipe, check out my quick YouTube video for helpful process shots and tips!

Ingredients

  • Coconut Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Swerve
  •  Desiccated Coconut 
  • Egg
  • Coconut Oil
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Strawberries
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Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

Instructions

Start by getting a microwave-safe mug for your recipe. It’s important to choose a coffee mug that is wide and shallow enough to allow your cake to cook evenly all the way through. You can use small ramekin as well.

I use this mug.

Have A Break Have A Mug Cake Mug
Have A Break Have A Mug Cake Mug

To ensure a light and well-risen cake, first mix together the coconut flour and the baking powder in your chosen mug. This dry mixture ensures even distribution of the baking powder, helping your cake to rise evenly.

Next, add in the Swerve, egg, vanilla extract, melted coconut oil, and desiccated coconut. These will make up the wet section of your ingredients.

Mix the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together using a fork or a mini whisk, ensuring all ingredients are thoroughly combined. To gain a light and fluffy mug cake, avoid over-mixing as this can result in a dense cake. The aim is to just combine the ingredients, so stir gently until you can’t see any dry flour.

Next, stir the chopped fresh strawberries into the mixture. You can also use frozen strawberries, but make sure to increase the microwave time slightly since they can make the batter wetter. If the mixture is too thick, add a little bit more melted coconut oil but no more than a teaspoon.

A critical factor in achieving a moist mug cake is preventing overcooking. Set your microwave on high and microwave your mug cake for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. However, as microwave strengths can vary, it’s wise to initially check the mug cake after 1 minute.

Keto Strawberry Mug Cake
Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

How to Check Your Cake

Perform a quick test to determine if your mug cake is done. At the end of your cooking time, insert a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. If there’s batter on the toothpick, give your cake another 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave before performing the toothpick test again.

Once the cake is done, let it cool for a couple of minutes before digging in. Then, garnish with some fresh strawberry slices, or any keto-friendly toppings of your choice.

From start to finish, this convenient and guilt-free Keto Strawberry Mug Cake should take less than 5 minutes to create. Enjoy

Keto Strawberry Mug Cake
Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

Recipe Modification

If you prefer an alternative to coconut flour such as almond flour, you can make a substitute. Keep in mind that you cannot replace these two flours 1:1 since coconut flour is a lot more absorbent. Thus, if you decide to use almond flour, you need to increase the quantity to 3 tablespoons for the same texture.

The Swerve in this recipe acts as a sugar substitute that adds sweetness without additional carbs. If you are not fond of Swerve or if it’s not available, you could use alternative keto sweeteners such as stevia or erythritol. Remember always to taste your batter before baking to ensure it’s sweet enough according to your preference as the fruit sweetness varies.

To modify this recipe for personal diet restrictions, first, consider your sensitivities or allergies. For those allergic to coconut, consider using other nut flours and oils. Almond flour and melted butter are great options. Meanwhile, if you’re allergic to eggs, you can try using a flax or chia egg instead.

The vanilla extract enhances the flavor of this mug cake, but you can switch it up based on your flavor preferences. For example, almond extract, orange extract, or even a dash of cinnamon could add a unique spin to this cake.

To respect portion sizes, you could split the finished mug cake into two servings. Alternatively, if you want to increase the portion size, double the recipe. Nonetheless, the mug size should be big enough for the increased quantity and microwave settings may vary. Make a low carb vanilla mug cake by skipping the fruit.

The desiccated coconut in this recipe adds texture and a rich coconut flavor. You can either increase or decrease the quantity based on your liking. Alternatively, you could swap it with other tasty additions like chopped nuts for a little crunch or ground flaxseed for extra fiber.

Lastly, if strawberries are not your favorite or are out of season, feel free to switch them with other keto-friendly fruits such as raspberries or blueberries or add sugar free chocolate chips. Just make sure to adjust the quantity based on the fruit’s carb count to keep the cake keto-friendly.

Remember, experimenting with recipes is part of the fun of cooking. Feel free to keep tweaking this recipe until it completely suits your taste and dietary requirements.

Keto Strawberry Mug Cake
Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

In the whirlwind of daily life, finding moments of joy in the little things is essential. This Keto Strawberry Mug Cake is more than just a recipe, it’s a quick escape to a world of flavor that doesn’t compromise your health goals. It’s a testament to the fact that delicious and nutritious can go hand-in-hand, and that indulgence doesn’t have to be a guilty pleasure.

As you savor each bite, let it remind you that balance is possible, and that every day can be sweetened with a touch of creativity and care. Whether you’re in need of a swift dessert fix or a delightful snack, this mug cake is your ticket to a guilt-free treat that’s as satisfying as it is simple to make.

So, the next time you find yourself with a craving, remember that this Keto Strawberry Mug Cake is just a few minutes away. It’s not just a dessert; it’s a celebration of health, convenience, and the sheer joy of strawberries wrapped in a warm, comforting cake.

Enjoy the journey, one mug at a time.

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Keto Strawberry Mug Cake

Keto Strawberry Mug Cake With Coconut Flour

Author: Rally Rus
This delicious and simple Keto Strawberry Mug Cake is perfect when you want a sweet treat in a hurry. Here’s how to make it.
5 from 1 vote
Net Carbs: 6.4g
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Keto Diet
Servings 1 servings
Calories 265.2 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Swerve
  • 1 tbsp Desiccated Coconut *see notes
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 tbsp Melted Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Strawberries

Instructions
 

  • To ensure a light and well-risen cake, first mix together the dry ingredients: coconut flour, baking powder, sweetener, and desiccated coconut in your chosen mug. This dry mixture ensures even distribution of the baking powder, helping your cake to rise evenly.
  • Add in the egg, Vanilla extract, and melted coconut oil. These will make up the wet section of your ingredients.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together using a fork or a mini whisk, ensuring all ingredients are thoroughly combined. *see notes. Top with strawberries and sprinkle desiccated coconut. Push the strawberries into the mix.
  • Set your microwave on high and microwave your mug cake for about 90 seconds. However, as microwave strengths can vary, it’s wise to initially check the keto mug cake after 1 minute. *see notes
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Notes

  • Desiccated Coconut: you can omit it if you do not like coconut.
  • Mixing the wet and dry ingredients: To gain a light and fluffy mug cake, avoid over-mixing as this can result in a dense cake. The aim is to just combine the ingredients, so stir gently until you can’t see any dry flour.
  • Mixing the wet and dry ingredients: if you can beat the egg white separately, it will make the cake even fluffier. As this is a quick and easy recipe, this step is optional.
  • Perform a quick test to determine if your mug cake is done. At the end of your cooking time, insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. If there’s batter on the toothpick, give your cake another 10 to 15 seconds in the microwave before performing the toothpick test again.
  • To store any leftover Keto Mug Cake, let it cool down completely first. Then, transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave it for 15-20 seconds until warm.
  • You can cook the mug cake in a preheated oven to 440F/220C for 12-15 minutes.
  • For more information about the ingredients in this recipe, see the detailed instructions above the recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 265.2kcalCarbohydrates: 11.1gNet Carbs: 6.4gProtein: 7.3gFat: 22.5gSaturated Fat: 16.8gSodium: 79.8mgPotassium: 198mgFiber: 4.7gSugar: 4.5gVitamin A: 246.2IUVitamin C: 42.4mgCalcium: 37.6mgIron: 1.4mg
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