Easy Keto Chocolate Lava Microwave Mug Cake

keto chocolate lava cake

This easy keto chocolate lava mug cake is a perfect sweeter treat I have every now and then on my keto diet lifestyle. Plus it doesn’t take long to prepare and cooks in 1 minute in the microwave.

This chocolate, molten centred dessert of course uses no flour as keto friendly, with very low carbs but is also gluten free. There are only a small amount of ingredients, 7, and if you are on a keto diet you will probably have most of them in your cupboard.

This recipe is great to make on a whim, no baking for hours with minimum mess made to clean up.

Straight out of the microwave you can eat direct from the mug you made it in.

keto chocolate lava mug cake

Or you can pop it out of the mug easily onto a plate to have with keto friendly whipping cream or ice cream.

keto cake and cream

Note, although I do have this occasionally as a treat I do not have too often myself. In keto I lose my sweet tooth and never want to get it going again. Plus even though this is low carb it uses half my personal daily allowance of 20g.

Ok, time to start making.

Ingredient tips.

When buying erythritol it normally comes granulated. I use a blender to turn it to a powder so it melts into the batter and cake better (remember we are only cooking this for one minute).

Cocoa Powder and chocolate pieces – To be keto friendly safe, make sure you use chocolate that is at least 85% cocoa and stay well away from sweetened and milk chocolate of course. If this is too bitter for you then just add extra erythritol.

When making the batter in the mug, don’t just throw everything in at once. Follow the order and method below to create a thick batter that will be smoother and cook better.

Easy Keto Chocolate Lava Microwave Mug Cake

5 from 5 votes
Recipe by Paul Steele Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

1

minute
Calories

310

kcal

This easy keto chocolate lava mug cake is a perfect sweeter treat I have every now and then on my keto diet lifestyle. Plus it doesn’t take long to prepare and cooks in 1 minute in the microwave.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tbsp double cream

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened

  • 3 tbsp erythritol powder

  • 3 pieces dark chocolate bar pieces

Directions

  • Place the butter, melted, into the mug.
  • Add to this the egg and whisk together until smooth and well mixed.
  • Add 1 tbsp of the cocoa powder and mix in until really smooth before adding the second tbsp. The batter will now be getting really thick.
  • Now add the erythritol and again hand whisk in to create a smooth batter.
  • Now we add the chocolate pieces. Push gently just under the surface of the batter. This is what melts in the middle to create the lava.
  • Place the mug with the batter in the microwave and cook on high power for 1 minute. The cake will rise a little toward the top of the mug and come away from the sides.
  • You can eat straight from the mug or turn it out onto a plate to have with cream or your favourite topping
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