Easy Keto Mug Cake Recipes (2024)

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What could be easier than whipping up a keto mug cake? Nothing! That’s why you need this amazing list of delicious low carb mug cakes. Perfect for all occasions! Sugar free and grain free.

An updated list of the best keto mug cakes for your snacking pleasure!

Mug cake was something of a revelation for me when I became a food blogger. I’d honestly never heard of these almost-instant cakes until I started reading other food blogs and finding recipes on the internet.

They were like the little hidden secret of the recipe world, not to be found in the usual channels of cookbooks, cooking magazines or Food Network shows.

To say I was skeptical was an understatement. How could a few quick ingredients tossed together and cooked for a minute in the microwave taste any good? Butin desperation for something sweet one day, I decided to give one a try. Mind you, I had to give it a thorough makeover, since the one I was working from was of the full flour and sugar variety. But my first keto mug cake was absolutely divine and I was instantly hooked.

And the great thing about mug cakes is that they’re not just for dessert! They can be breakfast too.

Whether you call them mug cakes, one minute muffins, or muffins in a mug, they have a solid place in the low carb, gluten-free annals. They are easy to make and often just as tasty as more labor-intensive cakes, although rarely as pretty.

And they offer automatic portion control. So I spent some time hunting up the best keto mug cakes on the internet. Whether you are a chocolate lover or prefer cinnamon or fruity flavors, you are sure to find something you love.

The Best Keto Mug Cakes

Snickerdoodle Mug Cakes

A super simple way to enjoy keto friendly snickerdoodles!

Chocolate Hazelnut Mug Cake

(This is the first mug cake I ever made. I can’t believe I haven’t revisited this one in a while. Time to work on that!)

Red Velvet Mug Cake

Not gonna lie, these are made with beets! And I hate beets. But you can’t taste them, they simply add some lovely red color.

Meyer Lemon Mug Cake

Ever had Meyer Lemons? So sweet and tasty and so good in a keto mug cake!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

This is probably my most popular mug cake recipe ever. I often make it for my own kids for breakfast!

Nut-Free Dairy-Free Lemon Blueberry Mug Cake

Dairy free and nut-free too!

Carrot Cake Mug Cake from Sugar-Free Mom

Lemon Coconut Mug Cake from Counting All Joy

Strawberry Mug Cake from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Lemon Poppyseed Muffin in a Mug from Gwen’s Nest

Vanilla Berry Mug Cake from Ditch the Carbs

Salted Caramel Mug Cake from Holistically Engineered

Chocolate Brownie Mug Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Cinnamon Walnut Mug Cake from A Home With Purpose

Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Mug Cake from Sugar-Free Mom

Peanut Butter Crunch Mug Cake from Grassfed Mama

Lemon Mug Cake from Low Carb Ella

Pumpkin Chai Mug Cake from I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake from DJ Foodie

Zucchini Muffin in a Mug from Simply Healthy Home

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Mug Cake from Ripped Recipes

Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Mug Cake from Cut The Wheat

Samoa Mug Cake from Hearth and Hospitality

Cheesecake in a Mug from Your Lighter Side

Blueberry Muffin in a Minute from Holistically Engineered

Chocolate Frosted Mug Cake from Yaya Recommended

Cinnamon Roll Muffin in a Mug from SugarFree Mom

Nutella Mug Cake from Keto Diet Blog

Pancake Mug Cake from Forget Sugar Friday

Double Chocolate Mug Cake from Kevin Goes Keto

Strawberry Shortcake Mug Cake from OMG Keto Yum

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  1. Athena says

    I wanted to try the Lemon Coconut Mug Cake from Counting All Joy, but it looks like a broken link. What should be the home page to that site brings up something that suggests the whole site is gone. Is there another place I could get that recipe?


    • Carolyn says

      Sorry, it looks like the site is gone and I don’t know where you might find this.


  2. Donna says

    I would love to see a Low Carb Pancake in a Mug recipe. Any suggestions?


  3. Margie says

    Sorry, it is the chocolate brownie cake from “I breathe, I’m hungry”. It’s perfect.


  4. Margie says

    OK, I have finally found my chocolate snack cake. Working at home today, I made this during a break this afternoon. I ate it with some vanilla sour cream. It was heavenly. And the chocolate square in addition to the cocoa, really adds something to it.


  5. Julie Chandler says

    There’s a delicious pumpkin mug cake in the KetoDiet cookbook. I make up a batch of the dry ingredients so its even quicker to make one for breakfast whenever I fancy it. Looking forward to trying some from list so thanks for posting ?


  6. Sandra says

    Brilliant! Who was the clever person that came up with the single serve mug cake idea? It is exactly the help a person losing weight needs. No need to worry about being tempted by a second helping because there is no second helping. I made the single serve Cheesecake in a Mug Friday night. It was very good. I felt very satisfied. Oddly enough I also felt very virtuous because I knew I would not be taking a second serving. Nice concept!


  7. Tanja says

    My daugther likes the idea of that fast mug cakes, but they usually turn out to be kind of gummy and spongy. The consistency is just weird…. are we doing something wrong?


    • Carolyn says

      It’s the nature of microwave cooking. You can always try doing them in the oven instead.


  8. Maggie mc says

    Good recipes


  9. Robin says

    I went to the Rachel Cooks website for the Meyer Lemon mug cake. What a frustrating site! I understand supporting other sites, but I will copy the recipe and avoid her site. I Wish you had just given the recipe. Eager to try it.


  10. Ruth says

    Okay…I just pulled these out of the oven, cooked at chocolates covered them and when your husband says “you nailed it with these” they must be good and I myself would say they are amazing!!!! Thank you Carolyn!! You’re recipes never fail!


  11. Carmen says

    If no one has told you lately….I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU!!!!
    Thank you again for your dedication to this site and these AWESOME recipies/links!!!


  12. Kiki says

    15 grams of carb per serving is not low carb (I just looked at one random recipe). At least not for me it isn’t.


    • Carolyn says

      Uh oh, which one is that? They should all be under 10, I thought i had checked them all!


      • Malainie says

        Maybe Kiki was looking at total carbs,, not net carbs.


        • Judith says

          Exactly! And 15 may be LC depending on your plan or where you are in your journey.


  13. Laura | BakingOutsidetheBox says

    Thank you! I’ve been back on the LC wagon less than a week and I’m dying for something sweet. Now all I have to do is decide which one… 🙂


  14. Judith says

    After many years of LC, I developed an aversion to eggs. Now, I cannot believe I ever loved mock Danish, which makes me gag now. Same with mug cakes. I noticed one blogger had eggless so I am going to try using flax/chia egg. It makes the texture in your pancakes really soft and puffy so…..I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for this.


  15. Malainie says

    Elizabeth at Up Late Anyway uses a mug cake to make French toast with. Looks good: http://uplateanyway.com/keto/french-toast/

    I love mug cakes. Thanks for doing the research for this. Craig Clarke at ruled.me, also has a lot of mug cakes, both sweet and savory.


  16. Michelle K says

    I have always had the same hesitation. I guess it’s time to bite the bullet and go for it! Thanks for giving me 25 reasons to try!


    • Michelle K says

      Or make that 27…….:)


  17. Jan says

    Great collection! Thanks, Carolyn!


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