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Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

Putting my microwave to good use before it becomes a neglected appliance. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hence I’m making Keto Brownie Mug Cake today! It’s super delicious and super easy to make. Only takes about 1 minute in the microwave.

As you can see from the pics below, there is no sight of a mug, lol. I actually used a 12cm diameter ramekin but of course you can use any mug or bowl so long it’s microwave-safe.

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s keto-friendly hence it’s low in carbs and it’s sugar free. So I can enjoy this usually-sinful treat without guilt yet it doesn’t compromise on quality or that chocolatey taste you’d get from a regular brownie.

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

Timing will vary depending on your microwave

One issue about making a mug cake in the microwave is time management. Different brands of microwave work differently so if it’s your first time using the microwave to make a cake, you may want to start off with 30 seconds first and slowly increase the time in blocks of 15 seconds until you get the texture you like. I did mine for 60 seconds and it had a moist sponge cake texture as above. 45 seconds – it was still a little too wet. 90 seconds – it became too dry. All in all, it’s really about trial and error.

Give it a try!

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe
1 (12cm ramekin size)
  • 30g almond flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 25g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 10 walnuts, chopped
Combine two-thirds of the walnuts (reserve the balance one-third as topping) and the rest of the ingredients in a ramekin.
Use a fork to mix everything up until there are no visible lumps.
Sprinkle the remaining walnuts on top.
Microwave at high for 60 seconds.

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