Whether you're on a keto diet or low-carb diet, this easy tasty keto mug cake tastes like homemade cinnamon rolls and will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Just 3g net carbs for these single-serving cakes and they won't spike your blood sugar!
Low Carb Cinnamon Rolls versus a Mug Muffin
Pick out your favorite mug and snuggle up with this Keto Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake.
All the flavors of your favorite cinnamon roll in one easy 1-minute keto mug cake. Single serve and ready in just 1 minute, it’s the perfect low carb dessert for when time is short, and you want a treat fast!
The sponge is super soft and fluffy and topped with a quick cream cheese frosting.
Traditional cinnamon rolls are loaded with sugar and high in carbs which will not serve you when on a ketogenic diet or low carb diet and looking to lose weight. Not to mention the time involved to make homemade cinnamon rolls is extensive, even keto cinnamon rolls are a lot of work.
Plus if you are trying to lose weight, having an entire batch of cinnamon rolls hanging around might not be a good idea as overeating might happen.
A typical mug cake also has sugar and is high carb, but turning it into a yummy keto cinnamon roll mug cake is a great way to enjoy an easy dessert with little time and effort.
This keto cinnamon mug cake obviously doesn't have the same texture as regular cinnamon rolls, but it is a delicious moist cinnamon roll mug cake with very low carbs.
How to Make Keto Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake Recipe
While this mug cake isn't a gooey cinnamon roll, it has all that cinnamon flavor and the cream cheese glaze takes it over the top! The best part is that it only takes a few minutes to prep and just about 1 minute to make in the microwave.
Oven directions as well as air fryer directions can be found under the Frequently Asked Questions section below. The basic ingredients get mixed together in a mug or small dish and you've got a super healthy dessert without the guilt!
To view the exact measurements, nutritional information and print recipe please scroll to the bottom of this blog post to view the recipe card.
golden erythritol (Swerve brand)
Swerve confectioners sweetener
Optional: ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
Add all the cinnamon roll dry ingredients to a greased mug and stir with a spoon to combine. Add the melted butter and egg and mix until smooth.
In a separate small bowl, mix the icing mixture ingredients together (cream cheese, butter and powdered sweetener). Adjust the amount of sweetener to taste. Set aside.
Microwave the cinnamon roll on high for 60 - 90 seconds until just set and golden brown. Mine took 60 seconds in a 900W microwave.
Spread the cream cheese icing on the top of the cake and if it's a little too thick, feel free to add in a small amount of milk of choice to thin it out. Coconut milk or almond milk will work great. You could also top with sugar free maple syrup if you like!
Storage: Best served fresh, but you can cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Can I swap the almond flour with coconut flour?
Yes if you need to swap the almond flour, you can use just 2 tablespoons of coconut flour to replace it in this recipe.
What other keto but nut free flour could I use?
If you can't use either almond flour or coconut flour, feel free to swap the almond flour with sunflower seed flour in the same amount in this recipe.
Can I change the sugar substitute?
Yes if you don't want to use brown Swerve, you can swap with monk fruit sweetener or vanilla liquid stevia. Here's my Sweetener Guide & Conversion chart to help you.
Can I swap the butter with coconut oil?
Yes you can evenly swap the butter used in this recipe with coconut oil.
Can I swap the cream cheese with coconut cream?
Yes you can swap the cream cheese with canned coconut cream for the frosting if you prefer.
Can I make this in the air fryer?
You could make this in an air fryer though I have not tested it out, but I would recommend 350 degrees F for 5-8 minutes or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
Can I make this in the oven?
Yes if you don't want to microwave, you can bake this in a 350 degrees F preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
More Keto Mug Cake Recipes
1 Minute Keto Low-Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
Low Carb Keto Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake
- 5 tablespoon almond flour or see notes above under FAQs
- 2 tablespoon Swerve golden erythritol or see notes above under FAQs
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 large egg
- ½ ounce cream cheese
- 2 teaspoon butter soft
- 1 tbsp Swerve confectioners sweetener (or to taste)
- Add all the cinnamon roll dry ingredients to a small bowl and grease two mugs. Stir with a spoon to combine. Add the butter and egg and mix until smooth. Divide the batter in half and evenly add to each mug.
- In a separate bowl, mix the frosting ingredients together (cream cheese, butter and powdered sweetener). Adjust the amount of sweetener to taste. Add a little almond milk depending on if you want a thicker or runnier frosting.
- Microwave each cinnamon roll mug on high for 60 - 90 seconds until just set. Mine took 60 seconds in a 900W microwave.
- Top each cinnamon roll mug cake with frosting and enjoy!
- Storage: best fresh.
I made this and baked it in the oven as I do all my mug cakes. They never seem to come out right for me in the microwave. I either overcook them or I am not sure I've cooked them long enough. I enjoyed this mug cake. I was out of cream cheese for the frosting, so I substituted sour cream and double the frosting recipe because I like more icing on my cinnamon rolls and this mug cake.
How would I make this with gluten free flour instead of almond flour?
You can just swap it in the same amount of almond.
I just made this. Mine is super dry. According to your comment above, I may have over cooked. I will try again and micro for less time.
The cinnamon roll was dry. I microwaved for 60 sec, then 50 sec for second round. Better but still dry. Suggestions?
I think you microwaved for too long.
I don’t have a microwave. What would be oven bake equivalent?
In the blog post under the FAQS, is written how to bake this in the oven instead of microwave.
This recipe was delicious. I find that almond flour is heavy or sits heavy for me. Wondering can it be substituted for coconut flour? Thanks for sharing this sweet treat with us!
I just made this! So good but I will only add 1 teas of cinnamon. It was to much but other then that it was really good. I will make this again. Can't wait for my husband to try it. He loves his sweets. He is a diabetic so he is welling to try the stuff I make and so far he has loved them.
Thank you Brenda!!!
I don't like swerve so I use Better than sugar.
I'll have to try again and microwave 50 seconds, my microwave is 1200 watts. It was good but overcooked. I used one mug and split into two serving bowls. Is the recipe for one or two cakes? The recipe says 2 servings, but the directions say to mix directly in one mug and cook.
This was delicious! I have missed cinnamon rolls and this was so easy! Thanks
What can you substitute for the Swerve?
Any sweetener you like. Here's my Sweetener Guide & Conversion Chart.https://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/natural-sugar-free-low-carb-sweeteners-guide-conversion-chart/
I don't like swerve so I use Better than sugar.
I just made this and am eating it now. It is so good! Thank you for the recipe. I am out of eggs so I used 1 tablespoon flax and 3 tablespoons water in place of the egg.
Question…I can’t have egg yolks. I can have egg whites. Is there a substitute ingredient for the egg yolk?
Carole, I just made this. I am out of eggs so I used 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds and 3 tablespoons water in place of the egg. Seems to be fine and tastes really good!
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
This is wonderful! It should be a menu item in restaurants for those watching their carbs and sugar! Such a wonderful treat! Tastes exactly like an ooey gooey cinnamon roll! Thank you for a remarkable recipe! God bless
Thank you Tami!