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This tasty little chocolate pumpkin mug cake is a perfect treat for any time of day!
Mug cakes are the perfect way to control your portions! Making a single serving type of treat definitely helps if you have any problems with overeating. Making a keto, low carb mug cake is a great way to still feel like you’re treating yourself but without spiking your blood sugar and causing you to feel like you cheated on your diet. I know for me when I first started eating this way, having a large cake or any other dessert with many servings would have caused me to want to eat a piece or two everyday. You can enjoy dessert on a keto diet but you still need to watch portions if your goal is fat loss. This easy mug cake will be just right for the days a little chocolate craving hits.
Chocolate Pumpkin Combo
The combination of chocolate and pumpkin are the essence of all things in the fall season. A rich chocolatey flavor combined with pumpkin and spices makes for one moist and delicious little keto mug cake! I’m totally into all things chocolate and pumpkin and have some other amazing recipes you might want to try, like my Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake and my Chocolate Pumpkin Bread.
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Low Carb Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
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Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake
This Low-Carb Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake is a speedy treat for autumn. Ready in 5 minutes, this recipe is packed with delicious warming pumpkin spice flavors that make for a cozy, comforting, and satisfying dessert. The most challenging decision is... what mug to serve it in? Oh the choices!
- 2 tbsp almond flour heaping
- 1 tbsp coconut flour heaping
- 1/2 tsp baking powder GF
- 2 tbsp Swerve confectioners
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp coconut oil extra virgin coconut oil or butter or ghee, melted
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract sugar-free
- 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree 100% natural
- 1 large egg
Place all the dry ingredients in a mug (almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, Swerve, cacao and pumpkin pie spice). Stir until combined. Add the wet ingredients (melted coconut oil, vanilla, almond milk, pumpkin puree and egg). Mix to combine.
Place in the microwave for 2 - 2.5 minutes on high (heating at 30 second intervals after about 1.5 minutes. Keep checking it until it reaches your desired consistency.) Don’t overdo it as it will set a little when it cools. When done, remove from the microwave and allow to cool slightly.
Top with optional keto ice cream, yogurt, or whipped cream.
Oven Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F / 180C / 160 fan. Bake for about 15 minutes or until you can insert and remove a toothpick without any crumbs sticking. Make sure your mug is oven safe or make in a ceramic ramekin instead.
Storage: Best fresh
Net Carbs 7g
You could divide this batter in half and make two servings instead of one if you follow total carbs instead of net carbs.
Jo is the creative food photographer and stylist behind the healthy eating blog, Modern Food Stories. Jo’s a testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome chronic illness through the healing power of food. She believes the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so all her recipes are grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Many are also dairy-free.