Sugar Free Lemon Mug Cake made low carb, keto, nut free, gluten free, and a single serving for perfect portion control! Just 3 net carbs!
Sugar Free Lemon Mug Cake
This easy lemon mug cake is perfect for when you just want a single serving and not have any left overs in the house. It's gluten free, grain free, tree nut free and absolutely lemony!
If you live in New England or any place that has had frigid temperatures and a whole lot of snow over the last couple of months, you can be certain we are all ready for the spring season!
I am a lemon lover truth be told. Love them in my water, seltzer and in recipes as much as possible like this Sugar-Free Frozen Lemonade, this Strawberry Lemon Sorbet, and these delicious No Bake Lemon Cheesecake bars!
Spring time for me means lots of fresh produce and ingredients. The aromatic smell of lemons remind me of spring no matter what season it is. They're just so fresh; I always feel rejuvenated when I can get my daily whiff.
I have even been known to ingest the juice of an entire lemon as a shot to help cure a sore throat. Might sound harsh, but I can tell you it works better than anything I've ever tried.
I've made this recipe 4 times before posting it. I am always looking for the perfect and moistest first bite. I tried with different combinations of coconut four, one time with some flax seed, then 2 eggs, then more lemon, but finally what I'm sharing is the best combination.
Not too much lemon, just enough. Perfectly soft in texture. And I can honestly say even if you are not a coconut fan you'll love this. My littlest man hates all things coconut and loved this cake! The coconut is not noticeable at all, the lemon is the star, I promise!
How to Make Sugar Free Lemon Mug Cake
You just need a few easy ingredients to make this sugar free lemon mug cake. Egg, lemon juice, low carb sweetener, heavy cream or see below for a dairy free option, coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
Whisk the egg, lemon juice, cream and stevia together in a small bowl.
Stir in the coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
Pour batter evenly into two 7 ounce ramekins.
Microwave 1 minute and in 30 second intervals for each or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
Top with sugar free whipped cream if desired!
Coconut Is Not a Tree Nut
I'd like to clear up this constant question get asked almost daily about whether coconut is a nut. While the US Food & drug Administration (FDA) claims that coconut is a tree nut becomes it comes from a tree, it is in fact a FRUIT.
People who have tree nut allergies may be allergic to coconut as well, but being allergic to coconut is not the same as having a tree nut allergy.
My own son was diagnosed with a Peanut and Tree Nut allergy at the age of 2. He has safely eaten coconut all these years without issue and he is now 14. Coconut is a fruit, called a drupe. It's like a peach with a pit.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says it well: "Coconut is not a botanical nut: it is classified as a fruit, even though the FDA recognizes coconut as a tree nut. While allergic reactions to coconut have been documented, most people who are allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to your diet."
Lemon Mug Cake Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this dairy free?
Yes you can make this lemon mug cake dairy free by swapping the heavy cream for canned coconut cream.
Can I swap the low carb sweetener used?
You can use any sweetener of choice if you don't like stevia, but if you've never tried it, I can guarantee you will love the lemon stevia in this recipe. Use my Sweetener Guide & Conversion chart to help you figure out the right amount to use.
What size ramekin do I need?
This is a 7 ounce ramekin.
What is the sugar free frosting on the mug cake?
Here's the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting used in the video!
Can I swap the coconut flour with almond flour?
No you can not evenly swap coconut flour with almond flour.
Can I bake this in the oven instead of microwave?
Yes you can bake this in the oven instead of microwave. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
Other Low Carb Recipes You Might Like:
- 1 Minute Sugar Free Chocolate Mug Cake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
- Red Velvet Couples Mug Cake
- Carrot Cake Mug Cake
Sugar-Free Lemon Mug Cake
- Whisk the egg, lemon juice, cream and stevia together in a small bowl.
- Stir in the coconut flour, baking powder and salt.
- Pour batter evenly into two 7 ounce ramekins.
- Microwave 1 minute and in 30 second intervals for each or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
- Top with whipped cream if desired!