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Mocha Latte Mug Cake

February 19, 2020
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Keto Low Carb Mocha Latte Mug Cake

Need a satisfying low carb dessert in 5 minutes or less? This Mocha Latte Mug Cake is a great keto dessert option that anyone can make in minutes. Packed with dark chocolate and collagen peptides you can really have your cake and eat it too!

What’s the deal with Mug Cakes?

If you have been looking for a dessert that requires minimal effort than this is the recipe for you. Mug cakes are a quick and easy dessert that you make in you microwave. I prefer to use a large 12 oz. Ramekin instead of a coffee mug but either will work just fine. If using regular sized coffee mugs you will split the recipe in half into 2 mugs and only microwave 60 seconds. This is the type of recipe that’s great on a weeknight when you don’t want to bake for an hour. You can literally stir all the ingredients together and about 90 seconds later dessert is ready.

Mocha Latte Mug Cake

There are literally hundreds of different flavors of mug cakes that you can make but this one is definitely one of my favorites. Who doesn’t love that mocha latte flavor and who doesn’t love cake. So combining the two was a no brainer. Lonolife makes these convenient single serving packets of Mocha Flavored Collagen Peptides that are great on their own but also add the health benefits of collagen to your keto dessert. 

Fluffy or Fudgy how do you take your mug cake??

The texture of what the perfect mug cake is highly debated. While some prefer a fluffy fully cooked mug cake others prefer a fudgy lava cake texture. I’m on the fence as to which I prefer. I will say that the fully cooked mug cake has a dry sponge cake texture. The remedy for this is simply serving this mocha latte mug cake with a dollop of keto friendly whipped cream. Served with a few sliced strawberries to round out the plate for a beautiful presentation that looks like it took hours to make. While microwaving your mug cake you can quickly whisk together a ¼ cup of  heavy cream with a ¼ tsp vanilla extract and a tbsp of keto friendly Sweetener. I prefer Allulose but you can use whatever you prefer. Once the whipped topping is thickened to a stiff peak it’s ready and so is your mug cake.

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Mocha Latte Mug Cake

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: Mug Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Servings: 2
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Culinary Lion


  • Chop up dark chocolate then whisk together all ingredients until smooth
  • pour into center of a 12oz Ramekin or wide coffee mug.
  • for fully cooked mug cake microwave on high for 90 seconds. For a moister fudgy consistancy microwave for 75 seconds.
  • Run a knife around sides of the ramekin then turn upside down and remove the cake. serve with whipped cream and sliced strawberries


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition Facts
Mocha Latte Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 240mg7%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 238IU5%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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