Easiest Low Carb Chocolate Cake Ever
Sometimes you just need a good, low carb chocolate cake. Sometimes, you need that cake immediately. And sometimes, you only need one, perfect piece of cake to satisfy your craving. That is when you should make a mug cake. Mug cakes are super simple cakes that are baked in the microwave. They all are essentially made the same way. All of the ingredients are mixed together in the mug or a small bowl and then the batter is microwaved for a minute or two. The result is a perfect, warm cake that will serve just one! Mug cakes are easy, convenient, and still just as delicious as a big, traditional cake.
There are actually a lot of keto mug cakes and low carb mug cake options out there. The dessert has become somewhat of a hallmark of the keto community. Maybe we all need access to a quick cake? That’s definitely true in my case so I am not complaining. Options are great! However, we were thinking that maybe, just maybe, the mug cake could be made even easier. Yes, they are already super quick to make when compared to baking a traditional cake. But what if you don’t feel like measuring multiple ingredients. Or what if your pantry is running low and you only really have a few things on hand. When you only have a minute or two of spare time and only a few ingredients to use, that is when you absolutely must try our three-ingredient mug cake recipe.
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They say that sometimes simple can be best and that is definitely true with this recipe. It is chocolate cake at it’s finest without any extra fanfare or complicated ingredients. Cocoa powder, an egg, and some erythritol are all you need! The ingredients blend together and then bake in the microwave to create a rich, spongy, soufflé-like cake that is incredible when eaten warm. Those three simple ingredients are things you probably already have at home which means you could go make this cake right now! It’s a low carb cake recipe that you can use to end each day.
Now, you may be looking at the recipe and thinking “hey, there’s a fourth ingredient on this list!”. You are correct. We have added vanilla extract to the list but it is completely optional. If you don’t have it or don’t want to measure out an extra ingredient, just skip it! The cake is delicious without it. However, a tiny splash of vanilla extract really takes this three-ingredient mug cake to the next level. Vanilla adds a warm, sweet taste that helps naturally enhance the flavor of the chocolate. It is also keto-friendly so you don’t have to worry about any extra carbs. We have also made this cake using almond extract and that was a wonderful keto mug cake version as well. You could even use coconut extract, peppermint or maple extract to switch up your three-ingredient cake. The possibilities are endless!
So, enough of us singing the praises of this delicious low carb mug cake, it is time that you go find out for yourself how fast and tasty it is. Grab your microwavable mug, your three ingredients, and start mixing! You will be eating an amazing cake in just a matter of minutes. Let us know how much you love this mug cake and how often you eat it by leaving a comment below. We always love to hear about cake adventures! Enjoy.
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp So Nourished granular erythritol
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl, breaking up the egg well and dissolving the erythritol.
- Grease a microwavable safe mug or ramekin with butter or cooking spray.
- Pour the batter into the mug then microwave for 60 seconds.
- Enjoy right away while nice and warm!
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