Super Easy, Low Carb Vanilla Cake
There have been many times in my life when I wished I could just have one slice of freshly baked cake. But preheating the oven, getting out all my baking tools and waiting for a cake to bake just seemed like way too much. Going to a bakery also isn’t always an option since most bakeries do not sell single servings of keto cake. What is a low carb following girl suppose to do?!
When I first heard about mug cakes, I was really intrigued. I never knew that you could bake a cake in the microwave! All my years of culinary training and no one ever suggested using the microwave to bake and I really feel like I have been missing out on the magic of this common kitchen appliance. It really can bake! And, it can bake a single serving of cake in a matter of seconds. Mug cakes are like magic and they are the kind of magic that I just can’t get enough of.
Since hearing about mug cakes, I have been working to perfect my vanilla mug cake recipe. I am a sucker for a good slice of vanilla cake and it is something I crave frequently. This recipe has been tried, tweaked and adjusted many times and it is finally perfect. You can now make an incredible, single piece of keto cake any time you want. Here is how I do it.
My keto vanilla mug cake recipe starts with almond flour and coconut flour. I like to use a blend of these two popular low-carb flours because they both have unique properties that work well together. Almond flour is nutty and full of healthy fats and coconut flour has a tasty tropical taste and makes the cake a little denser. You can use all almond flour if you’d like but definitely do not use just coconut flour in this recipe. It will make the mug cake gummy and not as appetizing.
Granular erythritol is always my go-to sweetener. It has a natural sweetness and has no carbs. What more could you want from a keto sweetener?! Erythritol is a plant-based sweetener as well which means it isn’t made in a lab or weird test kitchen. It is actually naturally found in fruits then extracted, dried, and packed for the grocery store. I like natural, I like low carb and I like sweeteners that taste good. Erythritol checks all those boxes.
I always try to bake with butter because it has a flavor and texture like no other. You can replace the butter in this recipe with coconut oil if you’d like. The cake will be just as yummy but have a slight coconut flavor. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Especially if you want a tropical vanilla cake.
A good vanilla extract is key to this keto mug cake. If you can find vanilla bean paste, try using this instead to get even more vanilla flavor. I know this is a vanilla mug cake recipe but, if you want to switch things up a little, use almond extract instead. This will make a fantastic almond mug cake that is good for the days when vanilla is too basic.
Once you have made your little bowl of keto batter, the cake is baked in the microwave. Watch through the microwave door as the batter magically puffs up, bubbles and bakes into place. Then, take your cake out of the microwave and enjoy a single piece of warm, delicious low-carb cake. You never have to bake a whole cake again! This recipe will change your dessert life. That I can promise. Mug cakes sure changed the way I make and eat dessert! Enjoy.
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