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Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

This single serving fluffy vanilla cake is studded with chocolate chips. It cooks in the microwave and is low carb, gluten-free and keto friendly.photo of a chocolate chip mug cake

After creating a keto brownie mug cake and keto chocolate mug cake, I wanted to create one with a vanilla base. This cake is fluffy and light, with melted chocolate chips scattered throughout the cake. I really love how this turned out and how easy it is to make.

close-up photo of a scoop of chocolate chip cake

Mug Size

Make sure to use a microwave-safe mug that can hold at least 12 oz of liquid. The cake will rise quite high while cooking and then will sink down a little as it cools.

Chocolate Chips

Because this batter contains no flour, the chocolate tends to sink to the bottom. I recommend using mini chocolate chips because they are lighter so they won’t sink to the bottom.

I used Lily’s dark chocolate premium baking chips.* I used the mini version for the batter. Since most of the chocolate is below the surface of the cake, I also scattered a handful of Lily’s keto baking chips (which are the size of regular chocolate chips) on top while the cake was still warm. This let the chips melt slightly on top, so when you dig in you have melted chocolate with every bite.

If you don’t have sugar free chocolate chips, you can use chopped dark chocolate. Make sure to chop it finely, so that they are the size of mini chocolate chips.

*Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

overhead photo of a chocolate chip mug cake

Looking for more keto mug cake recipes? You might like my Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Mug Cake and Keto Blueberry Mug Cake, too.

chocolate chip mug cake

Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
A single serving fluffy vanilla cake that is studded with chocolate chips. This cake is gluten-free, low carb and keto friendly.
5 from 8 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp superfine almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp brown sugar alternative
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  • In a microwave-safe mug (that can hold at least 12 oz of liquid), add all ingredients except chocolate chips. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth.
  • Sprinkle surface of batter with mini chocolate chips. You do not need to stir them into the batter as they will sink in as the batter cooks.
  • Cook the cake in microwave at full power for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. If desired, sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top of the cake before eating.

Notes

  • I used a 1000 watt microwave. You may need to adjust time and/or power if you are using a different wattage.
  • Make sure to use a microwave-safe mug that can hold at least 12 oz of liquid. The cake will rise quite high while cooking and then will sink down a little as it cools.
  • I used sukrin gold brown sugar alternative.* You can substitute with other brown sugar alternatives. You can also substitute with Serve Granular Sweetener.*
  • Because this batter contains no flour, the chocolate tends to sink to the bottom. I recommend using mini chocolate chips because they are lighter so they won't sink to the bottom.
  • For the mini chocolate chips, I used Lily's dark chocolate chips.*
  • Since most of the chocolate is below the surface of the cake, I also scattered a handful of Lily's keto baking chips (which are the size of regular chocolate chips) on top while the cake was still warm. However, you can just use the mini chocolate chips.
  • *Some of the product links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
Estimated Nutrition Information is calculated with Lily's dark chocolate chips and does not include carbs from erythritol

Nutrition

Serving: 1mug cake, Calories: 365kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 217mg, Sodium: 297mg, Potassium: 201mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 625IU, Calcium: 141mg, Iron: 6mg, Net Carbs: 5g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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23 comments on “Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake”

  1. I really liked this!! On my microwave I did 80 seconds. It’s the first low carb mug cake  that’s not dry. Love it. Thank you. 

  2. This is the best Keto food, I have ever tasted, Heck its actually one of my favorite desserts. This recipe is so easy to make and it tastes like REAL cake. Its fluffy and soft and yum yum yum

  3. Yummy! I doubled the recipe and put it in a small rectangular dish and microwaved it for two minutes. I didn’t have mini dark chocolate chips so I used unsweetened chocolate with cocoa nibs that I chopped up. The chocolate didn’t really sink in well and was a little bitter, but that’s on me. Satisfied my sweet tooth craving.

  4. loved this! great recipe, keep it up with more mug cakes because I am so happy w them! wasn’t dry and was very moist as well just like your other ones 🙂

  5. This was delicious! I subbed the vanilla extract for almond extract because that’s all I had on hand but I loved it! Def a new favorite!

  6. Super delicious and quick! Best mug cake I’ve made! I’ve enjoyed this on three occasions now! 

  7. Oh. My. Gosh!! This is soooo good! Not at all grainy or dry like other recipes I’ve tried. Finally!! A winner!!! 

    Thank you!! 

  8. Thanks for the recipe! It’s midnight and I’m having such a post-workout craving! Just to let you know, another blogger plagiarized your content almost exactly word for word ketomomsecrets.com/post/keto-chocolate-chip-mug-cake

  9. What are the caloric nutrient #s almond fliur is dense in calories n im trying tooi stay in a deficit

  10. The best chocolate chip cookie mug I’ve ever tried…and i’ve tried lots. Moist and delicious! Thank

  11. Hi. I was wondering if I half the recipe, do I need to change baking time? Also, can all the ingredients be mixed in advance and refrigerated until it’s baked? Would baking time change then, either for full recipe or half?

    • yes you will need to change cooking time but without testing it, I don’t know how long it would need to cook for. I have not tried letting the batter stand in the fridge so I don’t know how well it will hold up.

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