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.

Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1

A single serving fluffy vanilla cake that is studded with chocolate chips. This cake is gluten-free, low carb and keto friendly.

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

Directions:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 Facts
Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 mug cake)
Calories 353 Calories from Fat 259
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.8g44%
Saturated Fat 12.2g76%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2g
Cholesterol 216.5mg72%
Sodium 75mg3%
Carbohydrates 11.7g4%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 1.2g1%
Protein 12g24%
Net Carbs 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

2 comments on “Keto Chocolate Chip Mug Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    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. 

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