Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Keto mug cakes are ideal for busy health-conscious dieters who follow a whole foods based paleo approach. They can be prepared in a fraction of time and are great when you crave something sweet.

Compared to traditional mug cakes, this cake is rich, chocolatey and tastes just like your favourite brownie. It’s low in net carbs, high in fibre and high in healthy fats. To keep this treat moist, I used grated dark chocolate, ground chia seeds and coconut oil. Remember to add a dash of cinnamon and coffee – they do make a difference as they both enhance the flavour of any chocolate treats.

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Nutritional values (per mug cake)

Total Carbs 14.4 grams
Fiber 7.5 grams
Net Carbs 6.9 grams
Protein 8 grams
Fat 38.3 grams
of which Saturated 28.3 grams
Energy 397 kcal
Magnesium 82 mg (20.5% RDA)
Potassium 308 mg (15.4% EMR)
Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (8%), fat (85%)

Ingredients (makes 2 mug cakes)

. 2 large squares dark chocolate, grated (20 g/ 0.7 oz) – I used 85% dark chocolate
. ¼ cup cacao powder (22 g/ 0.8 oz)
. 2 tbsp ground chia seeds (16 g/ 0.6 oz)
. ½ tsp cinnamon
. 1 tsp gluten-free baking powder
. pinch sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
. 4 tbsp Erythritol or Swerve (40 g / 1.4 oz)
. 1 large egg
. ¼ cup freshly brewed regular or decaf coffee (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)
. ¼ cup melted virgin coconut oil (60 ml/ 2 fl oz)


. Optionally, add a dollop of whipped cream, coconut cream or creme fraiche
. Not sweet enough? If you just started following a low-carb diet, then you may find some recipes not sweet enough. You can add a few extra drops of stevia or a little more erythritol or Swerve to suit your palate.
. Avoiding caffeine? If you’re using decaf coffee, opt for naturally caffeine-free chicory coffee or Swiss water process decaf coffee which is chemical-free.


1. Place all the grated chocolate and dry ingredients in bowl and combine well.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

2. Add the egg, coconut oil and coffee. Mix until combined.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

3. Divide the mixture between 2 mugs. The mug cake will raise when cooked so use a large enough mug or cup (fill it up to no more than half).

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

4. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds, until cooked through.

Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don’t have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

You can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk and or creme fraiche.

Best Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Source:Martina Slajerova


Brookies – Brownie Cookies

“A co-worker couldn’t decide on her favorite for her birthday treat, brownies or chocolate chip cookies, so she said I should just pick one. On the way home I thought this up and couldn’t find it on Allrecipes so I created it. These go quickly; I usually make a double batch in a jelly roll pan.” You must try this recipes 🙂


Cookie Layer:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Brownie Layer:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Beat softened butter, light brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a large bowl until creamy. Add 1 egg; beat until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture until dough is combined. Stir chocolate chips into dough. Spread dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to cover completely.
  4. Stir 1 cup white sugar, melted butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl; add 2 eggs and beat well. Mix cocoa powder into butter mixture until well-combined. Stir 1/2 cup flour, baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt into cocoa mixture until batter is combined. Pour brownie batter over cookie dough and spread to cover completely.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brookies comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Recipe by: Melanie B