Want something quick and light that'll satisfy your sweet tooth? This Strawberry Mug Cake takes only minutes to make and is so fresh and delicious!
Strawberry season is here and I couldn't have been more excited when I found some of the ripest and juiciest ones I've ever seen at my local farmer's market.
I love ALL things strawberry, but sometimes I want something a little extra than sliced berries, but nothing overly complicated. This Keto Mug Cake recipe fits the bill!
You can make 2 desserts out of this recipe, or stack them for one glorious treat, like I did! HEY, it was my birthday! And one must have cake on their special cake day, right?
Even on special occasions, there's no need to go off the rails with your Keto or low carb goals. Not only is this Strawberry Shortcake Keto Mug Cake easy to make, it's guilt free!
So grab yourself a mug and prepare for strawberry goodness!
What's in Strawberry Shortcake Keto Mug Cake
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Unsalted butter
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream
- Swerve confectioners
- Baking powder
- Vanilla extract
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Mug Cake
In a separate bowl, add the baking powder, almond flour and coconut flour and whisk.
Then add in with the wet ingredients mixture.
Whisk until well combined.
Microwave for 60 seconds, check them, then microwave for another 30 seconds. If they are still not cooked through, microwave for another 30 seconds. Mine only took 90 seconds total.
Once they are cooked, set aside. While they are cooling, you can prepare your whipped topping. Start by pouring the heavy cream into a clean and dry bowl.
Whip using a hand mixer or immersion blender until you get soft peaks, then add in the stevia (to taste) and continue mixing. I used about 5 drops, you can add more or less, to your liking. If there is another sugar substitute you prefer, feel free to use it.
Once the cakes have cooled, top with the whipped cream and fresh strawberries. As hard as it is to allow the cakes to cool before moving on, it is important.
If the gluten free mug cakes are warm, it will deflate the whipped topping. They would probably still be delicious, but certainly not very pretty.
Though Strawberry Short Cake is my favorite, when you see how easy they are and how few ingredients are needed to make a healthy Keto Mug Cake, you can allow your imagination to go wild creating all sort of variations.
Be sure to try this Healthy Mug Cake, made of carrot cake and a scrumptious frosting!
So, What is Keto Mug Cake?
Keto Mug Cake started out being made in a coffee mug and that is where the name comes from. And honestly, you can make this recipe in your favorite coffee mug and it will turn out perfectly.
There advantages to using ramekins, as I did in this recipe. First, when making more than one, you will have uniformed shapes, making them really pretty when decorating with the whipped topping and fruit.
The other advantage is, if you want to make them a head of time, you can freeze them right in the ramekin. You'll want to dot the top with a little dab of butter when reheating to ensure they are moist.
Are Strawberries Keto? What are the Carbs in Strawberries?
Most all berries, in general, are fine on Keto and low carb diets. Ripe and juicy strawberries are really easy to over eat, so if you're eating them as a snack, it's best to portion them out to help you keep track of the carbs. By slicing a few to add to this gluten free mug cake, you get to enjoy a lot of strawberry flavor without adding too many carbs.
There are 12 grams of carbs in strawberries in entire cup! But, because of they contain approximately 3 grams of fiber, that makes the net carbs in strawberries 9 grams per cup.
More Keto and Low Carb Strawberry Recipes
- Homemade Strawberry Sauce
- Strawberry Cream Tart
- Strawberry Coconut Fat Bombs
- Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce
- Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
- Strawberry Coconut Mousse
If you'd like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you'll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I'm offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
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Strawberry Shortcake Keto Mug Cake
For the Cake
For the Toppings
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ⅓ cup strawberries, chopped
- 5 drops Stevia sweetener
- In a separate bowl, add the baking powder, almond flour and coconut flour and whisk. Then pour into the wet ingredients mixture and whisk until well combined.
- Once the cakes have cooled, top with the whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
*Originally published on June 4, 2018, updated on June 25, 2021 with new photos and helpful tips.