This low-carb chocolate peanut butter mug cake recipe makes me think I should rename this blog Indulgent Mug Cakes without as Many Carbs. That doesn't exactly roll off the tongue now, does it?
In any case, this chocolate peanut butter cake in a mug is still easy to make. Yes, there are a few more steps than what it takes to make a keto chocolate mug cake, but it's worth it when you're craving a scrumptious microwave dessert.
Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake in Minutes
Chocolate and peanut butter are the soulmates of the dessert world, am I right? The rich and creamy combo is so good in many forms of dessert. So, how can we enjoy the decadent duo while on a low-carb diet?
The easy answer is portion control. No, you do not want to make a whole sheet pan of this cake. You want a peanut butter and chocolate dessert for one, so it's satisfying without leaving you tempted to go back for extra servings.
At 10.8 net carbs, this is another one of the microwave dessert recipes to make when you want a special treat. Skip the topping if you'd like to save 3 net carbs. (See below for more notes on the topping.)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug Ingredients
(Measurements are in the printable recipe card below.)
For the mug cake:
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Cocoa powder
- Granular erythritol
- Keto-friendly chocolate chips
- Baking powder
- Low-carb milk alternative
- Sour cream
- Peanut butter
- Vanilla extract
For the topping:
- Melted peanut butter
- Melted keto chocolate chips
Peanut Butter Chocolate Keto Mug Cake Directions
In a microwave-safe mug that's at least 8 ounces, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, granular erythritol, chocolate chips, and baking powder until well-combined.
Add in the milk, sour cream, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until fully incorporated.
Microwave for one minute or until the top of the cake is set.
Melt the additional peanut butter and chocolate chips to drizzle on the top of the chocolate peanut butter cake.
Add additional sugar-free chocolate chips to the top if you choose.
Savor the flavor of this extra indulgent and filling dessert treat!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe Notes and FAQ
Do I have to add the topping to this chocolate peanut butter mug cake?
No, you do not have to add the chocolate and peanut butter drizzle to the top of this mug cake. However, the peanut butter flavor in the cake is pretty subtle. You will want extra peanut butter flavor, so you can simply drop a blob of peanut butter and some chocolate chips onto the hot mug cake and let it melt on its own. It's not as pretty, but that's fine if you're not taking pictures!
What kind of peanut butter is keto friendly?
You want to look for peanut butter that has one or two ingredients at most. The ingredients should list peanuts and possibly salt. Stay away from peanut butter that contains xylitol because it's deadly to pets and you don't need sweetened peanut butter in this mug cake recipe.
What kind of sour cream is keto friendly?
It's important to choose full fat sour cream for keto recipes. Low-fat or nonfat sour creams are not keto friendly. Double check the nutrition facts before using your sour cream in this mug cake recipe.
Can I make this mug cake into a full cake?
Making this mug cake into a full cake is not tested. This site is all about quick and easy mug cakes for one person. Since portion control is a big part of a keto diet, I like to take the temptation of a full cake out of the equation. Eating several servings of keto desserts can blow your macros and cause digestion issues from all the keto sweetener.
A decadent chocolate and peanut butter mug cake for one to enjoy on a low-carb diet.
Mug cake and all the topping: 10.8 net carbs.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake
- 3 Tablespoons almond flour
- 1 Tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon granular erythritol
- 1 Tablespoon sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 Tablespoons low-carb milk
- 1 Tablespoon sour cream
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon peanut butter, melted
- 1 Tablespoon sugar-free chocolate chips, melted
- In an 8 ounce, microwave-safe mug, mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, granular erythritol, chocolate chips, and baking powder until well-combined.
- Add the milk, sour cream, egg, peanut butter, and vanilla. Stir until fully mixed.
- Cook in the microwave for 1 minute or until the top of the cake sets.
- Melt additional peanut butter and chocolate chips to drizzle on the top.
Nutrition facts calculated using Carb Manager and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Main nutrition facts include the cake and the topping.
Cake alone is 7.7 net carbs.
If you use all the topping it's an additional 3 net carbs.
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Serving Size:1 mug cake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571.3Total Fat: 43gCholesterol: 196.5mgCarbohydrates: 46.7gNet Carbohydrates: 10.8gFiber: 24gSugar: 4.8gSugar Alcohols: 12gProtein: 20.3g
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