Halloween candy screaming your name from the bowl? If you're sticking to a low-carb diet on Halloween, gather some keto Halloween recipes to help keep you on track without feeling deprived.
There are many sweet keto snacks out there to satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing your diet. See how to whip up this keto Halloween mug cake in about 5 minutes.
Keto Halloween Mug Cake
I now have a few Halloweens on keto under my belt. Sitting on the couch with the candy bowl waiting for trick-or-treaters, it's most definitely tempting to snack on the treats. However, I know all too well how I will feel after sugary candy and it's not good for me or anyone around me.
At about 7.5g net carbs, this quick keto dessert hits the spot. The pumpkin cake is filling, sweet, and does not send my blood sugar on a roller coaster ride. This mug cake is now on my list of the best keto Halloween treats.
Halloween Mug Cake Ingredients
(Exact measurements are in the recipe card)
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Pumpkin pie spice
- Melted butter
- Pumpkin purée
- Shredded coconut
- Food coloring
Halloween Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake Directions
In a microwave-safe mug, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, erythritol, and pumpkin pie spice until well incorporated.
Add the melted butter, egg, and pumpkin purée. Stir until smooth.
Cook in the microwave for 90 seconds or until the top is opaque and cooked through.
Divide the shredded coconut into 3 small bowls and use food coloring to color it to the desired shades.
Read more about how to make keto coconut sprinkles here.
Top the mug cake with whipped topping and shredded coconut.
Cake in a Mug Recipe Tips & FAQ
Pumpkin cake might take longer in the microwave.
Since pumpkin is so moist and dense, it may take a bit longer in the microwave. After testing this pumpkin cake a few times, twice it took 1 minutes and 30 seconds and once it took 1 minutes and 45 seconds. Be sure to check yours with a toothpick before digging in.
Can I substitute the flour?
Mug cakes are usually pretty forgiving and easy to swap flours. With this particular mug cake, that's not really the case. Please know that results may vary if you use different flour than listed.
Do I have to use the coconut shreds?
The colored coconut shreds are optional. They are mainly there to provide Halloween vibes. Only 1 Tablespoon is used in this recipe, but feel free to add more to the cake mix if you like the flavor and texture of coconut shreds.
Low-carb pumpkin spice mug cake that's dressed up for Halloween.
Net carbs in cake without whipped topping and with 1 tablespoon of shredded coconut: 7.5g
- 2 Tablespoons almond flour
- 2 Tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 Tablespoon erythritol, granular
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 Tablespoons melted butter
- 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1 egg, beaten
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- Food Coloring
- In an 8 ounce, microwave-safe mug, mix the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, erythritol, and pumpkin pie spice until well incorporated.
- Add the melted butter, egg, and pumpkin purée. Stir until smooth.
- Cook in the microwave for one minute and thirty seconds or until the top is opaque and cooked through.
- Divide the shredded coconut into 3 small bowls and use food coloring to color it to the desired shade.
- Top the mug cake with low-carb whipped topping and shredded coconut.
Nutrition facts calculated using Carb Manager and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
Main nutrition facts include the cake with 1 tablespoon of coconut shreds without whipped topping.
Net carbs in cake with 1 tablespoon of coconut shreds: 7.5g
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Serving Size:1 mug cake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473.4Total Fat: 40.9gCholesterol: 247.5mgCarbohydrates: 28.5gNet Carbohydrates: 7.5gFiber: 9gSugar: 4.6gSugar Alcohols: 12gProtein: 12.1g
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What are you doing for Halloween this year? Let me know if you try this keto Halloween mug cake!