Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake Recipe

If there is one thing I will never, ever, EVER cut out of my life it’s carbs. Hey, I am an Italian girl and carbs are in my blood. While pasta and bread will always be staples of my diet, if I can cut my carbs down a little, I will. This Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake recipe has 5 net carbs per serving and tastes absolutely delicious. Not only that, it’s really easy to make and when you’re craving a sweet treat, this is what you’re looking for – trust me on this.

Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Splenda
  • smallest pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream/almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder


1. Spray a coffee mug with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, beat the egg. Set aside.
3. In a separate bowl, mix cocoa powder, Splenda, and salt.
4. Add cream/milk, vanilla, and egg to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
5. Add baking powder and mix well.
6. Pour mixture into mug. It should fill about half of the mug.
7. Gently tap the mug on the counter to release any air bubbles.
8. Cook in microwave for about one minute. The top of the cake should be solid. Flip cake onto a plate to cool.

Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake1

Top with whipped cream or berries! Making homemade whipped cream is optional, but I highly recommend it. It’s really easy to make and tastes better than anything you can get at the store.

Low Carb, Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake

Homemade Whipped Cream:

  • 1/2 pint heavy whipped cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon Splenda

Combine the ingredients in bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form.

This recipe is yummers and see how easy it is to make? How do you cut carbs?

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  1. Melissa @ The Staten Island family

    This is such a Great recipe to cut out the carbs and so easy to prepare too! We have been using zucchini instead of dough to make grilled cheese pizza!

  2. Michelle Kay

    Oooh making a mug cake has been on my list for a while! Maybe since this is a low carb version, I can make it more often! Thanks for the recipe and the bonus whip cream tip. Chocolate anything is always a welcome dessert for me!

  3. Alli Smith

    I LOVE bread and pasta, but I can’t eat it every day. I wish I could! The flourless chocolate mug cake looks like a treat I could fall in love with. Yum!

  4. Maureen

    Oh yum this looks so good and perfect for that time of the month when you just crave something sweet. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. R U S S

    It looks super easy-to-prepare. With something that looks that divine, I don’t mind having carbs. I’m excited to try your recipe at home.

  6. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I’ve been wanting to learn to make mug cakes. I love that this one is low carb, flourless.

  7. Colleen Lanin

    Oh my gosh that looks delicious! My husband has been going low carb, and it’s killing his sweet tooth. Thank you!

  8. Jeanette

    You have read my mind. I am always looking for a low-carb dessert, because I know I need to eat better but I also have a sweet tooth. I will totally be doing this!

  9. Stephanie Jeannot

    The end result of your recipe looks great. I love this. Will try!

  10. Liz Mays

    A treat without excess carbs? Yes, please and thank you very much! Delicious!

  11. traceyzimmer

    Cake…that I can make in the microwave!? You best believe I am trying this recipe tonight.

  12. Heather @ Kraus House Mom

    You’re making it way too easy for me to have access to cake. I’m going to have to try this now.

  13. Nancy Reyes

    These will make some great snacks in this house, we are all trying to lose weight and get healthy. Look really easy to make and so yummy, cant wait to try this out

  14. Rebecca Bryant

    Grabbing my coffee mug and be right over fro dessert. The mug cake looks so good. I swear you make the best food.

  15. Kita Bryant

    YUM! I love making mug desserts especially because they’re quick and just for me! ha!

  16. Azlin Bloor

    This looks like a godsend for many people who are struggling with their weight! Great idea, got a few friends who’ll love this!

  17. Melanie Frost

    I actually prefer flourless cake. I think the texture is much denser and richer, which I prefer. I wonder how many calories it has?

  18. Brandy

    I love mug cakes! I’ve never had a flourless cake before but that looks delicious!

  19. Chavonne Harvey

    I love easy recipes especially desserts. It’s amazing that it’s flourless. I cut carbs by adding more veggies to my meals and eating low carb desserts.

  20. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    I love a mug cake. This one is flourless, so I’d love to make this recipe! Chocolate cake is definitely my favorite variety!

  21. Terri Steffes

    I so need this. Dieting sucks without a treat. I’m tired of fruit, too. Thanks for sharing, I know I will be making this soon.

  22. Rachel Langer

    Isn’t homemade whipped cream the absolute best?! I just love making it, too. It’s so fun to whip away and start to see the stiff peaks form.

  23. Elizabeth O.

    It’s recipes like this that helps me stay in shape and not feel guilty about having a piece of cake. I like the idea of topping it with fresh fruits, the serving size is perfect for parties too!

  24. Melisasource

    I’ve never had a mug cake before but it looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  25. Taylor Mobley

    Looks totally delicious!! I’ll need to save it for later!

  26. Melanie Smith

    It looks really yummy!! Can’t wait to try it.

  27. Amy Jones

    I’ve never tried a flourless cake before, but the result looks tasty enough!

  28. Liz Mays

    I definitely want to try one now. They sound like super easy treats to whip up!

  29. Kathy Myers

    This looks like something I will be adding to our weekly menu. Still craving awesome sweets but wanting to lose weight!!

  30. MarciaF

    It’s so hard to give up chocolate and/or carbs so this recipe is a keeper.

  31. MJ.L

    Looks delicious! I have seen these recipes before and always say I need to make it. Now I will!

  32. Bella

    This sounds like such a great snack! I love mug cakes because you don’t have to control yourself when it comes to having another piece.

  33. Dogvills

    That looks yummy! I love mug cakes because they are so easy to make.

  34. Karen Coghlan

    When you just need chocolate… This looks delicious.

  35. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement

    Now that little beauty is right up my alley, especially since it’s flourless and it looks like it’s a perfect serving size!

  36. Kathy

    This looks great. I love how simple it sounds to make. I would love to make some of these with my daughters. They love to bake.

  37. Toni | BoulderLocavore.com

    This mug cake looks amazingly delicious! I love everything in single serving, but I won’t stop myself for another piece!

  38. Anvita

    That is a quick recipe and a great way to cut carbs

  39. Franc Ramon

    I guess when you go low carb and go flourless, you have a mug cake that’s less guilt. It looks so tasty.

  40. Rose Pingol

    That cake looks yummy. I am so glad it is flourless, we can easily make that at home.

  41. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla

    It’s simple, looks delish and I like the fact that it’s safe for me and everyone around me. No more worries about serving my guests with something they’ll have leftovers with, this should be a great solution for that!

  42. Chrishelle Ebner

    I never knew low carb baking could be that simple. I have always wanted to try to make a flour-less cake. I think I could actually do this one.

  43. Nicole Escat

    Wow, I want to try this. I love flourless cake because I find them guilt-free.

  44. aziel morte

    Looks yummy! I want this for my dessert. I want this right now,

  45. Ana De Jesus

    I love mug cakes aren’t they adorable? The fact that it does not use flour and is low carb is pretty darn amazing as well.

  46. Wendy

    This looks so yummy! I have never tried a mug cake but it sounds like such a fun and easy way to satisfy a chocolate craving.

  47. Mimi Green

    I’m a sucker for dessert, it is my favorite meal. I’ve heard of mug cakes but I didn’t realize they were made in the microwave. Instant treats, on this is perfect.

  48. Nicole Etolen

    Wow, looks like very easy to make. I love this idea, will make some for the weekends.

  49. Gervin Khan

    I love your recipe, so easy to follow. I love it more because it s healthier!

  50. Charlotte

    I love a good mug cake! and I quite like the idea that this is a little healthier because of the lack of flour and carbs!

  51. Reesa Lewandowski

    This looks so awesome! I have tried a couple different mug cakes but this one looks decadent!

  52. Jeanine

    Yum. Yes please! I haven’t ever tried these fun mug recipes except once and failed big time (it was a cookie) so I need to try this one it looks delicious!

  53. heather s-g

    Can you believe that I’ve never made a mug cake? I’ve been saying I would for years…yet here I sit. I should start here – yum!

  54. Jasmine Espinal

    You had me at low carb! Ive hear of mug cakes but never a lowcarb option! How awesome is that! This is perfect for me since Im trying to lose a stubborn few pounds.

  55. Sara-Jayne

    That looks SO delicious – and I too have never heard of a low carb mug cake! Now it’s all I can think of!

  56. Jamela P

    That looks really interesting and fun to make. I’m going to have to try it out.

  57. Mandy

    Sounds good for cutting back on carbs while still enjoying the sweet tastes. And perfect serving size to avoid over eating.

  58. Stacey

    These mug cakes are perfect for a small treat! I need to try out this recipe next time I’m craving cake!

  59. Enricoh Alfonzo

    My friend Goose loooooove cake so much, this is the perfect recipe to share with him. Looks amazing.

  60. Caroline Barnes

    Can you believe I’ve never had a mug cake before? This look pretty easy to make and really good. Thanks for the recipe.

  61. Eileen Kelly

    We love mug cakes. I am a low-carb girl and this is a perfect recipe for me. total yum!

  62. The Mad Mommy

    Oh man, this looks so good. I love mug cakes, so I can’t wait to try this one! I am a cake-aholic!

  63. brittany

    I’ve always wanted to try mug cake! This sounds really yummy!

  64. Jasmine Watts

    Yumm.. Looks delicious! I will have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  65. Veronica

    I love this recipe! Although I always thought that baking powder contains flour. This is a pleasant surprise for me if it doesn’t contain flour

  66. Lisa Rios

    Such a delicious & mouth watering recipe to try out. The Chocolate Mug Cake looks so easy to do and I love that heavy whipped cream & the strawberry topping over it which makes it the best one to try out.

  67. Jessica Cassidy

    Oh my! Look at that temptation but oh so delish cake to munch. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I am starving by looking at it.

  68. HilLesha

    How delicious! I have never tried making my own mug cake before, but I’d love to do so sometime. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  69. Heather

    Yum! I had no idea you could do this! I definitely want to try it though, maybe tonight!

  70. Glenda

    This looks so tasty. I so loveeee sweets especially chocolate.

  71. LaShawn Wiltz

    This looks SO SO good! I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  72. Ashleigh Walls

    I have got to try this! These mug cakes always look so tasty but I worry about burning them.

  73. Mhaan Arambulo (@momyrockinstyle)

    I love the fresh strawberry on top for a twist! I love it!Mhaan | http://www.mommyrockininstyle.com

  74. Life as a Convert

    People who can cut carbs out are inhuman lol I could never do it.

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