2-Minute Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

This easy vanilla mug cake recipe is ready in just 2 minutes! If you want a paleo mug cake that’s simple to make and super delicious, give this keto vanilla mug cake a try.  It’s sure to do the job.

2-Minute Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

This paleo (and keto) vanilla mug cake made with almond flour, vanilla bean, coconut oil and monk fruit.  It’s a delicious, grain-free mug cake recipe that comes together in just minutes.

Ever find yourself wanting a piece of cake BUT not wanting to deal with an entire cake? This is where mug cake enters the room.

Mug cake is a single serving of cake, made in a mug and cooked in the microwave.

A great way to indulge a sweet tooth without having to rely on heavily processed options from the grocery store.

How To Make Paleo Vanilla Mug Cake

Brace yourself.  This recipe is crazy easy to make.

  1. Grease an 8 ounce microwave-safe mug with coconut oil (butter or cooking spray would work as well).
  2. Add almond flour, monk fruit, coconut oil, egg, vanilla (beans are best but you can also use extract), baking soda and salt.  Stir until you have a beautiful, rich cake batter.
  3. Pop in the microwave for one minute or until the cake is set through and springy on top.
  4. Cool and enjoy!

I love this mug cake topped with whipped cream and fresh berries but it’s also delicious as-is.

2-Minute Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

Tips For Making Keto Vanilla Mug Cake

Skipping refined flours and sugars is the key to keeping this vanilla mug cake paleo and keto friendly.
  • Almond flour.  Rich in healthy fats and protein, almond flour is naturally a low carb flour option that creates and super moist, low carb mug cake
  • Fresh vanilla beans.  While this mug cake can be made with vanilla extract, fresh vanilla beans take the flavor to a whole new level.  The flavor of fresh vanilla beans is beyond any other vanilla flavor, so I highly recommend you use them if you can. Look for vanilla beans that are plump and shiny, you definitely don’t want them to be dried out.
  • Monk Fruit.  An all natural sweetener, with zero calorie, monk fruit has been on the rise.  I have been experimenting with it a bit in my baking and really like it.  If you don’t need to keep the recipe keto-friendly and prefer not to use monk fruit, any granulated sugar can be swapped in 1:1.

2-Minute Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe

More Healthy Dessert Ideas:

  • Mango Blueberry Crisp
  • Chocolate Mug Cake
  • Matcha Energy Balls

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