Mug cake lovers rejoice!
That's right, today we're making another healthy low carb mug cake in the microwave. And when I say low carb, I mean it. This vanilla mug cake has only 3g of net carbs - and this recipe makes a lot of cake.
So where did this recipe come from you ask?
Well, this Vanilla Cake recipe was definitely inspired by this low carb Chocolate Mug Cake we did just a couple weeks back. However, I realize that not everyone loves chocolate - how is that even possible? - so I thought I'd make a vanilla alternative too.
As far as the recipe goes, it's almost identical to the chocolate cake - and that's a major win because making a chocolate cake doesn't get much faster or easier than that! Literally, both of these mug cakes are can be made and cooked in under 5 minutes. Also, just like its counter part this vanilla mug cake is gluten free and flourless - just in case you care about that sort of thing.
Now lets talk about some mug cake pro-tips just to make sure your results go as deliciously as possible.
Vanilla Mug Cake Pro-Tips:
- Under cook your cake just slightly - the middle should still be gooey
- Use a big enough mug - this is the one I like
- Use a tasty protein powder - I like this one and my cake was fantastic
- Make sure you find a liquid sweetener you like - this one is my favorite, but this one works too
- Under cook your cake - this is not a typo
You can easily end up with a dry cake if you don't follow tips #1&5. And I want you to end up with a delicious cake, not a dry cake, so above all else follow tip #1.Print
Healthy Low Carb Vanilla Mug Cake Recipe
An easy, healthy, low carb vanilla mug cake recipe that takes only 1 minute to make, requires minimal ingredients, and only a microwave. Plus, this vanilla cake in a mug has only 3g net carbs, and is loaded with protein!
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 1 min
- Total Time: 4 mins
- Yield: 1 Cake
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 Scoop (30g) vanilla whey protein
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
- 2 Tsp (10g) liquid sweetener - you may need less if you have a sweeter protein powder
- 1 ½ Tbsp (15g) coconut flour
- ½ Tsp baking powder
- Add all ingredients to a large mug (I used a 16oz souffle dish)
- Mix until ingredients are combined and smooth
- Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute - times will vary depending on microwave power
- Serving Size: 1 Cake
- Calories: 311
- Fat: 11
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 39
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