This Keto Oreo Mug Cake Recipe is one of the best low carb mug cakes you'll try. It has everything you love about Oreo's - and cake - all in one easy recipe. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes to make, and the entire thing has just 3 net carbs!
Keto Oreo Mug Cake
If you’re on a low-carb diet, you probably think that your dessert choices are few and far between, and you might miss the days when you would grab a couple of Oreos or eat a piece of cake whenever you wanted to.
Those days are long gone now that you’re on a keto diet, right?
Well… maybe not.
Now, you may not be eating "normal" Oreo cookies or chocolate cake, but what if we told you that there was an option to combine the two?!
What if there was a giant Oreo-shaped chocolate mug cake with a cream filling that is low carb and keto-friendly?
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?
But it’s not!
If you use the right ingredients, you can make a super quick and delicious low carb Oreo mug cake in just a few minutes.
One of the primary keys to this recipe is swapping out regular sugar or sweetener for Confectioner’s Swerve.
It’s a zero-calorie sweetener that adds no net carbs to the recipe.
Combined with a slew of other delicious ingredients, this keto-friendly Oreo mug cake is going to be your favorite new dessert.
Read on to learn how to make low carb Oreo mug cakes that the whole family will enjoy!
Ingredients for This Low Carb Oreo Mug Cake
One of the best things about this keto mug cake is that it uses very standard low carb ingredients.
- 1 ½ tablespoon (21g) butter
- 1 teaspoon (4g) coconut oil
- ½ tablespoon (7g) almond milk
- ⅓ cup (50g) Confectioner’s Swerve
- 1 large egg
- ¼ teaspoon (1g) vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (28g) almond flour
- 1 tablespoon (5g) unsweetened dark cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon (2g) baking powder
Not too shabby eh?!
How to Create the Best Oreo Mug Cake
As I mentioned before, making this oreo cake takes all of 5 minutes.
So, as you can imagine, there are very few steps required to make this cake.
And, honestly, that's one of my favorite things about it - it's so easy to make!
Making the Cream Filling
You’ll want to start this delicious Oreo mug cake recipe by making the cream first.
To start, add the butter and the coconut oil to a medium-sized bowl.
Melt this small mixture in the microwave should only take about 15-25 seconds, depending on your microwave wattage.
It’s okay if the butter is still a little solid, it’ll get mixed up.
After they’ve melted, add in the almond milk and scoop three tablespoons of Confectioner’s Swerve into the mix to healthily sweeten it up.
Using Swerve is how we're going to not only sweeten the cream filling up but the cake too. It has 0 calories and 0 net carbs - and it's as sweet as sugar - so it's the perfect low carb keto sweetener.
That said, I do not recommend using stevia. Most stevias are mixed with maltodextrin or dextrose, and both of those are just different words for sugar.
Also, stevia products are usually MUCH SWEETER than the sugar alternatives were using for today's mug cake. So you won't be able to equally substitute them in the recipe.
Anyways, after we add the keto-friendly sweetener, we'll want to stir up the ingredients in the bowl until everything is evenly mixed.
Now we can set that bowl of cream filling aside, and move on to making the cake parts!
Creating the Cake Portions of the Oreo Mug Cake
Start this portion of the recipe off by adding the remaining ½ tablespoon of butter into a mixing cup.
Again, melt the butter using the microwave — it should take less time than before this time around.
Next, break the egg and add it into the mixing cup, followed by the vanilla extract.
Mix these ingredients up until everything is evenly combined.
The next thing you’ll need to do is start adding the dry ingredients for the cake portion to the mixture.
Start by adding the almond flour, followed by two heaping tablespoons of Confectioner’s Swerve.
Now, of course, we can’t forget about the chocolate!
Add in the unsweetened dark cocoa powder to give it that delectable chocolate taste and the chocolate coloring that makes you know it’s about to taste delicious.
Lastly, add in the baking powder so that the cake portions will rise, and mix everything until you have a thick chocolate batter that you can’t wait to try.
Baking the Mug Cake In The Microwave
Ok, now let's talk about how to cook this mug cake in the microwave.
First, start by coating an 8oz ramekin with baking spray to prevent the cake from sticking — you don’t want to waste any!
Next, add all of the delicious chocolate cake batter to the ramekin, and make sure it’s evenly distributed throughout the dish to ensure proper cooking all the way through.
Now we're all set to cook the cake.
And cooking the cake is way easier than you may think.
The best way to cook it is to place the ramekin in the microwave and cook it for 30 seconds. Then, after the timer goes off, check on the mug cake to make sure everything looks good, then cook it for another 15 seconds to finish it off.
As a tip, err on the side of caution when it comes to cooking the cake in the microwave - a slightly underdone cake will taste far better than an overcooked cake every time!
So aim for just slightly undercooking it - the cake will continue to cook as it cools
Baking This Low Carb Mug Cake In The Oven
Ok, if microwaves aren't "your thing", you can always cook this in the oven too.
Just set your oven to 350° Fahrenheit (177° Celsius), and cook the cake for somewhere around 10-15 minutes.
That said, make sure to keep an eye around the cake at the 10-minute mark, because it can finish cooking quickly.
Once you can insert a toothpick into the cake and it comes out clean, it's done.
Finishing off the Oreo Mug Cake
Now, when you pull it out of the microwave/oven, let the cake cool for a couple of minutes, and then run a butter knife around the edge of the cake to make it easier to get out.
Pop the cake out of the ramekin, put it on a small plate, and then use a knife to carefully cut the chocolate cake in half like a hamburger bun.
Invert the pieces of cake (flip them upside down) so that the freshly cut sides are on the top and bottom of your Oreo mug cake.
Now it’s finally time to add the cream filling to the bottom half of the mug cake and top it off with the other half.
Voila, you’re done!
That’s all it takes to make a delicious, keto-friendly Oreo chocolate mug cake that you will love!
Nutritional Info for Keto Oreo Mug Cake
So, here's the nutritional info on this cake...
- 400 Calories
- 35g Fat
- 8g Carbs
- 5g Fiber
- 3g NET CARBS
- 13g Protein
As you can see from the nutritional information above, this Oreo mug cake is low in carbs and great for anyone looking for a healthy, sugar-free treat that tastes like a cheat meal!
This mug cake is a delectable dessert that gives you the taste and joy of eating a cream-filled chocolate cake that looks like a giant Oreo cookie without swaying from your keto diet.
I hope that you’ll give it a shot, let me know what you think about this quick and easy keto-friendly Oreo mug cake recipe!
It’s one of my favorites, and we hope you like it just as much!
By the way, I recently came out with an Oreo keto protein shake recipe that is to die for. So, if you love Oreo's, give that a look next.
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Keto Oreo Mug Cake
This keto Oreo Mug Cake is basically what would happen if an Oreo and a piece of cake made a baby. It's made in the microwave in less than 5 minutes, and the whole thing has less than 3 net carbs.
- Prep Time: 4 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 minute
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 Oreo Mug Cake 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
For The Cream Filling:
1 Tablespoon (14g) melted butter
1 Teaspoon (4g) coconut oil
½ Tablespoon (7g) almond milk
3 Heaping Tbsps (30g) Confectioner’s Swerve
Pinch of salt
For The Cake:
½ Tbsp (7g) melted butter
1 large egg
¼ Teaspoon (1g) vanilla extract
¼ Cup (28g) almond flour
2 Heaping tablespoons (20g) Confectioners Swerve
1 Tablespoon (5g) unsweetened dark cocoa powder
½ Teaspoon (2g) baking powder
Pinch of salt
Add all of the cream filling ingredients to a small dish and mix until combined.
Once combined set that small dish aside, and start working on the cake.
In a large measuring cup add all of the cake ingredients, and mix until thick/combined.
Now coat an 8oz. ramekin with baking spray, and pour the cake batter into it.
Cook in the microwave for 30 seconds, check on it and cook for another 15-ish seconds.
You want the cake to be slightly underdone - it will finish cooking as it cools.
Once the cake cools, cut it in half, and invert the cake - you want the inside part to be the top and bottom of it.
Add the cream filling to the bottom part of the cake, and then add the top to it.
*** COOKING IN THE OVEN ***
Cook in the oven at 350 F. for around 10-15 minutes.
Once you can insert a toothpick into the middle of it, and remove it clean, it's done.
- Serving Size: 1 Oreo cake
- Calories: 400
- Fat: 35
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 5
- Protein: 13
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