Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake – Easy 5 Minute Recipe!

Last Updated on September 21, 2021 by Toya

Learn how to make this easy keto pumpkin mug cake that is ready in minutes! This delicious mug cake recipe makes the perfect dessert or snack to make during the autumn with only 3.7 grams of net carbs!

keto pumpkin mug cake

What is a mug cake?

A mug cake is simply a cake that is made in a mug typically in a microwave. They’ve gotten really popular over the last few years and with good reason too as they can be super delicious and really really easy to make!

Keto pumpkin mug cake

This mug cake is an easy keto desert you can make in no time and, while it is made with quite simple ingredients, it has an amazing taste.

This easy low carb mug cake is also a really moist cake and unlike other mug cakes does not have a rubbery texture. This is all due to the ingredients and pumpkin puree which really makes a difference in the recipe.

The flavor is a brilliant mix of butter, almond (from the almond flour) and pumpkin spice powder. If you are looking for a genuine autumn, pumpkin pie-like taste, then you are in the right place.

Mug cake tips 

Here are a few tips for making the keto mug cake:

  • To make the cake moist all you really need is the pumpkin puree.
  • You can also add 2 teaspoons of coconut yogurt, or brush with some almond milk while still warm to add extra moistness.
  • Also, adding cream cheese to the recipe can add some juiciness and moistness to the mug cakes. 

Ingredients to make pumpkin mug cake

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp desired sweetener, Lakanto, Swerve
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Optional: whipped cream, for serving

 

How to make keto pumpkin mug cake

To make this keto mug cake, first gather all your ingredient in one place. 

ingredients for keto mug cakes

 

Then in a microwave safe mug, combine egg and butter

 

Next add in the pumpkin puree and stir.

 

Then add rest of the ingredients and mix with a fork.

 

Once you’ve mixed in every ingredient, microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds.

low carb pumpkin mug cake

Serve these yummy low carb pumpkin mug cakes warm.

keto pumpkin mug cake 

Can these be made egg free?

Yes, these mug cakes can be made egg free. If you are looking for an egg-free option, instead of an egg use ¼ tsp baking powder and add an additional ½ tbsp of pumpkin puree to the recipe.

Keto pumpkin mug cake recipe variations

This recipe is made with pumpkin puree, almond flour and butter. However there are some variations you can make to this recipe to make it more interesting if you will.

  • You can make this recipe using coconut flour. Simply replace the almond flour with coconut flour for a tasty keto coconut mug cake. Coconut flour absorbs more liquid than almond flour does, so consider adding only 1/2 of a tablespoons per mug cake. 
  • Instead of a plain pumpkin mug cake recipe you can opt to add in some yummy keto friendly chocolate chips to this recipe for a yummy pumpkin chocolate chip mug cake.

Storing mug cakes

You can store these mug cakes in a fridge for 2 days. Simply wrap the cake in some foil and place in a fridge. You can also store these in a freezer up to a month. 

Sweeteners you can use in a keto mug cake

These are the sweeteners you can use in this recipe:

  • Erythritol
  • Allulose Monkfruit blend
  • Or Lakanto Maple syrup which will go perfectly with the pumpkin and spice flavor.

 

Oils to use in low carb pumpkin mug cakes

You can just just about any oil that you have on hand. These are the ones I’ve tried in mug cakes: 

  • Coconut oil
  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Melted Butter
  • Ghee

Can you make mug cakes in the oven?

Yes you can. If you prefer to make your mug cakes in the oven, you can actually double or triple the ingredients to make 2 or 3 pumpkin mug cakes. Then, just pour the batter into ramekins and bake the cakes in a heated oven for 25 minutes. Then remove from the oven an enjoy!

So during pumpkin season, any time you feel for an easy keto microwave dessert consider this delicious keto pumpkin cake made in a mug! You will not regret this choice! 

And, if you love these gluten free pumpkin mug cakes then you should try out these keto pumpkin pancakes and these keto pumpkin cookies

More keto cake recipes

 

Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake

Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 6 minutes 30 seconds

Learn how to make this easy keto pumpkin mug cake that is ready in minutes! This delicious mug cake makes the perfect dessert or snack to make during autumn.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp blanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp desired sweetener, Lakanto, Swerve
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: whipped cream, for serving

Instructions

    1. To make this keto mug cake, first gather all your ingredient in one place. 
    2. Then in a microwave safe mug, combine egg and butter.
    3. Next add in the pumpkin puree and stir.
    4. Then add rest of the ingredients and mix with a fork.
    5. Once you’ve mixed in every ingredient, microwave on high for 1 minute 30 seconds.
    6. Serve these yummy low carb pumpkin mug cakes warm.

Notes

You can double the recipe by doubling the ingredients used and then dividing the batter between the cups or mugs.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 21 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 20.8gSaturated Fat: 9.1gCholesterol: 194mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3.7gFiber: 2.3gSugar: 1.4gProtein: 8g

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