1 Minute Sugar-Free Chocolate Mug Cake {Low Carb, Dairy & Gluten Free}

This Low Carb, Sugar-Free Chocolate Cake is amazing! Made in a minute or in your oven if you prefer! It’s sugar-free, low carb, dairy-free, and gluten-free doesn’t get much better than this folks!


Do you ever have a time when the only chocolate cake will do? Rather than make an entire cake you can simply make one serving, because sometimes that’s all we have time for anyway right?

This recipe has been one of my most popular recipes since I first posted it back in May of 2014. I felt it deserved a front-row seat this month and I added an easy video below for you!

I’m a chocolate lover all the way! I love simple recipes that curb that craving. Besides this beauty, my favorite chocolate recipes are Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs, Chocolate Ganache Filled Cupcakes,  Chocolate Fudge Protein Bars, and this easy Homemade Magic Shell! 

This chocolate cake made in a single serving is just enough to curb that chocolate craving and with super simple ingredients you probably have on hand you can make it whenever you want. You can also enjoy it often as it’s high in fiber and protein, sugar-free, and low in carbs!

You can certainly just eat it right in the dish you make it in, but for picture purposes, I popped mine out after it cooled slightly. I did spray my dish with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in the batter just in case, but if you are eating it right in the dish no need for that.

Microwaves will vary so you may need another 20-30 seconds to make sure it cooked through, just check with a toothpick if it comes out clean you’re good to go. You could also make this in an oven if you prefer, although I haven’t tried it I would guess 350 degrees for 10-15minutes until it rises and a toothpick in center comes out clean.

I’m really in love with how moist and truly chocolaty this came out. I adapted from some of my mug muffin recipes and kept out the coconut flour I used in those recipes to make this more dense and unlike a muffin texture. I’m super happy with the results and I hope you’ll try it and come back and share how you liked it, I love reading comments like that!

  • Nutrition info includes chocolate syrup but not whipped cream.
  • You can use any sweetener of choice, you know mine is stevia but anything you like will work. If you don’t have chocolate stevia, you can use vanilla or plain or even powdered. I would use only 1/4 teaspoon if it’s the pure extract or 1 packet if that’s all you have.
  • A full dropper of stevia yields about 1/8 of a teaspoon, sometimes I can get 1/4 teaspoon but never more than that. So if you don’t have a dropper in your liquid stevia, measure out 1/4 teaspoon, depending on your brand that may not be sweet enough for you. You may need 1/2-1 teaspoon if you like really sweet cakes.
  • As far as the chocolate syrup, you could just add a little liquid stevia then taste it and adjust.
  • UPDATE: I’ve swapped the ground flaxseed with the same amount of almond flour and it came out just as good. 




Chocolate Cake

Optional Chocolate syrup


Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 230 kcal
Author Brenda Bennett | Sugar-Free Mom
  1. Whisk chocolate cake ingredients together and pour into a ramekin or mug.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute (may need 20 seconds extra depending on your microwave.) Or Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
  3. Mix chocolate syrup ingredients in a small bowl and pour over cake or on some Dairy Free Whipped Cream!

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 4.5g


Courtesy of Sugar Free Mom.com 


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