This recipe was born late at night, in the middle of a craving for something sweet – as all good mug cake recipes should be. In my opinion, it’s the perfect single serving treat to whip up in under 2 minutes and with ingredients you likely have on hand already.
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It’s not a super sweet cake (although that can be adjusted with the amount of sweetener you use) so it also makes a great breakfast muffin as well.
Also, you could substitute any nut butter you like for an entirely different cake. Some variations that I am excited to try: Peanut butter, Peanut Butter chocolate chip, Chocolate Hazelnut Nougatcreme, KetoLove Carrot Cake Almond Butter, and last but definitely not least Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter (anyone else drooling at the possibilities??)
For this cake I used my all time FAVORITE almond butter –MaraNatha Coconut Almond Butter – and it was delicious! FYI for any fellow carb counters – This coconut almond butter has only 4 net carbs per 2 tbsp which seems to be among the lowest I’ve found.
Making this cake couldn’t be any easier. You simply combine all the ingredients into a mug, stir until well combined, then microwave for 1 minute – That’s it!
As you can see from my picture, I topped my cake with a little bit of homemade whipped cream, but you could eat it plain, with some whipped coconut milk or maybe smeared with a little extra nut butter – no judgement here!
Check out these other great posts from This Mom’s Menu:
- What the heck is the Keto Diet? Pt 1
- Keto Butter Crackers
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars | Keto, Gluten Free
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4-Ingredient Almond Butter Mug Cake
- Combine all ingredients in a coffee mug. (If your almond butter is a little firm, you may want to microwave it for 10 seconds before adding in other ingredients for easier mixing)
- Stir until you have a smooth batter.
- Microwave for 1 minute