Dessert Keto Paleo Recipes Snack

Keto Bacon Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

About three months ago, I started the Keto diet. In a nutshell, this means 75% of your diet should consist of healthy fats, like avocado, nuts, coconut, etc. This also means you’re restricted to eating a minuscule amount of carbs – under 20 grams per day, to be exact.

If you’re asking for a real-world application, 1 cup of kale contains about 6 grams of carbs, and a plate of pasta can set you back 41 grams. So basically, this is really hard.

The first question I asked when starting this diet was, “What the hell can I eat for dessert?” At the beginning I came up with really sad concoctions. They’re literally nauseating to think about.

I would combine almond butter, unsweetened plain yogurt, and chocolate, and microwave it all together and pretend I was eating chocolate mousse. For the record, I highly do not recommend microwaving yogurt.

Finally, I took matters into my own hands and started messing around with recipes of my own. I was in this hot and heavy mug cake phase because, well…everyone loves dessert that takes virtually zero effort to produce.

After forcing all my friends – keto and regular peeps alike – to try this cake and annoyingly asking, “Does it taste like real cake?!” a million times, I present to you the best Keto mug cake in existence (probably). Plus, it only has ~5 net carbs.

Note: if you aren’t following the Keto diet, feel free to use real milk, flour, and sugar.

Level: Easy

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes and 30 seconds
Total Time: 6 minutes and 30 seconds

Servings: 1 mug cake

2 slices bacon, diced
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk (I use coconut or almond)
2 dashes cinnamon
3 1/2 tablespoons almond flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder (or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract)
2 teaspoons Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons chopped chocolate or chocolate chips


Photo by Analiese Trimber
  1. In a small frying pan, cook diced bacon for 2-3 minutes, or until completely cooked.
    Photo by Analiese Trimber

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  2. Remove to a small plate lined with paper towels to absorb the grease.
    Photo by Analiese Trimber
    Photo by Analiese Trimber

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  3. In a microwave-safe mug or ramekin, combine all remaining ingredients except chocolate. Fair warning, you might want to use a taller mug because this baby RISES!!

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  4. Using a fork, mix ingredients until fully incorporated. You might have to whip it a little extra to get that almond butter to break down.
  5. Pat your bacon with paper towels to eliminate as much grease as possible.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  6. Move to a cutting board and chop finely.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  7. Once you have a smooth batter, mix in your bacon and chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  8. Place in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber
  9. Devour after the cake has cooled for a few. You don’t want to burn the s**t out of the roof of your mouth.

    Photo by Analiese Trimber


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