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Nutella Mug Cake

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Have you ever tried to make a mug cake? It literally takes just a few minutes to prepare this keto treat packed with healthy fats! I know, some of you don't want to use a microwave or don't have one - for that purpose I included some tips for baking the mug cakes in the oven.

Microwaves: Do we really have to be afraid of any harmful effects? In this post, Mark Sisson explains why we don't have to be afraid of using microwaves. Contrary to what many people believe, most studies show that microwaves don't decrease the nutritional value of foods. This is down to cooking times that are usually shorter and the cooking also requires less water. In fact, every kind of heating / reheating decreases the nutritional value of foods so you should only reheat foods when needed. I personally don't use a microwave every single day but simply when it's more convenient.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

3.9 grams 4.3 grams 9.7 grams 28.8 grams 14.5 grams 305 calories
Total Carbs8.2grams
Fiber4.3grams
Net Carbs3.9grams
Protein9.7grams
Fat28.8grams
of which Saturated14.5grams
Energy (calories)305kcal
Magnesium59mg (15% RDA)
Potassium260mg (13% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.9%), protein (12.4%), fat (82.7%).

Ingredients (makes 1 serving):

Tips for substitutions: If you want to make the recipe nut-free, use 1 tablespoon of coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons of hazelnut meal and use a dash of hazelnut extract instead. If you don't have coconut flour, you can use 2 tablespoons of finely shredded desiccated coconut instead.

Too "eggy"? Although I like this combination, some of you may perceive it as too "eggy". You can try the following: use one egg, double all the dry ingredients and add ¼ cup coconut milk, almond milk or cream. This mixture will make 2 mug cakes. Instead of the listed sweeteners, you can try other healthy low-carb sweeteners from this list. The reason I'm using both Erythritol and stevia is to mask the aftertaste some of the sweeteners may have.

Instructions

  1. Place all the dry ingredients in a mug or a ramekin and combine well. |Nutella Mug Cake
  2. Add the egg, coconut oil and stevia and mix well using a fork. Microwave on high for 70-90 seconds.
    Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don't have a microwave, I suggest you make 4-8 servings at once. Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and cook for about 12-15 minutes or until cooked in the centre. |Nutella Mug Cake
  3. When done, you can optionally top the mug cake with whipped cream or creamed coconut milk or full-fat yogurt and season with a pinch of cinnamon. Enjoy! |Nutella Mug Cake

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Just made this. So good and so easy! Thank you so much!

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Thank you Jo, glad you liked it!

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I'm trying this now. How big mug do I need?

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Hi Lana, I used a ramekin that fits about 3/4 cup so 3/4-1 cup should work Smile

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I must be doing this wrong because it's like bitter scrambled eggs with an awful sweetener aftertaste. How bit does the mug need to be for the above measurements?

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Which sweetener did you use? Maybe you can skip the stevia and use just Erythritol? You may want to try using one egg, double the dry ingredients and add 1/4 cup of coconut milk and make two mug cakes instead of one? I'm fine with it but some people may perceive it as too "eggy".

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Maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see the calorie count, although I know it's not that important to count calories, I'm just curious how many calories this mug cake has.  I tried it again exactly like the recipe, and it satisfies my sweet tooth.  I'm "hooked" on this mug cake.  It's the best I have tried!  Thank you for this delicious creation!!

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Hi Marie, one serving is 305 kcal / "calories". That's great, I'm glad you like it! Smile Thanks!

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Bit eggy in texture. Maybe one egg over two or three cakes and a bit of almond milk.

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Yes, you can make 2 servings if you add some almond milk or coconut milk. I'd also add some more nut / coconut flour.

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Wow, this was more than a snack; it was a filling meal, and really delicious.  Can't wait to make this again, and so easy and quick.  You're a genius!! I didn't have hazelnuts, so I used a combo of pecans and walnuts.  One thing I think I will add next time is a pinch of salt.  I hope that won't spoil the recipe in any way, but I like that sweet and a bit salty taste.  Your site is one of my favorites!  I have the window open all the time and love reading and learning everything.

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Thank you Marie!! Glad you liked it Smile

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I'm fine, although  my leg hurts. Cake was yum

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Just made this. It's absolutely  gorgeous.  I needed a treat as I had an accident  at the gym this morning

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I'm sorry to hear that Catherine, hope the cake made you feel better!

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I am definitely going to try this. I am five years out from gastric by pass and keeping it offi can't wait to try this. Can you sub almond flour ?

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Hi Patty, yes definitely, you can use any nut flour Smile

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How easy is that?! I just made it and what a great treat. It took longer to eat it than make it, and not much washing up as it's made in the same dish! Great to have an alternative to almond flour in a muffin. I think this might make it onto the breakfast menu occasionally...!

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Glad you liked it Chris!! Smile

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Thanks for including the oven tips for those of us who doesn't have a microwave! x

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Sure, you're welcome Oline! Smile

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Hey! I am doing a mug cake round up on Friday and I am glad you posted this. I will slip it in and include it (even though the graphic says 27, now it will be 28!).

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Thank you so much Carolyn, that would be great! Smile

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Wow! This looks awesome! Where do you come up this these awesome creations ???
Can't wait to try itSmile

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Thank you Shelly, hope you like it! Smile)

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I would love some more mug cake recipes if anyone has others or can point me in the right direction please email me at creativeeffects@mail.com

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Hi Emma, you might want to check out these: ketodietapp.com/.../tagMugMuffinCake&title=Mug%20muffins%20%26%20mug%20cakes

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