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Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

|Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Today I would like to share one of my favourite keto treats. Just like my Nutella Mug Cake, this orange & chocolate flavoured version is delicious and takes less than 5 minutes to prepare. It's high in healthy fats and fibre - enough to keep hunger at bay!

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Nutritional values (per serving):

6.4 grams 5.3 grams 12.9 grams 33.2 grams 18.4 grams 386 calories
Total Carbs11.6grams
Fiber5.3grams
Net Carbs6.4grams
Protein12.9grams
Fat33.2grams
of which Saturated18.4grams
Energy (calories)386kcal
Magnesium80mg (20% RDA)
Potassium296mg (15% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (6.8%), protein (13.8%), fat (79.5%).

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 almond flour. For a coconut-free version, use 2 tablespoons of almond flour instead of 1 tablespoon of coconut flour. 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. Crack in the egg, ... |Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
  2. ... add the coconut oil,...
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  3. ... and freshly grated orange peel. Add stevia and mix well.
    Try orange-flavoured or plain stevia drops from SweetLeaf. |Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
  4. Top with dark chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate. |Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
  5. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Use a spoon and give the chocolate topping a little whirl. Place back in the microwave for another 40-60 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. |Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake Enjoy! |Orange & Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

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I drive truck and have access to a microwave all the time but it's too hard to take ingredients with me so I make my meals ahead of time, would it hurt to put all the stuff together in a mug with a lid and keep refrigerated for a couple days.  Thanks for all the great recipes on here and your cookbook.

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Hi Jeremy, I would personally keep the dry ingredients + orange peel and chocolate in one container (without the wet ingredients).
Mix the wet ingredients in before you make it. You can skip the stevia and just take a jar of coconut oil or ghee and some eggs so that they are ready to be mixed as needed.
Here are some other mug cakes: ketodietapp.com/.../tagMugMuffinCake&title=Mug%20muffins%20%26%20mug%20cakes

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Hey Martina! I have recently come across your blog and have been looking through your recipes to see what I can make on my LCHF diet! However for most of your dessert/smoothie options you use liquid Stevia drops and Erythritol, these are really hard to find in the UK and online the prices are too high along with the shipping. Is there a substitute I can use for these items?

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Hi Nina, I live in the UK too - here are the best deals:
Erythritol - this one will last forever and is fairly inexpensive Smile: www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=sr_ph
Stevia drops  (vanilla and clear are best): www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=nb_sb_noss_1 - it may look expensive but it will last for a very LONG time (you won't need to use more than a few drops). You can get a 2 or 4 fl oz package.

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Can the stevia be omitted?Should I add a bit more peel/zest to make upm for it?

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Hi Kirio, yes, you can skip that completely or use a tablespoon of Erythritol instead. I don't think the zest would add any sweetness to it.

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I see all these ___ in a cup... but we don't do microwaves.  How do you do them in the oven?

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Hi Summer, tips for oven baking are included in step 5 Smile

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I made this with palm shortening (even though I had butter and coconut oil on hand), and I used only one packet of stevia (and no other sweetener), and I used a medium egg instead of a large one. I didn't have chocolate chips, so I just made this with dried orange zest. I didn't want to wait until I had all of the exact ingredients. 90 seconds in the micro. And guess what? It came out great. I made one for me and one for my husband. He put sugar free jam on top, and I poured cream over mine (it tasted like tres leches cake, I swear.) It really hit the spot. I'm going to make it with chocolate next time, and I will make one whenever I need a dessert fix without going off plan and cheating. Awesome. Thank you!!!

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That sounds yummy Daniela! So glad you liked it! Smile

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This website is an absolute dream come true.  Smile

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Thank you so much Anastasia! Smile

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Is there an error in the ingredients list above -  it says one egg 'or'  1/2 tsp dried orange peel? I assume the egg is essential! Thank you. P.S. Love your blog, app and recipes! Smile

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Thanks for noticing Julie! Yes, that was supposed to be on the line below - orange peel Smile

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oh yum! Totally making this!

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Hope you like it Shelly! Smile

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