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Quick Keto Mug Cheesecake

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Do you ever have a craving for cheesecake but don’t want to make an entire one just to satisfy a simple craving? Enter this low-carb microwave cheesecake mug!

This single-serve recipe is perfect. Just a quick spin in the microwave and about an hour in the refrigerator for it to set (if you can wait!) and you’ll have a creamy low-carb confection that can’t be beat. You can serve the whole cake for breakfast, or half of it for an after-dinner treat.

I served this keto cheesecake mug with a quick wild blueberry sauce thrown together with just a bit of Swerve, water, and a squeeze of lemon, and blueberries. No recipe needed, just cook it over low until the blueberries start to break down and turn syrupy. Easy as that!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 mug cake

Allergy information for Quick Keto Mug Cheesecake

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 mug cake)

Net carbs8.7 grams
Protein20.4 grams
Fat52.5 grams
Calories562 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 14%, fat 80%
Total carbs11.7 gramsFiber2.9 gramsSugars7.3 gramsSaturated fat24.6 gramsSodium453 mg(20% RDA)Magnesium77 mg(19% RDA)Potassium308 mg(15% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 mug cake)

Cheesecake mug:
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (25 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 1 tbsp melted butter, melted (15 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 cup full-fat cream cheese, softened (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup 10% full-fat yogurt, sour cream or creme fraiche (63 g/ 2.2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp granulated Erythritol or Swerve (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp sugar-free vanilla extract
  • Optional: berry sauce made with 1/4 cup berries of choice and a dash of water and/or lemon juice, plus low-carb sweetener, to taste


  1. Grease a coffee mug or a 1-cup ramekin with butter. Place the almond flour, melted butter, cinnamon, and salt in the bottom, mix well and press firmly to pack together.
    Quick Keto Mug Cheesecake
  2. In a small bowl mix together the remaining ingredients, once smooth pour the mixture over the crust.
    Quick Keto Mug Cheesecake
  3. Microwave for 3 minutes in 30 second intervals. Once cooked invert onto a plate. Ideally, chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
    Tips for cooking in the oven: If you don't have a microwave or want to make more servings, make 2-4 cheesecake mugs at once. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted) and cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked in the centre.
  4. Optionally, top with berries of choice or make a quick berry sauce. Simply place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over low until the berries start to break down and turn syrupy. Quick Keto Mug Cheesecake

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 mug cake)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
2.2 g5.4 g13.1 g148 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1.9 g4.2 g16.8 g147 kcal
Yogurt (10% fat)
2.6 g4.4 g6.3 g84 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
1.5 g0 g0 g6 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Total per serving, 1 mug cake
8.7 g20.4 g52.5 g562 kcal

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Lauren Lester
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author.

She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

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Comments (5)

I just tried today, i really enjoyed it. Thank you so much!☺

I just made this, it's delicious! WOW! I can't believe it only took me 5 minutes or less.

Thank you Michelle!

Is there a substitute that I can make for the yogurt in this recipe? Thanks

You can use sour cream or creme fraiche (I'll mention it in the notes) 😊