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Ooey Gooey 3-Minute Keto Brownie Mug Cake

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A mouth-watering ooey gooey 3-Minute keto brownie mug cake! It’s nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free too. Sometimes you need something quick to satisfy that craving.
 
I’m sharing with you my favourite keto dessert recipe. It’s not fancy, although the caramel sauce does add a bit of sophistication. It’s not complicated. I make it a couple of times a week. I call it the Ooey Gooey 3-Minute Keto Brownie Mug Cake!
 
If you are craving chocolate cake here’s my 1-Minute Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake. It’s one of my top 5 most viewed recipes.
 
 
 
The ooey gooey low carb brownie mug cake promises to deliver! Interesting facts besides being low carb & gluten free:
  • This brownie is dairy free (without the caramel sauce)
  • Add an egg and it becomes chocolate cake
  • Don’t add baking powder and ground flax seed and it becomes chocolate pudding!
  • It is vegan
  • It bakes in 3 minutes

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Recipe

Author: Carol Lovett

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

Keto Brownie Mug Cake Ingredients

 

How to Make the 3-Minute Keto Brownie Mug Cake

  1. Mix the coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla and cocoa in a large microwavable bowl. USE a very large bowl because the batter will overflow if the bowl is too small.
  2. Add baking powder and ground flax seed.
  3. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. The flaxseed will thicken the mixture.
  4. Microwave for about 2.5-3 minutes or until the center is cooked.

*Since some people reported it being too hard at 3 minutes, if this is your first time making it, I suggest you microwave it for 1 minute and then 30 second intervals after that. Check it for preferred doneness every 30 seconds.

**I suggest eating it right out of the bowl.

 

Ingredients for the Keto Caramel Sauce

 
 
A whole batch

Personal serving (enough for 2)

 

How to Make the Keto Caramel Sauce

 
  1. Before you begin, make sure you have everything ready to go – the cream and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in.Maria notes that if you don’t work fast, the sweetener will burn.
  2. Heat butter on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart or 3-quart saucepan.
  3. As soon as it comes to a boil, watch for specks of brown.
  4. Immediately add the sweetener and the coconut milk or cream to the pan.
  5. Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth and is that light caramel colour. Let cool in the pan for a couple minutes, and then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room temperature.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

*Note – this sauce does harden when it cools. Heat up again for that smooth caramel sauce.

How to Make the Personal Serving of the Keto Caramel Sauce

  1. Melt the butter in a microwavable bowl. *The bowl needs to be large since the caramel sauce will easily bubble over the top of a small bowl.
  2. Add the sweetener and coconut milk.
  3. Mix, and microwave until a light caramel colour.
  4. It takes about 3 minutes. Carefully watch it.Be careful it will be extremely hot.

How Can I Make a Paleo Brownie Mug Cake?

This is so simple and I do it all the time! Use raw honey or your preferred Paleo sweetener instead of erythitol/monk fruit.

How Can I Bake the Keto Brownie Mug Cake?

I suggest you try out my Coconut Flour Brownies. They are perfect for a larger batch of brownies and are easy to make. They are also nut-free just like this brownie recipe.

 

Yield: 1 serving

Keto Brownie Mug Cake

Keto Brownie Mug Cake

A mouth-watering ooey gooey 3-Minute keto brownie mug cake! It's nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free too. Sometimes you need something quick to satisfy that craving.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup of full fat Aroy-D coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp of  erythitol
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed

Instructions

    1. Mix the coconut milk, sweetener, vanilla and cocoa in a large microwavable bowl. Use a very large bowl because the batter will overflow if the bowl is too small.
    2. Add baking powder and ground flax seed.
    3. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. The flaxseed will thicken the mixture.
    4. Microwave for about 2.5-3 minutes or until the center is cooked.

Notes

I don't recommend using almond milk, or heavy cream for the brownie. You need the creaminess of the coconut milk.

*Since some people reported it being too hard at 3 minutes, if this is your first time making it, I suggest you microwave it for 1 minute and then 30 second intervals after that. Check it for preferred doneness every 30 seconds.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 57gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 7gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
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Heather

Monday 18th of January 2016

Well i tried this using heavy whipping cream and grinding the flax meal till it was powder and used swerve. Sadly it ended up being a black goopy mess that had an oil slick on the top..It never went hard or cakey..looked like pudding goop.. Sigh..so much for trying to sub for what i did not have

Betty

Friday 9th of October 2015

This looks awesome, can't wait to try. Btw, chocolate is also poisonous to dogs.

Nadia

Saturday 7th of February 2015

I microwaved it on high for 3 minutes and it was as hard as a rock!! Hahaha. Any tips?

Hardasrock

Friday 26th of February 2016

Mine came out hard as rock too and didn't rise:(

Leigh

Friday 16th of January 2015

This was ridiculously good. Wow. Moist, gooey, chocolaty, everything I wanted right now. I'll be making this again, for sure. So so so good!

Alicia

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Why did you stop using xylitol? Just curious. I have some and want to make something for my dad for Thanksgiving. Trying to figure out what. Thought this sounded promising..

Carol Lovett

Wednesday 26th of November 2014

It's not really paleo. I would rather use something you would find in nature like honey. It is also poisonous to dogs and that freaked me out.

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