Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake - satisfy your sweet cravings in a flash with this coconut flour mug cake that is gluten free, paleo friendly and ready in minutes! The recipe includes an option to make this treat low-carb or keto.
My eBook "Coconut Flour Muffins, Pancakes & Mug Cakes" is NOW available!
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And what would be better to celebrate this book launch than cake? This vanilla mug cake is one of my personal favorite from the book. Since I couldn't make a cake for all of you, I made you a VIDEO! (scroll down for it)
It's a soft and sweet vanilla flavored cake (sprinkles or chocolate chips optional) that takes just a few minutes to whisk together and then 'bakes' in the microwave.
Perfect for late night cravings or when you just have no time to make a full cake. The best part is, that this cake is made with coconut flour. It is entirely grain and gluten free, paleo friendly and clean eating!
The sprinkles are totally optional. India Tree makes naturally coloured sprinkles, you can also try naturally dyed shredded coconut or simply a few dark chocolate chips.
And this is just one of the many awesome coconut flour recipes from my new ebook.
Maybe, you have never used coconut flour before and don't know if you want an entire cookbook using that ingredient.
I was in the same spot almost 3 years ago. Never having worked with coconut flour before, I didn't even know where to start. Let me tell you, the first attempts weren't so pretty (or tasty).
The first time I struck gold was with these Pumpkin Coconut Flour Muffins. My family loved them and it turned out that everyone who made them from by blog, loved them too. To this day that muffin recipe is one of my top 10 most viewed posts.
Within the last year, something similar happened when I made a mug cake and even pancakes using coconut flour. They got rave reviews from everyone; with readers commenting and thanking me for a coconut flour recipe that finally turned out well and tasted delicious!
I felt I was on to something. And the idea for a cookbook with coconut flour recipes was born!
But I am not a know-it-all when it comes to this specific and kind of temperamental flour alternative. For the life of me, I cannot get larger cakes to hold shape without being super dry. I've made cookies with good results, but they don't have the chewy/crispy cookie texture that I like.
So finally, I narrowed it down to writing a coconut flour cookbook around the 3 recipes types that I've nailed.
I researched to find out everyone's most favorite flavors when it comes to muffins, pancakes and mug cakes. Then, I tested and experimented with making delicious coconut flour versions of those popular flavors.
It was a long process that I invested a lot of time, sweat and love into. Now, I am exhilarated to launch the book officially.
Find more information about the eBook here!
Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake
- 2 tablespoon coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon coconut oil melted
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup or low-carb sweetener of choice*
- 1 tablespoon coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 teaspoon sprinkles optional**
- In a large mug, whisk together coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, coconut milk, and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly to combine. Very gently fold in optional sprinkles.
- Microwave for about 2 minutes. Start checking at about 1.5 minutes. Let sit for a couple minutes before eating.
- Optionally, top with a few more sprinkles before serving.
- This vanilla mug cake can also be baked in an oven preheated to 350° F. Baking mug cake will take anywhere from 20-35 mins. Timing will depend on a number of factors like the cup’s diameter, wall thickness, etc. You want the cake to be set but still springy.For a quick oven method, divide the batter into 2-3 lined muffin cavities. It will take only about 15 mins that way.
For more teaser recipes from the book check out these Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes and Double Chocolate Chip Muffins.
This Looks Delicious ❗️Just Wondering WHY the Carb Count AND Sugar Calories SEEM SO SO Much for being Keto ?
Regina | Leelalicious
Hi Cheri, the nutrition box is calculated using maple syrup as sweetener. As mentioned in the notes below the recipe, when using sugar-free sweetener the values change as follows: 7g carbs 4.2g net carbs, 0.5g sugar, 220 calories
Jennifer @ Leelalicious
I'm sorry this wasn't to your liking. Thank you for your comment!
Oh my god this is so good!!! It is just what I needed today. I love a good mug cake and this has the perfect amount of sweetness and no sugar crash after. Thanks for saving me!
You are so very welcome Megan. Thanks for taking the time to let me know how much you enjoyed the mug cake
Turned out great I did some substitute used brown sugar (splenda) and used heavy whipping cream also add sugar free vanilla syrup made a cream cheese icing!!will be making again!!
Swapped coconut milk for regular milk and coconut oil for butter. Also used lemon extract instead of vanilla. Came out light and fluffy and tasty! Will be using this recipe again!
Yum! Lemon mug cake sounds delicious
Not sure what's going on but I put all the ingredients into myfitnesspal and it says this mug cake has 436 calories and that's without a sweetner! Your nutritional value says it's only 264, I'm confused.
Hi Johnelle, sorry I didn't make it more clear that the nutrition info was calculated for the recipe to be shared. I will edit to fix
I have tried soooo many Paleo mug cakes recently and all of them have been kind of blah in flavor and end up being super dry. This one however FINALLY tastes like an actual dessert!! Plus it's definitely moist enough to have the texture of a regular cake. I subbed unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the coconut milk and didn't put a full 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract.
So awesome to hear you enjoyed the recipe!
OMG! This is so good! Too good. It worked first time, perfectly. It's far too quick and easy. The only problem I can foresee is that I am going to be tempted to make it again too soon
I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this vanilla mug cake recipe so much, Marie!!
Loved this recipe! Only change I made was to use Almond milk instead of coconut milk. I've been a little scared to try baking with coconut flour as the last 2 coconut flour pancake recipes I tried failed miserably! However this one was a success! I can't wait to change the flavour up with some sugar free chocolate powder! Thank you!!
This sounds so good. Has anyone tried using a chia egg?
Ooooh. This was good. I realized that mixing well does make a difference. When it comes to baked goods we are so often warned not to overmix, but in this case, mix more than you think necessary. If not, you'll end up with streaks of egg whites and bitter pockets. Well mixed, this was delicious.
That's a great tip and observation! Yes, with coconut flour you can and should mix the heck outta it. Since there is no gluten there is no danger of over-mixing (which means over-developing the gluten in wheat flour recipes).
I just made this, but subbed Splenda for the maple syrup and increased the coconut milk for the right texture. It was awful. So bitter! I wonder if the Splenda reacted with something to make it bitter. Either way, I could not eat it.
If you can try making this with baking powder instead of soda. I've heard from a couple people now that this turned bitter for them which doesn't make any sense to me. But I figured some seem to be quite sensitive to baking soda?