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.
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.
Coconut Flour Vanilla Mug Cake
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 2 tbsp maple syrup or low-carb sweetener of choice*
- 1 tbsp coconut milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1-2 tsp 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.
*I recommend Lakanto's monk fruit syrup
Nutrition info calculated without sprinkles
Using sugar-free sweetener brings the carb count down to 7g and 4.2g net carbs, 0.5g sugar and 220 calories