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Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake – An easy and delicious low carb and Keto cake that’s about to change your life! Prepared in just minutes, this mug cake is a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, your birthday, or any other special event.  

Mug Cake with Strawberries

Need a quick dessert fix while contemplating your choices on this low carb/keto lifestyle?! Try making an easy and quick microwave MUG CAKE with strawberries and cream! It will help you perk up real quick. 

Mug cakes are honestly the perfect solution when you’re craving a sweet snack. They are quick to make, super easy to clean up, and beyond OMG delish! 

IF you couldn’t care less about low carb desserts and such, grab my recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Mug Cake – it’s pretty incredible. 

Almond Flour for Mug Cake

HOW TO MAKE A MUG CAKE

This single serving microwave Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake starts with an almond flour cake base mixed with fresh strawberries and heavy cream.

  • First, we’re going to combine almond flour, baking powder, and some sweetener in a 12-ounce mug, or larger. The cake batter rises up while cooking in the microwave, and if the mug isn’t big enough, it will overflow. Tried and TRUE! 
  • Then, we’re going to add in some heavy cream, melted butter, and diced fresh strawberries; mix it all up and set it in the microwave for 90 seconds, and up to 2 minutes. Test for doneness, add a few seconds as necessary, but don’t overcook. 

Strawberries Mug Cake

Strawberries Cream Mug Cake

  • Lastly, using your mixer, whip up some heavy cream in a small bowl until stiff peaks form. 
  • Add the whipped cream to the top of your mug cake, place a fresh strawberry over it, and gobble up! 

This is the kind of dessert that you whip up on a Tuesday afternoon, OR the kind of cake you prepare for your last minute Valentine’s Day date. It literally takes 2 minutes to cook and a minute to prepare. 

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake

COOK’S NOTES

  • I also need to mention that Mug Cakes can be a tad bit tricky because everyone’s microwave is different. In my microwave oven this cake takes exactly 2 minutes and 25 seconds to make. In yours it might take 90 seconds, or a full 3 minutes.
  • If your cake is dry, it usually means you cooked it for too long. Or you overmixed. That can also happen. Don’t overmix. Mix just until all the ingredients are combined.

Need more ideas for Valentine’s Day? Check out my French Silk Tart – nothing says love more than silky chocolate! Speaking of, how about some Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies to go with it? YUM! If you’re looking to serve something for dinner, here’s a quick, 30-minute Chili-Lime Steak with Roasted Vegetables.

ENJOY!

Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake | Low Carb and Keto

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WW Freestyle: 16
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Resting Time1 min
Total Time3 mins
An easy and delicious low carb and Keto cake that's about to change your life! Prepared in just minutes, this mug cake is a delicious way to celebrate Valentine's Day, your birthday, or any other special event.  
Course: Desserts, Holiday
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 servings
Calories: 404

Ingredients

FOR THE MUG CAKE

  • 4 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener/sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 strawberries diced
  • 1 fresh strawberry for topping, optional

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP (OPTIONAL - you won't be using all of it, just 1 tablespoon)

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar substitute

Instructions 

  • Combine almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and pinch of salt in a 12-ounce mug or larger; stir to combine.
  • Stir in heavy cream, egg, melted butter, vanilla extract, and diced strawberries; stir just until everything is combined, but don't overmix.
  • Microwave on high for 90 seconds, or up to 2 minutes. Test for doneness, add a few seconds as necessary, but don’t overcook.
  • Remove from microwave and let cool a bit while you work on the whipped cream.

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP

  • In a medium mixing bowl combine heavy whipping cream and sweetener; using your mixer, beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly.
  • Top mug cake with 1 tablespoon prepared whipped cream and a strawberry; serve.

Notes

WW SmartPoints: 16 (DOES NOT INCLUDE THE WHIPPED TOPPING)
 
  • Mug Cakes can be a tad bit tricky because everyone’s microwave is different. In my microwave oven this cake takes exactly 2 minutes and 25 seconds to make. In yours, it might take 90 seconds, or a full 3 minutes.
  • If your cake is dry, it usually means you cooked it for too long. Or you overmixed. That can also happen. Don’t overmix. Mix just until all the ingredients are combined.
 
NET CARBS: 7 grams
Nutrition Facts
Strawberries and Cream Mug Cake | Low Carb and Keto
Amount Per Serving (1 Mug Cake)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 119mg5%
Potassium 238mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 175mg18%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: cake recipes, holiday desserts, mug cake, strawberry dessert, valentine's day

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12 Responses
  1. Joyice Waters

    My mug cake did not rise. I was wondering if there should have been an egg in it. We ate it anyway and it tasted good but it fell. Can you tell me what might have happened??

  2. A_Boleyn

    I’m sorry I missed this post cause I would have run out and picked up some cute Valentine’s Day coffee mugs for the occasion and whipped it up.

    Note to self: Buy some strawberries. 🙂

    1. A_Boleyn

      PS: Made the cake today and it tasted very good with just the strawberries and some more marinated strawberries on top rather than the ice cream.

      My microwave is very efficient so I think I’ll have to reduce my baking time to 2 min 45 sec or 2 1/2 minutes in future. 🙂

  3. Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    I’m also a Top Chef fan and rooting for Brooke! This cake looks and sounds great! I love microwave cakes like this.

  4. Valerie

    So cute! I don’t trust my microwave with anything sweet, I think an angry hobgoblin lives inside it. 🙁

    Have not watched Top Chef this season, but I can’t wait for TC Just Desserts to begin!

  5. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Aww, what a cute and simple idea! Low-carbers have been making their “mug cakes” for years. Never even knew about a conventional one. Looks scrumptious! Now…wondering about a flourless variation. Hmm… xo

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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