These adorable Keto Strawberry Mug Cakes take just minutes to make and are super delicious. These guilt free mug cakes are low carb & gluten free, and perfectly portioned for a healthy keto treat snack or treat.
Calling these keto strawberry mug cakes, while the photos show it in a cupcake form could be confusing, but mug cakes aren’t very exciting to photograph, and this cake an be made either way. The recipe makes 2 mug sized servings of keto strawberry cakes or 4 small low carb strawberry cupcakes, and can be microwaved or baked in the oven.
If you’re microwaving them in cupcake form, use silicone or heavy duty paper baking cups – regular paper liners won’t hold up in the microwave very well. These would be perfect!
So let’s walk through the process of making these keto strawberry mug cakes (or muffin cups.)
First you make your cakes – which literally takes less than five minutes from start to finish.
Then you make your strawberry whipped cream topping which should take less than 2 minutes. You can just dollop it onto your keto strawberry mug cakes with a spoon, or if you want to get fancy you can pipe it on frosting style.
Here’s a pro tip – if you don’t have, or don’t want to dig out, a piping bag for such a small amount, simply put your star tube into a ziploc bag (freezer bags work best if you have them) and cut one of the corners out so the star tip protrudes.
Then spoon in your whipped cream, press out the air and seal it, and you are ready to pipe the frosting onto your low carb strawberry mug cakes. Put any leftovers into the fridge, and when you’re done just take out the tip and throw the bag away.
Before piping your frosting onto the keto strawberry mug cakes, be sure to let them cool first or the whipped topping will melt into a puddle on top. Placing the mug cakes in the freezer while you make your frosting should be just enough time to cool them enough to pipe the topping on.
If serving to guests or if you’re just feeling fancy, top with a slice of strawberry and you are party ready.
These keto strawberry mug cakes are perfect for a little treat or you can double or triple the batch for brunch, baby or bridal showers – or any party really.
One last thing to note is that while these keto strawberry mug cakes can be cooked up to 3 days ahead, I recommend frosting them the day you plan to eat them. Also, because the frosting is cream-based, you’ll need to store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.Print
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