Gluten Free Keto Cake in a Cup Recipe
With this recipe, you can have your cake and stay keto, too! This Gluten Free Keto Cake in a Cup recipe, which uses Swerve as the sweetener and almond flour as the base, is good for those on a ketogenic diet or a grain-free diet.
If you haven’t already figured this out, I really like recipes that can be made in a cup! I don’t know if it’s the convenience of how quickly they can be made, the fact they can be made for one person or doubled for a couple, or if it’s the portion control that I like best, but all I know is that I can’t get enough of them. I’ve mostly made cakes in cups, like my coffee cake in a cup and salted caramel chocolate cake but I’ve also made cauliflower crust pizza in a cup and even quiche in a mug!
This new addition to my cup recipes will not disappoint. This one is very low in carbs so that it is keto friendly, which is due to the use of Swerve. If you haven’t heard of Swerve before, it’s a cup-for-cup sugar replacement made of erythritol, some natural flavor from citrus, and oligosaccharides created from the breakdown of starchy root veggies.
Note: Since Swerve does not affect blood sugar, the carbohydrates coming from Swerve are not counted in the net carb count. To find net carbs for this recipe, you would take the 30g total carbs – 7g fiber – 18g Swerve = 5g net carbs.
- 1 ½ tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons Swerve granular
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons fresh raspberries
- Whipped cream optional
Melt the butter in a microwavable cup or ramekin, about 30 seconds. Swirl the butter to coat the cup.
Add the cream, egg, almond flour, cocoa powder, Swerve, vanilla, and baking powder. Whisk until well combined. Save a raspberry or two for garnish, if desired, and stir the rest into the cake batter. Microwave on full power for 90 seconds or until the cake is set.
Top with whipped cream and garnish with reserved berries, if desired.
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