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Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake

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I love mug cakes and mug muffins. They are perfect when you don't want to make a large dessert just to satisfy a simple craving. Or maybe you don't have space in the freezer to keep any leftovers. So why not make a mug cheesecake?

This crustless keto chocolate cheesecake for two is right up my alley. It's quick, easy and uses just a few common ingredients.

Recipe Tips

This simple low-carb dessert is perfect on its own or with some whipped cream and dark chocolate shavings on top.

There is no crust in this cheesecake recipe. If you want to can always make a simple crust from this vanilla mug cheesecake recipe.

Don't have a microwave? No problem! If you don't have a microwave or want to make more single-serve cheesecakes, you can make this in the oven. To do that you will need ovenproof ramekins. Preheat the oven to 175 °C/ 350 °F (fan assisted), or 195 °C/ 380 °F (conventional) and cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked in the centre. The exact time will depend on the ramekin. In general, the large the ramekin, the shorter the cooking time.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1 mug cake

Allergy information for Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1 mug cake)

Net carbs6.3 grams
Protein9.9 grams
Fat42.7 grams
Calories422 kcal
Calories from carbs 6%, protein 9%, fat 85%
Total carbs8.7 gramsFiber2.5 gramsSugars4.8 gramsSaturated fat26.2 gramsSodium234 mg(10% RDA)Magnesium49 mg(12% RDA)Potassium260 mg(13% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 2 mug cakes)


  1. Prepare all the ingredients. You'll need two ramekins, at least 3/4 cup (180 ml) each. It will be easier to mix ingredients that are left at room temperature for a few minutes before whisking. Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake
  2. Place the cream cheese, whipping cream, egg, sweetener, cacao powder and vanilla extract in a bowl. Whisk until well combined. Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake
  3. Divide the mixture between two ramekins and microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds, checking half way.
    Note: Check recipe tips above for oven baking instructions. Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake
  4. Remove from the microwave and let the cheesecake cool down to room temperature.
  5. Whip the remaining cream and grate the dark chocolate. When the cheesecake has cooled, top with whipped cream and grated dark chocolate. Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake
  6. Serve or store in the fridge covered with a cling film for up to 4 days. Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cheesecake

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1 mug cake)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
1.9 g4.2 g16.8 g147 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.8 g0.6 g11.4 g110 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.2 g3.1 g2.4 g36 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
1.1 g1.1 g0.7 g12 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
1 g0 g0 g4 kcal
Vanilla extract, sugar-free, alcohol-based
0 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Cream, heavy whipping, pouring, full-fat (30-40% fat)
0.6 g0.4 g8.6 g82 kcal
Extra dark chocolate, 90% cocoa (cacao)
0.7 g0.5 g2.8 g28 kcal
Total per serving, 1 mug cake
6.3 g9.9 g42.7 g422 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

Are the microwave timings correct?

Well spotted! That was meant to say seconds 😊 Thank you!