Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake

This low carb lemon mug cake has the fantastic addition of poppy seeds! It’s keto, gluten free, and sugar free – and ready in just a few minutes!

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake - a sugar free, keto, and gluten free sweet treat or snack!

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Every since I tried the Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins from LC Foods, I’ve been craving that taste again! So I developed this mug cake recipe because it’s SO quick and easy! It’s great for a dessert or sweet snack!

How to Make a Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Add some melted coconut oil and egg to a large mug or bowl and stir well to combine. 

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake - a sugar free, keto, and gluten free sweet treat or snack!

Add almond flour, flaxseed meal, low carb sweetener (I used Lakanto but granular Swerve or xylitol would also work well), lemon juice, baking powder and poppy seeds. Stir well to combine.

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake - a sugar free, keto, and gluten free sweet treat or snack!

Cook in the microwave for 1½ – 2 minutes, or until the center is cooked through. It’s all ready too enjoy in less than five minutes!

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake - a sugar free, keto, and gluten free sweet treat or snack!

The cake is soft and fluffy – and this is really quite a large portion!

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake - a sugar free, keto, and gluten free sweet treat or snack!

Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake

This low carb lemon mug cake has the fantastic addition of poppy seeds! It's keto, gluten free, and sugar free – and ready in just a few minutes!

  • 2 tbs coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tbs flaxseed meal
  • 1 tbs low carb sweetener (eg Lakanto)
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  1. Add the coconut oil and egg to a large mug or bowl and stir well to combine. 

  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir again. 

  3. Cook in the microwave for 1½ – 2 minutes, or until the center is cooked through.

6g net carbs per serving (whole recipe)

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Low Carb Lemon and Poppy Seed Mug Cake