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Hurricane Hannah, Keto & Eenan’s 21st Birthday!

Our luck would have it that not only is the Rio Grande Valley battling Covid-19, but we got hit with a hurricane last weekend. Hurricane Hanna. It was a category 1 hurricane but it destroyed trees everywhere, a lot of the Valley was without power (some for almost a week) and it caused tons of flooding. Tree branches fell at our house, my white/pink bougainvillea that Jorge got me in 2013 was completely uprooted, but thankfully we didn’t flood and we never lost power. Jorge and the kids enjoyed being outside in the rain watching the light show being caused by lightning and transformers popping in the distance. Thankfully no one got a cold!

I finally decided, after binging on gummies and junk food for the past month (especially during Hurricane Hanna) that I felt SO, SO unhealthy and uncomfortable in this body that I was going to re-start Keto and stick to it once and for all. I re-started last Monday, July 27th. I’m happy to report that I have stuck to it all week, including during Eenan’s 21st birthday!

Birthdays these days in the time of Covid means having to order food in. What does Eenan, my wonderful boy, request? Wing Stop 😆 . So Jorge brought him his Wing Stop and I left work right at 5 to get the ingredients for some spinach artichoke dip and green apple Smirnoffs, which Eenan requested. I also got him some snacks for his snack bag that included his birthday money.

Eenan had also requested a Reese’s ice cream cake but there weren’t any at all at HEB. So instead, I got him an Oreo cake and crushed up some Reese’s and voila! Perfection! Too bad I had to be strong and avoid it 😥 !

Still can’t believe how time has just flown by. I have an actual ADULT ADULT child!!

Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

I searched all over the place for a great, chocolatey low-carb, Keto-friendly mug cake recipe that didn’t taste like cardboard, and after trying tons of recipes on Pinterest I decided I probably had to make my own. So, after a lot of trials and errors (a lot. And I ate them, because I don’t like wasting ingredients 😳 !), I want to say I created a pretty darn good recipe! (And this is coming from a former sugar-obsessed, carb-aholic! So I know my desserts!) Without further ado, here’s my Low-Carb Chocolate Mug Cake With Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing.

For the Cake, You’ll Need:

A round mug, perhaps about 4 inches in diameter
2 tbls butter
2 tbls almond flour
1 tbls coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch or 2 twists of freshed cracked sea salt (or Pink Himalayan Salt)
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 tsps heavy whipping cream
1 tbls Swerve sweetener
1 tbls Hershey’s Cocoa 100% Cacao Unsweetened Powder
1 tbls Lilly’s Dark Chocolate Chips, 55% Cocoa Stevia Sweetened
1 egg

For the Frosting, You’ll Need:

1 heaping tbls cream cheese
2 tsp Hershey’s Cocoa 100% Cacao Unsweetened Powder
1/2 tsp Swerve sweetener

Directions for Cake:

Melt your pat of butter in your round mug for 30 seconds (you can probably use any mug, but I find the rounder it is, the more evenly it bakes).

Mix your almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and sea salt into your butter. Then add your vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream, Swerve, Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and your Lilly’s Chocolate Chips. 

I used granulated Swerve; couldn’t find powdered, but it worked out perfectly!

In my experience, Swerve is the way to go with sweeteners. I’ve tried Stevia and Pure and they were just too bitter.

Stir until well combined, scraping the sides of your mug.In a separate bowl, whisk your egg, then stir it into your mug with your cake mixture until well-mixed, to avoid any white, eggy clumps.

Once it’s all nicely mixed, microwave for 90-100 seconds, depending on your microwave. I’d start with 90 seconds. Mine came out a little soft on one side, like a brownie consistency, but I love my cakes like that so it was perfect for me. Pop it in for 5-10 seconds at a time if you like a firmer cake. Once it’s done, flip your mug onto a plate or cutting board. A few good taps will pop it right out 🙂 .

Directions for Frosting:

In a bowl, mix your cream cheese, Hershey’s Cocoa Powder and Swerve until well-combined.

It took a little bit of elbow-grease to get it all mixed, but when it was done it was perfect. 


My girls said it was good, but needed to be chocolate-ier; I like to taste the cream cheese so it was good enough for me, but you can add more cocoa if you need to.

Those Lilly’s chips are like little bursts of happiness!

Wait for the cake to cool just a bit and carefully spread your frosting on your cake. As you can see, I was too much in a rush to wait 😆 !!

Please let me know if you try it out in the comments and if it needs any adjustments!!