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Keto Low Carb Pecan Pie Mug Cake

Delicious and easy to make Keto Low Carb Pecan Pie Mug Cake

This weeks recipe is Keto Low Carb Pecan Pie Mug Cake.  Fall is officially here and in the Pacific Northwest we are actually expecting unseasonable cold weather soon–down in the 30’s which is very unusual even for us.  The rain has returned and life marches on, as we prepare for the upcoming holidays.  Halloween stuff is everywhere, and Christmas decoration is even displayed at some stores…time has flown by!  This recipe is simple to make, and serves up two mug cakes.  We think what makes this is cake is the Sugar-free Caramel flavoring; we used Torani but any sugar-free brand would work.  We hope you enjoy this recipe.

So, pecans….especially my butter roasted pecans, happen to be one of my very favorite foods of life.

I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take all that is delicious about pecan pie and transform it into a delicious and easy cake.
 If you love pecan pie, you’ll go crazy for this easy pecan pie mug cake! this mug cake can be thrown together in no time and it will satisfy your sweet tooth without destroying your goals.
This pecan pie mug cake tastes just like pecan pie, but in cake form. I think it tastes even better than pecan pie. Plus, it’s ever so much easier to make and portion-controlled to boot!
Pecan mug cake is very rich, and sweet, and served warm with a dollop of whipped cream…..it would be an easy dessert to make for thanksgiving….just like pecan pie without the crust.
So a couple of tips….natural brown sugar substitute really shines in this dish, and I highly recommend getting your hands on some.
The other thing that stands out for me is the use of caramel syrup….drizzling with this caramel flavored butter infusion, brings depth of flavor, and supreme moisture, that can sometimes be lacking in traditional low-carb mug cakes. While we did not try maple syrup, it could also be used here in a similar fashion, and the keto site ruled me has an excellent version using those maple flavors!

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Easy to make and delicious

Keto Low Carb Pecan Pie Mug Cake

Course Dessert, keto desserts, low carb dessert
Cuisine American, keto dessert
Keyword easy keto recipes, easy low carb recipes, keto desserts, low carb desserts
Servings 2 people
Calories 578kcal
Author cjsketokitchen.com


Mug Cake Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tbsp Almond Flour
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar Natural Sweetener We used Sukrin Gold
  • 1 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free caramel syrup I used Torani brand

Pecan Pie Toppings

  • 2 oz Pecans Roasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar Natural Sweetener We used Sukrin Gold
  • 4 tbsp Butter melted
  • 2 tbsp Sugar-free caramel syrup I used Torani brand


  • To begin add your mug cake ingredient together in a mug or a ramekin. Start with your melted butter (make sure it is not still hot). Add in Heavy Cream, and then your egg, sweetener, sugar free caramel syrup, and baking powder (all of your mug cake ingredients)
  • Mix and stir well until you get a smooth dough, watch out for pockets of almond flour or baking powder.
  • Using a large mug or a ramekin spray with your preferred Keto friendly cooking spray.
  • Pour half of your cake batter into your mug or ramekin (Remember this is enough for TWO mug cakes)
  • Microwave for about 1-3 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.
  • Once fully cooked your cake should have separated from the edges of your mug or ramekin, and should be a round sponge cake.

Making Your Pecan Topping

  • Pour your melted butter into a bowl.
  • Next chopped up your roasted pecans (You don't want them to fine, because you want to get the pecan pie effect.
  • Add chopped nuts into butter, and stir in together.
  • Add in your natural alternative brown sugar sweetener and mix well.
  • Add your Sugar-free Caramel Syrup, another alternative would be using sugar-free maple syrup.
  • Pour your Pecan topping over your mug cake.
  • Enjoy!


Serving Size = 1/2 of mug cake batter.
Servings:  2
Net Carbs Per Serving:  4 g 


Serving: 0.5g | Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 303mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1116IU | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 2mg


In this section we try and highlight other Keto recipes that might interest you.  This week we decided to highlight another very popular Mug cake recipe.

Keto Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake







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