Best Low Calorie Mug Cake Recipes

What is a mug cake? 

Exactly what it says - it is literally a cake that is made in a mug. They are typically made in the microwave as most mugs are not oven safe. With all the ingredients added together in one mug it also prevents mess and having to wash loads of dishes

Mug cakes are super quick and easy to make, and there’s so many different flavours and ingredients you can try.  Mug cakes gives you a low calorie breakfast, mid-afternoon or evening dessert treat in minutes. By blitzing your Lo-Dough to a crumb and adding a few basic ingredients (an egg, a spoon of yoghurt, sweetener and some fruit/nuts/chocolate), you can have a moist sponge cake, cooked in the microwave in under 3 minutes. 


1. Melting Chocolate Mug Cake

Melting Chocolate Mug Cake

With delicious melting chocolate oozing from the middle of this mug cake, you wouldn't believe that this cake is only a little over 300 calories. 

Calories: 324 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 12.6g | Protein: 16g


2. White Chocolate & Summer Fruit Mug Cake

White Chocolate & Summer Fruit Mug Cake
Sweet white chocolate and tart summer fruit, wrapped up in a soft moist sponge. This sumptuous pud comes in at mere 193 calories and only 13 carbs all thanks to the use of crumbed Lo-Dough as a flour replacement. 
Calories: 193 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fiber: 11g | Protein: 11g


3. Apple & Cinnamon Mug Cake

Apple & Cinnamon Mug Cake

Apple and Cinnamon are a delectable combination, this mug cake it a fantastic way to balance sweet cravings and healthy eating.

Calories: 244 | Fat: 13g | Carbohydrates: 24g | Fiber: 10.7g | Protein: 10g


4. Blackberry & Raspberry Mug Cake

Blackberry & Raspberry Mug Cake

These blackberry and raspberry mug cakes are deliciously low in calories and make for an incredible breakfast dish, snack or even an evening treat.

Calories: 158 | Fat: 5g | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 11g


5. Low Sugar Banoffee Mug Cake

Low-Sugar Banoffee Mug Cake

All the elements of the traditional 70's dessert - banana, toffee sauce, cream, dark chocolate are redefined to create a healthier lower-sugar treat.

Calories: 385 | Fat: 26g Carbohydrates: 22g | Fiber: 11.3g | Protein: 11 g | Sugar: 11 g


6. Low Calorie Mandarin Mug Cake

Low-Calorie Mandarin Mug Cake

Simple and quick, serve with some natural yogurt for a low fat breakfast or a tasty dessert.

Calories: 147 | Fat: 5g | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 10g | Sugar: 8g


7. Raspberry & Nutella Mug Cake

Raspberry & Nutella Mug Cake

This recipe is courtesy of the mighty Debs from Lifestyle and Luxuries who came to  Lo-Dough towers to share her talents. This mug cake is a delicious low-calorie dream.

Calories: 175 | Fat: 4.4g | Carbohydrates: 16.2g | Fiber: 9.3g | Protein: 5.3g


8. Carys' Low Calorie Pumpkin & Pecan Mug Cake

Carys' Low-Cal Pumpkin & Pecan Mug Cake

Carys Sian visited Lo-Dough and created the tastiest cake, moist sponge with added texture from the pecans - it is the perfect autumnal cake.

Calories: 252 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 11g | Protein: 12g


9. Pineapple Upside Down Mug Cake

Pineapple Upside Down Mug Cake

A low-calorie retro favourite! This Lo-Dough recipe is both quick and extremely low-calorie. Eaten without the creamy accompaniment, this cake is an incredible 176 calories and would make a perfect fibre-packed breakfast!  

Calories: 176 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 10g | Sugar: 16g


10. Low Carb Coconut & Lime Mug Cake

Low-Carb Coconut & Lime Mug Cake

There's nothing like the zing of fresh lime to perk up a sweet cake. Coupled with grated fresh coconut, this sweet breakfast/dessert brings a truly tropical taste to the table.

Calories: 224 | Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 9g | Protein: 10g | Sugar: 2g


11. Low Calorie Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Low Calorie Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

This is all about the lemon - juice, zest, and even a blob of lemon curd in the middle. The poppy seeds add a nice little flavour of their own, as well as a little texture. Serve with yoghurt for breakfast or low fat, sweetened crème fraîche for a lovely dessert.

Calories: 170 | Fat: 7g | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fiber: 10.3g | Protein: 10g


12. Peanut Butter Mug Cake 

Peanut Butter Mug Cake

By combining low-fat peanut butter spread (PB Fit) with Lo-Dough crumbs this recipe is a sweet and nutty treats thats delicious in flavour and fibre. 

Calories: 270 | Fat: 11g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 15.3g | Protein: 24g | Sugar: 6g


13. Low Calorie Pear & Almond Mug Cake

Low-Calorie Pear & Almond Mug Cake

Pear and almond is a timeless combination that works beautifully together. Quickly microwaving the diced pear leaves you with delicious, sweet & soft pear. The nuts add crunch and flavour - they can be added as they are, or toasted for even more nutty flavour. 

Calories: 240 | Fat: 11g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fiber: 13g | Protein: 12g


14. Mixed Fruit Mug Cake

Mixed Fruit Mug Cake

Simple to make, quick to cook, low-calorie and high fibre. Bursting with flavour, vitamins and nutrients, this mixed fruit mug cake is a perfect breakfast or pudding.

Calories: 158 | Fat: 5g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Fiber: 13g |Protein: 11g | Sugar: 7g