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Low Calorie Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Low Calorie Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Type: BreakfastDessert Suitable For: Gluten freeHigh fibreLow calorieLow carbLow fatVegetarian

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An Incredible Low-Carb & Low-Calorie Mug Cake

If you like your desserts lemony, then have we got the one for you! Using Lo-Dough in place of the flour and swapping sugar for quality sweetener means you can keep the carbs and ultimately the calories right down without compromising on flavour. This is all about the lemon - juice, zest, and even a blob of lemon curd in the middle. On top of that, the poppy seeds add a nice little flavour of their own, as well as a little texture. 

This would be great as a breakfast or a dessert - in fact, given the nutritional composition, you can pretty much eat this any time you like. 10.3g of fibre is an enormous contribution to your recommended daily allowance, so expect to be more than full for the morning or the rest of the night after eating it. You can serve it just as it is, or with a little yoghurt for breakfast, or creme fraiche for dessert. One particularly lovely thing to try is stirring a spoon of lemon curd in with your accompaniment to keep the lemon flavour running right the way through the dish.

If you like, you can add a thin slice to the bottom of the mug before you put your cake mix in, but this isn't necessary for the recipe - just a nice aesthetic extra!

Low Calorie Lemon & Poppy Seed Mug Cake

Low-Calorie Mug Cakes

Mug cakes (yes, made in a mug) give you a breakfast, mid-afternoon or even 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. 

Pro Tip: Take the mixture in a mug to work with you - just cover with a piece of cling film. Somewhere mid-morning, blow your colleagues away with your microwaved breakfast, turned out of the mug, steaming and delicious!

For more mug cake inspiration, check out the breakfast and dessert sections of our site for an ever-growing selection of recipes to try.