gluten-free vegetarian

Pineapple Upside Down Mug Cake


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Prep information

Prep time
2 minutes
Cook time
3 minutes
Recipe by
Michael at Lo-Dough

Nutritional information (per cake)

176 kcal

A Low-Calorie Retro Favourite!

For a sweet trip down memory lane, this is the mug cake for you! Only, this Lo-Dough recipe is both quick and extremely low-calorie. 

By switching out the flour found in the original recipe for blitzed up Lo-Dough crumbs and the sugar for a high-quality sweetener, you massively reduced the calories. What's more, there is very little fat needed (just the egg yolk), so feel free to serve with a blob of cream or creme fraiche and still easily come in at under 300 kcal.

Eaten without the creamy accompaniment, this cake is an incredible 176 calories and would make a perfect fibre-packed breakfast! 


Serves 1
  • 1 piece of Lo-Dough, blitzed to fine crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 slices of tinned pineapple
  • 1 glace cherry (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons of fat free yoghurt
  • 2 dessert spoons of sweetener

What you'll need

This diet-friendly recipe is possible with:

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  1. Add the Lo-Dough, egg, 1 slice of pineapple (cut into small pieces), yoghurt and sweetener to a bowl and mix well .
  2. Line a mug with a small piece of grease proof paper. Add the remaining slice of pineapple and then the cake mix on top.
  3. Cook in a microwave for 2-3 minutes (depending on wattage). After 2 minutes take out and check by pressing the bottom of the mug cake. It should feel firm to touch, with a little bounce.
  4. Take out and leave to stand in the mug for a further minute before turning out onto a plate.
  5. Serve au natural with yoghurt for breakfast or low fat, sweetened crème fraîche/cream for a lovely dessert.

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