Maple Spice Mug Cake


A serving of this delicious spiced cake has only 24 grams of carbohydrates and takes less than 10 minutes to make!



  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon grass fed butter, melted
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of each: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, all spice, sea salt
  1. Grease a coffee mug with coconut oil (or other oil).
  2. Combine all ingredients in mug and stir until all are well incorporated.
  3. Cook in microwave for one minute (cake will still be a little moist when done).
  4. Top with nut butter, coconut milk ice cream, etc.

Yields: 1 cake

Per serving: 24 g carbohydrates

Prep time: 5-10 minutes

Cook time: 1-2 minutes

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WRITTEN BY Taylor Riggs, RD, POSTED 03/28/16, UPDATED 11/22/22

Taylor is a Registered Dietitian and author of Simply Taylor, a healthy living blog with a focus on recipes made from whole, nutritious foods. She was diagnosed with Type 1 at 10 years old, and lives a healthy life today with the help of her OmniPod, CGM, and nutrition background. Taylor believes that healthy food doesn't have to be boring or restrictive, and hopes to share that message with others through her recipes. She's also been known to carry a purse full of dates, prepared for those on-the-go lows! Find more deliciousness at or follow on twitter @simplytayblog.