Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake

An easy and simple chocolate cherry mug cake recipe that is keto friendly, low carb and ready in less than a minute! Moist on the inside, tender on the outside, this cherry mug cake is bursting with tart cherries! It is also paleo, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Keto Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake recipe made eggless and vegan

Cherry Mug Cake 

We love our mug cake recipes here. We’ve had a lemon poppy seed mug cake, blueberry muffin mug cakeand a simple lemon mug cake. With the cherry season right around the corner, it’s time for some cherry action to take the stage.

Cherry cobblers, cherry dump cakes, and cherry Bakewells are some of my favorite cherry desserts. However, nothing comes close to the chocolate and cherry combination. 

This chocolate cherry mug cake is the perfect single serving dessert that is secretly healthy. It’s made with low carb and grain-free flours, making it suitable for a keto, paleo, and low carb diet. It also comes with an egg-free option, which makes it perfect for my vegan friends out there! 

Cherry Mug Cake Ingredients

  • Almond Flour
  • Coconut Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking powder
  • Granulated Sweetener of choice
  • Egg or substitute
  • Milk of choice
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate Chips

That’s it!

Please try not to substitute out any of the ingredients, as the combination of almond flour and coconut flour yield the delicious cake-like texture. Reducing, omitting or swapping out of them will not work, and I cannot vouch for any other alternatives. 

Easy Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake Recipe ready in one minute!

How to make a keto cherry chocolate mug cake

Step 1- Grease a wide mug or microwave-safe cereal bowl and set aside.

Step 2- In a small mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your egg (or substitute) and whisk into the batter. Using a tablespoon, add milk one tablespoon at a time, until a very thick batter remains. 

Step 3- Transfer the cherry mug cake batter into the greased mug/cereal bowl. Fold in your cherries and chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second spurts, until the mug cake is fully cooked.

Step 4- Remove mug cake from the oven and allow to sit for 1-minute, before enjoying. 

Chocolate Cherry Keto Mug Cake

How to bake the mug cake in the oven 

If you don’t use a microwave or choose not to use one, you can easily make this cherry mug cake in the oven or toaster oven.

Simply preheat the oven to 180C/350F and follow the microwave directions. The only difference is to transfer the batter to an oven-safe ramekin (6-8 inches works best) and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

Fresh or Frozen Cherries

Using fresh cherries and frozen cherries both work well. 

If you use fresh cherries, be sure to remove the pips. If you use frozen cherries, ensure they are thawed out completely and soak up any excess moisture. 

How to make the mug cake eggless

You can easily make this mug cake eggless/vegan by replacing the egg with either ground chia seeds (1 tablespoon) or unsweetened applesauce.

Please note that if you make the vegan option, your mug cake will not rise as much, and be incredibly moist in the center. 

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Keto Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake

An easy and simple chocolate cherry mug cake recipe that is keto friendly, low carb and ready in less than a minute! Moist on the inside, tender on the outside, this cherry mug cake is bursting with tart cherries! It is also paleo, vegan, gluten free and dairy free.
5 from 3 votes
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Servings: 1
Calories: 194kcal
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld



Microwave option

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • In a separate small bowl, combine the dairy free milk with the egg (or flax egg) and whisk with the vanilla extract. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined. If the batter is still crumbly, continue adding dairy free milk one tablespoon at a time, until a thick batter is formed. 
  • Grease a microwave or oven safe bowl and generously and pour the batter. Fold in your cherries and chocolate chips. Microwave in 30-second spurts until it is fully cooked.
  • Remove and allow to cool slightly before topping with optional whipped cream and enjoy!

Oven version

  • Follow directions as above but bake in a preheated toaster oven or oven for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


* Depending on the brand of coconut flour, almond flour and cocoa powder you use, you may need more. Adjust accordingly.


Serving: 1mug cake | Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 2g
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Keto Chocolate Cherry Mug Cake Recipe

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    41 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Black Forest Cake

    1. Oh gosh we had those friends as well. When we visited them I was not allowed to touch any toys and when they visited us they made my room look like it was hit hard by a tornado and guess who was the one who had to clean up the mess alone later.

      I have never been a fan of blackforest cake. It was always way too sweet and I just never warmed to the concept of whipped cream IN a cake. Topping it with whipped cream is a whole different thing though! I realize how stupid that sounds…

    2. Haha we grew up with family friends too, two boys who were the same ages as me and my sister. I think we were all pretty good, though we usually joined forces to play pranks on our parents. They’d get us back, though, and they were always better at it than we were.

    3. Hmm, I usually enjoyed company because my mom would make something delicious for dinner. The guests would often bring a dessert and because they knew we were kids it was often cookies or something with chocolate. I think my siblings were “those kids” when I was growing up. My little sister had this habit of wanting to be like me, but then telling on me for everything I did. Terrible, but she’s better now. Cherry jam would probably work for this too I imagine?

    4. Oh, I totally remember my sister restarting my video games when we were younger. There’s nothing worse than playing for an hour or two, and then having your bratty little sis reset the game! Oh, and I love this cake. I mean I love all cake. But this one is even better than most since it’s 1-minute! I need cake now…see you later, mate!

    5. Aah how funny! I definitely have memories of a childhood ‘friend’ (son of friends who happened to be in my grade) who always causes trouble. We never got blamed for anything luckily, but we were always stuck with him. I’m glad that Black Forest cake Hanse traumatized you too terribly 🙂

    6. Oh my, you’re bringing back baf memories. Don’t get me started mourning the loss of one of my Barbie horses again … Thanks for nothing to the girl who broke its legs and thought she could return it after she’d glued them.
      While I’ll have to say Black Forest Cake isn’t complete without Kirschwasser and whipped cream 😉 yours still sounds good. I by far don’t eat the cherry + chocolate combination often enough.

    7. What a shame that you had to associate this delicious cake with those evil children. I must confess, I may or may not have been a little devil when I was younger too, at least during my preschool era lol. Anyways if this cake determined my gymnastics ability, I’d totally beat Simone Biles in the 2016 olympics!

    8. They restarted your Pokemon game!!??!!! That is serious stuff – no matter how bad things got when my brother and I were fighting we never ever would have done that. Those kids were pure evil!
      I was lucky, my parents were pretty lax about ratings on movies. I used to watch action movies with my dad when I was 7/8 – all 18’s but I was never phased by anything!

    9. Something that I’d associate with annoying family members would definitely be the smell of those plastic bags that you’d use to carry takeout Asian food! I don’t know why but those always grossed me out! XD The black forest cake looks amazing. And yes, I agree, cake > people 😉

    10. OMG “THOSE family friends.” The ones who criticized my drawings, stuffed Pikachu, and birthday party theme? Yeah, looooooved them. *rolls eyes*
      I was such a cry-baby about things though. If I felt like they were teasing me, you bet Miss Drama Queen took the stage.

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