I’ve been seeing recipes for cake in a mug for a while now and I decided to give it a try using peanut butter. I’m so glad that I did! This is an extraordinary way to use peanut butter as it is the MAIN ingredient in this low carb peanut butter mug cake recipe!
This is a sponsored post for Jif, all opinions are my own.
Peanut Butter Mug Cake Recipe
This is a homemade, low carb, full flavor dessert that is prepared in just 5 minutes! I found many recipes online but the easiest one I found was on Kirbie Cravings with just 3 ingredients. I made just one change to make it low carb for my Type 1 Diabetic children.
I suggest whisking the ingredients in a medium size bowl. I tried in my mug as the original recipe said, but it was difficult.
It will be a thick batter, make sure the eggs are fully combined within the ingredients. You can use any Jif creamy peanut butter, I used Jif Natural Peanut Butter because it is lower carb at only 8 carbs per 2 tablespoons, or 12 total for this recipe. If you are looking for even lower carbs, the Simply Jif Peanut Butter only has 7 carbs for 2 tablespoons.
I also used Truvia Natural Sweetener because is 0 carbs which beats 4 carbs per teaspoon of ordinary sugar. If you want to use regular sugar, increase it to 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of sugar for this recipe which would add 17 carbs for this recipe.
The result is a snack-size peanut butter cake that has the texture of angel food cake or a sponge cake. It is very moist, light and airy. Eat it straight out of the cup or on a plate.
You can even add whipped cream and toppings like mini-chocolate chips for the ultimate guilt-free snack!
The total carbs in this recipe is just 12 carbs per serving, a tasty, low-carb snack or dessert for anyone, but especially good for Type 1 Diabetics and Type 2 Diabetics who count carbs with every meal.
This post is part of our 9 Extraordinary Ways to Enjoy Peanut Butter series, check back for more recipes in this series including:
Two-Ingredient Banana Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” Recipe