Grain-Free Microwave Cakes (Keto + Traditional)

Dessert can be ready in a matter of minutes with our simple chocolate Grain-Free Microwave Cakes! Both Keto + traditional versions of this recipe below!

Grain-Free Microwave Cake With Sprinkles

Grain-Free Microwave Cakes (Keto + Traditional)

Hi Friends, sometimes life calls for cake but so often we lack the energy and time that go into the preparation of one. Well I’ve got good news because this Grain-Free beauty takes just four minutes in the microwave!

This can potentially solve a last minute birthday treat crisis and can also quickly boost morale at home after a tough week–who doesn’t want to be surprised with a rich chocolate cake piled high with frosting?

Frosted Keto Chocolate Microwave Cake

We’ve created 2 versions of this cake, you can find both recipe cards below– you’ll see the sugar-free keto version first, and just keep scrolling down if you prefer our traditional grain-free version. Both are just heavenly and would make a wonderful Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day treat.

Keto Microwave Cake on platter

Tell Me More!

You will need a microwave safe 1 quart (4 cup) glass container, we love this Oxo container as well as these Pyrex containers. They just need greasing before you add in your batter. They cook uncovered in the microwave for four minutes and cool quickly in the freezer while you get the frosting together. You can also just dust the cake with some powdered sugar or Swerve and serve it warm, it’s scrumptious either way.

For Keto confetti, we like Good Dee’s sugar-free Food Sparkle as well as their sugarless Sprinkles. You can also try our homemade keto sprinkles from our Keto Devil’s Food Cupcake recipe. For the traditional grain-free version, we used these rainbow jimmies.

Gluten-free microwave cake slice, overhead photo

This cake offers 4 large servings or 8 small pieces. We just cut the cake in 4ths and give everyone a spoon to dig in! It’s meant to be eaten immediately after preparation.

Happy Microwave Cake Making!

Low-Carb Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Pin

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Grain-Free Microwave Cake With Sprinkles

Grain-Free Microwave Cakes (Keto Version)


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total Time: about 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

• 3.8 net carbs per serving (Swerve has 0 net carbs).

• Scroll down past nutrition stats for traditional grain-free version of this recipe.


Ingredients

Scale

Cake

Frosting (Or simply dust with Swerve Confectioner + serve warm)


Instructions

  1. Spray your 1 quart glass container with Pam olive oil spray, or grease with butter or Earth Balance Spread. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, Swerve, cocoa powder and baking powder. Make sure all dry ingredients are incorporated evenly.
  3. Add egg, milk, olive oil and vanilla extract. Whisk again until batter is smooth.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to guide batter into your glass container, it will fill just 1/3 of the way full.
  5. Place container into microwave for 4 minutes.
  6. With oven mitts, remove your cake from the microwave.
  7. Microwave Chocolate Cake Instructional Photo
  8. Place it into the freezer to cool for about 15-20 minutes. (Or simply dust with powdered Swerve and serve warm if you don’t prefer frosting).
  9. While you’re waiting for your cake to cool, go ahead and make your frosting.
  10. Place softened butter, half + half and vanilla in a medium to large mixing bowl. Whisk Swerve Confectioner, cocoa powder and salt over top. Blend with hand mixer on medium, then switch to high until frosting is smooth and creamy. (Add a touch more milk for a thinner/creamier frosting, or more Swerve for a thicker frosting).
  11. Spread frosting on cooled cake and serve immediately. We cut ours into 4th’s and give everyone a spoon to dig in. It can also be cut into 8th’s and served as small slices on a plate. This fun and messy microwave cake is meant to be eaten immediately after preparation. Enjoy!
  • Category: grain-free
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: cake

Keywords: grainfree, glutenfree, dairyfree, keto, lowcarb, microwave, cake, birthday, chocolate, sprinkles, easy recipe, valentinesday

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Gluten-Free Microwave Cake Funfetti

Grain-Free Microwave Cakes (Traditional Version)


  • Author: Lila Ruth
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Total Time: about 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Scale

Cake

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (Droste for richer flavor + color)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (Hain brand is Grain-Free)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Frosting (Or simply dust with powdered sugar)

  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar (Wholesome brand is grain-free)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter or Earth Balance
  • 1 tablespoon milk or coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Spray your 1 quart glass container with Pam olive oil spray, or grease with butter or Earth Balance Spread. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sugar, tapioca starch, cocoa powder and baking powder. Make sure all dry ingredients are incorporated evenly.
  3. Add egg, milk, olive oil and vanilla extract. Whisk again well until batter is smooth.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to guide batter into your glass container, it will fill just 1/2 of the way full.
  5. Place container into microwave for 4 minutes.
  6. With oven mitts, remove your cake from the microwave.
  7. Microwave Chocolate Cake Instructional Photo
  8. Place it into the freezer to cool for 15-20 minutes. (Or simply dust with powdered sugar and serve warm if you prefer your cake frosting-free).
  9. While you’re waiting for your cake to cool, go ahead and make your frosting.
  10. This frosting can be made with just a whisk, but you can use a hand mixer if desired: In a large bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Add softened butter, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Add more milk to loosen the frosting, or more powdered sugar to thicken it.
  11. Spread frosting on cooled cake. We cut ours into 4th’s and give everyone a spoon to dig in. It can also be cut into 8th’s and served as small slices on a plate. This fun and messy microwave cake is meant to be eaten immediately after preparation. Enjoy!
  • Category: grain-free
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: cake

Keywords: grainfree, glutenfree, dairyfree, chocolate, cake, birthday, valentines day, frosting, microwave

Similar Posts

6 Comments

  1. I absolutely love this idea Catherine! I had no clue something so beautiful could result from microwave baking. And your decorating skills are top notch!

    1. You are so kind to say that Noelle, thank you so much!! The microwave makes it a little too easy, haha! 😉

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.