While on Shelterrific's blog today, I saw a post for a somewhat healthy chocolate cake in a mug, and thought of my Dear Aunt Daphne. You know sometimes you just need that hit of chocolate sinfulness, but don't want to make a whole cake, eat 1 piece and throw the rest away? (Not that anyone would ever do that of course...)

Well instead, you can make 2 servings in a mug in just a few minutes. Also, this recipe comes from the Healthy Recipe Doctor on WebMD, so it isn't as sinful as it could be.

Chocolate Cake In A Mug

4 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup egg substitute (with yolk) or 1 egg
3 tablespoons lowfat milk or fat free half and half
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 tablespoons fat free sour cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)
light vanilla bean ice cream (optional)
sliced strawberries or other fresh fruit (optional)

  1. In microwave-safe coffee mug, combine whole-wheat flour, sugar, and cocoa.
  2. Pour egg substitute or egg, lowfat milk, canola oil, sour cream and vanilla into the mug with dry ingredients and mix well with fork.
  3. Stir chocolate chips into the cake batter in mug, if desired. Place mug in center of microwave (preferably one that has a turn table) and cook on HIGH for 3 minutes. The cake will rise about an inch or so above the top of the mug (don't worry it won't drip down the sides of the mug).
  4. Let cake cool in mug for a few minutes then turn mug upside down over a serving bowl (the cake should slide out fairly easily).
  5. Cut cake in half for a smaller sized serving and top with a small scoop of light vanilla bean ice cream and sliced strawberries (or other fresh fruit).

Serving Suggestion: Serve with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream and some fresh fruit like sliced strawberries or raspberries.

Yield: Makes 2 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving (if two per recipe): 240 calories, 7 g protein, 35 g carbohydrate, 8 g fat, .7 g saturated fat, 2 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 115 mg sodium. Calories from fats: 30 percent.


1 comment:

  1. I left a commment the other day but poof..gone! Looks yummy, Lia, but I don't have a microwave. You made me hungry!! I did make popovers (half the recipe) the other night and ate them all...three! XOXO


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