A few months ago I found a recipe for chocolate mug cake. For those of you who are new, it’s basically a single serving of chocolate cake that you make in your microwave in under 5 minutes for those must-have chocolate days. Well, I was under (the mistaken) impression that single serving meant low-calories and boy was I wrong! The average mug cake recipe (with it’s 1/4 cup of flour and 3 tbsps of oil) usually rounds out to about 730 calories! Now that’s fine, if you’re willing to make four servings out of it, but me? Nope. When I get hit with a chocolate craving it hits hard. So I set out to find a way to make my favorite quick and easy dessert low calorie without sacrificing taste. I think this one turned out pretty well!
Savvy’s Low-Cal Chocolate Mug Cake
- 2 tbsps flour
- 2 tbsps sugar
- 1 tbsps cocoa
- 1.5 tbsp All Whites egg whites
- 2 tbsps Silk creamer*
- 2 tbsps unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Sprinkle with confectioners sugar
- Small microwave safe mug (about 8 ounces)
Pour the dry ingredients (except for the confectioner’s sugar) into the mug and mix well with a fork. Then add your wet ingredients and continue mixing with a fork until all the lumps are gone and you’ve effectively gotten all the clumps off the bottom. (It will be thick like cake batter). Then stick the mug in the microwave on high for 2.5 minutes. (Some microwaves need 3 mins but only older models whose power is lower). After the cake is done it will resemble..well…cake. Let it cool for about 5 mintues, then sprinkle with a half teaspoon of confectioner’;s sugar, and voila! Chocolate Mug Cake without all the crazy calories.
Lemme know what you guys think of this recipe okay?
*You can use another kind of milk if you would like, but I really like the consistency and the taste of the Silk creamer. (Next time I’m gonna try the hazelnut one, yum!)
- Servings: 1; Calories: 150