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I’ve been fascinated by all these microwave recipes I have seen lately. Cooking things in the microwave is normally not something I would do. I like the process of creating meals, even though they may take a while to prepare sometimes. I use that time to relax… hang out with Chris and our dogs, read a book while a meal is in the oven, or listen to my favorite band. Sometimes cravings take over though, and I want something that is fast and delicious. In this case, I wanted a quick dessert recipe that doesn’t take much effort at all. And here it is folks, a cake recipe that you can make in 5 minutes or less. Get creative with the ingredients. This is only one version of what could be numerous recipe variations.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
Adapted from Bakespace
Time: Less than 5 minutes
- 1 large microwave safe coffee mug
- 4 tablespoons gluten-free flour mix (such as Pamela’s or homemade)
- 4 tablespoons coconut palm sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional add-ins: pinch ground coffee, dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes
Grease a coffee mug with oil or cooking spray. Place all ingredients in mug and mix with fork to combine ingredients, but don’t over-mix. Microwave on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. The cake might look like it is overflowing from mug, but it will settle. Cooking time depends on microwave strength, but the standard is 1 minute and 30 seconds; with 3 minutes being on the higher end. Final product should be moist.
Note: If using a homemade flour blend, make sure the blend contains baking powder and salt.
This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.