I know I can't be the only one who sometimes just wants to EAT CAKE. But what are my options?
- Bake an entire cake.
- Buy an overpriced, potentially underwhelming piece of cake at a bakery or supermarket.
- Get over it and eat a clementine.
No. I hate all of these options - except maybe number one, but then that means I've got a whole cake in the house, and nothing good comes from that.
Imagine my delight, then, when I found the most wonderful idea on Pinterest (where else are good ideas found these days?)
A single serving of cake, and you can make it as healthy as you wish. This one is grain-free and has no refined sugars. Bonus - no piles of dishes to do afterwards, just a mug and a fork. I can handle that.
I'm dedicating this recipe to all the Parents of young children I know: having a rough day? Make this at naptime (or once the kids are in bed) and all will be right with the world.
Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Grab a small mug. Crack the egg in the mug and beat with a fork.
- Add the flours, syrup and vanilla, and mix well with the fork until there are no lumps. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Place the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 2-3 minutes, checking after the first minute, and every 30 seconds afterwards. Depending on your microwave and your mug, it could take up to 4 minutes - just keep checking. You want it to be firm around the edges, and slightly firm in the middle.
- IMMEDIATE CAKE!
- To make a larger mug cake, this recipe doubles nicely, but only use one egg.