When you need cake IMMEDIATELY

I know I can't be the only one who sometimes just wants to EAT CAKE. But what are my options? 

  1. Bake an entire cake.
  2. Buy an overpriced, potentially underwhelming piece of cake at a bakery or supermarket.
  3. 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?)

MUG CAKE.

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

Serves one

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Grab a small mug. Crack the egg in the mug and beat with a fork.
  2. Add the flours, syrup and vanilla, and mix well with the fork until there are no lumps. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. 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.
  4. IMMEDIATE CAKE!

Notes:

  • To make a larger mug cake, this recipe doubles nicely, but only use one egg.