Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Paleo Mug Chocolate Cake

Craving chocolate?
Craving cake?

Then try Paleo Mug Chocolate Cake cakes!

Nicole had sent me the link for the Mug Cakes last week and I wanted one so bad!  Only I didn't have any cocoa in my cupboard!  Bah!

So when I did my grocery shopping this week I made sure to pick up some unsweetened cocoa fo sho!

Last night I wanted to give it a try so I set out on the 5min it takes to make this!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Ingredients (Makes 1 cake):
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons almond butter(or any nut butter)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener(optional)
  • Chocolate chips, walnuts, dried fruit, or other mix-ins (optional)
I recommend this especially if you have bananas sitting around that are extremely ripe.  Typically when I have them, I end up peeling and freezing them for future smoothies.
I just happened to have 2 very ripened bananas on the counter, so one went into the cake. 
I did mix in some walnuts that I had on hand, almost added some unsweetened shredded coconut (but didn't) and hey, you could even put in a couple yummy dark chocolate chips if you want!  I had some on hand, but opted not to this time around. 

  1. With a fork, mash the banana into a smooth puree.
  2. Mix the almond butter, egg, cocoa powder, and extra sweetener if using into the banana puree until it forms an even batter.
  3. Fold in any mix-ins into the batter that you’d like. Otherwise, our the batter into a mug or other microwave safe container. Be sure to only fill the container up to 2/3rds the way because it will expand in the microwave.
  4. Microwave on high for 2 and 1/2 minutes until the center is set. Carefully remove the mug from the microwave and enjoy hot, cold, or at room temperature.

Might not look so pretty, but yummy all the same!

This cake is VERY dense and I couldn't eat even half of it.  I took a few dark chocolate squares (I had bought some Sea Salt and Almond Dark Chocolate at Whole Foods last week), and melted them and then drizzled on top of the cake.

I just finished off the rest of it this evening.  I had put it in the fridge so it definitely either needs to be brought back to room temp or slightly heating it in the microwave.

Nicole even mentioned making a hole down the middle (say with the stick end of a wooden spoon or something) and pouring a bit of full on coconut milk in the middle.  I did not try this even though I always have coconut and almond milk in the fridge.

Next time!



Mel said...

that looks divine :-)

Hope you are feeling better, i've been sending you healing vibes

TX Runner Mom said...

Trying this tonight!

Nicole said...

Guess I'm going to have to make another cake tonight after reading this. :-)
But I scoop the hole out with a spoon and pour in full fat coconut milk, the stuff from the can. I also use that in my coffee now without any sweetener and it's pretty damn delicious!

ISO Training said...

Great now I can make a chocolate cake in my mug. So simple and easy. Thanks!