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Chocolate Mug Cake

Hi Everyone,

Wow, Monday already!  I have to say I’m liking the time change!  It’s so nice having the sun last longer.   That means Barbecuing after work, working in the garden and go for a nice walk after dinner!  Yah!!!  To celebrate this loving time of year I made for you Chocolate Cake in a mug.

This Monday is the Secret Recipe Club  assignment.  I was assigned Corina’s blog, Searching for Spice.  I saw so many wonderful recipes like Mexican Chicken Stew, Fennel Salad with Sea Bass and Black Bean Sweet Potato Soup.  But when I saw Corina’s Chocolate Cake in a Mug, I just had to give it a try.  This is one food recipe I have had on my bucket list and now I get to make it and share it with you.

I did modify the recipe a tad bit to healthify it.  The original recipe called for 3 tablespoons of cooking oil, but I decided to try applesauce instead.  I also added a pinch of vanilla extract, since I am a vanilla freak!  Plus I topped my cake with strawberries and a cake isn’t a cake without some kind of frosting or whip cream, plus sprinkles.  It’s so cute, I can’t stand it!!

I have to say I am pretty impressed with this cake.  I made it in myBIG, oversize latte mug because I was afraid of it exploding in the microwave and I have the tendency to make everything over flow in the microwave, so I played it safe with this recipe.  No mess, but my cake fell a little flat compared to other cake in a mug recipes I have seen.  I also under cooked it by about 20 seconds or so on purpose, so I had a super moist cake.  The cake is a mix between chocolate cake, chocolate pudding and chocolate lava cake all in one!  It was light, moist, chocolaty and super delish!  I haven’t had chocolate cake in a long time and this was a treat!!  My Husband took a bite and thought it was yummy too!!  This being a portion control recipe is perfect for me because if I were to make a whole cake, I would eat the whole thing.  That is why you don’t see to many cake recipes on my site!


Chocolate Mug Cake
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A rich, moist healthy chocolate cake, made in a matter of minutes int he microwave. Perfect for your chocolate cravings.
Serves: 1 Mug Cake
  • 2 packets stevia or 3 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk, unsweetened from a carton
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a mug. Place in the microwave and cook for 50 seconds to 1 minute 30 seconds. The cake is done by the firmness of the cake.
Calories per mug: 107.1, Fat: 2.5, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 31, Potassium: 123.4, Carbs: 22.1, Fiber: 5.6, Sugar: 5.3, Protein: 3.5
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Serving size: 1 Cake

Thank you Corina for sharing the Chocolate Cake in a Mug, now I get to have my guilt-free cake for dessert!  I love it!!  You Guys should totally check out Cornia’s blog, Searching for Spice.  There are so many great recipes on there!!

Also, be sure to check out the other Secret Recipe Club Recipes!

Have a great week!






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