You know those times when you just want some cake? But you're all alone with no one to share it with, or you're afraid of downing the entire thing in one sitting, or you simply don't have the time to get a batter together...
Edit: you don't have the patience to stand in front of the oven for 30 minutes and wait...
I get ya. So here's the solution:
A single-serving cake that you can feel good about eating that takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish.
Despite how different this may look from a typical chocolate cake, it sure tastes a lot alike! This microwave cake is soft and moist and sweet and chocolatey... but it's also satisfying and filling because it's surprisingly healthy!
Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake: [sugar free, low fat, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan]
(serves one) adapted from this
7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
10g (2 tbs) Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
2-4 packets Truvia (or to taste)
1/8 tsp Salt30g (1/4 cup) Buckwheat Flour*
1 tsp Baking Powder
1. Line a 5" baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
2. In a bowl, and in this order, stir together the flax and almond milk. Stir in the applesauce, cocoa powder, truvia and salt. Stir in the buckwheat flour, then the baking powder.
3. Scoop batter into prepared dish and microwave for ~3 minutes, or until the middle is no longer wet and the cake has formed a perfect crown. Let cool slightly, then dig in!
*Feel free to test out other flours, but do not use oat flour... unless you want a gooey, rubber frisbee
This microwave cake is great on its own or topped with nut butters, chopped fruit, jams, maple syrup or yogurt
A typical microwave cake has ~560 cals and ~43g fat!
*faints from horror*
This cake isn't your typical microwave cake. This is healthy, guilt-free, fiber-rich and nutrient-dense.
Can you believe it? A 200-calorie chocolate cake that tastes like it's 2,000 calories!
Takes just a few minutes to make and a few minutes to bake...
Um, what are you waiting for?!