They’re all over the internet.
And if you really want to drool all over your computer then try searching them on Pinterest. So. many. insanely. yummy.options!
My intention with my mug cake was very simple. I really only had three prerequisites:
- Free of refined sugar.
- Free of refined flour.
Easy enough, right?
I decided to go with almond flour as my base (although I really want to experiment with coconut flour as well) since I always have some in my freezer ever since making fresh almond milk has become a part of my weekly meal prep routine.
And because the almond flour is very rich, I chose eggs whites over whole eggs, BUT people, please don’t get any crazy ideas here, I still adore whole eggs, and 100% agree that yolks are insanely nutritious.
As a matter of fact, I bet the whole egg would add a little more moisture to this mug cake, so feel free to go with one whole egg over the two whites. Or be crazy (like myself) and try different things on different days!
This particular mug cake is very rich in chocolate flavor and a little dry in texture (which is why I LOVE adding some creamy Greek yogurt over the top!). It’s so perfect for those who don’t want to be stocking their kitchens with chocolate cake but also don’t want to play the deprivation and restriction game with themselves when the desire for chocolate shows up.
So the next time your Clean & Delicious self is in want of some chocolatey-goodness, grab your favorite mug and give this cake a try! And of course, don’t forget to come right back here and let me know what you think.
*Watch the video below for the step-by-step instructions to make this 2-minute mug cake!
Chocolate Mug Cake
Yield: 1-2 servings
Prep Time: 30 seconds
Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Total Time: 2 minutes
- 3 tbsp. almond flour
- 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tsp. chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 egg whites (3 tbsp.) or 1 whole egg
- Pinch of salt
- A few dashes of cinnamon
- Optional Toppings: Greek yogurt + fresh mint
Combine all ingredients, except for the optional toppings, in a microwave safe mug (make sure it's stirred really well) and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Top with Greek yogurt and enjoy!
Nutrients for one mug cake: Calories: 272; Total Fat: 13.4g; Saturated Fat: 1.6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Carbohydrate: 34.5g; Dietary Fiber: 5.6g; Sugars: 20.7g; Protein: 14.9g