Friday, August 1, 2014

Fudgy Mug Cake

Ok - I find it really hard to take a 'pretty' picture of mug cakes.  They're not really that pretty and short of taking a photo of them inside the coffee mug, I'm not sure how I can help the fact that they truly are not a photogenic piece of food.  The good thing is that it tastes so much better than it looks!!!  I was so happy when this recipe turned out.  I've tried other chocolate mug cakes and they've ended up dry and with not much flavor.  Not worth the effort, but this is great and my kids never let me enjoy one for myself, so I usually have to make 4 coffee mugs. This is a great dessert that you can feel good about eating.

This is a paleo & clean eating food option.

Fudgy Mug Cake

1 tablespoon raw cacao powder - Healthworks Raw Certified Organic Cacao Powder
1 egg
2 tablespoons pumpkin (I just use canned pumpkin)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon almond milk (I use unsweetened)
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips - I use these - Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Chips

In a smaller bowl (I use a cereal bowl) combine cacao, egg, pumpkin and baking powder.  Then add the milk and honey.  Pour into an 8-10 ounce coffee mug and add chocolate chips to the top (they will sink during cooking).  Microwave for 3 minutes.  I like to put mine on a plate to eat, but you can let it cool for a bit and eat it right from the mug.  Enjoy!!

**If you like a dark chocolate flavor, add an extra tablespoon of cacao and an extra tablespoon of almond milk.  Use the same cooking time.