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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.8
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.5 mg
  • Sodium: 91.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Submitted by: SPITFIRE12
Five Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Introduction

This is chocolate cake in a coffee cup...with a few changes to make it healthier This is chocolate cake in a coffee cup...with a few changes to make it healthier
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    1 coffee mug
    1/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/4 cup sugar (using a sweetener will lower the calories even more)
    2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 egg whites (instead of 1 egg)
    3 tbsps skim milk
    3 tbsps applesauce
    splash of pure vanilla


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Directions

**serves 1 to 2** **cook in microwave for 3 min**
**Nutrition Facts are for 2 servings**

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well . Add the egg white and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and applesauce and mix well.
Add the vanilla, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes on high. The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to share!)
**chocolate chips or anything else you want can be added but will change nutrition facts**






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  • 30 of 33 people found this review helpful
    Was lovely but I tweaked the recipie and used wholemeal flour and used artificial sweetner and I put a bit of crushed walnut in the base and poured hot water over it give it a self sauce effect - 6/11/09

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  • Very Good
    29 of 29 people found this review helpful
    This is a good recipe, one that converts rather easily to low-cal or luscious high-cal. I didn't much care for the texture of the microwave version either, but put it into ramekins and baked it for 15-20 min in my toaster oven. MUCH better texture. :-) Thanks for the recipe! - 7/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    26 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I used whole wheat pastry flour, 2 Tbsp sugar and 2 stevia packets, a pinch of baking powder, 1 Tbsp canola + 2 Tbsp fat free yogurt in place of applesauce, and almond milk. I also added 1 tsp of instant coffee. Only microwave for 2 minutes. Fluffy and incredible! Will use for my nutrition class! - 8/11/09

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  • O.K.
    25 of 29 people found this review helpful
    I will not make this again. It was ok, but not what I hoped for. It tasted like a heavy chocolate sponge. - 12/2/08

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  • Good
    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
    What, no baking powder? There was 1/4 tsp baking powder in the recipe my friend gave me. I agree with the person who said it was rubbery. Baking powder would have helped. But yes, it's not the same a a real chocolate cake. Still, it works if you're really jonesing for some chocolate. - 6/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
    Awesome recipe... Use Splenda Sugar instead. I added some chocolate chips and it was DELICIOUS! - 10/17/08

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  • 20 of 23 people found this review helpful
    I tried the original recipe and I tried this one......YUCK to both of them,it's rubbery and bland, not my idea of a sinful desert, will definitely not make again :( - 6/16/09

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  • Good
    20 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I appreciate the recipe and it did satisfy my sweet tooth, but the texture reminds me a great deal of cocoa wheats. I was hoping this would be like those "warm delights" individual microwave cakes, but to me it wasn't that good. (although better nutritionally). - 10/21/08

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  • Bad
    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
    It was absolutely terrible! Yuck! So rubbery and blech!! I'd rather go without satisfying my chocolate cravings than have to eat this again... - 6/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I'm eager to try this version. A bit of experience about the texture...The original version I tried said microwave 3 min at 1000 watts. I didn't note that and my first "cake" turned into "Styrofoam"! because my oven was 1200 watts. The next time I baked it less time & it was MUCH, much better try it - 6/16/09

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  • Very Good
    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Great spin on an old favorite. I make the full-fat bad-for-you version at my dorm from time-to-time. This is a more healthful alterative an similar in taste. I'll be sure to pass this baby along to my roomies this upcoming semester :-) THANKS!!! - 6/16/09

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Use baking powder, about 1/4 tsp. Add instant coffee 1/4 tsp. Watch microwave wattage (adjust time or power) if higher than 800 watts. Top with Walden Farms zero calorie chocolate syrup. - 1/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
    This was AMAZING! My boys and I each made our own and they loved it! Save quite a few calories by using a zero calorie sweetner rather than the sugar. We will be making this a lot in the future!!! - 10/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I did vary the recipe a bit (I used Stevia, light mayo instead of egg, and a dash of baking powder), and served cake with a teaspoon of natural raspberry jam on top. I still give recipe 5 stars because I would have never heard of this idea otherwise. - 3/29/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'd call this 1 serving.

    for more flavor, add cinnamon or ginger.

    Pulverize some oats to make oat flour (or use prepared oat flour) and you add a ton more fiber and a light nutty texture. - 6/29/10

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  • Bad
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    i tried this, actually twice on two different days. It was very rubbery and chewy. Will not make it again. :( - 7/8/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I made this one a while back, and its a great fast treat. Someone needs to come up with other flavors, then I will really be excited! - 6/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    This is possibly the greatest idea ever. What could be better than low-fat low-cal chocolate cake? Why, low-fat low-cal chocolate cake IN A MUG of course. Thanks for sharing, Spitfire! - 10/8/08

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Tasted like chocolate rubber. I added 1/4 tsp of baking soda and it tasted more like chocolate cake. I made it again and added a dash of baking powder and a pinch of salt. It turned out ALOT better. I also added some chocolate syrup at the end with out stirring it in to make kindof pike a lava cake. - 1/20/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Made this once and would never bother to again - and it is rare for me to pass up anything chocolate! - 1/12/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Surprising for microwave chocolate cake! The texture was fine and the portion size was about perfect. More flavor would have been nice. - 6/21/09

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  • 4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    hmmm...i REALLY want to try this! i was an anthro major in college, and learned all about chocolate and how the maya and aztecs used it...so, i think adding a little cayenne and cinnamon would be AMAZING, if you want to try another way of doing this recipe. i'll try it out. :-) - 6/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Awesome! I must admit I made it with a whole egg instead of the eggwhites and sparked some chocolate chips in, so not super diet friendly, but simply amazing! Also great for kids to watch the cake rise over the mug... - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    It was excellent and just what I needed. - 10/17/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is excellent! Just enough naughtiness to hold off the cravings :) Thank you - 6/23/09

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