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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 223.9
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 163.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 42.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 6.0 g

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Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Submitted by: JWARD199
Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Introduction

This mug cake is perfect for when you want a little something sweet. This mug cake is perfect for when you want a little something sweet.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 coffee mug
    2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 serving packaged egg whites
    2 tablespoons skim milk
    2 teaspoons oil
    1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla

Directions

Mix the dry ingredients in the mug.
Mix the wet ingredients in a separate small bowl, then pour into the mug and stir just until combined.
Microwave 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.





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  • Incredible!
    51 of 54 people found this review helpful
    It is a great way to indulge and have portion control at the same time! Why get stressed out about indulging? Those who have long term success with weight loss will agree, occasional splurges are part of life. Total deprivation of treats will only backfire in the end. - 6/6/13

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  • Very Good
    41 of 42 people found this review helpful
    My comment is for those who like to be so critical, you don't have to make it. Everyone on Spark is not on the same diet. This recipe works well as is. For those who can eat the ingredients and calories, why not? I agree with the moderation idea and normal ingredients. - 6/6/13

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  • Very Good
    36 of 37 people found this review helpful
    For those who are critical: If you're afraid of 224 calories and an occasional sweet splurge, then have you really come to terms with changing your lifestyle for permanent weight loss? When the urge for chocolate cake hits I would rather make and eat something like this, which is real food. - 7/7/13

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  • Incredible!
    32 of 37 people found this review helpful
    *THIS RECIPE WAS CHANGED AFTER ALL THE CRITICISM.* I do a gluten-free version with flax meal, almond flour & stevia. It's still high in calories because of the flax & almond flour, but it's really high in fiber & omegas. Whether you make it with healthier options or not, it's still an easy recipe. - 6/6/13

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  • 31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    moderation people... personally, I have made these in the past and they are a great way to have a one time treat with no leftovers to temp you later. - 6/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    I like REAL food and this was easy to make in three little ramekins, making each serving slightly less calorific and just as good. - 6/6/13

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  • Very Good
    29 of 31 people found this review helpful
    what are you gonna do... it's a house favorite - sometimes we add nutella. hey, don't judge... sometimes you just gotta indulge!
    - 6/13/12

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  • 28 of 30 people found this review helpful
    Moderation is the key here, folks. Anything is fine in moderation. This recipe belongs here just as much as the spinach smoothies. Personally, I can't wait to try it! - 6/6/13

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  • 25 of 27 people found this review helpful
    I am really amazed at all the negativity. It's the first time I've seen it since I've been in Spark, and that's been years. I'm very unhappy now!

    I think the recipe sounds great. If someone doesn't want to eat it / make it / indulge, then just DON'T. Why come and bring the recipe writer down? - 7/19/13

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  • Very Good
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    I'm confused about what recipe people are looking at. A couple of us see this has 1 serving in a mug & 223 calories, others see 2 servings & 300+ calories, according to the comments. This looks win-win: Settle Cravings + No Leftover Temptation = AWESOME. - 6/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    nice treat for the calories. Regarding all the critical reviews, if you don't want to eat real food move on! Substituting Splenda for sugar is healthier????????? Since when is Frankenfood healthier. This is why I don't share my recipies. - 7/19/13

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  • 12 of 20 people found this review helpful
    I made this with a few modifications to suit my dietary needs. I cut the recipe in half, used whole hard white wheat freshly ground in my mill, used honey instead of sugar, whole raw milk, and even though I cut the recipe in half, I still used a whole large egg ... came out delicious! - 6/6/13

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  • Good
    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
    It was good for the most part,a little dry . I did change the oil for low sugar applesauce. If you have a strong microwave don't leave it on for three min. It was rock hard the first time I made it. In a similar recipe they said to microwave only 1 min.I did that on the second one and it was fine. - 7/19/13

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  • Very Good
    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I make this with I tablespoon sugar and 2 tablespoons of water. I make this for DH. I add 2 65% Ghirardelli chocolate chips after baking and they melt and it is chocolate covered. DH loves it and it is done less frequently, Much better than a dozen for sure. - 6/6/13

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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This IS good for all the reasons mentioned already. The first time I made it I microwaved it too long and it turned out like Styrofoam. the next time I was more careful and it was VERY good. Just a tip for first-timers. - 7/19/13

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    I'm trying to figure out how much 1/2 serving of packaged egg whites is in Tablespoons, since I always use fresh. Anyone know? - 7/10/13

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    To the original poster: I'm sorry you felt compelled to change your recipe due to intense criticism--that's what is out of place here, not the recipe. And FYI to many of the naysayers: "healthier" substitues like Splenda and other fake sugars are way more dangerous than a 300-calorie cake. - 12/5/13

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    There are many ways to enjoy this.....as many have said MODERATION. Thanks for posting this. I haven't made it in years and such an easy treat. - 7/7/13

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  • 7 of 55 people found this review helpful
    This might look good and may even taste good, but I can think of a whole lot of other things with better taste and more quantity that I would rather utilize 300+ calories on! - 6/6/13

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  • 6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Cook for only 2 minutes - 9/10/13

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  • Very Good
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Okay, made with a whole egg instead of packaged egg white. Also added a squeeze of caramel sundae sauce just because. Cooked for the full 3 minutes, and while it is mildly dry, I think it's mainly because it's wheat flour. That always has a drier consistency to me. Very good, though! - 9/5/13

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  • Bad
    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Disappointing. Mine got over-cooked with 3 min. on high in 1350 microwave. I may try it again with a lower setting and/or a shorter time. - 7/19/13

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    i tweaked it with a small handful of raspberries and mini chocolate chips....yummy - 7/8/13

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  • 6 of 9 people found this review helpful
    This looks really wonderful and will try it with applesauce to replace the oil.
    I'm confused by some of the comments - 300+ calories? 2 servings in a mug? The recipe on my screens says 223 calories and 1 serving per recipe. What am I missing? - 6/6/13

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  • 6 of 19 people found this review helpful
    How does this have so much fibre with such a meager amount of flour? Also, I would be inclined to decrease the oil quite a bit, and in it's place add a little pureed apple. - 6/6/13

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