Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Five-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

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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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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


    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


**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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  • Incredible!
    38 of 39 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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  • Very Good
    35 of 35 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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  • 33 of 36 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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  • O.K.
    28 of 33 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
    26 of 29 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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