The Best Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake you will ever make - seriously light, fluffy and delicious!!
Often when you hear the word Slimming Cake you are anxious about how the recipe will turn out, with many resembling a kind of sweet omelette that isn't very pleasant. It can kind of put you off ever bothering to try any more. Sometimes you just have to use some real ingredients to get a delicious cake you know you will enjoy.
I love cake, what can I say, who doesn't love a piece of cake? and recently I have really cracked it with amazing Slimming cakes that taste like proper cake. Of course, I might be slightly biased when I say that, but I know that my lovely readers have been enjoying all my recent cake recipes, or so you tell me anyway. Thank you!!
This Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake will not disappoint either. I have been so excited to share it with you, because of how fluffy and light the cake actually turned out and all ready in less than a few minutes in the microwave.
A big lifesaver for me when it has come to making delicious Slimming cakes is a natural sweetener called Sukrin. You have probably seen it mentioned in all my cake recipes recently and I really can not recommend it enough. You can read all about this sweetener on my Sukrin Review.
I am not keen on the icing sugar version (Melis), but Sukrin: 1 and Sukrin Gold (a brown sugar replacement), I always have in my pantry for when I want to make something sweet and delicious like this Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake. Before I discovered Sukrin, I would only ever use maple syrup or honey, because I just hated how artificial other sweeteners made things taste.
For the chocolate part of this cake, I use Nutella and 100% Pure Cocoa Powder. The combination of both of those ingredients gave enough chocolate taste without making it too bitter tasting from the cocoa powder.
The cakey part of this Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake is my beloved oats. I can't tell you how much I love to use oats in baking recipes. Firstly if you are gluten-free, they are a great option (just check the ones you buy state that they are gluten free verified).
Is blending oats a tweak? The simple answer is no. Oats are a measure healthy extra, so you can't eat more than your allowance, for that reason oats used in this way or not a tweak.
One of the very first recipes I used oats in for a cakey type recipe was my very popular American Style Pancakes which I posted all the way back in 2009, can you believe it? Many variations of the recipe have followed too. Be sure to give those a try if you haven't already.
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To get that fluffy light texture to the Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake, the magic ingredients are baking powder and baking soda, just tiny teeny amounts that are so negligible I don't bother counting, but the difference they make are amazing and lastly just 1 egg white. That's it.
One thing I will say is to make sure you use a big enough mug for this cake. As it cooks, it will rise quite a bit, and the last thing you want is to not use a big enough mug and it rises and explodes all over your microwave.
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- 40g of oats
- ¼ tsp of baking powder
- ⅛ tsp of baking soda
- 1 tbs of chocolate spread (like nutella)
- 5g of 100% pure cocoa powder
- 2 tbs of plain fat-free plain Yoghurt
- ½ tsp of vanilla extract
- 1.5 tbs of sukrin: gold (or use another sweetener of choice)
- 1 egg white
- Add the oats to a blender and blend until fine.
- Add the baking powder and soda and mix to combine.
- Add the chocolate spread to a large mug (that you are using to cook the cake in)
- Microwave for approx 20 secs
- Add the cocoa powder, yoghurt, vanilla extract, sukrin and egg white and mix till a smooth paste.
- Add the oat mixture and stir until all ingredients are combined
- Microwave for 1 minute and 25 secs.
- Allow to cool slightly and then carefully use a knife or spatula and run it along the outside if you wish to remove cake from the mug.
- Serve with berries and yoghurt or some light cream for some additional
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1 mug cake
Amount Per Serving Calories 302Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 2.9gCholesterol 0.6mgSodium 86.9mgCarbohydrates 45.1gFiber 13.5gSugar 6gProtein 12.8g