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Old Wed, Jul-25-12, 12:55
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Default Instant Chocolate Cake (grain-free and paleo)

Here's my recipe for microwave chocolate cake - a decadent twist on the One Minute Muffin!

More info and a giveaway at the post on my blog.

Healthy Instant Chocolate Cake In A Mug by HealthyIndulgencesBlog, on Flickr

Healthy Instant Chocolate Cake

Makes 1 large serving

1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter**
4 teaspoons half and half cream OR lite coconut milk
1/16 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 beaten egg
5 Tablespoons almond flour, gently packed
2 teaspoons coconut flour
2 Tablespoons erythritol OR 2 Tablespoons Truvia
3-4 packets good-tasting stevia OR scant 1/16 teaspoon pure stevia extract (if using erythritol)
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (recommended: Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vinegar (apple cider or white)
**For a dairy-free/paleo version of this cake, use coconut oil or nonhydrogenated organic shortening and lite coconut milk. You can use a tablespoon of honey and the listed amount of stevia to sweeten it.

Add butter, half and half or coconut milk, and sea salt to mug. Melt for 30 seconds on HIGH in microwave, or until butter is liquified. Add vanilla and drizzle egg into mug while whisking it with a fork. Add the dry ingredients and whisk thoroughly with fork until batter is smooth and evenly mixed. Whisk in vinegar. Slap the bottom of the mug with the palm of your hand 10-20x to pop air bubbles. Place in the center of the batter a square or two of 70% cocoa chocolate or sugar-free milk chocolate for a gooey, melty center. Microwave mug on HIGH for 1 minute, 15 seconds, or until batter has cooked through. Let cool 1 minute. Top with s squirt of whipped cream or a dab of low carb cream cheese frosting if desired. Eat!
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Old Sat, Sep-15-12, 18:55
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Thanks for the recipe! I only eyeballed the sweetener, so mine wasn't sweet enough. But real quick to make, quick dish clean up. I didn't use bought almond flour... just used my coffee grinder and tossed in a handful of almonds, then sifted. Didn't have a way to make coconut flour, so I used a tad extra almond flour. So easy!

I'd say to be sure to not over nuke this. I tossed it back in for another 20 seconds because it was wet on top. Turned out my chocolate chunk in the middle cooked, so no yummy gooeyness.
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Old Sat, Sep-15-12, 19:30
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Looks delicious, as always, Lauren.
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Old Sun, Sep-16-12, 14:41
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Any idea of the carb count?
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