If I had a penny for every request I’ve received for cleaning up mug cake recipes, well… let’s just say I’d be living in my dream house right now.
In fact, I would go so far as to say that this recipe has been the number 1 request in the 3 years that I have been blogging. It’s also been the toughest recipe to clean up. Something about the microwave changes the way the ingredients come together, and I just have not been able to master this recipe. Until now….
A fan on Facebook sent me a recipe and asked me if I could help her clean it up.
Thinking that this would be yet another mug cake failure, I was not overly enthusiastic about trying it, but figured it was still worth another shot since they come together so quickly.
I’ve also been looking for a recipe to try out using coconut sugar. I heard on the Dr. Oz show that this particular sugar is low on the glycemic index and that the sugar itself is pretty healthy. I just needed a good excuse to try it, and I definitely found one. If you can’t find coconut sugar in your area, you can order it on Amazon.com here. You can also use date sugar or Sucanat.
While this is obviously a once-in-a-while recipe, it’s positively sinful!!
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Clean Eating Chocolate Mug Cake
(Makes 2 servings)
NOTE: You’ll need a large mug (a small or regular sized mug won’t cut it)
- 4 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
- 6 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 egg whites
- 3 tablespoons non-fat milk
- 1 tablespoon safflower or coconut oil
- Whisk together the dry ingredients in your mug. Be sure they are well combined.
- Add the wet ingredients and mix well again.
- Microwave for up to 5 minutes on high. My microwave is older so if you have a newer one, you may only need 3-4 minutes.
Note: The cake will rise up over the mug during cooking. Don’t panic. It sinks back down again. Promise!