An extremely decadent low-fat chocolate mug cake recipe to indulge without abusing your diet!
A Chocolate mug cake with 219 calories when chocolate chips are added, but only 138 calories without them! Since the cake is what you want when you want cake! Over the years, I’ve been the victim of mug cakes that taste like an egg omelet made of rubber and are dry, dense, chewy, and rubbery. thick cakes that are challenging to eat with a spoon. Disasters.
Before this mug cake grabbed my heart and took my breath away, everything was OK.
Since you’re here with me and by my side, breaking the law on our diets together, I have the feeling that chocolate has the same impact on you as well.
I’ve been eating it for breakfast for nearly a year now, around every third or fourth day. Why? because it has fewer calories and points than a bowl of cereal with a cardboard-like texture, average flavor, and medium size.
Your spoon will meet a soft, buttery, rich, and fluffy moment as you dip it into this cake.
The ONLY conundrum you might face is figuring out what to eat it with. Plain is just as good as drenching frozen yogurt with ice cream.
Chocolate mug cake Recipe
Unsweetened cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, milk, melted butter, chocolate chips (obviously), and a cup that can be heated in the microwave are the ingredients.
Not your normal cake making, but typical cake ingredients. When something is ready, we don’t always have an hour to stand by the oven and hope it will live up to our expectations and satisfy all of our needs.
No. I don’t have time for those frivolous things. I can, however, wait for a minute in front of my microwave.
It took me about a minute to put it all together the 12 times I made it.
To ensure my liking, I even whisked a cake batter and taste-tested it more than three times. You do realize, don’t you?
And then a stunning object with a flawless soft top emerges.
Every time I baked it, I cradled it first, feeling proud and smug before dipping my spoon in and experiencing the soft, moist cake softness. for brekkie. as a nibble. as a sweet. Whatever. It doesn’t matter when it’s low in calories, right?
I mean, take a look at THAT center. While I go build another one, excuse me.
Chocolate Mug Cake With Low Fat
3 Smart Points on Weight Watchers without chocolate chips; 6 with chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons (1 oz | 30 g) self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon natural granulated sweetener to keep calorie count low (if white, raw, or coconut sugar, and counting your calories, remember to add this in)
- 2 level teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder for a mild chocolate cake OR 1 tablespoon for a darker, richer chocolate cake
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon reduced fat butter, melted (or coconut oil)
- 2 tablespoons (40ml) unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk for an extra point) *2 1/2 tablespoons of milk if using 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 tablespoon mini chocolate chips of choice (milk or dark), divided *optional (See Notes)
Grab a 1/2-cup capacity mug and spray with cooking oil spray. Into the mug, add the flour, sweetener (or sugar), cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. To that, add your melted butter, milk, and vanilla.
(Optional): Fold in 1/2 tablespoon of chocolate chips. Mix them through. Top with the remaining chocolate chips.
Minute Microwave Method:
Bake in your microwave on the ‘Quick’ or High’ setting for 40 seconds. Open the door and gently touch the top with your fingertip. If it’s still a little underdone in the middle, bake for another 10 seconds until cooked through (not too long, as the cake will continue cooking in the mug once it’s removed).
Oven Baked Version:
Preheat oven to 180°C | 350°F. Spray a 1/2-cup capacity ramekin with cooking oil spray. Prepare as above and bake in the oven for around 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. (For a fudgier cake, check it after 11 minutes with a toothpick and it should come out slightly dirty, but not with a lot of cake batter attached.)
Serve with fruit, icing sugar, ice cream, or whipped cream! I like this cake on its own.
*With the addition of the chocolate chips, this becomes 219 calories, 5 grams of protein, 8 grams of fat, 33 grams of carbohydrates, and 3 grams of fiber.
Inspired by Eating Well, Living Thin, and Taste