Dark Chocolate Cake

My wonderful daughter taught me a “trick” this morning.  It turned my muffin in a mug into a more cake-like muffin.  YUM-O!

Since I am all out of almond flour at the moment, I was going to have to use only flaxseed.  The usual recipe in Trim Healthy Mama calls for 1-1/2 T of almond flour and 1-1/2 T of flaxseed.  My daughter told me to put the flaxseed in our coffee grinder.  She said it would make a more cake-like consistency.  And… girl!  Was she right!!!

My ordinary muffin in a mug turned out to taste like a decadent dark chocolate cake.  Well… I just then had to add strawberries and light whipped cream.

Dessert for breakfast… LOVE IT!

muffin in a mug dark chocolate

Here’s the recipe:

1 beaten egg
3T flaxseed
1 T cocoa (I like Hersey’s Dark and I used a rounded tablespoon.  I’m sure the more you use the darker the flavor)
1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Powder
1 T coconut oil (I like the oil that doesn’t taste like coconut.)

Grind flaxseed in coffee grinder.

Beat one egg in coffee mug.  Add 3 heaping tablespoons of grinded flaxseed.  Then add remaining ingredients.  Stir vigorously until mixed well.

Put in microwave for one minute.

Turn over and dump on plate or dive right in with fork.



Muffin in a Mug – Cinnamon

Muffin in a mug

I consider this my basic recipe.  I first learned about “muffin in a mug” from the book Trim Healthy MamaI tweaked with the recipe so this is my version.

1 beaten egg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T flaxseed
1 T almond flour
1/2 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp NuNaturals Stevia Powder
1 T coconut oil (I like the oil that doesn’t take like coconuts.)

muffin in a mug beaten egg

Crack one egg into a mug and beat.

muffin in a mug cinnamon

Add cinnamon.

Muffin in a mug almond flour

Add flaxseed and almond flour

muffin in a mug baking powder

Add baking powder and a dash or two of NuNaturals stevia powder.

muffin in a mug coconut oil

Add coconut oil

Stir until it is well mixed.  Be sure to scrape the sides in order to get all the goodness out of this muffin. :-)

muffin in a mug microwave results

1 minute in the microwave and this is what it should look like when it comes out.

muffin in a mug turnover onto plate

Turn mug over a plate and gently tap/shake out.

muffin in a mug results

Viola! This is what it will look like. Wait about a minute to cool, then slice into circles, if desired. (My daughter just eats it with a fork.)