Monday, February 17, 2014

Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake

One cup, limited temptations, fat free, few ingredients, and delicious.

These are all descriptions of my "Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake".  In only 6-8 minutes you too can create this delicious treat.  Grab you hand mixer and only 5 ingredients to get started. Those "few" ingredients would be sugar, flour, egg white, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.  What is not to love about a chocolate cake that only has 0.2 grams of fat?!

Two years ago, my very first recipe blog post was a mug cake.  I created a delicious Strawberry Shortcake - Coffee Mug Style.  For that recipe I used box cake mixes, however as I continue to blog I aim to make a majority of my recipes from scratch.  Check out the picture quality from this old post!  Thankfully my photography skills and equipment have drastically improved since this picture was taken.  I think I took this picture with a super old IPhone.

If you are not familiar with a "mug cake" - it simply refers to a single serving cake cooked in the microwave. Typically most mug cakes only need one minute to cook and are made with less than 5 ingredients.  Mug cakes are perfect for someone who has a sweet tooth, but doesn't want to make an entire recipe they could be tempted to eat.

Be creative with the toppings for this mug cake. I topped mine with TruWhip, a natural whipped topping, and chocolate sprinkles.  Consider adding your favorite fruit, nuts, or granola!

Your family's dietitian,
Kristen Smith
Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake

by Kristen Smith
Prep Time: 6-8 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Keywords: dessert chocolate
Ingredients (1 serving)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 tablespoon white flour
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar (could substitute with sugar substitute)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Using a hand mixer, beat egg white for about 2 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
2. Add sugar and continue to beat for another 2 minutes (should continue to have stiff peaks)
3. Gradually add in flour and continue to beat; add vanilla and mix until well blended
4. Pour into coffee mug (I sprayed a small amount of non-stick cooking spray into mug before I poured batter); microwave for about 1 minute
5. Top with a whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), fruit, sprinkles, etc.
Serving size: 1 mug cake • Servings: 1 • Calories: 128.9 kcal • Protein: 4.9 g • Carbs: 26.7 g • Fat: 2.6 g • Fiber: 0.2 g • Sugar: 17.2 g • Sodium: 55.3 mg
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  1. Could you include the recipe?

  2. Recipe added! Sorry was having computer problems!



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