When life throws stress at you, eat chocolate. Chocolate cake. A microwave chocolate cake that’s oil-free, gluten-free, and vegan-izeable. Thrown together in just 5 minutes. Eaten straight out of your favorite mug while it’s still steaming hot.
Oh, and I haven’t even gotten to the best part…
It’s healthy, too?!?
When you’re doing all your stressin’ out, this cake ain’t gonna add any stress. Hell yeaaah.
Just so you guys know, this is a recipe from my free ebook, “Health-ified Chocolate“. In other words, if you take 5 seconds to download it, you’ll get your hands on a whole collection of recipes featuring guilt-free, nutritious chocolate recipes for all situations, whether you need comfort in times of stress, or celebration in times of success.
Let me explain why this recipe’s so good for you. The type of flour that I chose to use in this mug cake is buckwheat flour. Why? Find out in my ebook. Jk. I’ll tell you:
Buckwheat flour is a great alternative for regular, refined, all-purpose white flour. It is gluten-free, so it can be used in place of wheat flour for those who are gluten intolerant or prefer to eat a gluten-free diet. In addition, it’s a great source of protein for vegetarians, containing a range of 11-14 grams of protein per 100g. They’re great for digestion, and reduce plasma cholesterol, body fat, and cholesterol gallstones. They’re high in B-complex vitamins, especially riboflavin (vitamin B2) and niacin (vitamin B3).
The rest of the ingredients are nutritious, too. Raw cacao powder is full of antioxidants. Coconut sugar, although still a sugar, doesn’t cause the infamous ‘sugar spike’ as regular cane sugar does. Unsweetened applesauce is basically just fruit that replaces any oil. Etcetera.
Healthy 5-Minute Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free Chocolate Microwave Mug Cake
From my free ebook, Health-ified Chocolate
Makes 1 serving
4 tablespoons buckwheat flour
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 small egg (or flax/chia egg)
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon soy milk (or milk of choice)
- In a medium microwavable mug, mix together the buckwheat flour, raw cacao powder, coconut sugar, and baking powder
- In a separate small bowl, whisk the egg, applesauce, and milk together
- Pour the egg mixture into the mug and stir until fully combined
- Microwave on high for 90 seconds
- Serve hot with desired toppings (e.g. nana ice cream, berries, and cacao nibs)