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Friday, April 27, 2012

Chocolate Cake for Lunch?

Sounds good to me!!

I use the term chocolate cake very liberally here just in case you all believe that I actually ate real chocolate cake.....

I'll share this 1 (ish) minute recipe with you. Original recipe found here. I changed the recipe up a bit to fit my tastes/needs a little better. Mine is more like a thick chocolate fudge/pudding/cake, mine doesn't really resemble cake at all but I love it because it makes me think I'm eating batter....which we all know is the best part of anything you can bake.

One-Minute Chocolate Cake
Serves one but you can share if you want to :)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of some sort of flour, I used Almond Meal, it's just better for you
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar-- I omitted this and just used agave to sweeten it
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet (or 1 more tablespoon sugar)-Again I omitted this and used agave instead
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil- I used 1 tablespoon mashed banana
  • 3 tablespoons milk of choice, almond milk, regular milk it doesn't matter
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a little dish, ramekin, or even a coffee mug. Microwave 30-40 seconds. If you don’t want to eat it straight out of the dish, be sure to spray your dish first (and then wait for it to cool before trying to remove it). I had to microwave mine for much longer, more like 2 minutes and it still wasn't quite done, but I did replace the granulated sugar for a wet agave so that probably had something to do with it, next time I might try decreasing the amount of milk.

Her recipe also shows a thick fudgey frosting that she makes with coconut butter, cocoa, banana, etc.....I tried to make my own coconut butter by blending unsweetened coconut flakes like she says to but I must live in the climate where it doesn't work because I just got really snow, powdery coconut. Also I'm pretty sure my coconut was olderish so it was probably a little dryer than it should have been. So instead of using 'frosting' I cut up the rest of the banana that I used earlier and put that on top, it was good.

I'll admit, I have a huge sweet tooth and this was not as sweet as I was hoping but with the extra banana it wasn't bad, still I might add one stevia packet next time and use a little less agave.

When I get back from running errands, I'll probably cut up my jiccim, sprinkle a little lemon juice and chili powder on them and have something a little more nutritious for my afternoon snack.

I took pictures but don't have time to upload them, I just realized what time it is and I have to go run several errands, come home make dinner, gather fundraiser stuff and run to the church to set up tables. Why am I such a procrastinator?!


Jenn @ Cuddles and Cameras said...

Hey! I make coconut butter in my blentec, you should be able to too! :) The key is putting enough in the blender 3 cups-ish. And then cycling it on the highest over and over and over, and I promise you what results is So SOOOOO soooooooooooooo GOOD!!!
When I tried to add cocoa powder before it turned to liquid it DIDN'T work for me. It can ONLY be coconut while you're processing it into butter. :) I hope that helps you! I'm in love with her site and the stuff that I've made have been SUPER tasty! Will even prefers her healthy choc chip cookies to his previous high calorie fave! :D


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