This is what you make when you get to the end of a meal and aren’t quite satisfied yet. It’s perfect because it’s quick, easy, customizable, and single serving. All you need is a mug, a microwave, a few basic ingredients, and some creativity. This is a fairly basic version, but the flavoring possibilities are endless, not to mention the topping options. I’ve made breakfast mugcakes before, but this is a sweeter version attempting to be more like a chocolate lava cake. But unlike the chocolate lava cake, it has no gluten, added sugar, dairy, or oil! I put a piece of dark chocolate on top of my cake, but next time I will plan on placing it in the batter to really get the chocolate lava flowing. Surrounded by some frozen strawberries, it was the perfect way to finish off the night!
1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbs almond flour (could also use oat or coconut)
2 tbs unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vanilla extract
optional sweetener such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia
Toppings: one square of dark chocolate and some frozen strawberries
Directions: Place all ingredients (except for the toppings) in a microwave-safe mug and combine. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, top with chocolate and strawberries and enjoy! That’s it!
Add spices, protein powder, almond butter, applesauce, banana, mint extract, coconut and anything else you can think of for infinite possibilities