I love this. It is quite literally a cup cake. And yet, not a cupcake at all.
2 Tblsp self raising flour
2 Tblsp sweetener (I advise against using sugar)
1 Tblsp cocoa powder
A splash of vanilla essence
Water or milk (I used rice milk once, and it was good,
but unnecessary as it tastes great just with water)
Optionally you can add cinnamon/nutmeg, fruit (I added
banana and it was awesome), chopped nuts, sugarfree
marshmallows or chocolate chips, etc.
Get this; all you do is mix the dry ingredients together in a
microwave-safe mug, add the water and vanilla, stir until
it's a cake batter consistency and you're sure any clumps
of powder have been stirred out, then microwave the mug
for two minutes (maybe more depending on the power of
your microwave). That's all you do. And you have just made
A FREAKING CAKE IN A FREAKING CUP. This version
doesn't transfer well due to lack of oil, so it's best to enjoy
it straight from the cup with a spoon.
In my experience, it turns out a little bit rubbery, but hell,
for something I microwave in a mug for two minutes I'm not
exactly expecting something straight out of Gordon Ramsay's
kitchen. And although the texture isn't perfect, the taste
is exactly like a chocolate cake you'd bake in an oven for
So, whether you're health conscious, lazy, or you just like
adorable food in cups, I advise you to give cake-in-a-cup a try!
Contains 130 calories, 3.9g protein, 28g carbs and only 1g fat when made with
2T SR flour, 2T no-cal sweetener, 1T cocoa powder, a bit of vanilla, and water.
Regular cake-in-a-cup recipe complete with oil and sugar is here.