Apparently I’m craving chocolate cakey goodness this week.
I tried another one of Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipes tonight: One-Minute Chocolate Cake. Wowza. I’ve seen microwave cakes all over the web for years, but I’d never tried one because I just couldn’t picture the thing actually rising and cooking in such a short time. Guess what. It did. Both!
I went ahead and made two servings of one-minute chocolate cake. The amount of ingredients seemed really small, but one cake would have been plenty! I couldn’t even finish the second one, and I love me some cake.
The first cake I made fat-free, but I added a tablespoon of chocolate chips to the top before I cooked it. I also used whole wheat flour, applesauce instead of oil, unsweetened chocolate almond milk, and two tablespoons of sugar. Roughly. I kind of winged the ingredients. The only measuring utensil I used was a regular tablespoon, so for those of you who like to bake because of the measuring, this recipe is fail proof. As long as you’re in the ballpark, you’re golden.
I cooked the fat-free cake for 50 seconds on hight in the microwave, and it was the perfect doneness.
The second cake I made with coconut oil like the recipe calls for. I went ahead and used the whole wheat flour again and two tablespoons of sugar. For the non-dairy milk, I used French vanilla creamer. This batter was a little dry, so I ended up adding 1-2 more tablespoons of creamer. I cooked this cake for 50 seconds on hight also, but it wasn’t quite done, so I’d suggest 60 seconds for that one.
When it came out of the microwave, I added some coconut meal because my coconut butter was frozen. (Is it supposed to be stored in the fridge?!) The coconut added a nice little punch of flavor.
These cakes were so rich, I had a nice, cold glass of chocolate almond milk mixed with French vanilla creamer to wash down the chocolately goodness.
These cakes are great go-tos when you’re short on time. And they’re a pretty decent size for a treat. I haven’t built any of the NI yet, but when I do, I’ll share. The nutrition information. Not my cakes.