One cup, limited temptations, fat free, few ingredients, and delicious.
These are all descriptions of my “Chocolate Angel Food Mug Cake”. In only 6-8 minutes you too can create this delicious treat. Grab you hand mixer and only 5 ingredients to get started. Those “few” ingredients would be sugar, flour, egg white, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. What is not to love about a chocolate cake that only has 0.2 grams of fat?!
Two years ago, my very first recipe blog post was a mug cake. I created a delicious Strawberry Shortcake – Coffee Mug Style. For that recipe I used box cake mixes, however as I continue to blog I aim to make a majority of my recipes from scratch. Check out the picture quality from this old post! Thankfully my photography skills and equipment have drastically improved since this picture was taken. I think I took this picture with a super old IPhone.
If you are not familiar with a “mug cake” – it simply refers to a single serving cake cooked in the microwave. Typically most mug cakes only need one minute to cook and are made with less than 5 ingredients. Mug cakes are perfect for someone who has a sweet tooth, but doesn’t want to make an entire recipe they could be tempted to eat.
Be creative with the toppings for this mug cake. I topped mine with TruWhip, a natural whipped topping, and chocolate sprinkles. Consider adding your favorite fruit, nuts, or granola!
Your family’s dietitian,
- 1 tablespoon + 1/2 tablespoon white flour
- 4 teaspoons granulated sugar (could substitute with sugar substitute)
- 1 egg white
- 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder