I have been doing Keto for a few weeks and my body is responding so well to it. So, you know what that means! Celebration time! In life, it is the little moments of success that warrant a good quality chocolate treat.
I have to admit I am crazy for dark chocolate!
I couldn't imagine life without chocolate, no, really!
Chocolate is a language all of it's own, I am sure of it.
If this mug cake could talk it would probably say, "You are worth it. You are worth taking a moment to yourself to enjoy the small pleasures in life."
I came up with this recipe because my daughter was making Paleo brownies for us, but they had honey which I am not having. So, I was basically craving chocolate pretty bad and came up with this 5 minute recipe lickety, split!
This recipe is Paleo/Primal friendly just use 100% coconut oil instead of a portion of butter.
If you are not overly concerned about carbs you can add in more chocolate chips like I had in my photo. Otherwise, the nutrition info is available for a smaller amount towards the end of this page.
I realize you may be a purist who does not use the microwave. If that is the case, no problem just bake this cake in a medium ramekin in the oven at 350 degree for approximately 10 minutes before checking on it. If it is not done, cook it in 2 minutes increments until it is slightly glossy in the center, but not overly firm.
Keto Dark Chocolate Mug Cake
Serves 2 Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 1 minute plus 10-20seconds.
2 Tb Cocoa
1 Tb Virgin Coconut Oil
1 Tb Kerry Irish Unsalted Butter
1 Large egg
1/2 Tsp Vanilla
40 Grams of Almond Flour (about 1/4 cup and 1TB)
1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
1/8 Tsp Coarse Sea Salt
7 Stevia Chocolate Chips for garnish
Place all the ingredients into a food processor or you can use a hand blender in a bowl. I tried to use a stand blender and it was hard to blend. Plus, it was hard to get the batter out from under the blades, but possible.
It's important that the prunes are completely blended in the mix to make the batter sweeter. If you are concerned about the glycemic level of prunes, Prunes and plums are high in soluble fiber that helps to keep blood sugar levels stable.
After the mixture is blended well add in the optional chocolate chips and mix by hand. If you like you can place them on top of the batter for garnish once it is in the cup.
Place into a lightly oiled large mug and microwave for 1 minute. Check on it and microwave for 10 seconds more if it is not done. It should appear raised and slightly wet in the center and glossy.
Make sure not to over cook or it will become dry. Eat immediately while warm for the best texture. If you are saving half, wrap it immediately in plastic wrap to keep it moist and keep it at room temperature until the next day to eat, for a maximum of 2 days.
Total Calories 188.4
Net Carbs 7g
Sugar alcohols 7g
Protein 4.6 g
Glycemic Load 1.6g
Chocolate Chips Optional Add:
Diabetes Carbs .4g
Do you think you will try this recipe? Let me know!