Eat This! One-Minute Chocolate Cake (Gluten Option)

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A lot of you nice men and women have been on a healthy kick recently, and if you’re anything like me, staying away from dessert is the hardest part. At the end of the day when I’m laying in my pajamas, I just crave something sweet. So I thought I better find a solution instead of ending up caving in and binging on a whole bag of Hershey’s kisses (this may or may not have happened before). I wanted to find something that was decadent, easy, yet still not horrible for you. And Voila! I came across this One-minute healthy chocolate cake recipe! Thank you internet. This chocolate cake is a measly 140 calories and has 2g of fat! (with a gluten option for people like Justin). This is probably one of my favorite recipes, just because of how easy it is. You mix all these ingredients together and zap it in the microwave! Best. Another easy recipe suggestion for when you crave something sweet, is melted semi sweet chocolate chips dipped in your favorite fruit like strawberries or frozen bananas and then chilled (great option for the hot summer). But before I start rambling on, I present you with a guilt-free 1 minute chocolate cake!

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons spelt flour (or white, or peanut flour)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar (pr evaporated cane juice)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet (or 1 tablespoon more sugar)
  • 2-3 tsp applesauce (or mashed banana, coconut oil, or vegetable oil)
  • 3 tablespoons skim milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine dry ingredients and mix very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a little dish, ramekin, or even a coffee mug. Microwave 30-40 seconds. If you don’t want to eat it straight out of the dish, be sure to spray your dish first (and then wait for it to cool before trying to remove it).

Peanut butter frosting topper (Optional)

(Yields almost 1/2 cup, 55 calories a serving)

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other nut butter)
  • 4-8 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp milk of choice
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Blend everything in a small food processor until mixed well. Store uneaten frosting covered in the fridge.