Thursday, June 25, 2009

Emergency Chocolate Cake! (A Healthy Recipe for 2...)

Who doesn't have the occasional chocolate craving? (BESIDES aliens...)

Chocolate cake is a popular comfort food and for good reason. This cake is an awesome treat when the choco-cravings hit and you'd prefer to feed your sweet tooth healthfully. You can make and enjoy this within a matter of minutes without fear or danger of 10 more servings staring at you from the kitchen for the rest of the night!


4 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
4 Tablespoons Splenda or stevia blend
2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Egg
3 Tablespoons low-fat or soymilk
3 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
splash of pure vanilla extract

Berries and/or vanilla frozen yogurt (opt.)


Combine flour, Splenda or stevia, cocoa and cinnamon in a large, microwave-safe mug. Add egg, milk, oil and vanilla and stir until well-blended. Microwave on high for 3 minutes.** (It will rise up over the top of the mug -- that's normal!) Let cake stand for 1 -2 additional minutes then remove from microwave and top with a scoop of your favorite frozen yogurt and berries, as desired. ENJOY!

**Important note: Microwaves do not change the chemical compounds in food, so it's as safe as cooking in an oven from the ingredients perspective. However, the same precautions should be used in microwave cooking as in conventional cooking. Make sure that your eggs, poultry, meat and fish products are fresh and fully cooked to 165 degrees F. You can determine this simply by inserting a food thermometer into the food at several places to ensure it's cooked through. Particularly if you have a low watt/low voltage microwave, a food thermometer is recommended. For more information, visit Canada Health or

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