19 June 2017

Low Cal Choc Cup Cake

Ooo, nearly lost a really good recipe there, someone asked me to make a carrot cake in a cup this morning and a healthy one at that, I thought I'd just tweak the Low Cal Choc Cup Cake recipe that I created last week and make it into a carrot cake. Whoops, I'd forgotten how it went, so kind of improvised and out came a soggy mess from my nuked cake, tasted amazing but it really wasn't presentable to the customer! Luckily, I have been using My Fitness Pal to help me lose weight and having eaten one of the cup cakes last week, I had to log all the ingredients in the recipe, so thank goodness, I have got a record of it after all. So, I am blogging it straight away for your nuking pleasure.

I will also be writing about the carrot cake recipe, as I don't want that lost forever either!

This Low Cal Choc Cup Cake is created in the microwave, it's a specially and individually created cake made on demand, with a small amount of ingredients, so there is no wastage and each little creation is absolutely fresh and warm from the oven.

There are two tablespoons of sugar in this recipe, which is quite a high amount, plus the sugar in the chocolate that is used, however, as you make each individual cake, you can experiment with the taste and needs of each member of your family. 

Next time I make this recipe, I am going to try just using 1 Tablespoon of sugar. The really good thing about this recipe is that it has 31% of your daily iron contained in it, which is great for me, as I realised I was finding it hard to get iron on a Vegan Diet. There is no Vitamin C in there, so make sure you drink or eat something with Vitamin C to help your body process the Iron. There is, however, very low calcium in this recipe, which is good, as Calcium inhibits the body absorbing the iron.

I think I might create an Orange Chocolate Cup Cake Recipe, so that you don't need to worry about the extra Vitamin C, to help absorb the iron! 

Low Cal Choc Cup Cake

1/ Choose a medium sized mug, with no silver or gold decoration on it.

2/ Put the following dry ingredients into the mug and give it all a stir:

2 x Tablespoons of Doves Farm Gluten Free Plain Flour

2 x Tablespoons of Traidcraft Raw Cane Caster Sugar

2 x Tablespoons of Essential Cocoa Powder

1/4 Teaspoon of Doves Farm Baking Powder

A pinch of salt

3/ Then add the following wet ingredients. Stir it all in well, making sure that you reach all the dry bits down the bottom and on the sides:

3 x Tablespoons of Almond Milk

1 x Tablespoon of Apple Puree

1 x Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.

1 x Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

4/ Take half a chunk of  Divine Dark Chocolate 70% and put it into the mixture, help it to sink down a bit by spooning mixture from the sides to cover it. 

5/ Put the mug into the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute and 30 seconds. You might find you have to experiment with your microwave times, to ensure the perfect result.

6/ Wait for a bit, for it to cool down, as when it comes out, it is very hot and then ENJOY!

I like to drizzle a little melted chocolate on top but that does add a few extra calories, about 12 extra, if you use half a chunk of Dark Divine Chocolate.

Nutritional Information:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 1.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5 g7 %
Saturated Fat 2 g8 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 153 mg6 %
Potassium 25 mg1 %
Total Carbohydrate 37 g12 %
Dietary Fibre 4 g18 %
Sugars 17 g
Protein 3 g6 %
Vitamin A1 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium6 %
Iron31 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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