There are just some people in this world who really "get you," you know? They're the ones who tag you on crazy BuzzFeed articles that speak your kinda humor, the ones who share YouTube videos that they know will leave you with tears of raucous laughter streaming down your face... they get your kind of humor. Or at least, that's how I feel about some of the people in my life. My brand of humor has a certain wit and clever inappropriateness that can only best be described as slightly off-color, self-deprecating and quirky.
It think it’s this affinity for the weird and quirky that has me obsessed lately with my microwave. I’m a child of the 80s, so in some ways my love of #WeirdThingsThatWork (thank you Meme Inge for that one. I LOVE me a good hashtag!) is just a natural evolution of my upbringing. Let’s face it — I grew up with Mr. Wizard’s World and EZBake Ovens. Kids today have Minecraft. I had a Speak and Spell. I’m easily wowed by a little microwave experiment in the kitchen.
This one’s not new though (the trick, I mean... not the recipe. Mug Cakes have been riding the blog merry go round for a while.) But the recipe is new and bonus — it’s Sugar-Free and Fiber-Filled! It's the perfect afternoon chocolate fix and doesn't require a big dessert-making production. I feel certain it's the kind of experiment that would've made Mr. Wizard proud.
So tell me...
Have you ever tried a Mug Cake?
What #WeirdThingsThatWork have you discovered lately in your kitchen?
Any other Mr Wizard and EZBAke Oven fans out there?
Craving chocolate without the guilt? Check out this quick and easy recipe for Sugar Free Chocolate Mug Cake! Tweet this
Sugar Free Easy Chocolate Mug Cake
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon ground flaxseed (I prefer golden flaxseed)
- 1 teaspoon whole ground psyllium husks or ground chia seeds
- 2 teaspoons bakeable sugar substitute (I used Swerve)
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
- 4 tablespoons egg whites
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's)
- Whipped Cream (optional)
- Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl.
- Melt chocolate in microwave in another small bowl (This usually takes about 40 seconds, but be careful not to overcook.)
- Add egg whites and water to dry ingredients; stir. Then, stir in melted chocolate.
- Microwave 1 1/2 minutes (be careful not to overcook of cake will be dry)
- Top with chocolate chips while still warm. Let cool slightly, then top with whipped cream, if desired.