This Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick, simple and delicious treat for one (or two if you want to share). Made in under five minutes, this fluffy cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!
We all know that the beginning of the year is a great time for goal setting. Unfortunately for me, by Valentine’s I’ve long forgotten my goals and find myself wondering what happened when summer is just days away. Even though I haven’t been on my A-game for reaching all of my goals, I have created healthier eating habits and am hoping to kick things up a notch for the next five or so months to get me ready for the holidays. You see, I LOVE food (I’m a food blogger, right?!) and I really want to be able to enjoy all the delicious holiday recipes without feeling too guilty. That is why I will be working extra hard for the next several months to do the following:
- Eat healthier – cut back on sugars and carbs!!
- Cook and bake with better ingredients – more natural ingredients incorporated into our meals and recipes.
- Exercise more – the goal is 30 minutes a day, Monday – Friday.
I’ve always been a firm believer in making better lifestyle choices and not banking on fad diets and trendy eating plans. I have to be realistic and not deprive myself of whatI love most (aka sugar). That is why I have been regularly using SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia Sweetener.
SPLENDA® Naturals is 100% natural sweetener made with stevia leaf extract, and is the best tasting stevia I have tried. We have been using it in our smoothies for the last four or so months and love the amount of sweetness it brings without any bitter aftertaste. SPLENDA® Naturals uses Reb D, which
is a naturally sweeter part of the stevia leaf. Other stevia sweeteners use Reb A, which is where the bitter aftertaste can come from.I wanted to try it out in more recipes and recently made a chocolate mug cake using SPLENDA® Naturals that was delicious!
Cake in a Mug
As I mentioned earlier, it’s hard for me to take out all carbs and sugars from my diet, but with the new goals I set, it was easy to incorporate SPLENDA® Naturals into the mug cake I recently tried. We all know that it may be too much temptation to have an entire cake sitting around, but this cake in a mug was the perfect treat to make for an in-home date the hubby and I recently had.
This microwave mug cake was so simple to make and was topped with mini chocolate chips and strawberries that made it the perfect treat we had been craving. Here is what you’ll need to do to make it…
- Combine all your dry ingredients into a microwave-safe mug.
- Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined; microwave.
- Top with mini chocolate chips and strawberries
From beginning to end, this chocolate mug cake takes just about 5 minutes to make. I think that’s pretty awesome considering how amazing the result is!
Easy Mug Cake
We are all about simple and quick recipes – especially treats, like this easy mug cake!! And we are especially excited to have been able to use SPLENDA® Naturals that allowed us to get the sweetness we craved without adding any calories.
I’m excited to use SPLENDA® Naturals in even more cooking and baking which can help me make small changes over time and help me hit my goals in time for the holidays.
For even more recipes to use SPLENDA® Naturals in, be sure to check out:
Mug Cake Recipe
This Chocolate Mug Cake is a quick, simple and delicious treat and is the perfect size for one (or two if you want to share). Made in under five minutes, this fluffy cake is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth!
- 1/4 cup self-rising flour
- 1/4 cup SPLENDA® Naturals Stevia
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4.5 tbsp milk
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp mini chocolate chips
- 2 strawberries
Begin by combining all your dry ingredients and pouring into a microwave-safe mug.
Add wet ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour in 1 teaspoon of mini chocolate chips.
Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute and 45 seconds. Top with remaining mini chips and strawberries. ENJOY!
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