Sometimes all I’m craving is a moist, rich slice of chocolate cake. Then I think about how long it’ll take for me to pull together all the ingredients to actually make a chocolate cake and I get a little sad. I just want the cake to magically appear in front of me. Unfortunately, my magic powers weren’t working today and I couldn’t come up with a spell that made delicious chocolate cake appear. What I did find, however, was an extremely simple recipe that will make that cake appear in less than ten minutes.
This recipe is perfect for one person, which means that you won’t have an entire chocolate cake begging you to eat it for the rest of the week. Be warned though, this is so simple to make that you may just want to start making it every day.
This cake is perfect as-is but leaves room for variation. If you get bored of the plain chocolate, throw in some coconut flakes or cinnamon for a kick.
My favorite way to eat it is with a heaping spoonful of almond butter on top. Adding it while the cake is still fresh and warm melts it down and creates a dreamy flavor combination. Try it with your favorite nut butter or a scoop of paleo ice cream!
This cake comes out perfectly moist if you keep an eye on it in the microwave. I cooked mine for about a minute and 15 seconds, but I’d check yours after a minute since microwaves vary. This way you can be sure that you’re not over-cooking the cake, which will leave it dry and crusty.
This is the perfect dessert for picky kids (or friends, or husbands) when everyone can’t agree on a flavor. You can easily whip up a bunch of these, adding in variation for everyone’s specific needs. You could even switch up the type of flour or milk you use for even more variation! So the next time you’re craving a chocolate dessert, whip one of these up real fast. You won’t be disappointed.
- 1 heaping tbsp almond flour
- 1 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp almond milk (I used unsweetened vanilla)
- ½ tbsp honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- This recipe makes one serving.
- It really is so delightfully simple! Mix all ingredients together in a mug and microwave for 1-1.5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite nut butter or ice cream and enjoy!
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