Wednesday, February 15, 2012

60 Second Magical Mocha Mug Cake

 After reading about a 60 second, super easy, flourless microwaveable mug-cake from Foodie Fiasco (click for her recipe!), I knew I was going to have to try making one of these myself.  I was not disappointed!  What a brilliant approach, and yet healthier than the sinfully delicious espresso brownie cups I had made earlier.

I followed Ms. Fiasco's recipe to a T, except I added a bit of instant coffee to the mix before popping it in the microwave to get a mocha flavor in the mix.  The texture is amazing and cakelike - I didn't taste the pumpkin in the mix at all.  The cake is also beautiful and yields a substantial portion.  Be careful to add a lot of sugar or sweetener, though-without it the cake can be a bit bitter.

I will definitely make this again, hopefully veganized.

Enjoy with a 60 calorie vegan mocha!

You will need:
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 spoonfuls of canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspon/small spoon of baking powder
  • 3 spoonfuls of milk of choice
  • Instant coffee (optional)
  • Sweetener of choice
  1. Mix everything together.  You may want to put everything except the egg in so that you can safely taste and be sure you have sufficient sweetener.
  2. Pour into microwave safe greased or sprayed ramekin.
  3. Nuke it for about 3 minutes, but watch it like a hawk, as every microwave is different.
  4. Enjoy!
Do please also check out Kelly's post on this at Foodie Fiasco.  She has a lot of ideas/commentary/etc. for the recipe, and her site is just generally awesome.

If you would like something similar in taste but less healthy and even faster to put together, try these espresso brownie cups!  You may also enjoy our grain free brownies (more work, but more servings and also super yummy).


  1. I love you. Thank you so much to the link love! You totally just made my day!! ;)

    1. Thank you for the recipe, Kelly! It's awesome!!!