I found a recipe for this treat a week ago and made it for the first time last night. A hit it was! My daughter enjoyed it MORE than her favourite treat: Molten Lava Cake. Which is 100% awesome because it is so much better for her than the pre made, frozen cake I buy once in a blue moon for her.
I've revised the recipe slightly - to our liking. So here it is! I hope you enjoy. In moderation, it's a great treat that isn't nearly as bad for you as most (well, ALL) store bought desserts.
Cake in a Mug:
1 t of liquid sweetener - I used organic brown rice syrup
1.5-2 T of almond butter
2 heaping T of cocoa
Filling of choice: dried berries, chocolate chips, walnuts...
Mash banana in a bowl until smooth (I used a fork). Add egg and mix well. Then add your liquid sweetener and almond butter. Mix again. Then add cocoa - careful mixing...the cocoa flies around. Then add your filling and give it one final good stir. I used semi-sweet chocolate chips as our filling of choice. All 3 of us LOVE chocolate.
Lightly spray the inside of a mug (the larger the mug the better) with some oil. Make sure when you pour the batter in the mug, that it doesn't fill past 2/3 of the mug. If you are using small mugs, fill 2. Cook in the microwave for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes. Et voila! I placed it on a plate and it came out perfectly.
Two smiling faces later, the cake was devoured. One mug easily fills 2-3 bellies. It's dense and more filling than it looks...but delicious!
The wet ingredients
The wet ingredients, mixed
Poured in a mug...ready to be "baked"
Comes out perfectly
Ready for eating...yum!