I don’t know about you, but I looooove chocolate. I also love eating healthy, so when I indulge in a chocolate dessert, I want to know I’m not filling my body with a ton of junk!
I came across a recipe for a single-serving chocolate cake that you make in the microwave. I adapted it slightly and made it as a treat recently. I actually made two… one for me, one for Tad.
This is a great way to use up a bit of freshly ground whole wheat flour you don’t want to waste from grinding wheat for another recipe. I couldn’t tell that it was made with 100% wheat, but I’m sure my body thanks me.
Fast Chocolate Cake in the Microwave (Healthy Edition!)
adapted from here
5 tsp. freshly ground whole wheat flour
2 tsp. cocoa powder (I like Penzey’s Dutch process)
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract (I use homemade)
2 tsp. pure maple syrup (I used grade A)
3 Tbsp. whole milk
1 Tbsp. (heaping) good quality chocolate chips
In a small ramekin (at least 3 inches wide and 2 inches deep), combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda using a fork to get rid of most lumps. Add vanilla, maple syrup, and milk and stir well to combine. Toss in the chocolate chips and stir again. Microwave on HIGH for 30-60 seconds, depending on your microwave. (Start with 30 seconds and then add 10 seconds at a time until it’s done. You don’t want it to be too dry.) Garnish as desired (with whipped cream and/or fresh/frozen fruit) or enjoy by itself. Serve immediately.