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Silence your chocolate cravings in less than 5 minutes.
When the end of a long week strikes, we often find ourselves craving something sweet as a reward. Sure, it isn’t the best for us, but sometimes we need to live a balanced life. While we’re huge advocates of living healthy, we’re also advocates of enjoying ourselves…in moderation, of course. So, it comes as no surprise when we found a recipe that makes a flourless chocolate mug cake in less than 5 minutes, we were happy dancing.
This recipe is the perfect small treat to cut out the cravings you may get occasionally. There are a few main reasons that we love this recipe, and that we think you’ll love it, too. Here they are:
+ Perfectly portioned: This cake is the literal size of the mug you cook it in. That means, you won’t be tempted by leftovers.
+ Vegetarian/Paleo Friendly: Everyone deserves a quick, little sweet dessert every now, and then!
+ Inexpensive: Skip the bakery. You can make this baby with the ingredients you have on hand.
+ QUICK: This, we already touched on, but really…it’s fast.
See. We weren’t lying. Those reasons are too good to be true, right? They sure sold us when we decided to go forth and bake it.
Now, let’s start baking this quick, scrumptious, chocolate, drool-worthy dessert!
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Simply place all the ingredients into a large mug.
Mix gently until a uniform color.
Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes.
Top off with some homemade whipped cream for a deliciously refreshing taste!