Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

Do you ever crave sugary foods only when you indulge in sugary foods? For example- if you eat a cookie, you want another, and another? Or- sometimes a bowl of ice cream turns into 1 and a half?

That’s me…especially when it comes to high sugar foods! I am a sweet tooth kind of girl and lately I’ve been a little out of control when it comes to not-so-good for your sweets (thanks to meetings at work and restaurants eating).

I tell myself that indulging in MODERATION is okay…but then I over-indulge. Whenever I overindulge I give myself a really hard time and feel a lot of guilt about…the workout I just cancelled out or how crappy I’m going to feel in a few hours.

Enough. How about I just make more homemade desserts that have a LOT less sugar, are made with whole grains, and are portioned properly?

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

DING! Best idea ever.

I have a feeling this cake muffin (because I couldn’t decide whether I should call it  cake or a muffin) is going to be my new dessert best friend!

My original inspiration came from this Clean Eating Chocolate Mug Cake, but I didn’t really follow the recipe at all. The fact that it’s single serve, chocolate, healthier, and microwavable rocks my socks…so I made a version of my own.

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

Recipe

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

Nutrition (Chocolate Cake Muffin): 124 calories | 1.6g fat | 23.8g carbs | 4.6 g fiber | 4.3g sugar | 7.8g protein

Nutrition (Peanut Butter Chocolate Sauce): 98 calories | 8.3g fat | 4.1g carbs | 1.5g fiber | 1.5g sugar | 4.3g sugar

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
Yield: 1 serving 1x

Ingredients

For the Cake Muffin

  • 3 tablespoons 9-grain flour/whole wheat flour/gluten free flour
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic cane sugar
  • 15 drops of stevia
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • Ingredients

For the Peanut Butter Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all cake muffin ingredients together in a small mason jar or coffee cup. Then, microwave on medium-high heat for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Tip: I changed my microwave setting to 80% heat.
  2. In a small tupperware, melt peanut butter in microwave for about 20 seconds. Then, add in cocoa powder and mix.
  3. Pour on top of cake muffin and enjoy! I sprinkled a few mini dark chocolate chips on top.

That is pretty dang awesome for a DESSERT.

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

So on top…I made a little drippy heaven. I mixed peanut butter with unsweetened cocoa powder and melted it to create peanut butter chocolate sauce!

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

I could eat that stuff by the spoonful :)

Single-Serve Microwave Chocolate Cake Muffin

 Here are a few more of my favorite single serve desserts:

Single Serve Gluten Free Banana Cake banana-cake Single Serve Banana Dark Chocolate Chip Muffin DSC_0864

So enlighten me. What are your habits with sugary foods?

Are you a single serve lover or hater?

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