I was going through my stack of “need to bake/make NOW” pile on Saturday.
There were sweet recipes
, savory recipes
, recipies that stew and simmer all day
, recipes that have a million and two ingredients
, recipes that are fast
, and recipes that have pantry ingredients
. Lucky for me, I was in a fast, easy, & sweet mood. Wait, that sounds bad— let me rephraze that! I was in the mood for food that was sweet, easy to make, and could be made in a snap.
Then, I came across this
wonderful recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie
Heavenly Healthy Cake for One
This little recipe seriously just changed my life. I’d like to tell you that this is the first one I made but the truth is that I made it a few times before I had the self restraint to photograph it before eating 3/4 of the cake. Oops! Something is just coming over me! Food like this needs to be in my mouth! Wait, food like this needs to be in your mouth! Especially since it’s ONLY about 150 calories! SCORE!
Heavenly Healthy Cake for One
(adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie, she does amazing work!)
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour (you can use any flour you wish)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 stevia packet or one dropper full of Stevia drops (5′ish drops)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tablespoons milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
Mix all the dry ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix away. Then, pop it in a ramekin sprayed with cooking spray if you don’t want to eat it in your mixing dish and want eat it on a plate like I did. (or you can eat it in the mug, I don’t judge) Pop it in the microwave for about 1:30-2:00 minutes. Take out and let cool. You can pop it out after it has cooled and top it with ‘frosting’ & SPRINKLES like I did!
- 1 ugly way overripe banana
- 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
- 3-5 tbsp of skim milk (enough to let it really groove in the blender)
- 1 dropper full of stevia drops
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp of Xanthan gum to thicken it up!
Put all of the ingredients (except the xanthan gum) in the blender and go to town! After it is blended really well, add the xanthan gum to thicken it up! It makes a good amount of ‘frosting’ use some of it on your cake. Use some of it on the cake you’ll make tomorrow! Don’t forget the SPRINKLES! Enjoy!
Heavenly Healthy Chocolate Cake
QUESTION: Why are you still sitting here? Go make the cake!!! Kidding- only kind of! For real though: How was your Monday?
It’s no secret, I’m a HUGE fan of Chocolate! … I eat a lot of it! Seriously, I should probably cut back…. Oh well. Maybe later. ;)
Till then, I‘m going to enjoy my chocolate…. Here is a new dip that I have been needing to try since I first saw it floating around in blog world.
Chocolate Covered Katie is where my inspiration came from. I love her *SUPER* healthy spin on all the goodness that life has to offer! I would TOTALLY head over to check out her recipe for Dark Chocolate Brownie Batter Dip. Especially if you want a good recipe. I’m more of a dumper, so my ‘recipe’ will need tweaking based on what you like.
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip
- 1 can of RINCED & drained Great North Beans
- 1 c. unsweetened Applesauce
- 2 TBSP milk
- 3 TBSP of Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder
- 1 tsp. peanut butter extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 packets of Truvia
- (but I used an overripe banana for sweetness!)
- 1 cup of quick oats
Put all items into a food processor (a blender would work too, I’m sure!) and let it whirl!
Finally once it was all blended up, I dug in with spoon!
Maybe I should learn some patience!
To be completely honest, I think I’ll add baking soda next time to give it more of a kick and it was way better after it sat in the fridge overnight. Like I said, I would give Katie’s recipe a try first, she’s a professional – I’m a dumper.
QUESTION- Are you a recipe follower? -or- Do you look at a recipe and then just dump stuff in?
I do follow recipes if I’m baking but on stuff like this I tend to want to do my own thing and not follow a recipe, just because I’m the boss in my kitchen! :)