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Heavenly Healthy Cake for One

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 Pic 1

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!

‘Chocolate Frosting’

  • 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

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? 

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You’ve got mail!

I love getting mail. Let’s face it, it’s just like Christmas every time you go to the mailbox. What will be inside? Will there be presents?

Okay, can you tell that is just a tad bit of a stretch? There are usually lots of bills that need paying and junk mail that needs to sit on the kitchen table for three weeks before it finds its way to the trash. (oh wait- am I the only one that lets junk mail overstay its welcome in my home?!) There are RARE occasions where going to the mailbox is JUST LIKE CHRISTMAS! It is the best thing ever to open the mail box and see something other than bills inside the mailbox. I have been the luckiest girl ever ever recently! 

Mailbox gifts twice in one week! 🙂

My box from Katie!

My box from Chocolate Covered Katie!

My box from Erica, 4 the Sake of Cake!

I don’t know what was in the air over here at Spinach and Sprinkles but I got positive news from the doctor, received chocolate from Chocolate Covered Katie, and a box full of goodies from Erica at ‘For the Sake of Cake’! ….Karma must have known that it owed me big time for all that it has put me though— and boy, oh, boy did it do its best to make up for it!!! I was having a pretty bummer time when I found out that I won these two giveaways within a few hours of each other and it totally brightened my day! 🙂

Inside my box from Katie: 

Endangered Spices Chocolate

A box of Endangered Species Chocolate will brighten anyone’s day- especially mine! I got the chance to check out their company’s mission and why they have adorable pictures of animals on their chocolate- Endangered Species Chocolate is a mission-driven company that is passionate about chocolate and the environment.   We are fully committed to providing premium, all-natural, ethically traded, naturally shade grown chocolate products.  Endangered Species Chocolate confirms that all beans used in its products are purchased from family-owned properties where the income benefits the community.  10% of our net profits aredonated to fund species and habitat conservation efforts.  Savor chocolate.  Save our planet.” Too cool! For real- chocolate I can feel good about buying AND eating. It is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!!  (don’t worry you won’t be so jealous later on…) 

Inside my box from Erica: 

Goodies galore! 🙂 ----Trader Joe's Heaven!

Erica had a giveaway that was packed to the brim with all of her favorite things (mostly from Trader Joe’s ::squeal of joy:: )  and she threw in a few other amazingly sweet things in the box too: a super sweet card and SPRINKLES! 🙂  How on earth did she know I love sprinkles???? I will have to do a whole other post on the amazingness that is the contents of this box. It is love at first sight! It was lust and now that I’ve had a bite or two (or ten) it has transformed into love!  Thank you, Erica! 🙂

Inside Julie’s Box (to one of you):

Who knows!

I have been so lucky, I have decided to pay it forward! 🙂 ….I plan on putting together a box full of my favorite things and sending it to one of you.  It will have some Endangered Species Chocolate in it too! Let’s cross our fingers that I get this giveaway underway by next Friday for sure. I know that is quite the teaser, I am so mean! Like all of you, I’m swamped. The contents are not 100% decided upon… it will be GREAT though, that’s a promise! 🙂 You’re going to want to stick around for what is coming in this box!

QUESTION: What would be in your box of favorite things? -OR- Do you believe in karma? Paying it forward?