Want a good chocolate cake in a mug? Keep reading to know more about low-fat chocolate options and the low-fat chocolate cake you can enjoy in a mug. Everyone loves chocolate. It’s sweet and is made from ground, roasted cacao seeds that are produced in several variations whether in solid bar form, pasty, liquidy, sprinkles, flavoring, to a good pound cake. The chocolate shell is taken out to yield cacao nibs, and then to a groundmass of cocoa, chocolate in pure form.
Chocolate is usually made in dark, milk, or white variations, its cocoa solids helping in its brown coloration. There are also chocolate baking powder, couverture chocolate, semisweet choco chips, among many chocolate types. Chocolate or cocoa has been loved and eaten by humans for quite a long time, with its earliest records dating back to the Olmecs. Evidence of chocolate drinks was discovered in 1900 BC.
Is chocolate good for you? Yes, it is (but in small doses), and especially the dark chocolate types. Chocolate is found to help in the regulation of happy hormones like dopamine and serotonin, giving you happy sensations. Researchers correlate cocoa to better cognition, attention levels, memory, and processing speed. In a chocolate mood right about now without the extra calories? Low-calorie chocolate cake in a mug, here we go!
Chocolate Cake in a Mug
This low-fat chocolate cake is less than 140 calories (220 calories with chocolate chips). A regular chocolate cake in a mug is a whopping 600 calories, but not this one. Great news for your low-calorie diet plan.
- A pinch of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract (pure)
- 3/4 tablespoons of mint choco chips (you may select between dark or milk variety)
- 1 teaspoon of fat butter (reduced fat version; melted); coconut oil may work
- 1 tablespoon all-natural granulated sweetener (if raw, white, or coconut sugar, include esp. if counting calories)
- 2 tablespoons self-raising flour (30 grams)
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder (unsweetened) for mild flavor chocolate; 1 tablespoon for a rich, dark chocolate flavor
- 2 tablespoons of almond milk (unsweetened); you may also use skim milk
- 2 and ½ tablespoons milk (only if you are making use of cocoa powder)
- Take a ½ cup mug then spray using cooking oil spray.
- Add in the sweetener/sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
- Whisk and include milk, melted butter, and vanilla ingredients.
- Fold in half a tablespoon of choco chips and mix thoroughly.
- Top using what’s left of the choco chips.
*You may also prepare this low-calorie chocolate cake in a mug recipe in one minute with your microwave.
- Set the microwave to a high setting and let heat for 40 seconds.
- Open the microwave door then touch the top lightly using the tip of your finger.
- If still underdone, allow heating more than 10 more seconds until fully cooked. Note that you need to heat it in less than one minute because it will continue to cook even after it is removed from the microwave. And now you have a nicely prepared chocolate cake in a mug! You may serve this together with ice cream or fruits.
Bonus Chocolate Fun Facts
- It requires around 900 cacao beans to be able to produce just a kilo of chocolate. One fruit has roughly 20 to 40 beans, meaning you’ll need around 22 fruits to make 1 chocolate kilo.
- Hot chocolate is one of the most famous hot beverages globally next to coffee and tea. It is more well-loved in cold weather continents like Europe.
- Chocolate was considered almost as valuable as jewels, it was even used as currency among the ancient Mesoamericans.
- Cacao trees fully mature in 4 years and grow as long as 200 years of age.
- Switzerland is the home of milk chocolate.
- Toblerone is the most popular product in Switzerland.
- In Greek, cacao tree means “Food of the Goods.” Carl von Linné, a Swedish inventor named the tree Theobroma cacao. Theobroma, in the language of the ancient Greeks, means “Food of the Gods.”
- The first-ever chocolate bar was produced in England from Cadbury in 1842.
- Chocolate is considered to be a natural aphrodisiac.
- Consuming 10 kg of chocolate is deadly.
If these chocolate facts and low-calorie chocolate cake in a mug recipe made you desire every day, then it’s probably time to grab a bar of tasty chocolate now!