I wish I never found this mug cake recipe. It’s all I think about after dinner. The worst/best part about this tasty treat: it takes less then 10 minutes to make.
The Taste:
When I first tried this mug cake recipe, I was shocked. How can making something this good be so simple? The cake was moist and as dense as a snowball that was packed together by a little boy in a snow fight. The dominating taste of this mug cake is that of cocoa powder; not sweet or bitter. The cake is not as chocolately rich as a mousse due to the flavours coming from the peanut butter and banana.I made some slight modifications to the original recipe:

  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 1 1/2 Tbs natural peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons of dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp coconut flour or 1 tsp honey (instead of sugar/sweetener)
  • 1 tsp flaxseed
  • 1 tsp chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp desiccated coconut (optional)

Cooking Tip: Make the mug cake about 10 minutes before you eat it, as it takes a while to cool down. I prefer my mug cake cold, so I leave mine in the fridge before dinner.

WARNING: Do not stray too far from the recipe, as you may end up with a mug cake looking like this one:

It’s about balance . . . 
Some research study studies have shown that dark chocolate and cocoa powder can reduce blood pressure, LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol), and have some cardiovascular benefits. If you have a sweet tooth like me, you may also find that cocoa powder helps with moderating your cravings. This mug cake is an example of creating a dessert full of healthy ingredients that contain less sugar and fat. This doesn’t mean we should be eating chocolate bars and mugs cakes everyday, but I believe cocoa powder can fit into a healthy diet. Give it a try and let me know what ingredients you use with your mug cake.Overall Recipe Rating: 3.5/5 kiwis