So when I was checking my e-mails this morning, my friend Tracy knows how much I love getting recipes, so she forwarded this one to me. I actually had never heard of such a thing! How clever! This is going to be fantastic!
Then, I read the ingredients:
4 TB flour
4 TB sugar
2 TB cocoa
3 TB milk
3 TB oil
3 TB chocolate chips (optional)
splash of vanilla
1 large microwave safe mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well again. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Microwave for 3 minutes (for a 1000 watt microwave)
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but will fall down a little as it cools.
Once cooled, dump it out onto a plate, or eat it from the mug!
Here is the bad thing….I added up the calories, for this 1 serving the damage is 785 calories and 47 grams of fat, and that’s not inlcuding the chocolate chips!
I still think its a cool idea, so I am going to play around with a few versions tonight and see if I can reduce the calories/fat.
I’m wondering if adding tofu in place of the oil will work? Or using less sugar, or maybe use splenda? Or using skim milk instead of whole milk??
If anyone else has any suggestions, on making this healthier, I would love to hear your ideas! Just beware if one of your friends passes this along, had I not figured out the calories, I would have thought it was maybe 250 calories! Ha!