I think about food a lot, and I think about chocolate even more. You may notice that I don’t make a lot of Paleo treats, but on a rare occasion I do make a great Mug Cake. This weekend I was dreaming about my Dark Chocolate Mug Cake and my Lava Mug Cake and thinking about combining them differently.
The thing I love about mug cakes is that they are so easy. I have called them Minute Cakes before, also Baby Cakes, because they take mere minutes to make. Who doesn’t love a cake in less than 2 minutes? I DO! And so does my family. I don’t buy dessert anymore and it has taken me a few years to convince my family that they do not need dessert every night. But on the occasion that they do ask, this is a fast and easy way to make their dessert dreams come true.
Dark Chocolate Molten Lava Cake (makes one, convert accordingly)
1 heaping tbsp almond flour
1 heaping tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut milk (Always buy the best quality and never LITE)
½ tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract (I make it homemade)
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4c FULL FAT coconut milk for topping
1/4c dark chocolate chips (or chopped dark cacao bar)
You Will Need
One good size coffee mug, coconut oil for greasing
Grease coffee mug. Mix all cake ingredients together in a bowl or measuring cup. Pour half into the mug, add the chocolate chips, then add the rest of the cake mixture. Microwave for 1-1.5 minutes. Flip upside down to serve, or eat right out of the mug!
I serve hot, topped with coconut milk and more coconut flakes! You could add nuts, chocolate chips, or my Paleo Magic Shell. For this version, I topped it with a drizzle of raw honey. Cut open to enjoy the lava! Eat and enjoy, and then make another.