Vegan chocolate cake in a mug.

The other day I was in the mood for something sweet and chocolatey. I had a little search on Pinterest and found a recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie for a very simple vegan chocolate cake in a mug. Being a rather lazy chef, this was right up my street plus I had all of the ingredients to hand so I thought I'd give it a go (for my tummy and for you lot, too). 

Here's what I used:

  • 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp wholemeal flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar plus a pinch of Splenda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

I put all of the dry ingredients in a bowl, then added the almond milk and whisked it all up. I then spooned the mix into a little teacup, put the cup in the microwave for 1 minute and voila! That was literally it.

I didn't make the chocolate frosting that the original recipe owner did, but the cake was very soft and tasty without it so thumbs up for less sugar and calories. 

This took me less than 15 minutes to make (and consume) so if you're after a healthier cake option, give this one a go.