Low Fat, Low Carb, 55-Second Wheat-Free Chocolate Pudding Cake

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

This is my version of the microwave chocolate cake - only I don't cook it for the full minute - stopping just short of a minute yields a pudding cake - and is really delicious. This is also lower in fat and carbs and is wheat/gluten-free. I exchanged half and half for butter and milk, and replaced the 1 T flour with cocoa (which is, technically, a flour) for all you gluten-allergic, cake-starved folks out there.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray coffee mug with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix all ingredients until well blended.
  3. Add a very scant pinch of salt.
  4. Microwave for about 55 seconds - just until the mixture rises above the rim of the cup. If you cook it much longer, it gets rubbery.
  5. Yes, it's pretty good topped with Cool-Whip or sugar free ice cream or a little more half-and-half.
Most Helpful

This totally satisfied my craving for chocolate cake! I did substitute the half & half for 2.5 Tablespoons of heavy cream & 2.5 tablespoons of water. That brought the net carbs down to only 3 for the whole delicious cake (according the site I use to track calories & carbs!) Be sure to mix up your egg well, or you'll have a white streak of egg going through it. Best eaten warm, IMO. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy-in-the-Kitchen February 05, 2012

This is good. A cross between a firm steamed pudding and a pot de creme au chocolat. To get lower carb, I used seven drops of Ezsweets sucralose liquid (instead of granular) and heavy cream instead of half and half. I added 2 drops of Lorann orange oil for a little extra flavor. I used Trader Joe's cocoa.

Romana M. May 31, 2014

AWESOME!! What a great treat!! I used special dark cocoa and tweaked the recipe following the advice of a previous reviewer and used coffee in place of the 1/2 and 1/2. I also used an egg white rather than a whole egg. An awesome low carb treat. I can't wait to make it again!!

Br00k!ynn April 14, 2012