Recipe by HRH Mom
This is a MUCH lower fat and calorie version of Magic Chocolate Mug Cake (Microwave). Didn't know just how much better until I posted it! I streamlined it by using self-rising flour, and applesauce instead of the oil and egg. For the applesauce, I usually have the 4 ounce cups around for school lunches, so I just throw in one of those instead of measuring it out. I love adding a little sugar or fat free pudding on top. Be aware, just like the original, this is not a spongy cake. It's...thicker. But if you go in knowing that, you can appreciate it for what it is.
Top Review by Ransomed by Fire
This was pretty good, but I made the mistake of under-cooking it. No worries since it doesn't contain egg, but I will try not to make that mistake again since the bottom third or so was not very tasty. Granted, that was my fault - just a warning to others to not be overly cautious in trying not to overcook it. However, the top was surprisingly good, and I actually liked the sponginess. I think it would have been REALLY good with whipped cream and maybe some fudge sauce. (But then it wouldn't be low fat, would it?) If I hadn't undercooked it, and if I had had whipped cream to put on top, I think this recipe may have gotten five stars. I will try it again and get back to you with some stars when I do.
- 4 tablespoons self rising flour
- 4 tablespoons Splenda granular
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons skim milk
- 4 ounces unsweetened applesauce
- 2 -3 drops vanilla (optional)