A little back story on this, I have a friend that has recently converted to a keto diet. She actually decided to do at after a presentation they had at her work that went into a lot of new findings about the health benefits of it. How cool is that?
Now she is someone that I think used to snack more and used to make homemade treats. Maybe my view is a little skewed but during our game nights she would always bring homemade cupcakes or buy us cookies to snack on. Last time I saw her I mentioned that I’d bought some sunflower seed flour and that we should make something with it. She said she was down and would be happy to have something sweet, even if it was bad!
I have been trying and my first attempt certainly was bad. Think chunks of egg white in the middle of an already eggy brownie. No thanks. Being allergic to nuts also made it a bit more difficult. The sunflower seed flour was really too coarse to use, but I have been having some success with coconut flour. It is a very different sort of flour however, and requires a lot of tweaking.
My goal was to make a delicious brownie but I seem to have stumbled on a how to make a good chocolate mug cake. I’ve always been more of a brownie person but this really is a great chocolate cake recipe, when I was eating it I was amazed at the texture. It is so much like the real thing! You seriously have to try this.
1 Tbsp Melted Butter
2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp Swerve Sweetener
1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Sugar Free Vanilla Extract
3-4 Drops Stevia Sweetener
- To make things easier I start by cutting a Tbsp of butter and melting it in my mug. This makes clean up a little easier. Usually the butter has little marks on the side of the package showing how much a Tbsp is. Otherwise you can just melt it and measure some out. It usually takes 20-30 seconds on high. Try to stop right after it melts, you don’t want it to be so hot it cooks the egg when it’s added!
- Add all of the other ingredients and stir well. Be sure to scrape the sides and the bottom corners as these places are the most likely to not get incorporated.
- Microwave on high for 70 seconds. You may need to add or subtract 15 seconds depending on your microwave.
ALL DONE! Enjoy your delicious chocolate cake with some whipped cream or try making some keto friendly frosting!