Deliciously Decadent 125 Calorie Microwave Chocolate Cake

Yes, this is happening. Just in time for Valentines! A few months ago I became intrigued by the concept of single-serve desserts that you could make in the microwave. Problem was I couldn't find any that really tasted like dessert. The recipes I tried weren't bad, per say, but it always felt like something wasn't quite right.

So I tweaked ingredients, added new one's, altered amounts in other recipes and I've finally created what I believe to be a pretty damn good imitation of 'real' chocolate cake.

125 Calorie Cake

Deliciously Decadent 125 Calorie Microwave Chocolate Cake

Ingredients:

- 2 T. Flour

- 1.5 T Cocoa Powder

- 2 Packs NuNaturals Stevia or other sweetener of choice

- 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

- Pinch of Salt

- 3 T. Almond Milk

- 1 T. Egg Beaters

- 1 T. Applesauce (I used publix brand organic)

- 1/8 tsp. Vanilla

- Hershey Kiss

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Directions: 

1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and mix well (all the dry stuff)

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2. Combine the next 4 ingredients in a cup (all the wet stuff)

3. Spray another small bowl with cooking spray and pour the wet mix in. Add the dry mix and combine until just mixed (don't over mix!) Don't eat all the batter either.

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4. Microwave for 30 seconds. While it's in the microwave chop up your Hershey Kiss. Once the microwave is done, take the bowl out and add the chips. You could just add them to the mix before but they will likely all sink to the bottom.

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5. Put back in to the microwave for 30 more seconds.

6. Let cool for a minute or so (it will set up a bit more after you take it out of the microwave). Enjoy! You can eat it straight out of the bowl or get fancy and put it on a plate.

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It's *so* important that you follow the directions as I have laid out. I tried many times to just throw all the wet and dry ingredients in a bowl at once and the texture always came out funny. I also wouldn't recommend microwaving it in a mug as it won't cook all the way through. Could you do it without the Hershey Kiss? Of course, but that little bit of chocolate is what really makes it taste authentic. You could substitute the kiss with 1 T. of chocolate chips or drizzle some chocolate syrup on top!

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As for the taste, I don't want you to expect a bakery quality cake, but I haven't been able to eat this yet with out dropping my fork after the first bite and exclaiming "omg this is incredible".  I have tried almost every popular single serve microwave dessert and this one really is the best I've had. I love my desserts moist and gooey and that's exactly what this recipe is!

Have you made any single-serve microwave desserts before?