Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

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This Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake is made with natural ingredients and ready in less than 5 minutes for under 150 calories and 3 Weight Watchers Freestyle Smartpoints. Jump to Recipe keyboard_arrow_down

141 CALORIES 12g CARBS 8g FAT 10g PROTEIN
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A Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter made with ingredients you probably already have at home for a healthy, delicious dessert that is ready in less than five minutes. 

When dessert cravings hit, I've got you covered with this amazing microwave chocolate and peanut butter cake. It is made with just 8 ingredients and you can have a warm, freshly "baked" chocolate cake in less than five minutes. It's the perfect light and healthy way to satisfy your sugar craving, and only has one teaspoon of agave syrup for the whole recipe. And with under 150 calories per cake, it truly is the definition of a guilt-free dessert.

I am sure many of you have heard of the 3-2-1 cakes that use a combination of cake mix and water to create a simple microwave cake that is ready in one minute in the microwave. The only problem? Cake mix can contain some pretty funky ingredients and lots of things I can't pronounce. Plus I have found that many of them contain tons of sugar, something I am trying to limit these days.

Did you know? Since these 3-2-1 cakes became super popular, Weight Watchers decide to create their own 3 point version. And although it tasted pretty great, unfortunately, we run into the same problem. Here's what inside

  • Ingredients: enriched self-rising flour [enriched bleached wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), salt, baking powder, calcium sulfate, enzyme], cocoa processed with alkali, corn fiber, canola oil, egg, baking powder, natural and artificial flavors, salt, sucralose, acesulfame potassium.

I don't know about you, but that's a lot of things I don't recognize. On top of that, I don't really like artificial sweeteners since they give me a headache. This homemade version uses more natural ingredients. You can always substitute peanut butter for the peanut butter powder if you like. I also sometimes throw in a mashed banana for extra sweetness and moisture.

Tips for this Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

  • Make sure to spray the mug with cooking spray before making this. It will stick and be really hard to clean if you skip this step.
  • If you don't want to use powdered peanut butter, you could also use real or reduced fat peanut butter. Almond butter and cashew butter would also work.
  • If you don't like the flavor of agave or don't have it at home, you can use pure maple syrup or honey instead.
  • Leave out the chocolate to make a peanut butter and vanilla cake.
  • For some extra sweetness add 1/2-1 mashed banana to the mix. It will make the cake really moist and add tons of natural sweetness.
  • Don't be afraid of mix-ins! Try adding chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or fresh fruit. 
  • The first few times you make this recipe, you will want to keep a close eye on the microwave. Microwave vary greatly and some microwaves may cook much faster than others.
  • If you want to add some extra nutritional value, consider adding a teaspoon of chia seeds or flaxseed meal.

 

 

The Recipe
Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter cake in a mug.

Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Mug Cake

PREP TIME: 2 Min
COOK TIME: 2 Min
TOTAL TIME: 4 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp water (warm)
  • 1 U egg white
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp agave
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

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Instructions

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Coat the inside of a 10 - 12 ounce microwave safe mug with cooking spray. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared mug. Microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds or until done in the center. Serve warm. (Mine was done in 80 seconds. Time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.) Enjoy it just as it is, or personalize your mug cake with toppings such as powdered sugar, sprinkles, whipped cream and/or sliced fruit. Just remember that adding certain toppings may increase the SmartPoints value.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
10%
Saturated Fat 0g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 240mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 12g
4%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the author Meet Martha Mckinnon
Martha is a lifetime WW committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life. Her blog, Simple-Nourished-Living.com, is a popular resource for easy healthy recipes, success stories and weight loss tips to help you eat great and lose weight. A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you'll find her helping beginners over the age of 50 discover the powerful benefits of yoga.  Learn More
Microwave chocolate cake with peanut butter powder in a mug.
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