Sometimes you just need chocolate, don't you think? With the New Year, I'm looking for healthier recipes that have good ingredients and make me feel good from the inside out. I'm a firm believer that when I'm eating more quality, "cleaner" food, I'm a happier person. That being said, sometimes you just need a dessert. This is one that won't get you into too much trouble (under 150 calories per serving) and although it isn't a "health food", helps you indulge in your chocolate craving. It's a quick dessert and portion controlled.
Individual Chocolate Cakes
2 tablespoon almond milk (you could use rice, coconut or regular dairy)
2 tablespoons all natural organic sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Coat 2 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray; sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar.
- Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, flour, cocoa, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring until smooth. Spoon chocolate mixture into a medium bowl; cool 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
- Place egg white in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Gently stir 1/4 of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared dishes. Sharply tap dishes 2 or 3 times to level. Place dishes on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until puffy and set. Serve immediately. (As an alternative, I've seen people microwave these on high for 3 minutes)
- *Serve warm and with a dollop of good Vanilla Ice Cream on top for an extra kick (just be sure to adjust the calorie count as well). Yummmm!
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Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Friday!