I made homemade rainbow sprinkles, so what is the first thing I do with them?

Bake them into a single-serving microwave cake of course!

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Version #1: Funfetti Microwave Cake

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Version #2: Vegan Funfetti Microwave Cake

But not just one Funfetti cake for one type of person, I made single-serving Funfetti cakes for ALL!  Vegans can have these, gluten free’ers can have these, and oh, totally normal people can have these.  Everyone will fall in love with these delicious 100% from scratch mini Funfetti Cakes.

So first off, the regular version:

healthy dessert, gluten free, low sugar, high fiber, high protein

healthy dessert, gluten free, low sugar, high fiber, high protein

This cake is soft, moist and speckled with homemade sprinkles (made without  artificial food coloring and refined sugar!).  This cake is buttery without the butter, sweet without the sugar and rich without the excess calories.

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Look how moist this cake is! The texture is amazing, it doesn’t taste or feel gluten free at all.

Single-Serving Funfetti Microwave Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk (or "milk" of choice)
  • 62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Large Egg (preferably organic/free range)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Extract
  • 4 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 28g (1/4 cup) Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tbs Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Spray a 5" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce, egg, extracts, sweetener and salt with a fork.
  3. Whisk in the coconut flour, then whisk in the baking powder.
  4. Dump in the sprinkles and give a careful little swirl to get them spread a little bit.
  5. Pour batter in the prepared dish and microwave for 5.5-6 minutes, or until the surface springs back when tapped.
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Time for a nutrition label showdown!  Here I compare a typical Funfetti Microwave Cake recipe found online to my healthified recipe.  The unhealthy recipe’s nutrition label is on the left,  the DWB label is on the right:

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I think we would all agree that the nutrition label on the right is the better choice here.  Making the healthified Funfetti cake recipe you save yourself 160 calories, 14g fat and you can avoid the dangerous trans fats in the storebought Funfetti cake mix!  Not to mention, you also save yourself from 31g of processed/refined sugar.

So enjoy my healthy Funfetti Cake recipe, you can indulge sinlessly in a cake filled with healthy ingredients, fiber and protein!

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Now it’s time for the vegan version:

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Version #2: Vegan Funfetti Microwave Cake

gluten free dessert, vegan dessert

Ever had a molten chocolate cake?  This Funfetti Cake is kind of like that except the center doesn’t ooze, it is just super duper moist!

This veganized Funfetti Cake is packed with flavor, sweetness and deliciousness.  It might not have as much structure as the version above but it is just as mouthwatering.  It’s pure heaven on a plate!

Single-Serving Funfetti Microwave Cake [vegan version]

Yield: one serving

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbs Unsweetened Vanilla Soy Milk (or "milk" of choice)
  • 62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Butter Extract
  • 8g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
  • 4 packets Truvia (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 28g (1/4 cup) Coconut Flour
  • 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 1 tbs Homemade Rainbow Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Spray a 4 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk, applesauce and extracts.
  3. Stir in the flax, truvia and salt.
  4. Stir in the coconut flour.
  5. Stir in the baking powder.
  6. Barely stir in the sprinkles, then scoop the batter into the prepared dish and microwave for ~6 minutes, or until springs back when tapped (it will deflate slightly, but that just gives you more room for the toppings)

Notes

This recipe is: low sugar, low fat, high fiber, high protein, eggless, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/single-serving-funfetti-microwave-cake-two-ways/

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Once again, I think we would all choose the label on the right!  With the Desserts with Benefits recipe you save 180 calories and 17g of fat.  You also avoid all the refined flour, processed sugar, trans fats and artificial flavorings.

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Without the egg there is less structure but you still get all the flavor!

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Which cake recipe will YOU choose??

I’ll go first:  I chose both… on every day so far this week  ;)

Labels: Applesauce, Cakes-and-Cupcakes, Coconut-Flour, Eggless, Eggs, Gluten-Free, High-Fiber, High-Protein, Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Microwave-Baked, Nutrition-Label, Single-Serving, Sugar-Free, Vegan

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Comments (11)

  1. Amy: June 27, 2013

    This looks like an amazing recipe!

  2. Kate: June 27, 2013

    This looks delicious and i’m amazed by the homemade sprinkles. The ingredients are all great but I have to ask with all the love & energy to make something healthy why microwave? Microwaves are really bad. It denatures the food and pretty much kills any nutritional benefits.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. dessertswithbenefits: June 27, 2013

    Kate- I agree with you, the microwave isn’t the best form of cooking but it’s good and quick. You can try baking the recipe but it takes quite a bit of energy to preheat an oven, which costs a lot. Microwaves do not kill the food however, you might not get the maximum amount of vitamins but you still get the fiber, the protein, the minerals, etc :)

  4. Celeste: June 28, 2013

    Aw just what I needed! What do you think about oat flour instead of coconut flour?

  5. dessertswithbenefits: June 28, 2013

    Celeste- I wouldn’t recommend replacing the coconut flour because coconut flour is a very unique ingredient. It absorbs A LOT of water, kind of like a sponge. I have tried the vegan cake with oat flour multiple times with bad results, the cake turns very dense and rubbery :( However I haven’t tried using oat flour in the non-vegan recipe, you can try that if you like!

  6. Casey: June 28, 2013

    its too cute!

  7. Audra: June 28, 2013

    Looks great – I don’t use microwaves so I’m wondering what temperature and length of time you would recommend cooking these in the oven? Thanks so much!

  8. dessertswithbenefits: July 2, 2013

    Audra- I haven’t tried baking these in the oven, but you can try baking it at 350 for about 30-40 minutes (I’m using this recipe as a reference)
    Or, you can make this full-size Funfetti Cake, it’s just as delicious and baked in the oven!
    -Jess :)

  9. Cassandra: January 3, 2014

    Wonderful recipe! Great texture – very fluffy and moist – and cooking it couldn’t have been any easier. It rose beautifully and cooked evenly (no burnt edges/flavour).

    I did make a few changes (replaced the butter extract with 1 tsp of macadamia oil and did not add a sweetener) as a couple of the ingredients were not in my pantry. I imagine your version is even tastier and will have to pick up some truvia and butter extract the next time I am out.

    Many thanks!

  10. dessertswithbenefits: January 6, 2014

    Cassandra-
    I’m glad the cake baked well! The Truvia sweetener and butter flavor are essential in creating an authentic tasting Funfetti cake… If you don’t want to buy the butter extract I’m sure you can replace it with more vanilla, but that butter flavor is just tooooo delicious to omit! ;)
    -Jess

  11. Cassandra: February 1, 2014

    Hi Jess,

    Thanks for your advice! Adding a few extra drops of v/extract made it taste even more wonderful. I just love how this recipe allows the natural coconut flour flavour to shine through – the vanilla compliments it so well.

    Thanks!
    Cass

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