Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake

Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake

You can make this healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake in 5 minutes flat! It's so good you'd never know it's sugar free & gluten free. | Desserts With Benefits Blog

You can make this healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake in 5 minutes flat! It's so good you'd never know it's sugar free & gluten free. | Desserts With Benefits Blog

You know those times when you just want some cake?  But you’re all alone with no one to share it with, or you’re afraid of downing the entire thing in one sitting, or you simply don’t have the time to get a batter together…

Edit: you don’t have the patience to stand in front of the oven for 30 minutes and wait…

I get ya.  So here’s the solution:  this healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake!

You can make this healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake in 5 minutes flat! It's so good you'd never know it's sugar free & gluten free. | Desserts With Benefits Blog

This is a cake you can feel good about eating that takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish.

Prayers. Answered.

Despite how different this may look from a typical chocolate cake, it sure tastes a lot alike!  This healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake is soft and moist and sweet and chocolatey… but it’s also satisfying and filling because it’s surprisingly healthy!

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Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake

Servings: 1 serving
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
   

Ingredients

  • cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • 30g (¼ cup) Buckwheat Flour
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • 2-4 packets Natural Sweetener (steviaTruvia, etc.)
  • tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Line a 5" baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the almond milk, applesauce, and ground flaxseed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, sweetener, and salt. Dump the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk together. Scoop the batter into prepared dish and microwave for ~3 minutes, or until the surface of the cake springs back when tapped. Let cool slightly, then dig in!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 cake)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 340mg15%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Calcium 150mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake & Cupcakes
Keyword: Single-Serving

A typical microwave cake recipe has 560 calories and 43g fat!  *faints from horror*

This chocolate buckwheat cake isn’t your typical microwave cake.  This is healthy, guilt-free, fiber-rich and nutrient-dense.

Can you believe it?  A 200-calorie chocolate cake that tastes like it’s 2,000 calories!

You can make this healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake in 5 minutes flat! It's so good you'd never know it's sugar free & gluten free. | Desserts With Benefits Blog

This healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake is great on its own or topped with nut butters, fresh fruit, jams, maple syrup, or yogurt.  Takes just a few minutes to make and a few minutes to bake…  ummm, what are you waiting for?!  😉

Enjoy!

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With love and good eats,

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– Jess

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19 comments on “Healthy Single-Serving Chocolate Buckwheat Microwave Cake”

  1. Looks great! I can’t wait to try it!
    I would like to incorporate some rice protein powder – any ideas?
    Thanks in advance 🙂 I’m sure you’ll figure something out, you really know your stuff 🙂

    • I haven’t tried this recipe with rice protein powder, but you can try this:

      7g (1 tbs) Ground Flaxseed
      6 tbs Unsweetened Almond Milk
      62g (1/4 cup) Unsweetened Applesauce
      1 tbs Regular Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
      4 packets Truvia (or to taste)
      1/8 tsp Salt
      21g (1 scoop) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder
      30g (1/4 cup) Buckwheat Flour
      1 tsp Baking Powder

      The batter should not be runny or really thick. Microwave this until the center springs back when touched. I hope this works out for you! If it doesn’t, you can stick with the recipe provided above and top it with a protein powder “frosting”:

      21g (1 scoop) Chocolate Brown Rice Protein Powder
      2-3 tbs Unsweetened Almond Milk
      10 drops Stevia Extract

  2. O_O I love you. You’re amazing. This cake is….heaven. ohmyword.

  3. another great one…you always have the best stuff. i wish i had all the ingredients. pretty soon i’ll have to get them just to make your healthy goodies

  4. Looks delicious, as always! 🙂

  5. do u think it will work with almond flour coconut flour instead? 🙂

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  8. Hi! Could you be able to substitute anything for the applesauce?

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  10. Hi there! If I wanted to use this recipe to make a whole batch of cupcakes how would I go about doing so? Would increasing everything three-fold be enough or should it be more? (for example, the 1/3 cup of Almond milk becomes 1 cup)

  11. Hi Jess! The cupcakes were a big hit! I was at a Thanksgiving dinner (it’s Thanksgiving here in Canada) and we needed a gluten free dessert option – so thanks for your help!

  12. Hi! Do you have any recommendation on what to use instead of almond milk (allergy)? Any other non dairy substitute that you feel may work (eg. Rice, oat, soy, coconut…)

    I can’t wait to try this :)!

    Thank you!

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