The image of a poppyseed cake had been haunting me for over a week now. Today, as my kitchen is in need of groceries, I decided it was time for that cake. But I didn’t want to go out and buy one, or spend hours in the kitchen making a mess and then having to wait. ‘Cooling minutes’ (and cardio minutes) are the longest minutes ever!
So I made a mug cake.
What’s a mug cake? Well essentially, you mix together a few ingredients, pop it into the microwave, and hey presto, a cake for one! Craving met. Without the temptation for seconds, and thirds…(if you’re anything like me).
Mug cakes have been a little hit and miss for me, but this one was spot on. I actually surprised myself with how tasty it was when I ate it!
Plus, it’s Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Refined Sugar-Free. Paleo. Grain Free. Low Fodmap. And incredibly easy!
With no added oil, a portion controlled size, and a little dose of protein and fibre – it’s the perfect snack or dessert for when that pesky craving won’t go away, and you don’t want to ruin all your hard work.
When you make it, be sure to tag me on Facebook or Instagram (@thebodydietetics) – I’d love to see your creations!
2 tbsp almond meal
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp arrowroot
Combine all cake ingredients in a mug or ramekin until there are no lumps. Microwave on high for 2 minutes (this may depend on your microwave – mine is on the older side, so yours may cook through 5-10 seconds quicker). Remove and gently ensure it will pop out of the mug clean by sliding a knife down the edges. If it doesn’t cook it a little longer.
Gently turn the mug over onto a plate and release the cake. If the top is a little wet still, you can return to the microwave for another 10 seconds, or as needed. Just be careful not to overcook.
For the glaze, combine the ingredients in a small bowl, then warm in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to thicken. Spread the glaze over the cake. Serve warm. This would be delicious with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream too.
Enjoy being you,