You are an enormous fan of desserts; then you are on the right site as here we will present you an amazing mug cake recipe. The mug cake trend has appeared recently and it is very popular among people as in that way you are quickly satisfying the need for sweet and the preparation is done in small quantities.
This way of preparation comes from the United States where the cake is baked in a mug and for that you will need only in a few minutes. It has been shown to be very practical as thanks to its use the preparation time is really short leaving you with clean utensils.
As a result of that there are plenty of recipes online like for instance recipe for a mug crumble, mug cheesecake, mug cookie, and the one that we shall present is the mug cake of healthy and gourmet chocolate. The latter recipe is based on the use of two ingredients maple syrup and almonds both known for their amazing properties.
Health Benefits of Maple Syrup
Maple syrup is a natural sweetener and because of that widely used in various healthy recipes. It contains antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, and as well as valuable nutrients like Vitamin B2, magnesium, potassium, and polyphenols.
Maple syrup is known for its distinct taste, color and composition, namely it is believed the darker the color it is, the higher the antioxidant content is, as per a conducted Japanese study. The presence of antioxidants can help in the fight against cancer as according to this study, dark maple syrup can hamper the cellular proliferation of gastrointestinal cancer cells. For that reason this product is a potential anticancer agent in the cases of liver, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, and colon cancer.
Health Benefits of Almonds
These nuts are great source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin E, and phytosterols. The intake of almonds can lower stress, help with the absorption of certain vitamins and lower cholesterol. As per performed study, almonds contain monounsaturated fatty acids with a hypocholesterolemic effect which helps in the fight against bad cholesterol and in preventing diseases like cardiovascular disorders and type 2 diabetes. Have in mind that almonds need to be consumed moderately and in a specific way. They should not be consumed while a meal, but as a snack and thus avoid weight gain.
Recipe of a Healthy and Gourmet Chocolate Mug Cake
3 tablespoons of bitter cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of almond milk
2 tablespoons of almond powder
1 pinch of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of homemade applesauce and no sugar
Some flaked almonds
In a bowl mix all the ingredients by using a fork. First brush your mug with a fat before baking and then pour the mixture into a mug. Avoid the use of the microwave, but use the oven that needs to be preheated at 210°C for 10 minutes. You can as well as choose a bain-marie cooking by adding a lid on the pan for 3 to 4 minutes.
You can use agave syrup or a teaspoon of honey instead of maple syrup; this really depends on your taste.
Your healthy mug cake is ready for consumption!
Although very beneficial both almonds and maple syrup have in their content a significant amount of carbs and because of that they need to be consumed moderately and in limited quantities.