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Offline ElleG

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Microwave cake in a cup
« on: March 07, 2012, 02:29:52 am »
This is an adaption of a low carb cake in a cup from Jorge as on Dr Oz. Original recipe had ground flax seeds.I have been making this at my husbands request nearly every night.

Blend 1/4 cup of oats in the Thermomix for 10 secs on speed 10.
Place in a large mug.
Add 1 tsp of baking powder,
1 tsp sugar (optional, I leave it out)
1 tsp coconut oil
1 egg
1 large handful of berries
1 to 2 tbs of yogurt, depending on amount of berries.
You can also add 1 teas vanilla, or 2 teas cinnamon or 2 teas cocoa.
Stir well until mixed.

Cook in microwave for 2 and a half minutes.
We divide it for 2 serves. Usually have it with yogurt.

Aussie Brenda - Just made this for my afternoon snack.  I didn't have any yogurt, so I soured some milk, used raspberries and ate it with cream.  Well only half of it.  It is so easy and nice, what a quick dessert, I probably would use extra sugar for visitors if making with raspberries again.  Thanks Elle forgot to mention I didn't have coconut oil and used Macadamia.

Chookie - Thanks for this little treasure ElleG.  Made it tonight for DH pud.  Ground oats,  added everything else.  Used 1 heaped dessertspoon of berry jam and no sugar. Did the lot in TMX and tipped into oiled Pyrex 1 cup jug. What a life saver.

« Last Edit: August 15, 2014, 02:06:22 pm by judydawn »

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:47:24 am »
love this, ElleG.  Could add all sorts of things.  THanks for posting.

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 12:14:15 pm »
This sounds interesting.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:28:22 am »
I am waiting to have a report back from my twin on this cake. She is a newly diagnosed diabetic and is struggling to eat oats for breakfast. I am still laughing, as she is having cake for breakfast!!  ;D

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 05:06:59 am »
Just made this for my afternoon snack.  I didn't have any yogurt, so I soured some milk, used raspberries and ate it with cream.  Well only half of it.  It is so easy and nice, what a quick dessert, I probably would use extra sugar for visitors if making with raspberries again.  Thanks Elle forgot to mention I didn't have coconut oil and used Macadamia

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:22 am »
Good to hear you enjoyed it Brenda. From memory the original recipe only has 1 tbs berries and no yogurt. I adapted the recipe so it fed two and more raspberries so I could cut the sugar. it is a forgiving recipe  :)

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 08:56:20 am »
Thanks for this little treasure ElleG.  Made it tonight for DH pud.  Ground oats,  added everything else.  Used 1 heaped dessertspoon of berry jam and no sugar. Did the lot in TMX and tipped into oiled Pyrex 1 cup jug. What a life saver. 

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 10:05:59 am »
Thanks for the picture Chookie, could you not eat some on your diet.  What did you serve yours with?

Sounds good for breakfast to me Elle - you're a twin, how lovely.
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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 11:20:16 am »
Judy,  not for me.  DH ate the lot, with cream.  Light tea, so enjoyed this.  It is a strange little cake.  I am going to play around with it.  I think marmalade would be nice.  Perhaps banana.  If making for 2, could put into 2 separate dishes to cook.

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 01:34:06 pm »
I can remember reading JD posting a recipe for a chocolate cake in a mug.Albeit not low fat but good to bump the topic ;) ;)
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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 01:46:51 am »
I remember the chocolate cake in a cup. I did cook it, but felt very guilty! This recipe started as a very low carb cake. I used oats as a I cook GF and liked the idea of having minimal sugar and oil and using a healthy flour.
 We try and eat very healthly so being able to have a fairly guilt free cake is great. The original fecipe said cook for 50 secs, with the changes it just didnt work, so I increased the cooking time.
Chookie, I am also going to add banana and just see how it works. It seems very adaptable and my DH always loves a treat. It is nice being able to cook, but it is even nicer having someone who appreciates it ;D
Hi Judy, I love having a twin! We talk most days on Skype :)

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 10:43:10 am »
Do you by any chance have the original recipe ElleG?

(I control my BS levels using a low carb diet. Oats are far higher in carbs than flax seed and will therefore raise blood sugars higher requiring more meds etc.)
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i don't need a recipe i'm italian

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 01:02:11 pm »
Did everyone grease their cups? Or does the cake come out quite easily by itself?

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Re: Microwave cake in a cup
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 02:08:12 pm »
I'd definitely grease the cup Amy.
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