I am so excited about what happened the other day, which does include a Skinny German Chocolate Mug Cake. So I made this yummy dessert for the second time, then invited my professional photographer // mother-in-law over to do a little photo-shoot, and it was cake. We had a blast! My puppy model, Mercedes, was posing in every corner, pretending the be a passer-byer who happens by that big, black box that snaps and flashes and makes pretty things stay still forever. We humans know this as the beloved camera. So excuse me, and excuse Mercedes, if you see one-too-many pictures of a fluffy white puppy roaming about. So here’s my Skinny German Chocolate Mug Cake, and it was phenomenal. I think I’ve mentioned in a recent post my extreme love for coconut, which now has me making all sorts of desserts for lunch (poor excuse?). Regardless, I think everyone would agree that coconut is even better when it’s married to chocolate. Also, I’d like to point out that I actually ate my German Chocolate Cake arched over my bar cart, because it was so pretty and sophisticated looking and I wanted to channel my inner Marie Antoinette. So, here are some of my bar cart favorites:
Must haves? Bar Cart 2 is my favorite. The acrylic handles are to. die. for. I also still look through my Style Me Pretty Weddings Book, even though I’ve been married for almost a year (ahhh!!). And finally, got to have those Hot Pink Coasters. Hellloooo!!
So like I said before, I have a puppy who thought that it was a good idea to do a photo-shoot with chocolate. Okay wait, pause. I feel I need to say this before we go any further: I, Jordan Nettleship, do not feed my dog chocolate. Phew, got that out of the way. It was like a grey cloud hanging over me, calling me a bad “Pom” – ya know – puppy mom. But the girl, whether it be chocolate, steak, or vegan falafel, simply loves the camera. This, by the way, is the girl. Want to know why she’s staring at me with such love and adoration? Sure, she loves me, but I also happened to have a mug cake in my hand while I craftily snapped a photo. After she was running circles around me and my amazing photographer/MIL (mother-in-law) Susan, I put her outside so she’d stop pestering. It was like a timeout in the corner kind of thing, except her corner was an empty backyard where she can run and play and be merry. So you’d think she’d be off chasing butterflies or waterfalls (shout out TLC), right? Well, wrong-o. She was creepin’. Okay, you definitely came here for a recipe, so that’s what I’m going to give you.
- Cake Ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (10 calories)
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour (100 calories)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Truvia
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (1 calorie)
- 1 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, “Lite” (40 calories)
- 1 tablespoon Joseph’s Maltitol Sweetener, or substitute with additional butter (8 calories)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk (6 calories, or more to thin if desired)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (6 calories)
- Optional: Chocolate Chips
- Topping Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (50 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut milk or skim milk, if needed (3 - 5 calories)
- 1/2 tablespoon I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, “Lite” (20 calories)
- 1 tablespoon Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (26 calories)
- Combine all ingredients for mug cake together and stir carefully (until thoroughly mixed).
- Bake in the microwave for 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds, or until baked through.
- Remove from the microwave, set aside and allow to cool while you make the topping.
- Using a small, microwavable-safe bowl, combine all ingredients for the topping.
- Cook in the microwave at 20-second intervals, stirring after each session, until slightly thickened.
- Once done, remove and allow to cool for one minute. Top cake with "frosting" and enjoy.
I love my little girl. I love her so much that I will not share my Skinny German Chocolate Mug Cake with her. Sorry, baby. I want you to live forever.