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  1. I tried this recipe but the mixture was so thick not runny at all as in the picture. are the measurements the same as Australia seems to me a tablespoon would be the same measurement as here. so it didn't work for me at all .
  2. This is a great recipe and I love it! Now need to make it every night! It tastes so good, and worked perfectly. I have a 1200 watt microwave so I microwaved the cake for 1 minute and 30 seconds. I also added a few chocolate chips.
  3. This was so surprisingly good! I recently started a detox and was craving something sweet but without gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. And boy- this really hit the spot! For me 1:30 is the sweet spot. I definitely do think some sort of sauce would pair with this well, but if you're craving a chocolate/brownie-like small treat, this is perfect!
  4. Loved your quick "choco-sweet fix!" How many WW points would you say this recipe has? I built it using their recipe builder and it came out at 13 points! Sounds like way high, so I'm wondering if I used the wrong amounts? I'm trying to follow the Paleo eating lifestyle and Weight Watchers at the same time (which is how I found your blog), but it's VERY trying. Thanks!?
    • Hi Monica! It is so hard to do WW and Paleo at the same time. I feel you!! You might want to try my Paleo Vanilla Mug Cake - it's 8 Points because it has coconut flour instead of almond flour. http://www.everydaymaven.com/2015/paleo-vanilla-mug-cake/
  5. I didn't have any almond flour so used instead: 2tbsp almond flour 2tbsp Cocoa 1tsp coconut oil 1 small egg 1tbsp maple syrup 1tsp organic vanilla extract It was delicious (and I was surprised) Slight alteration but was the first mug cake I've tried that wasn't horribly dry. So Thank you for the recipe- love it! :)
    • I'm confused! You mentioned you didn't have almond flour yet it's the first ingredient listed in your variation? I'm sure you used something different....just wondering what that was :) Thank you!
          • Hi Courtney, Ground almonds are actually not the same. Ground almonds usually have their skins in tact and can also be called "Almond Meal". This results in a heavier, more dense flour that is better for breading and using as a binder. Almond flour traditionally has the skins removed and can also be called "Blanched Almond Flour". It is much lighter and frequently used for baking. Hope that helps!
  6. is it normal to have little tiny pieces of almonds you can see and taste in the final product? Mine was dry, I will try again cooking for less time. Do you have an almond flour you recommend?
    • Hi Jody, Is there any way you are using Almond Meal and not Almond Flour? I don't usually see pieces of almonds. I use blanched almond flour. Read in the NOTES section of this recipe for the difference and links to brands I like. http://www.everydaymaven.com/2013/paleo-oven-fried-chicken/
    • Hi Adrienne - nope - the chocolate one is made with nuts. It's this one (the Vanilla) that is Nut-Free - http://www.everydaymaven.com/2015/paleo-vanilla-mug-cake/. Thanks! :)
  7. I've often made a mug cake using 1 egg, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. We played around with it in the staff room at work and added coconut flakes, changed the sugar to honey or maple syrup, or just made a microwave egg. Turns out, the egg is the important thing, and the cocoa powder makes it cake-like. Of course, we only microwaved it for one minute.
  8. Just made this but used honey and added a tablespoon of cashew butter. So glad I did! Also cooked it in the oven as I don't have a microwave and would highly recommend the oven. I cooked on gas Mark 4 for 15 mins and then left in oven turned off for another 5 mins. It came out amazing!!! Light sponge on the outside and all gooey in the middle. Oh my gosh. Served with Paleo banana ice cream, I prefer this to normal sugar laden desserts!!
  9. I tried a different gluten free recipe last night and was left with a horrible rubbery mess... I tried this one just now and it's come out perfect first try!!! I used a sweet ginger desert sauce instead of the maple and olive oil instead of the coconut oil and left out the vanilla (it's what I had on hand) 2 minutes in my microwave and absolutely perfect!!! this mug is now MINE!!!!
  10. I can't wait to try this. I just made an egg-free recipe I found off google and it was SO SO disappointing. Note to self: ALWAYS have eggs! This sounds like it will be perfect!
  11. I made a stupid mistake. I wanted my mother to try it too, so I divided it into two mugs and microwaved each one for 2 minutes 30 seconds. They came out hard as a rock and basically inedible. I guess the microwave time was dependent on the entire recipe amount in one mug? Any thoughts? Maybe I should try it in the toaster oven next time.
  12. Have made this recipe a few times - perfect for when I'm craving something sweet. Today I had no eggs so made a chia egg and used that instead. Worked well but the end result was a little more dry than normal so next time I'd cook it for less time. Thanks!!
  13. It was very yummy. Just wish I could figure out a way to use coconut flour instead. Quick, easy and gave me my chocolate cake fix.
    • Hi Danielle - I have played around a bit with coconut flour mug cakes and so far, just haven't loved the texture as much as the this one. If I make one I love, I'll definitely post it!
  14. me and my daughter just made these it's so hard to find something quick to make something gluten and dairy free with store cupboard ingredients. Such a yummy success we'll definitely be making them again and again.
  15. I've just made this and, holy cow, this was amazing! I totally did not expect much from this, but I was craving cake and this was perfect. Even the batter tasted good, which usually I don't like the batter of glue free stuff. Thank you for the recipe.
  16. the first time I made this it was rubbery and dry, so the next time I let it cook for 1 minute 30 seconds and it was perfect! Doubled the milk. My friend added yogurt and that was more moist. I also like adding a tablespoon chocolate casein to bump up the protein and flavour. Drizzled with almond butter, this is such a treat. But I even have it for breakfast occasionally :D Thanks for the recipe!
  17. I just made this for my boyfriend and I as we were craving dessert. I love to bake, but wasn't interested in pulling out the kitchen aide mixer. The ingredients sounded delicious, but I unfortunately wasn't impressed. I only cooked it for 2.5 minutes and it was so tough. We could barely cut it with a fork. Neither of us finished it. The other reviews were raving so I am wondering if I overcooked it. Thanks for sharing, it was fun to try!
    • Hi Chelsea, Such a bummer! It sounds like it was cooked for too long. Every microwave is so different. Is yours very large or new by any chance? If you are up for remaking it, I suggest trying 1 minute and increasing in increments of 15 seconds from there to get a sense of your microwave. Also, as I said in my notes - believe it or not, the mug can make a difference as well (material + thickness). Either way, sorry it didn't work out for you and thanks for reading :)
  18. This is one of the few mug cake recipes I've had luck with. I make it at least once a week. I'm out of eggs and tonight I made it with a mashed banana instead and it turned out delicious and a little fudge-like:)
    • So glad to hear it Kalika - I love the idea of subbing mashed banana for an egg - I am trying that tonight! Have a great weekend :)
  19. This really hit the spot! I added 1/4 tsp of really good vanilla extract and a pinch of cinnamon to enhance the chocolate flavor. I was also out of almond milk so substituted water. I am so happy to have stumbled upon this!
  20. This was my first time making mug cakes. The flavor was delicious, did come out a little dry, but it was perfect with my coffee!! Will definitely be making more!! :)
    • Hi Sonia! If your cake was dry, try lessening the microwave time by 15 to 30 seconds. Every microwave is so different!
    • Hi Beka, I always use Maple Syrup when I make mug cakes as the Syrup adds much needed moisture. You could try using more milk but honestly I am not sure since I haven't tried it.
  21. Thank you so much for this recipe. I've made many almond flour mug cakes before but they turned out dry and tasteless. Yours was perfect. Completely without scrutiny. I'll be making this for a long time to come.
  22. We make these every year for birthdays -- the kids love the role they get to have in making and decorating them. We use martini glasses to make them look festive.
  23. I have made this 3 times in two days. It even tastes great with honey instead of maple syrup. I made icing out of avocado, cocoa and maple syrup and my 4 year old (who hates avo) licked the bowl clean and polished off an entire mug cake to herself! Thanks for a great recipe!
    • Great idea on the icing - my 3.5 year old used to love avocado's but now won't eat them. I am going to try this icing for him ;)
  24. Me, too - such a treat to get so much time with you! Loved getting a quick hug and hello last night, as well. Sigh, definitely an emotional time getting ready to say good-bye...all good, just very bittersweet. I hope I see you again soon! xoxo
    • Perfect for the dorm room! So glad to have spent so much fun time together this weekend! I'll be thinking about you for the big drive. Hugs xoxoxo

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