Microwave Chocolate Coconut Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting!

microwave chocolate coconut cake recipe

 

Did someone say chocolate?!

It’s funny because I used to not be a huge fan of chocolate but these days I’m hooked. Usually when I have a craving for something sweet and chocolatey my go to are those skinny cow ice cream bars. My favorite are the chocolate truffle ones. They’re delicious and only 100 calories. As much as I LOVE those bars sometimes they just don’t seem to be enough. For those moments I feel like a mug cake is the perfect treat! I actually just recently came across mug cakes so I’m totally late on this fad but better late than never right? I’m an avid fan of cake but my problem is I can never have just one slice. Mug cake is personal sized which is so great because that means you get to eat the whole thing yourself without an ounce of guilt. Bonus is that it’s cooked in the microwave so hardly any waiting for this dessert.  I experimented with many different methods to cook the cake and after a couple major fails I realized my favorite was cooking the cake in a bowl rather than a mug. In a bowl the cake cooked evenly and turned out super moist. This recipe has definitely become a staple for me when I’m having an intense sugar craving. I don’t believe in depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about finding balance and a healthier portion. That way you can eat your cake and still fit into your skinny jeans!

Hope you enjoy my microwave chocolate coconut cake recipe!!

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Microwave Chocolate Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!
microwave chocolate coconut cake recipe
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 seconds
Servings
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Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 seconds
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microwave chocolate coconut cake recipe
Instructions
  1. Spray non stick cooking spray in bowl. Use a paper towel to evenly spread the liquid and soak up any excess. Set bowl aside for later.
  2. In your second bowl add 1/2 tsp coconut oil and heat in microwave for 15 seconds or until melted. Add 1 TBSP almond coconut milk and an egg yolk. Whisk with fork.
  3. Add 4 TBSP fudge brownie mix and stir. I like to add 2 TBSP at a time to ensure the batter is super smooth. Use your spatula to scrape off the corners where the brownie mix tends to stick.
  4. Transfer cake batter into bowl coated with nonstick spray and microwave for 45 seconds. Rinse spatula, fork and second bowl while the cake is cooking to prepare for the frosting.
  5. Remove cake from microwave and set aside to cool. Add 1 tsp butter to clean bowl. If you're using a stick of butter 1 tsp would be 1/3 of a tablespoon slice. Heat in microwave for 10 seconds or until creamy when stirred.
  6. Add 2 tsp whipped cream cheese and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir ingredients together.
  7. Add 1 TBSP powdered sugar and stir until completely smooth. I switched back and forth between my spatula and fork to mix the frosting and make it super smooth.
  8. Spread the frosting on top of your cake and sprinkle 1 TBSP of sweetened coconut shreds on top. Enjoy...:)
Recipe Notes

microwave chocolate coconut cake recipe

 

 

 

 

Easy Low Calorie Mexican Pizza Recipe!

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you all have had an amazing start to your week! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you. I’m obsessed, I’ve seriously been making it everyday for lunch. Best part is it’s super simple to make which is perfect for someone like me who gets impatient waiting for yummy food.  It’s my easy low calorie Mexican Pizza! This recipe is great for weight loss because it’s filled with healthy fat and fiber which helps you feel full and satisfied. It also happens to be gluten free and vegetarian but this recipe is versatile so feel free to make swaps to make it all your own. It’s just a template to inspire ideas! Just remember to track those calories or stay within the guidelines of whatever your plan is if you decide to make changes. It’s so easy to start adding stuff and before you know it your healthy low calorie meal turns into a 1,000 calorie one. I know personally from making that mistake too many times!

easy low calorie mexican pizza

 

Ingredients and Tools

1 corn tortilla (Mission extra thin yellow corn tortilla)

¼ cup vegetarian refried beans (Rosarita vegetarian refried beans)

¼ cup shredded Mexican cheese (Wisconsin Premium Mexican cheese)

1/2 tsp peanut oil (or whatever your prefered oil is)

1/4 avocado (medium-sized)

2 Tbsp salsa (Mission medium salsa)

pan and lid to cook with

spatula

pizza cutter or knife

 

Directions for my easy low calorie Mexican pizza

 

Step 1:

Once you have all your supplies ready start by placing the corn tortilla on your plate and evenly spread your ¼ cup of vegetarian refried beans. Add 1/4 cup of shredded Mexican cheese on top.

Step 2:

Heat 1/2 tsp of peanut oil in pan. Usually almost 1 minute on high heat is perfect for me. Move the pan around while it’s heating to spread the oil a bit. Don’t worry it doesn’t have to be perfect!

Step 3:

Lower heat to medium and use a spatula to place the Mexican pizza in your pan. Safety first! Then cover with the lid and let it heat for 3 minutes. After the 3 minutes are up use your spatula to move the pizza around a bit to ensure its heating evenly and not burning. Recover with lid and let cook for another 2 minutes on medium heat.

Step 4:

Remove Mexican pizza from pan with your spatula and place back on your plate. Top off your pizza with 1/4 of a medium avocado and 2 Tbsp salsa. Use a pizza cutter or knife to slice into 4 pieces and enjoy!

 

Nutritional information

If you want to make it just like I did here’s the nutritional facts for my recipe.

easy low calorie Mexican pizza

 

How to eat your easy low calorie Mexican pizza

One of the more difficult aspects of losing weight for me was reducing the size of portions. It takes some time to get used to but just like anything else, the more you do it the easier it gets. I promise!

If your still adjusting to smaller portions here’s a few tips:

  • Eat your meals with a full glass of water or your go to beverage. Take lots of sips between bites.
  • Do you best to take your time but still enjoy yourself.
  • Plate your food on a small plate. A full plate is always more appealing!
  • If your like me and love going back for seconds switch your focus to something else right after eating. Find a good distraction.

Obviously life happens and eating like that all the time isn’t always possible but when you can, give it a try. They may seem like small unimportant changes but its amazing what a difference it can make in feeling satisfied with smaller portions. As always thank you so much for reading!

To read more about my weight loss story click here.

 

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