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1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake (LC, GF)

I’m guest posting at Oh Cake!!!!!  You get to see the yummy chocolate cupcake recipe I teased you with on Facebook.  Ohhhh and another surprise!  I’ve been working on a cookbook for months now!  It is 2/3rds done and this is one of the recipes:D  I’ll keep you updated on the progress.  The theme of the book is low carb, gluten free treats.  I’m soooo excited to see what the cover art looks like and the final book.

Hop on over to Jessica’s blog, Oh Cake to read the post.

This is a delicious 4 ingredient gluten free and low carb cupcake.  I wanted to provide you with something that did not require any special ingredients or skills.  The cupcake will probably be the fastest cupcake you have ever made.  Drum roll….. 1 minute to bake.  Best of all if you love to bake you probably have the ingredients in your pantry right now.  Let’s get started making what I call the 1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake.

1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake (LC, GF)

Yield: 3 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp of preferred sweetener *I used raw honey, but if you are not used to making anything low carb you might prefer to start with 2-3 tablespoons of your preferred sweetener .
  • 1/4 tsp of baking soda

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together the egg, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Lastly add the baking soda and mix.
  2. Pour the batter into microwavable silicone cupcake liners, or 1 medium bowl (to make a small cake), or 3 small bowls (to make it cupcake size), people often use a coffee mug too. I found that one batch made 3 cupcakes. *If you are using bowls or a coffee mug you should lightly grease the inside with butter, coconut oil, or your preferred cooking fat.
  3. Microwave all three cupcakes at once for 1 minute or until baked. *Note, the batter will rise very high at first and then deflate as it is finished baking.
  4. Test the cupcakes for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean it is finished, if not microwave for a few more seconds.
  5. Eat!
http://ditchthewheat.com/1-minute-flourless-chocolate-cupcake-lc-gf/

Enjoy,

33 Responses to 1 Minute Flourless Chocolate Cupcake (LC, GF)

  1. NYNan July 28 at 10:35 am #

    This recipe is a godsend! It’s so quick and easy and DELICIOUS! Kills my sweet and chocolate cravings.
    Thank you Carol!!!

    • CAROLditchthewheat July 28 at 1:27 pm #

      Thank you soooo much!!!! We all need something to help with our chocolate cravings.

  2. Linda January 13 at 3:35 am #

    How can I cook these in a regular oven? I don’t use a microwave. Thanks :)

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 13 at 11:43 pm #

      I would suggest experimenting with the temperature & time used to bake regular cupcakes.

  3. Christina January 13 at 9:05 am #

    Thank you so much for this! It’s exactly what I need for when my (GF,CF,SF,PF)son’s teacher doesn’t give me a notice they are giving the kids cupcakes. Pinned and printed to have on hand at all times. :)

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 13 at 11:39 pm #

      You’re welcome!

  4. tracey g January 13 at 8:18 pm #

    Looks delish, and i want yo make it NOW…but… I don’t own a microwave. Can i bake it the oven? Time & temp.?

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 13 at 11:42 pm #

      I’ve never tried baking this in the oven. I would suggest experimenting with the temperature & time used to bake regular cupcakes.

  5. Brieanna January 14 at 6:22 am #

    Thank you for this recipe!!! Just made the kiddies some to take to daycare tomorrow! I think they will love them…. I sure did:)

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 15 at 12:25 am #

      Awww that’s cute!

  6. Stacy January 14 at 8:00 am #

    I am new to Paleo, a friend suggested this to satisfy my sweet tooth and it delivered. Very good!!

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 15 at 12:25 am #

      It’ll help beat those chocolate cake cravings!

  7. Lisa January 15 at 3:47 pm #

    Can you cook this is a regular oven too? How?

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 16 at 3:25 pm #

      yes, but I have never tested it.

  8. Jen January 23 at 12:19 am #

    I had to make this twice. The first time around I misread the recipe and added 1 T of baking soda. No amount of water could flush that away….

    The second time around I was very impressed. This will calm a chocolate craving but it didn’t satisfy my sweet tooth. I used 1 T honey but might try maple syrup next time. Maybe even more coconut oil for a different flavor.

    I would make this again!

    • CAROLditchthewheat January 25 at 10:50 am #

      wow 1 tablespoon of baking soda would have been very very bad :P Try adding a chocolate icing to make it calm you chocolate craving.

  9. Amber February 15 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi- I am SO excited to try this. I am only 29 years old and just diagnosed as diabetic…So I’ve gone from eating however I want to a VERY strict low card diet and it has NOT been easy, to say the least. my question is- do you have the actual nutritional information available anywhere? Particularly the # of carbs? I am having to keep track of every single carb, so it would be much appreciated! Thanks so much! :-)

    • CAROLditchthewheat February 15 at 5:11 pm #

      I no longer provide nutritional info. You can look it up very easily in a free system like fatsecret.com I used to use it when I was tracking carbs.

  10. Jennifer May 22 at 10:02 pm #

    This was soooo yummy! My hubby thought the first batch wasn’t quite sweet enough, so I doubled the honey and then added a little coconut milk after baking. YUMMY!! Will definitely make again and again and again… :-)

  11. Bianca May 25 at 10:16 pm #

    I successfully baked this recipe in the oven (well, a toaster oven). I used 350 F (180 C) for 18 minutes. I suggest you check after 10 minutes as different ovens work at different rates.

    Also I would like to note that the batch only produced enough for 1 standard size cupcake, rather than 3. It rose nicely and the flavor is indeed satisfying.

    • CAROLditchthewheat May 27 at 4:47 pm #

      Thanks for the feedback!

  12. ILOVEMESOMECHOCOLATE June 21 at 7:06 am #

    THIS IS THE BEST THING IVE TASTED! FANTASTIC!!

  13. Nat June 27 at 12:42 am #

    I tried this cake and it was GREAT except for one thing : The baking soda
    It kinda left a yucky taste in my mouth, am I doing something wrong?

    • CAROLditchthewheat July 2 at 9:31 pm #

      Never tasted a baking soda taste before. Did you change the amount of sweetener?

  14. Kate June 29 at 3:57 pm #

    Hi there, thanks for the recipe! :) I followed Grass Fed Girl’s oven-baked version. I have made 2 batches of these now and both haven’t set properly Fine on the top and outside, soft & spongey (spore-like) in the centre, no matter how long I left them cooking for. Both times I followed the recipe exactly with correct quantities, any clues as to what I am doing wrong?! Many Thanks :) Kate

    • CAROLditchthewheat July 2 at 9:33 pm #

      I’ve never baked them so I don’t know.

  15. Emilie Roush July 7 at 8:24 pm #

    I have a question about the honey. You said it made it “low carb” but honey has 17 carbs per tablespoon (I googled it). Is there a cut off for what makes something “low carb”? Is there a number you personally shoot to be under?

    • CAROLditchthewheat July 22 at 3:26 pm #

      It’s lower carb compared to a “regular” chocolate cupcake. The recipe makes 3 so it’s like 6 carbs per serving. Most people regard anything under 10 carbs as low carb.

  16. Natali July 11 at 12:55 am #

    I’m on the Atkins diet and tried this to try and satisfy my sweet/chocolate tooth and it didn’t do either. There could have been either one of two or two things that could have gone wrong. For starters I didn’t have regular cocoa powder only had Hershey’s special dark chocolate and it has a very strong taste so I will try with regular cocoa powder next time. The second thing could have been my sweetner, I use walmart brand sweet n’ low and I am not 100% fond of the flavor but I use it in small quantities to semi satisfy my craving for sweets. I will most likely try this recipe again but with the other cocoa powder and either a different sweetner or less of the sweet n’ low. thank you for the recipe though, it is fast and super easy.

  17. Lucy August 16 at 5:28 pm #

    THIS. IS. AMAZING. I am always in search of the perfect dessert to cure my constant sweet tooth. I like to make things on my own, but I like to use few ingredients, and no wheat, no dairy. I have found a few great cookies, but the biggest problem with making a batch of cookies is that I EAT THEM ALL. I made this into a little cake and put some berries on top, and it was perfection. Sweet tooth cured…for now. :)

  18. Jennifer October 3 at 4:43 am #

    I bought your “Grain Free Treats” book and tried this recipe today. I had just finished my 30 day reset and cooking paleo is new to me. I was craving something sweet tonight, but it was too hot to bake. This microwave cake is so yummy! I am definitely making it again. I added frozen blueberries and drizzled canned coconut milk on it. MMMMMM! The only problem was that my son wouldn’t eat it because he said it tasted like chocolate eggs. I didn’t think so, I loved it. But I am thinking about adding vanilla. How much should I add? Also, can this recipe be doubled and tripled?

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