Chocolate Mug Cake
Everyone needs a treat every now and again, but keeping portions under control isn’t always. That’s where this low FODMAP chocolate mug cake comes in handy… the portion control is built in so that you only make what you’re going to eat right now. Perfect!
Makes: 1 perfectly portioned chocolate cake
Serving size: 1 mug cake
Special equipment: microwave and a microwave-safe mug that holds 250ml (or 1 cup)
· 2 Tbsp low FODMAP gluten-free flour
· 1 Tbsp brown sugar
· 1 Tbsp desiccated coconut
· 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
· 2 tsp cocoa
· 1/8 tsp gluten-free baking powder
· 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
· 2 tbsp almond milk (or other low FODMAP milk, see notes)
- Put the flour, sugar, coconut, walnuts, cocoa and baking powder into the mug. Mix thoroughly with a small spoon.
- Add the oil and milk to the mug and mix with the spoon to form a batter.
- Put the mug in the microwave and cook on high for 1 minute. Note that cooking times will vary depending on the power of your microwave, so if the cake seems too soft or uncooked, microwave for another 10 seconds and check it again.
- Almond milk is low FODMAP, but you could also use lactose-free milk, soy protein milk or hemp milk, depending on your personal food tolerances.
- Make sure that the cocoa is pure and doesn’t contain any extra ingredients other than cocoa.
- Don’t be concerned by the extra virgin olive oil – you won’t be able to taste it in the cooked cake because of the cocoa. But you could switch to a different oil if you prefer.
- This recipe is naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. However, if you have an allergy to any of these items, or have coeliac disease, please check the labels on any purchased ingredients to ensure they are safe for your requirements.
- Additional information about this recipe can be found here.
This recipe was created by Dr Glenda Bishop, a Registered Nutritionist, neuroscientist, wellness coach and educator who helps people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome to live a less irritable life. On her blog, A Less Irritable Life, Glenda shares practical and fuss-free strategies for managing IBS and simplifying a low FODMAP diet, including recipes that are low FODMAP, gluten-free and dairy-free. Glenda’s mission is helping people to discover their own personalised solution for living a happy life with IBS.