Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Healthy Microwave Mug Cake (Gluten Free from Scratch without Cake Mix)
My post for 3-2-1 microwave mug cake is one of the most popular here on Simple Nourished Living.
For good reason.
When you are a Weight Watcher craving cake, what could be better than a simple recipe for 2-ingredient cake you can mix in a mug and microwave (affiliate link) in less than a minute?
The demand was so great, Weight Watchers now sells their own version, WW Chocolate Supreme Mug Cake (affiliate link) with just 3 SmartPoints, at their meeting locations. I understand they are so popular they can't keep them on the shelves.
I was tempted to try the mix for myself until I read the ingredients list:
Ingredients: Ingredients: enriched self-rising flour [enriched bleached wheat flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin, mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), salt, baking powder, calcium sulfate, enzyme], cocoa processed with alkali, corn fiber, canola oil, egg, baking powder, natural and artificial flavors, salt, sucralose, acesulfame potassium.
I'm not a big fan of artificial sweeteners and sucralose (aka Splenda) gives me a wicked headache.
I've also been playing with cutting back on gluten, which surprisingly enough has resulted in significant improvement of my rosacea.
So, as I was scanning the WW Freestyle Program Eat What You Love Booklet, I was excited to spot a recipe for a microwave mug chocolate cake made from scratch, without artificial sweeteners that was also gluten-free!!!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Microwave Cake?
With just 148 calories, 6g fat, 15g carbs, 3g fiber and 9g protein, this little chocolate mug cake has a nutritional profile much better than your standard cake and tastes pretty darned good too!
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Perfect when you want a little cake to satisfy a craving without having to deal with the temptation of leftovers.
Even my cake connoisseur husband liked it. Enjoy!
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Mug Cake Recipe Variations
Enjoy it just as it is, or personalize your mug cake with toppings such as powdered sugar, sprinkles, whipped cream and/or sliced fruit.
Just remember that adding certain toppings may increase the SmartPoints value.
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WW Healthy Microwave Mug Chocolate Cake Recipe
- 2 tablespoons powdered chocolate peanut butter (I used plain)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar (I used golden syrup)
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- Coat the inside of a 10 - 12 ounce microwave safe mug with cooking spray.
- In a small bowl stir together all ingredients until smooth. Pour the mixture into the prepared mug.
- Microwave on high for 60 to 90 seconds or until done in the center.
- Serve warm. (Mine was done in 80 seconds. Time will vary depending on the wattage of your microwave.)
Source: Slightly adapted from WW Freestyle Eat What You Love (affiliate link) Booklet
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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- 3-2-1 Microwave Mug Cake (Simple Nourished Living)
- Banana Cocoa Microwave Mug Pudding Cake
- 4-Ingredient Mug Apple Pancake Puff (Simple Nourished Living)
- Microwave Baked Apple (Simple Nourished Living)
- Microwave Mug Chicken Couscous (Simple Nourished Living)
- 6 Healthy Recipes Made in a Mug in the Microwave (Hungry Girl)
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Im finding that premixed natural foods made of 100% fruits and vegetables are not calculated like fruits and vegetables. Why
I made this last night for my after dinner treat. It tasted very good and I will make it again ~ very quick and easy. I was surprised that it was only about the size of a hockey puck given that the directions call for a larger size mug, but it was very tasty and fudgy. I wondered if I was supposed to reconstitute the chocolate powdered peanut butter prior to adding it with the other ingredients or if you just added the powder to the ingredients. Thank you.
Hi Kathleen, I just added the peanut butter powder to the mix. Hope this helps. - Martha
Linda J. Seibert
I used MCT oil and lite pancake syrup (didn't have agave).
I made this tonight. Ver6 good texture but not nearly sweet enough. I used maple syrup
This was really good! I substituted 1TB of xylitol for the agave nectar, and it was the perfect amount of sweetness. It really filled my craving for chocolate. Thank you!
I thought it was good! I substituted unsweetened applesauce (0) for the oil and added 10 Lily’s chocolate chips
I think this recipe runs closer to 180 calories if followed exactly as written.
I mix flavored cake mix with angel food cake mix and store in air tight container.
To make single cake using large mug add 1/4 cup water with 1/3 cup of cake mixture. Using a small whisk stir well. Microwave on high for 55-60 seconds. Ta da!!!
I love this recipe! I make it for dessert at least once a week.
Delicious! I used coconut oil and erythritol sweetener.
This looks good. I am wondering how you cane up with the carb count.
I have found recipe generators online that will give you the full nutritional value of recipes. My favorite is My Fitness Pal.
Perfect. I used olive oil and sweetened with molasses. Topped with blueberries. I'll make this again.
Didn't want the point from agave and have no issue with Splenda so I used 1T Splenda. I subbed about 1T mashed banana for the oil. And I added 15 Lily's chocolate chips. The only cocoa I had was special dark and it was a little too dark, but otherwise this was very good. I have the WW packets and don't think they taste very good at all. Ate with 1 serving of enlightened marshmallow peanut butter ice cream. Yum!
Caryn, Thanks for sharing your modifications with us. Sounds delicious. ~Martha
This was so yummy! Thank you!
I entered the ingredients into my APP and for whatever reason it counted the cocoa powder as 1 point.