When I head to the kitchen, I don’t always know what will happen.
Yesterday, this delicious Vanilla Cake in a Mug recipe happened. I love it when something delicious…and easy…happens! It was so tasty I had it for my S breakfast this morning.
In case you’re wondering, an “S” breakfast is one with lots of good, healthy fats and very few carbs. I’ve been a very happy and successful Trim Healthy Mama follower for over a year now, and I eat yummy treats like this just about whenever I want!
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I love coconut flour because it lends a “real” consistency to gluten and grain free baked goods.
Plus, it’s super healthy for you! One thing I have noticed, however, is that using a significant amount of coconut flour in a mug cake recipe seems to increase the “baking” time. Since all microwaves vary, you may need to experiment a bit to see how long yours will take. My microwave takes about twice as long.
Top your vanilla cake in a mug with your favorite Trim Healthy Mama plan-approved “frosting,” Greek yogurt and fresh berries, some THM Skinny Chocolate, or try this delicious fresh, creamy lime glaze.
If you like coconut and mug cakes, you will want to try my Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake in a Mug – a recipe that’s included in the first Trim Healthy Mama cookbook published in 2015! You can order your copy here, or the new simplified Trim Healthy Mama Plan book, through my affiliate partner.
Vanilla Cake in a Mug with Creamy Lime Glaze
This bright, fresh, low carb single serving cake is a perfect treat for Trim Healthy Mamas, gluten free, or low carbers.
For the Cake
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbs coconut flour
- 1 Tbs golden flax
- 1 Tbs 0% Greek yogurt, or sour cream.
- 1 tsp virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp xylitol (optional)
- 2 packets stevia OR your favorite sweetener to desired sweetness
- 2-4 Tbs almond milk, for consistency
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of sea salt
- Splash of vanilla (1/4 to 1/2 tsp)[br]
For the Glaze
- 1 Tbs sour cream
- 1 tsp fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp xylitol
- 1 packet stevia
- OR use your favorite sweetener to desired sweetness
MAKE THE CAKE
If baking in the oven, preheat to 350 degrees.
- In a microwave or oven safe mug or bowl, whisk egg and sour cream together.
- Add coconut flour, flax, coconut oil, sweetener, baking powder, salt and vanilla and mix well.
- Add almond milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach a muffin batter consistency.
- Microwave for 2 minutes or until done in the center.
- OR bake for 20 minutes or until baked through.
- Top with desired topping, such as...
MAKE THE CREAMY LIME GLAZE
- Combine sour cream, fresh lime juice and sweetener(s).
- Mix well and pour on top of cooled, or warm, cake.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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Yum! My last mug cake was a sad fail… Probably ’cause I stink at following directions. 😉 I’m gonna attempt to make this as close to how you say as possible. Haha. 🙂
This was very good, a breakaway from the usual MIM, but what is the carb count, please?
A great recipe analyzer to use is at Spark People. I simply added the ingredients/amounts and it calculated that there are 11.3g carbs and 7.1g fiber for a net carb count of 4.2 per serving. You can find the recipe analyzer here: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp
So glad you liked it, thanks for letting me know!
This was really good. I am more of a chocolate girl but I do love lime so gave it a go. The glaze really makes it. I am not a big fan of MIM. I think it’s a texture thing plus there’s a certain flavor from using the grain free flours. So to have the glaze to cover it up was great. Delicious recipe, thank you!
Thank you Janet! I totally get the texture thing. I have issues with that on certain things myself. So glad to provide you a recipe that you enjoyed!