Monday, December 1, 2014

Healthy peppermint Oreo-stuffed cake for one

healthy peppermint oreo-stuffed single serving microwave cake

December, and the holiday season is upon us. That special time of the year when we all collectively agree to guzzle eggnog and munch cookies in unison, so no one person is guilty of being that trashy fellow with the extravagant sweet tooth. It can’t be just me—everyone loves an opportunity to make and eat extra dessert. Right? Yes, right.

In preparation for the parties and gatherings ahead, I’ve already collected a few recipes to try out. Yule logs...layer cakes...cookies, mostly. But in the midst of all that sugary goodness, it doesn’t hurt to have some healthier sweets. Like, say, mug cakes.

mug cake
Not this kind. source

Searching for a way to use up the leftover erythritol from that sugar-free pumpkin pie, I turned to Foodie Fiasco for some single-serving cake ideas—because, as you can see, she has lots. Coincidentally, I also had some (happily vegan) peppermint Jo-Jo’s on hand. What to do? Stuff that shit in cake! And drizzle it with chocolate! Just logic right there!

healthy peppermint oreo-stuffed cake for one
I'm too lazy to even take it out of the ramekin.

What you see right here is a way to celebrate the glorious culinary combination that is peppermint and chocolate...in one healthy, low-calorie cake. You can even eat it for breakfast. As demonstrated by the page of colorful Sundae comics visible in the above photo. Look, I can do connotation too!

healthy peppermint oreo stuffed cake for one
My pitiful attempt to show you the cookie in the middle.

So, when you find yourself drowning in eggnog and sweet potatoes and pie, just turn my way and try out this cake. The pure heathiness of this recipe will embrace you and make you believe that yes, there really is a Santa Claus, and he has come to town. Kinda.

Here’s the recipe.      
     
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Healthy peppermint Oreo-stuffed cake for one

Adapted from Foodie Fiasco

Ingredients

8 grams • Ener-g egg replacer • 1 tablespoon

60 grams • water • ¼ cup

18 grams • coconut flour • 2 tablespoons

28 grams • nondairy yogurt • 2 tablespoons

2 grams • baking powder • ½ teaspoon

Pinch salt

24 grams • granulated erythritol • 2 tablespoons

1 peppermint Oreo or Jo-Jo (use gluten-free if desired)

Melted chocolate, to taste

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together Ener-g egg replacer and water until homogenous. Whisk in coconut flour, yogurt, baking powder, salt, and erythritol until thoroughly combined.

Pour about 1/3 of the batter in a greased ramekin or mug. Place peppermint Oreo in center and top with remaining batter.  Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Let cool for five minutes before removing from ramekin. Top with melted chocolate and munch.

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healthy peppermint oreo stuffed cake for one
See that down there? That's a peppermint Jo-Jo. Yeah.

You may notice that this post seems shorter than usual. You would be correct. Just wanted to pop in, share this recipe, and pop right back out. No time for idle chatter—there are cakes to be baked and cookies to be photographed and lattes to be brewed!

martha stewart decorates a christmas tree with oprah
"Honestly, Oprah, after all of this baking and decoration, I'm feeling kind of dead inside." source

10 comments:

  1. There are PEPPERMINT Oreos? No one told me this *hisses* Buuuut then again, there is always chocolate biscuits and peppermint essence and such too, I am not sure if these Scotsmen over here have had some special peppermint O's flewn across the seven seas, it looks fantastic though, cake in a cup is brilliant :D
    I must say though, I am always surprised whenever you post up a healthy recipe, what'll be next - savoury?! :O Hahah, only joking, loving the inspiration missy! Enjoy the rest of your comic ;) x

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    1. Yes, you should totally try peppermint oreos! Probably wouldn't be too hard to make, if you used biscuits and some frosting...but you never know, you might be able to find some! :P And I know, so unlike me to post all these healthy recipes, lol. Don't worry, there'll be more sugar coming your way soon!!

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  2. Wow! This looks amazing June :)

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  3. This actually made me stop dead in my tracks to read. The whole thing is going in my belly when I get home. Off to find Egg re placers! Lush.

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    1. Yay! If it helps, the original recipe from Foodie Fiasco calls for two egg whites instead of replacers. So if you don't mind eating eggs, you could try that too! Still very healthy :) Hope you enjoy it!

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  4. Eating extra dessert sounds good to me! Especially if it involves peppermint oreos - SO GOOD.

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  5. I love cakes for one :) I just made one for breakfast today. I love this! Peppermint oreos? I am so going shopping!

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    1. Me too! You should totally try this!

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