Barefoot by the Sea: Individual Chocolate Cakes (Under 150 calories!)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Individual Chocolate Cakes (Under 150 calories!)

Sometimes you just need chocolate, don't you think?  With the New Year, I'm looking for healthier recipes that have good ingredients and make me feel good from the inside out.  I'm a firm believer that when I'm eating more quality, "cleaner" food, I'm a happier person.  That being said, sometimes you just need a dessert.  This is one that won't get you into too much trouble (under 150 calories per serving) and although it isn't a "health food", helps you indulge in your chocolate craving.  It's a quick dessert and portion controlled.
Individual Chocolate Cakes
2 tablespoon almond milk (you could use rice, coconut or regular dairy) 
2 tablespoons all natural organic sugar  
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 & 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg white
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
 
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat 2 (6-ounce) ramekins with cooking spray; sprinkle each with 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, flour, cocoa, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, stirring until smooth. Spoon chocolate mixture into a medium bowl; cool 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  4. Place egg white in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Add remaining 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (do not overbeat). Gently stir 1/4 of egg white mixture into chocolate mixture; gently fold in remaining egg white mixture. Spoon mixture into prepared dishes. Sharply tap dishes 2 or 3 times to level. Place dishes on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until puffy and set. Serve immediately.  (As an alternative, I've seen people microwave these on high for 3 minutes)
  5. *Serve warm and with a dollop of good Vanilla Ice Cream on top for an extra kick (just be sure to adjust the calorie count as well).  Yummmm!
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Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Friday!

13 comments:

  1. I love that this is such a small serving recipe! That makes me more inclined to try it I think :-)

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  2. This look ahhhmaaaaziiinnnggg!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ooooh yummy! I have tried something similar called a mug cake that is cooked in the microwave, but that seems to dry it out too much. I'll have to try yours in the oven next time!

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    1. Tammy, same idea as the mug cake, just watch the cooking or these can dry out. Let me know if you test them out :)

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  4. I love that the calories are so low and the perfect sized servings! Thank you for sharing!! I cannot wait to make...

    New follower :)

    The Parlor Girl 

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    1. Thanks and let me know what you think if you do try them!

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  6. Oh my...this looks good! I have been having cravings for something sweet for a couple days now. Maybe ill make myself some tomorrow since i have a little bit of almond milk left (plus the weather is very gloomy over here...perfect time to indulge in sweetness!)

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    1. Right there with you Jovana, these are even better because they are deliciously comforting in the dog days of Winter!

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  7. Under 150 calories?! I need to jump on this bandwagon.

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    1. Great for a quick craving, and these don't get me into trouble!!!!

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  8. I am definitely trying this! I love anything that helps me with portion control :) Now following your blog!

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