Expresso Cake in a Mug

Thursday, August 12, 2010

This is Day 2 for me since starting Weight Watchers again and I already have a craving for chocolate so I searched for something quick and knew I could find something in a Hungry Girl cook book. I have all of Lisa Lillien's Hungry Girl cookbooks since getting her first cook book and loving it. I just love how she makes recipes for just 1 or 2 servings because it is only me eating all the food while hubby is away. I have found a lot of recipes for 4 - 6 servings and possibly even more which is fine if you want leftovers or have other mouths to feed, but sometimes you just want something to solve your sweet tooth craving without making too many servings that will tempt you to eat more and more just because it is there, especially when making cakes. This recipe, although not overly sweet, solved my chocolate sweet tooth craving. It took less than 5 minutes to put together including cooking time. I sprinkled a little powdered sugar over the top of the cake after flipping it over onto a plate. Next time I will have to try a drizzle of caramel or a small scoop of cool whip over the top. Not too bad for a quick dessert and a quick fix for a chocolate craving.




Expresso Cake in a Mug
(Hungry Girl 1-2-3)

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons devil's food cake mix
1 tablespoon fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon fat-free liquid egg substitute
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 packet splenda
Dash of salt

Directions:
Place coffee granues and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe mug sprayed with nonstick spray. Add 2 tablespoon hot water and stir until ingredients have dissolved.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute and 45 seconds.
Allow to cool slightly and then enjoy!

Servings: 1   Calories: 147   Fat: 3.25g   Fiber: 0.5g   WW Points: 3


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Also, I had to share a photo taken with the webcam of my hubby giving the thumbs up for the chocolate chip cookies and brownies I sent him. Thank goodness we are able to communicate almost every day on Skype. I absolutely love Skype. I just leave my computer on all day and night and if he goes online, he calls my computer up. It's kind of like having a phone because it will just ring until you answer. Anyways, the method of wrapping the cookies and brownies twice in saran wrap and then sticking them in the disposable ziploc or glad containers helped keep the treats moist and delicious even after a week when he received them. Thankfully, that method worked out. He enjoyed them and so did his buddies!

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