Individual Chocolate Cake

Individual Chocolate Cake
Individual Chocolate Cake

We low carbers are familiar with the famous Muffin in a Minute, lovingly referred to as a MIM.  I tinkered around with this recipe to come up with a pretty good chocolate cake.  This is the final result.   This recipe has 5.9 net carbs with the oat fiber, and only 6.0 net carbs without it.  So you don’t have to use it, but including it it gives the cake a nicer texture and visual surface appearance than the one I baked without it.   You can make this with all dark flax meal if you want it to appear darker in color.  I couldn’t tell any difference in the flavor either way.  The glycerine is to improve sweetness and moisture but is not absolutely essential.  If you’re not familiar with glycerine, this snippit may help: This recipe is not acceptable for Induction unless you leave out the oat fiber.  As you can see by the nutritional info below, this cake is also very GOOD for you! 🙂

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2 tsp. oat fiber

2 T. golden flax meal

2 T. dark flax meal

½ tsp. baking powder

1½ T. cocoa powder

1 pkt. stevia + 8 drops liquid Splenda (chocolate items need more sweetener)

1½ tsp. vanilla

1 beaten egg

2 T. melted butter

1 T. strong coffee (already brewed)

pinch salt

1 tsp. vegetable glycerine (optional)

DIRECTIONS: Melt butter in microwave in a coffee mug or medium ceramic ramekin.  Next stir in cocoa until blended.  Now beat in the egg and add the coffee, vanilla and glycerine.  Blend all these wet ingredients well.  Add the flax meal, baking powder, salt and oat fiber.  Beat the batter with a fork a minute or so to really blend well.  Microwave on HI for 1 minute 13 seconds.  Time may vary due to microwave differences.  When cool, slice and enjoy with sweetened whipped cream.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Serves 1, each serving contains:  (I sometimes share this with my husband, which halves the figures below for each person.

478 calories

40.8 g  fat

18.6 g  carbs

12.7 g  fiber

5.9 g  NET CARBS

13.3 g  protein

525 mg sodium



8 thoughts on “Individual Chocolate Cake

  1. Kim Day

    any recipes for single cheesecake? The issue you spoke about (too much left over)- is a big one, and rather than waste, would prefer if there is a single serve recipe to have that- your recipes are great, by the way! Thanks so much for sharing them.

    1. I order it from on-line as I can’t get it locally either. You might Google it for possible other sources on your side of the pond. There is so little added in my recipes, it CAN be omitted from most of my recipes. It’s primarily a flavor and texture enhancer. The cakes/muffins will taste pretty much the same without it. The one recipe I have you absolutely cannot leave it out of is my dumpling recipe. They won’t taste very good without it. 🙂

    1. No, Karen, you want “vegetable” glycerine. I order it at Google “vegetable glycerine” or “food grade glycerine” for other possible sources.

    1. Welcome, Melody! I have nearly 700 on the site for your browsing pleasure. I’ve been eating this way for over 4 years now. 🙂 Happy browsing. I hope you fine lots of recipes here you’d like to try. Let me know if you have any questions about a recipe.

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