I don’t understand how anyone could dislike a mug cake. They are super easy and fast and satisfy any dessert cravings in less than five minutes.
Well, today I’m going to shock the socks off your mug cake lovin’ shoes.
You can make a mug cake out of beans. And it can taste like a fudgy brownie, not even kidding. It is possible to take beans, whole wheat flour, honey, and cocoa powder and make a dairy free whole wheat mug brownie.
(don’t think I’m not seeing your bare feet)
Now, I’m not going to lie, I like some whacky foods. I don’t always share them with you, because well, they are kind of out there. But when my mom and brother (lava cake lovers to the extreme) ate this, thinking it was a lava cake and were only disappointed because it tasted like a fudge brownie instead of a lava cake, you know this is for reals good. No, this is not a lava cake. It is a mug brownie. Oh, I never told them it was made from beans, not even after we finished licking the ramekins (because melted chocolate chips and fudge brownie crumbs are really good!)
Guys, this has a whopping 16 grams of protein per serving. 16 grams! You have to try this. Seriously.
My next person on my list to thank is Zainab, from Blahnik Baker. Ironically, it was her cakes that first caught my attention. She makes crazy amazing cakes. But she is an even better blogger friend than a baker. When she first emailed me, just for fun, she didn’t probably anticipate the floods of emails she would receive from me asking her a million and one questions. And she answered every.single.question I asked about blogging. And guys, this wasn’t just one email. This was months and months of emails! She guided me through choosing hosts and frameworks and themes and advertising. Actually, she is still doing that! She was the first blogger I could ask for solid numbers, like stats and ads and prices. I can’t tell you how many things she helped me with because it would take several posts – all I can say, is that without her, I wouldn’t be on WordPress. Period. And I wouldn’t enjoy blogging like I do. It is the people behind the blogging that make it worth it. She always responded quickly and satisfied my curiosity about whether or not WP was worth it, or if transferring it on my own was possible, or if I could make money blogging. She was open and honest, encouraging and personable, and her blog is a joy to follow. If you haven’t already, check out her blog. Just don’t read this post – don’t say I didn’t warn you.
- ½ cup black beans, cooked and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- pinch of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- Blend black beans in a food processor (I used my Ninja)
- Add flour, cocoa powder, honey, almond milk, vanilla, and egg.
- Blend again until smooth.
- Divide between two microwave safe mugs or ramekins.
- Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Microwave on medium power for 2-3 minutes. (I used power 7, out of 10, for 2.5 minutes)
- Let cool for a minute before digging in!
- Let cool