Chocolate lava cake. Yep.

First, let me just get these recent meal photos out of the way.

My lunch on Tuesday…I apologize that this is slightly blurry, I wanted to EAT.

2 rice cakes smeared in tomato paste, salsa, and nooch (nutritional yeast, a non-active yeast that sort of tastes like parmesan cheese.  It has seriously saved my ass since my lactose intolerance got worse!)
1 GIANT swiss chard wrap stuffed with 1/2 avocado, sliced roasted peppers, 2 tbsp chipotle hummus, crunchy sprouts
steamed green beans

I believe I had a pear as well.  This sucker kept me full for HOURS.

And I’m currently noshing on this.

fage 0% greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, 1 tsp coconut, 1 tsp chia seeds, 2 tbsp TJ’s peanut flour, cinnamon/nutmeg)

 Along with THIS.  I put the rest of that banana (it was gigantic) into a high fiber wrap and slathered it with the rest of the serving of TJ’s peanut flour.  I also added another 1tsp coconut, plus cinnamon, and a little bit of agave nectar.  NUKE.

Now, this looks like an exorbitant amount of food but this feast is only around 530 calories.  That’s a full 100 calories more than I usually eat for breakfast, and considering I didn’t REALLY count while I was making it (I logged it afterwards just to see how much so I could tell you guys about it), I’m pretty proud of myself for knowing exactly how much I should eat.  I used to stop myself before even getting to 450 calories which would just make me hungry around 11:30 in the morning.  Plus I’m planning on going for a 3 mile run plus a yoga class, so I need all the fuel I can get!

Now, for the amazing dessert I talked about on Tuesday night!

 Okay.  This will blow your mind.  That whole pile of gooey awesome? Only about 160 calories.  You heard me.

I adapted this from Smoothie Girl because hers was more of a protein muffin ‘snack’ and i wanted something you could confuse with a Bobby Flay dessert monster.  I think I got it right.

2 eggwhites or 1/2 cup liquid eggwhites.  You can also sub 2 flax eggs – 2 T flax meal, 6 T warm water, whisk and let sit until solid.  I actually ran out of egg whites after 1/4 cup so I added a 1/4 cup coconut milk, the new release by Silk.  Absolutely delicious stuff!
3 T applesauce
2 T coconut flour (this is KEY.  Coconut flour is incredibly silky.  I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1/2 tsp baking powder (i didn’t use this and the cake still worked, but feel free to use this!)
Stevia (I used 1 packet of Truvia)
1 T cocoa powder (i used Hershey Dark, BEST cocoa powder on the planet)

Mix all together in a microwave safe bowl sprayed or greased. Microwave for about 1 min 30.  🙂

Now, if you really want to get KA-RAY-ZAY…you can add the sauce.  1 tbsp cocoa powder mixed with water and sweetener of your choice until nice and glossy.

Microwave for longer if you want a cake with a bit more firmness but I wanted something that was extremely moist and fell apart at the fork’s touch.  And that’s what I got.  🙂

Off to digest and PERHAPS go for a run if my back behaves! What a beautiful day today!

Published by The Curious Ally Cat

I'm a 34 year old adjunct professor and writer in Connecticut. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late.

2 thoughts on “Chocolate lava cake. Yep.

  1. New to the site- was linked through Justin's NB. Is there a reason you put most (at least ones I've looked at) desserts in the microwave? I'm newly vegan-ish so there might be something I don't know. Thanks!


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