cacao mug cakes

recipe  7th November 2016 by

This recipe is so easy to make and only takes 2 minutes to cook. Plus it tastes exactly like a chocolate cake, but with absolutely no dairy, no gluten and no refined sugar!

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  • 3 tbsp ground graze Californian almonds
  • 2 tbsp graze cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 14 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Use a fork or whisk to beat ingredients together until well mixed and there are not clumps. Think of this as beating eggs - you want to aerate the eggs a bit to add some lightness.

Pour into a mug (alternately, just mix the ingredients in the mug) and microwave for 2 minutes (depending on microwave wattage).

topping 1: raspberry & cacao sauce - Mix 1 tsp melted coconut oil, with 2 tsp cacao powder and 2 tsp maple syrup until even. Pour over cake and top with fresh raspberries and cacao nibs.

topping 2: blueberry almond crumble - Mix 1 tbsp warm crunchy almond butter with 1 tsp maple syrup and a drizzle of almond milk. Pour over cake and top with fresh blueberries and cacao nibs.

topping 3: banoffee - Blitz frozen chopped banana until creamy. Mix 1 tsp melted coconut oil with 1 tbsp warm smooth almond butter and 2 tsp maple syrup until even. Top cake with banana ice cream, pour “caramel” sauce over, and sprinkle with cacao nibs.

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  • Peruvian cacao powder

    pure Peruvian cacao powder, ground from cacao beans, high in iron, magnesium and copper


By Holly, graze taste expert.

Taste expert Holly works with our ingredients hunters to find the best new ingredients to use in our snacks.

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