3tbspalmond meala.k.a. ground almonds or almond flour
1 and 1/2tbspcacao powder
1/4tspbaking powder(gluten free)
1tbspmaple syrupor honey
2tspextra virgin olive oil
1/2tspvanilla extract- OPTIONAL but lovely for flavour
To start - you can make this cake in the mug you'll cook it in, or you can make it in a small bowl and then pour it into a mug or ramekin to cook it.
Place the dry ingredients (almond meal, cacao, baking powder) into a small bowl/mug. Stir a little to combine.
Add the egg, maple syrup, olive oil and vanilla to the mixture. Whisk with a fork until you have a smooth cake batter.
Pour batter into the mug or ramekin you're going to cook it in (if it's not in there already). Make sure the mug/ramekin isn't filled to the brim - you'll need at least 2cm left at the top so it doesn't spill over.
Place mug/ramekin in microwave. Cook for 60 seconds - it will puff up a lot while cooking and then settle. Check on the cake. It will probably still be a little undercooked. Cook for a further 15-30 seconds until done to your liking (microwave ovens can vary a lot).
Serve immediately while it's nice a warm. Add toppings if you like!
*If the cake batter seems far too thick - say, more like a pudding than a batter - you can add 1-3 teaspoons of any kind of milk e.g. almond milk to thin out the batter a little. *You can substitute another liquid sweetener in to this recipe e.g. coconut syrup, date syrup or rice malt syrup. Rice malt syrup isn't as sweet-tasting, so you may need to increase the quantity slightly if you're not satisfied with the result. *This is also really yummy with a pinch of cinnamon and/or some chocolate chips stirred through as well!
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