One of the hardest part about counting calories is that it's really hard to get in a satisfying sweet tooth fix without completely getting off track. If I'm making a chocolate cake I'm usually consuming 200-500 calories in batter or frosting alone - all those little licks and tastes really add up! Then there's the fact that in my house there's just not enough people to eat an entire chocolate dessert in one sitting, so the leftovers tend to call me late at night. I wonder when I've only got about 1200 calories a day to use how I can possibly fit in a piece of cake or brownie without going over my calorie count for the day.
Luckily I was so desperately hungry the other day that when I came across a full jar of unopened Nutella in my cabinet I started looking for quick and healthy alternatives to a large dessert. I'm so happy I scored with this amazing recipe! It cooks up in the microwave in no time and makes just enough for 1 large or 2 average sized servings. Best of all it's totally gooey and satisfying! Next time you need a sweet tooth fix look no further.
90-Second Nutella Chocolate Cake
Yield: 1 large or 2 small servings (140 calories per serving)
1 tbl nutella
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 tbl all-purpose flour
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbl packed light brown sugar
1 tbl milk
Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Divide the mixture evenly between two half cup ramekins or add the entire mixture to a large coffee mug. Microwave on 70% power for 90 seconds, checking the cake/s after each 30 seconds for doneness.
adapted from Back to her Roots.