Monday, August 13, 2012

Chai Latte Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

I think I may have said a time or two how much I love single serving desserts.
Especially the ones that cook in a minute or less.
I don't really buy snack cakes or other such tempting yumminess, because then I would eat them. So I always say that I don't keep "good stuff" in the house.
But, I have the ingredients to make good stuff, and with a little effort comes cake (a sort of healthy cake, at that).
So this mug cake is actually pretty scrumptious, despite it's gross appearance.
I used a latte mix for the chai flavor and it made some foam around the cake, much like a latte ;)
Here's where I got my chai flavor:

Found these at Walmart in a pack of 8 (I think) for about 3 1/2 dollars, which is cheaper than what I would pay at Starbucks for one soy chia latte.
See what I mean about the foamy, gross appearance. Ewww in looks, but Yummmm in flavor and texture!
Make it!
Chai Latte, Chocolate Chip Mug Cake for 1
1 tbsp powdered chai tea latte mix
3 tbsp flour
3 packets of turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)*
3 tbsp almond milk
1 tbsp applesauce
1/4 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and pour into a greased (microwave safe) mug or ramekin. Bake for 55-60 seconds in the microwave & let it cool for 5 minutes.

Invert on a plate or eat it out of the mug & enjoy!

*If you don't have sugar in the raw, use 3 tsp of regular sugar or 2-3 Splenda packets, to taste.

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