Nutritious Chocolate Cake: 2 ingredients, 5 minutes

by Health Freak Eddy on April 21, 2012

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Two-ingredient chocolate cake

Chocolate cake with two ingredients? In five minutes? Really? And is this even good for you?

Yes, yes and yes (don’t live on it though).

And it is actually delicious, up there with the best. I came up with this recipe when being innovative with the limited range of ingredients (and time) I had. It is a healthy variation of the popular 5-minute mug cake. This recipe is very simple, and makes a lot of sense when you begin to understand how ingredients work together to create new textures. For example, low-carb dieters will know you can make many bread substitutes by combining eggs with coconut flour, ground almonds, peanut butter, whey powder and various other substitutes which all create different results.

Like I’ve said before, I don’t believe in ‘cheating’, its a flawed concept, I’m not trying to create a ‘hacked’ version of cake (even though it is lol), and eating this lots will not help you lose weight! Appreciating real food, and good wholesome cooking, of food we were supposed to eat is what I’m all about. This is just a little innovative idea I wanted to share.

Remember how DARK chocolate is actually very good for you with its high anti-oxidant content, minerals, and healthy fats? Eggs are also a great source of protein and contain numerous minerals and trace elements we could all do with. Don’t worry about cholesterol…

Anyway enough chat here you go:

Serves one (decent sized dessert)


  • 40-80g of Dark chocolate (as dark as you can enjoy)
  • one egg

Less chocolate will create a lighter ‘cakier’ texture, more will create a denser brownie-like texture. I recomend starting with 70g on your first time. If you want a massive cake, experiment with upping the ingredients, and feel free to put it in an oven (oven tray not coffee mug though).


  • baking powder can help it rise a little more
  • nuts
  • honey
  • serve with fruit, banana is good
  • serve with cream


  1. Melt chocolate in a mug using your microwave. If you cant do this without burning go learn.
  2. Beat your egg into the melted chocolate.
  3. Microwave again, 30 seconds at a time to check how fast your microwave works, won’t take more than 1:30 seconds.
  4. Tip on a plate or eat it out of the mug after letting it cool a bit.

Here’s some pictures for for those who prefer visual instruction:

I’ve gone for a dense brownie style version with cream.
























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