Low fat carrot mug cake with vegan options

Low fat carrot mug cake with vegan options

1 serving

45 minutes

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 flax egg (1 teaspoon flax, 2 teaspoons water) (or 1/4 of an egg)
  2. 1/2 teaspoons oil, I used safflower
  3. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  4. 1/4 cup grated carrot
  5. 1/4 cup applesauce
  6. 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  7. 2.5 tablespoons all purpose flour
  8. 2 tablespoons sugar (I used demerara)
  9. 1.5 teaspoons coconut flakes (optional, will increase fat content)
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  12. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  13. Frosting
  14. 1 tablespoon cream cheese or vegan cream cheese
  15. 2 teaspoons soy milk
  16. 1 teaspoon maple sugar
  17. 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps

  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. 2
    Mix ground flax and water to form a flax egg. Let it sit for a minute, then add the oil and vanilla. Mix.
  3. 3
    Add the carrots, applesauce, and walnuts. Mix.
  4. 4
    In a separate bowl add the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt. Mix.
  5. 5
    Add dry mixture to wet mixture and mix.
  6. 6
    Lightly grease an oven safe mug. Spoon mixture into mug, pat down and smooth.
  7. 7
    Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick or knife comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes. Then use a knife to work around the edge and remove the cake. Let cool completely.
  8. 8
    Mix the frosting ingredients and put frosting on cake. Enjoy!