Friday, May 1, 2015

Chai Spice Mug Cake - Sugar-Free, Low-Carb, and Gluten-Free. Y-U-M.

Here is another Amazing 2-Minute Speedy Cake!

2-Minute Chai Spice Jiffy Cake.

This is another delicious gluten-free cake recipe that is very similar to our Amazing Mini Gingerbread Speedy Cake. These make your kitchen smell heavenly!

I adore Chai Tea. I make some herbal caffeine-free versions of chai that our family loves and they have long been one of our favorite beverages... But I just cant seem to get enough Chai, so this mini cake was born.

This low-carb Chai-Spice mug cake is light and fluffy. It tastes terrific, plus it is packed with lots of nutritious ingredients, instead of using a high amounts of starch like the typical gluten-free baked goods. This unique Mini Cake fills you up and keeps you feeling satisfied for a long time, taking care of your cravings for sugary sweets. It's perfect paired with a cold glass of organic whole milk or almond milk.

We LOVE these Jiffy Cake recipes!

This is a variation of a recipe created in the Kitchen Cheetahs Test Kitchens in the fall of 2014. This delicious microwave mini cake cooks in only 2 minutes. It's nice to make just a little cake and not have a bunch of leftover cake you don't know what to do with.

We like to prepare several of these single-serving cake mixes and package them up into mini zip-lock bags. The ingredient list is more complex, but it is totally worth getting out all of these ingredients to make these cake mixes. Then they are ready for a quick dessert, breakfast, or snack. Often 2 of us will share 1 of these scrumptious cakes. They are very filling and enjoyable to eat. These quick mini cakes are great for people who don't want to be deprived on their low-carb or gluten-free diets, and still want to lose weight.

These are truly a guilt-free treat. I feel completely comfortable having my family eat these for breakfast, or as a snack before bed. This is sugar-free, gluten-free, chemical-free, and dairy-free. It also has a nice protein content and is loaded with healthy fiber. The coconut oil is very good for you too.

Stay tuned, more delicious speedy mini-cake recipes will be posted on this blog!


Dry Cake Mix Ingredients:

3 T. finely ground white almond meal
1 T. plus 1 t. coconut flour
1 T. finely ground golden flax meal
2 t. finely ground rice bran or oat bran
1 T. xylitol
1 T. IMO powder
1 T. Lakanto brand White Zero-Calorie Natural Sweetener (sugar substitute)
1/16 t. (heaping) lecithin powder

1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. plus 1/8 t. ground cardamom, to taste (I love cardamom)
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/4 t. ground cloves or allspice
1/4 t. ground ginger (make sure your ginger powder is fresh)
1/8 t. powdered intense natural sweetener, of choice (we will post a formula for soon!)
1/16 t. (heaping) sea salt or Biosalt (recipe on this blog)

Wet Ingredients:

1 large egg, at room temperature
1 t. vegetable glycerine
2 T. warmed coconut oil
2 T. warm water
1/2 t. real vanilla extract, optional


To Make The Dry Cake Mix:

Place the first 8 ingredients in a Krups seed mill and finely grind together. The finer this is ground, the nicer the cake will turn out.

Pour out the fine powder mix into a small zip-lock bag.

Add the rest of the dry ingredients into the zip-lock bag.

Seal the bag and shake together well to blend.

Repeat this process for however many cake mixes you choose to make.

Label and store the bags of cake mix in your refrigerator, or in your freezer for longer term storage.

To make 1 mini-Cake:

Oil a 2-cup sized Pyrex baking cup (we like to use deodorized 76 degree coconut oil).

Crack the egg into the 2-cup Pyrex baking cup and whisk to blend without incorporating air.

Add the vegetable glycerine and vanilla and whisk together.

Add the warmed coconut oil along with the warm water, whisk together well to blend.

Pour in a single serving of prepared dry Mini-Cake Mix. Stir together until smooth.

Place the Pyrex baking cup off-center in your carousel microwave for even cooking.

Cook on high for 2 minutes in the microwave. The center of the cake should just spring back when touched.

Let cake cool in the microwave 3 minutes.

Remove from microwave and eat once it has cooled down enough, or cover with a lid to keep moist and eat it later.

You may sprinkle the top with additional cinnamon or chai spices. Topping with whipped cream is excellent too!


Variation: To Make a mini-cake that you can turn out of the baking cup:

Cut out a piece of parchment paper that fits neatly into the bottom of your Pyrex baking cup.

Oil the bottom and partway up the sides of the Pyrex baking cup. Place the parchment paper disk in the bottom of the baking cup and press to attach.

Oil the top of the parchment paper in the baking cup.

Mix up your cake mix in a separate small bowl and scrape it out into your oiled and papered Pyrex baking cup.

Microwave 2 minutes, as directed above. Cool 3 minutes in the microwave.

Remove from microwave and then invert cake onto an oiled serving plate. Peel off parchment paper.

Let the cake cool an additional 3 minutes before eating, or cover for later.

Source: VitaFiber IMO (Isomalto-oligosaccharide) fiber powder

Photos of the process:

An easy way to store and warm the coconut oil for Jiffy Cakes.

Mix the wet ingredients together and them add the dry ingredients (I used a pre-made mix).

Mix together well until lumps are removed.

Microwave off-center 2 minutes, for even cooking.

The finished cake.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon or chai spices if desired. You can top with whipped cream too!

A very nice textured cake.


Leila & Nancy
The Kitchen Cheetahs!