Freedom Friday: Mug Pound Cake

February 28, 2014

vegan gluten free soy free mug pound cake recipe

Pound cake is one of those foods that doesn’t allow you to have just one slice. It tricks you with its plain color and texture into thinking it is the healthy (read: somewhat boring) alternative to its friends the crumb cake, the chocolate cake, the coffee cake etc. However, it goes the way of Pringles (at least for me), once you pop (a large slice into your mouth) the fun don’t (ahem…doesn’t*) stop. I have a sort of sick obsession with pound cake. It goes well with literally everything. I am convinced that someone -more talented in the kitchen than me- could figure out a way to work pound cake into pizza, sandwich, or even pie form!  Alas, a girl can dream. While daydreaming of pound cake I decided I wanted to make a miniature version of my favorite dessert! Mug cakes are easy, fun to make and literally take all of 5 minutes to create once you’ve measured your ingredients.  Enjoy your mini pound cake,  I dare you to try to eat just one….!

 

Mug Pound Cake

1 large mug

1 tsp. flax meal

5 tbsp. coconut flour

2 tbsp.  sugar  (make sure it is vegan, many brands use non-vegan ingredients in processing)

1 tsp. agave nectar

½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

3 tbsp. vegetable oil

 

 

Mix all dry ingredients in mug

Add oil and mix well

Stir in agave nectar and vanilla until uniform texture

Microwave mug on high for 3-4 minutes

*MUG WILL BE EXTREMELY HOT UPON REMOVAL- USE POT HOLDERS*

Remove mug and let cool for 1-2 minutes before turning upside down and tapping gently on the bottom with a fork to make the cake pop out onto a plate

Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar (or even some powdered sugar!) and enjoy!

Also by Kate: Happy Strawberry Banana Raw Vegan Bars

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Photo: Kate Coffey

 

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Contributing Editor Kate Coffey is the founder of Forever Fascinated Blog, a vegan, the lucky co-parent to Miss Wednesday the Wonder Pup, a French speaking/lover of anything French U.S. Army Wife who is on a mission to spread the good word about living life to its fullest! You can also follow Kate on her Instagram and vegan organic pet treat shop, Wednesday Cafe.

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