Grain Free Microwave Chocolate Cake & Icing

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I'm an artist and a writer, but I'm also a foodie - a foodie with restrictions. One of those restrictions is GRAINS. Can't eat 'em. It sucks. I like to cook and I like to experiment so from time to time I also like to share recipes with you. Here's one I made up tonight. It is incredibly rich. I shared it with my daughter and even tho the ramekin we made it in is about 5 inches across and 2 inches deep we only hate about a 3rd of this dessert between the two of us. My husband will have a nice treat waiting for him when he gets home. :) 

Please note this recipe does use eggs and real sugar. I have no restrictions on eggs and I can and do eat real sugar in moderation. (I splurge so rarely I want the real stuff when I do.) You are welcome to substitute and experiment as you like of course, but please don't ask my advice on substitutions. I cannot advise you in that capacity. 

 

Cake: 

1/4 cup almond flour/meal (Honeyville is the finest ground almond flour. Bob's Red Mill is coarser and will result in a different texture. Not bad just different.) 

1 tbsp coconut flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp baking powder

Dash of salt (this cuts the sweet and deepens the flavor of the chocolate) 

1 tbsp vanilla

2 tbsp melted butter

1 egg

1 tbsp water

 

Mix everything together in small bowl or Corning Ware ramekin (that is what we use)

Microwave for 1 min 30 secs (this may vary depending on your micro) 

NOTE: The cake is quite good without icing. So you could skip it. Alternatively you could sprinkle some chocolate chips on top and let them melt. Or if you are feeling frisky you can make the icing below. 

Icing:

1 stick butter room temperature

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tbsp vanilla

Dash of salt

Ideally if you have a Magic Bullet type blender make the icing in that. If not beat it or whip it or mash it together somehow till creamy.  

Smear as much of the icing on the cake as you wish. Freeze the rest.  

 

Please let me know if you make it - and what you think. :)