This gluten-free chocolate cake for one is a delicious, oven-baked treat! NO microwave needed. It's also oil-free and low in sugar!
No microwave?...no problem!
I haven't used a microwave in about....thirty years?
My older brother had a few health problems when he was little, all of which drop-kicked my mom into the health world. That meant, soy milk for him and no microwave for us.
After a while, though, I didn't much care, and still don't use one.
Ergo, I make everything in the oven, even single serve desserts. This, I know, can negate the 'quick' part of a single serve recipe. For me, though, I make smaller batch recipes for many reasons.
At the top of the list, it gives me a chance to try out something new. If I have an idea, making it mini-sized allows me to try it and not waste a lot of ingredients.
What is teff flour?
This recipe calls for a combination of buckwheat and teff flours.
Teff is a pretty amazing little grain...literally, it is the smallest grain known!
It's also packed full of nutrients, including protein, iron, and calcium.
I became familiar with it long ago, but my interest was re-piqued earlier this year. After Micky's birth, I was diagnosed with anemia. Given that teff is a great source of iron, I started incorporating more of it into recipes. That includes this oven-baked chocolate cake!
What does this taste like?
I really enjoy how the Greek yogurt and cocoa play off of each other in this treat. The additions of applesauce and maple syrup add to sweetness, which is light and not overpowering.
The teff flour lends a certain flavor that also pairs well with the cocoa powder and rounds out the texture.
As usual, this isn't very sweet, so beware of that please. I don't want anyone to waste time or ingredients. If you'd like to bump up the sweetness, you can always add in some stevia!
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Oven-Baked Chocolate Cake for One
- 1 Tbsp buckwheat flour see Notes
- 1 Tbsp teff flour
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- dash sea salt
- 1 Tbsp Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp applesauce
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp milk of your choice
- chocolate chips or chopped chocolate as desired
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Stir in the wet ingredients until well combined.
- Pour batter into a well-oiled 8-10 ounce ramekin.
- Top with chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until top is springy to the touch.
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: