Hi there! It’s been a long time since we posted anything; we’ve got plenty of drafts waiting to be published and too little time. Although I must admit I seem to have plenty of time to whip up quick chocolatey snacks… hence the new post!
I’ve been having huge chocolate cravings lately, so here’s two ways I found to satisfy them: a super low calorie/ low fat chocolate popsicle and a serving of delicious fudgy chocolate (obviously, the second one is far from ‘super low calorie’ but still, since it’s a single serving, it’s still moderate).
Quick Chocolate Cake
Slightly altered recipe from food.com
The original recipe calls for microwave baking, but I don’t have a microwave, so I baked our cake in the oven, the traditionaly way. :p I’m pretty sure that if you do have a microwave, 5 minutes of baking are enough (see the details at the original recipe page).
for the cake
4 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons drinking chocolate (I had Cadbury’s!)
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 packet yeast/baking powder
for the frosting
Nutella (as much as it takes)
Poppy seeds (I think they look incredibly cute)
Set the oven at 180 degrees and start mixing the ingredients. In a ceramic bowl (this will be where the cake is served unless you butter it and manage to take the cake out when it’s done!) mix all the solid ingredients (the flour, the yeast and the cocoa). In another bowl, whisk together the egg, oil and milk. Slowly add the liquid mix into the first bowl and mix it until it looks a delicious, even dark brown color.
Put it in oven at middle height and let it bake until it looks solid; that’s about 10 minutes in my oven.
Take it out, let it cool another 5-10 minutes and then frost the cake with nutella. Sprinkle some poppy seeds just because they look awesome and enjoy!
It’s incredibly delicious for such a quick fix!
And here goes the other chocolatey treat:
Chocolate Soymilk Popsicle
This one is way too easy to be called a ‘recipe’, plus I’m sure there are hundreds of people who had the same idea.
Still, here you go:
I had a carton of chocolate soymilk in the fridge (I’ve been wanting to try it for quite a while now and some days ago I got some), ice pop molds on my shelf, and it was hot. It looks like in Greece summer isn’t yet convinced it’s time to go. The ice pop molds are CHOSIGT from IKEA, you can get them for two dollars.
Here’s what I woke up to! It’s pretty good for such a low calorie (and low fuss!) treat; if you’re like Alex who loves popsicles, you’ll definitely love it. With the soymilk I used (63 cal/100 ml), the whole popsicle is about 40 calories.
PS: Forgive us for the low quality photos, my SLR is back at home!