I have developed quite a sweet tooth, of late. To me, the day would not be complete without the addition of a something sweet to end it. I come from a family with diabetes encoded in my genetic configuration. Diabetes & desserts don't get along very well together. Hence, I started developing dessert recipes that are friendly to my health without having to offend my taste buds.
This first, of my many recipes I intend to share (beyond all the tempting images I post on my Facebook wall) was developed for my husband & his love for Red Velvet Cakes. It's a bonus that this recipe takes almost no time (and very little money) to make - the perfect solution for busy weeknights!
How to make a Red Velvet Cake in 5 minutes (cooking & prep time)This recipe serves 2. You will need 2 microwave safe ramekins (or 2 microwave safe mugs)
Tip : Be sure to get all your ingredients measured out & equipment ready for prep time!
Ingredients :55g Self raising flour (or add 1/4 tsp baking powder to all purpose flour)
75g Unsalted butter
30g Brown sugar
1 Large egg
1Tbs Milk (more or less; can be substituted with water. I use low fat milk)
1tsp Super Sprout Beetroot Powder (Buy here)
1/2tsp Vanilla essence (I use Organic vanilla essence, not flavoring)
1Tbs Cocoa powder
(opt) Chocolate chips
(opt) Cream cheese
(opt) 1 shot of low fat milk
Steps :1. Mix butter, flour, sugar, cocoa powder & Super Sprout Beetroot Powder (Buy here) until you get a coarse breadcrumb like texture.
2. Add eggs into mixture & beat. If you find the consistency a little stiff, add in the milk (or water, if you so choose) a little by little to loosen the mixture. We are looking for a even and smooth consistency.
3. Pour the mixture to fill half of the ramekins. I like pushing down a couple of chocolate chips into the center of my mixture. This helps keep the cake moist & gives me a little "molten chocolate" center to look forward to.
4. Pop the ramekins into your microwave at high for 1 1/2 minutes. Poke the center with a fork to know if it is cooked. (The fork should come out clean).
**Microwave maximum powers vary from model to model. So if your cake is not done in 90 seconds, continue cooking at 30 second increments until cooked.
5. Serve with a dollop of cream cheese & a shot of milk each, to go with.
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