Healthy Carrot Mug Cake for One

Get rid of the sugar, oil and cream cheese frosting in carrot cake and you’re left with a pretty healthy dessert. And that’s exactly what I’ve done here – got rid of all theย unhealthy ingredients to create a dessert that’s still sweet and satisfying, but much lower in fat, sugar and calories. Plus, this cake only makes one (albeit rather generous!) portion, making it impossible to over-eat and it takes less than 5 minutes toย make from start to finish, so you’ve got no excuses – no matter how hungry or busy you are!

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

This healthy carrot cake comes in at just less than 200 calories, if you follow the exact recipe below, and has 72% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin A. Yes, you read that right – 72% of your RDA of vitamin A in a single dessert! Something this nutritious has got to be suitable for serving for breakfast,ย right? Well I hope so, because it’s what I’ve been eating for breakfast every day this week!

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

It wasn’t really until a couple of weeks ago that I started getting into carrot cake and now I can’t get enough of the stuff! It started out with some healthy carrot cake cupcakes that I made for ActivewearUSA. They were just so dense, rich and almost-fudge like (really weird description of a carrot cake, I know!) that I could not stop eating them. For my mid-afternoon snack, I’d bang one in the microwave for 30 seconds and savour every warm, comforting mouthful. If you’re wondering, a warm healthy cupcake is the best way to ward-off the afternoon office blues, if you ever get them.

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

I think that’s why this healthy carrot cake mug cake works so well – because you can eat it when it’s warm and delicious! If you do eat it straight out of the microwave, the yogurt that you spoon on top will probably melt and drip down the sides. But that’s not really an issue. Who could say no to a wonderfully rich sponge cake topped with tangy, creamy yogurt that melts into every nook and cranny?

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

If you’ve got the sense of de ja vu reading this post, you’re totally right – I did have an old post for a healthy carrot mug cake for one on my blog before – but this is the updated version! I’ve replaced the sugar with stevia powderย (my new favourite natural sweetener) and substituted the egg yolk for an egg white. The result is an equally delicious single-serving carrot cake for a fraction of the calories, cholesterol and sugar than before. This is without a doubt my favourite spring dessert so far!

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

Vegetarian – high in vitamin A – high in calcium

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Healthy Single-Serving Carrot Cake Mug Cake for One
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 1 small cake
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 piece thumb-sized of carrot peeled and grated (reserve a small sprinkling for topping)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple sauce
  • 2 tablespoons natural or Greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a small single-serving microwave-safe ramekin.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, stevia, cinnamon and baking powder.
  3. Add in the grated carrot, egg white, skimmed milk and apple sauce. Gently stir until all the ingredients are combined and you've got a cake batter. Be careful not to over-stir or your cake will turn out flat!
  4. Place the ramekin uncovered in the microwave and cook on full power for around 90 seconds, or until the top of the cake is springy to the touch. Start checking the cake at around 60 seconds, to make sure you don't over-cook it.
  5. Remove the cake from the microwave, top with the natural/Greek yogurt and a sprinkling of grated carrot then enjoy!
Recipe Notes
You can store the cake (frosted or un-frosted) inside a sealed container in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to six months.

This healthy microwave mug cake has less than 200 calories and takes just 5 minutes to make! Plus it's got absolutely no added sugar or fat. Definitely one of my favourite spring desserts.

Comments

  1. Hi, just found your site today when I was looking for a mojo recipe. I made the green one tonight and as there are only 2 of us I halved the recipe. It was gorgeous and so easy to follow and make. Your website is lovely and so inviting you just want to try all of the recipes they look so fresh and yummy. Thank you.

    • Thank you so much Rachel! Your comment really made my day ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so glad you liked the mojo recipe. And great initiative halving it – a whole batch would definitely have been too much for two people!

  2. This sounds delicious! I am definitely a carrot cake lover and find it hard to believe that you weren’t one until now :). I love that you’ve made a healthier version, pinning to try. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  3. I’m an obsessive carrot cake fan, Nicola. I love this healthier single-serving recipe. I literally could eat an entire carrot cake and not be mad at it. I can’t wait to try these and save some calories while I’m at it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Hi there! Stopping by from the Creative Inspirations link party. This looks so yummy and every once a in while, I crave carrot cake but don’t want to buy/bake an entire cake and carrot cupcakes are sometimes hard to find. Pinning for those moments!

  5. Your Mug Cake looks wonderful, I love the carrot cake. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a fantastic weekend!
    Miz Helen

  6. Only 2 T of liquid ingredients for 6T of dry ingredients Isn’t something missing.? Won’t the mixture be too dry?

    • I can see why you’d think that, SK, but it really doesn’t!
      The 2 tablespoons of liquid are helped by the egg yolk and the grated carrot, which add to the moistness.
      If your batter is too dry, feel free to add a few drops of water or milk, but the recipe really shouldn’t need it.

    • Thanks so much for the kind words, Kathryn! Since it’s so low calorie, it works equally well as a dessert and a breakfast treat, so enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  8. Carrot cake is my favorite, I am not making now a days because my kids won’t like them, I like your idea of single serving of this Carrot mug cake. I am enjoy without bothering about how to finish other cake.

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