I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Chocolate cake for one

Aiden is asleep, husband is at a concert and I'm 8 months pregnant. Soooo, I want something with chocolate now!

I recently came across this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. She calls it a One-Minute Chocolate Cake.  I call it pure heaven. 

The preparation took me about 5 minutes and the cooking (microwave style) took about 40 seconds and eating it took about 60 seconds.

It was the most perfect moist cake I have every tasted. I can't believe it's allergy friendly and I can't wait to make it for Aiden tomorrow.

Recipe taken directly from Chocolate Covered Katie's blog

  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons spelt flour (or white, or even peanut flour)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet (or 1 more tablespoon sugar) - I skipped this
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil 
  • 3 tablespoons nondairy milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
{I completely missed the directions and just threw everything together (dry and wet ingredients) and whisked it for a little longer and it still came out perfect}
Combine dry ingredients and mix very, very well. Add liquid, stir, then transfer to a little dish, ramekin, or even a coffee mug. Microwave 30-40 seconds. If you don’t want to eat it straight out of the dish, be sure to spray your dish first (and then wait for it to cool before trying to remove it).
Here is my photo. After seeing Katie's photos, I'm determined to make mine better!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! Sometimes one needs a little bit of chocolate at the end of the day...I know I do! This would also be perfect for those days when you want to bake the kids a quick special treat. Also one they can learn to do on their own. Thanks! susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles