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Chocolate Cake for One
      #192594 - 07/07/05 06:16 AM
atomic rose

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I don't think I've posted this before... well, hopefully I haven't. This is a great thing to have on hand for those sudden chocolate cravings - or if you find that standard dessert recipes just make way more than you can eat before the rest goes moldy.

To make the mix:

1 box chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines is safe)
1 box chocolate instant pudding mix (check the ingredients - Jello brand is safe)

Combine the 2 mixes well and store in an airtight container with the following instructions...

WHEN YOU WANT CAKE:

Spray a LARGE mug with cooking spray. Lightly beat together 1 egg white (see note) and 2 tbsp water in the mug. Add 1/2 cup of the mix and stir well. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 2 1/2 minutes.

Top as desired - I like a spoonful of cherry or raspberry all-fruit jam and a dollop of lite cool whip, but Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup (dairy-free!) or a simple icing of confectioners' sugar and a little soy milk work too - and eat warm! (And yes, it's good plain too!)

I have no idea what the fat content of this is, but I've been eating it safely for years, and I'm really sensitive to fats, so it can't be *too* bad!

NOTE: Do NOT use anything larger than a LARGE egg white. If you typically buy extra-larges or jumbos, you'll be using too much egg white!

You can also substitute 1-2 tbsp Egg Beaters... adjust the water accordingly so you end up with 4 tbsp of "liquid" total. (Thanks for the tip, jen!)

Edited by atomic rose (07/09/05 05:48 AM)

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #192624 - 07/07/05 06:52 AM
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This sounds really great! I'm gonna try this soon! (I have such a sweet tooth!)
You could probably experiment with a vanilla or lemon version too!

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sounds yummy and like something I am definitely going to try... new
      #192631 - 07/07/05 07:19 AM
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hrm- I melt marshmellows with cocoa and sugar and water to make chocolate sauce.. that would work on this too...

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oh YUM new
      #192632 - 07/07/05 07:22 AM
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I've never thought of that... I will have to try that, too... that would be delicious on this!

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I was going to suggest that... new
      #192634 - 07/07/05 07:23 AM
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I haven't tried anything but chocolate, but with all the flavors of cake mix and instant pudding out there, you could come up with all kinds of flavor combinations. Just check the pudding mix, to make sure it's dairy-free and doesn't contain any other trigger foods.

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OMG, what a great idea!! -nt- new
      #192645 - 07/07/05 07:38 AM
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EXCELLENT! new
      #192681 - 07/07/05 08:27 AM
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Casey, I think I love you. Actually, I LOVE CHOCOLATE. And this will be perfect and safe whenever I need "my fix." Thanks for posting this deliciously easy recipe.

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #192765 - 07/07/05 10:06 AM
Angela E.

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Casey you are the best! I know I love you for this one!!! However I won't love the extra pounds I'l probably put on!

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #192782 - 07/07/05 10:37 AM
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Oooh! This looks like my new staple!

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #192824 - 07/07/05 12:14 PM
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You are evil! Do you hear me, evil? I bought the stuff today for this and I now I'm going to blame you for it lol . No seriously, Casey, thank you. Instead of calling you evil I'll just send you a great big cyber ((((hug)))) . Guess what I'm having tonight when the kids go to be ?

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It's all part of my evil plan... new
      #192863 - 07/07/05 01:04 PM
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Hey, if I'm getting bigger because I can't turn down the sweets, everyone else has to, too! LOL!

Just kidding, of course. *hugs* back atcha, and enjoy - and I'll probably be snacking on mine about the same time you're digging into yours!

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #192887 - 07/07/05 01:53 PM
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Casey - you are one of my inspirations. Thank you for such a great recipe!!!! It will get me through those chocolate cravings!!!!!!! Hugs, Alicia. XOXO

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Just finished eating this! new
      #193036 - 07/07/05 05:57 PM
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It's not fair that this is so easy! I see an extra 15 pounds in my future

I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix and Jello vanilla pudding (I didn't have chocolate). It was still very chocolatey so I bet it would be even better with the chocolate pudding mix.

My one quibble is that I could really taste the egg white. Not sure why. Maybe I need the extra chocolate of the pudding mix to kill the taste? It was still good, but I think next time I'll try cutting the egg white in half and see if it'll still turn out.


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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #193053 - 07/07/05 06:33 PM
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I used to do this when I was a kid, except with lemon mix and raspberry all fruit jam, or black cherry or rhubarb jam/preserves. It's like a souffle. I think more than half the mug was jam, topped with more jam.

Edited by Wind (07/07/05 06:36 PM)

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #193071 - 07/07/05 07:06 PM
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Argh!! My local grocery store was out of both vanilla AND chocolate instant pudding today!! Darn the fourth of July rush! I want to make this!

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Hmm, that's weird! new
      #193080 - 07/07/05 07:54 PM
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Maybe the extra chocolate of the pudding will do it... I've never tasted the egg white!

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Re: Hmm, that's weird! new
      #193180 - 07/08/05 07:47 AM
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It was good but I kind of had that happen too. Maybe I didn't mix it enough? It was mostly along the edges. Either way I'm planning on trying it again today.

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It's possible, and also... new
      #193203 - 07/08/05 08:42 AM
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I *never* use larger than a LARGE egg... so if you're using extra-large or jumbo, that might have something to do with it.

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #193272 - 07/08/05 11:59 AM
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I bought the stuff too.. but forgot the cool whip.. but I'll try to make it soon!

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yep hub and I are pretty excited about this one too (he claims to not have a "chocolate tooth") -nt new
      #193335 - 07/08/05 01:33 PM
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got the cool whip!! -nt- new
      #193348 - 07/08/05 01:59 PM
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I hope you guys like it (LM and spicey) new
      #193500 - 07/08/05 08:53 PM
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Now I'm all paranoid that I'm the only person who can eat this and NOT taste the egg! Haha.

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OK, I tried it again! new
      #193502 - 07/08/05 09:10 PM
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This time I used 3 T of water and 1 T Egg Beaters. Perfection!

But, mind you, incredibly dangerous when I'm on the verge of the monthly PMS chocolate attack. We'll see if I can still zip up my pants in two weeks!


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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #193527 - 07/09/05 01:03 AM
DMH

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Casey thanks for Posting this Awesome recipe, I have been looking for some type of choc cake that I could have for a while now. Now I need to make it so I can SOLOVE MY CRAVINGS. You are an Angel!
Thanks and Smiles , Dana

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Yay! I'm so glad you got it to work! new
      #193554 - 07/09/05 05:45 AM
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But I claim no responsibility for pants not zipping and things like that.

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ok i just made this... new
      #193725 - 07/09/05 08:47 PM
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after a long night at work hehe.

I used devils food cake and pudding bc for some reason there wasn't any plain old chocolate (maybe devils food is chocolate who knows?!? i'm not generally a chocolate fan)

anyways.. it was good and made a fair amount of cake! someone let me know if they try it with vanilla or another flavor because I think i'd like that even better!

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I tried this with Lemon Supreme! new
      #193849 - 07/10/05 11:51 AM
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I just tried this with the Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake Mix and a box of instant vanilla pudding. Yum! I mixed 1/2 cup of the mixture w/ the 2 T water and 2 T egg substitute as directed. I didn't have a good mug, so I used a cereal bowl instead. No toppings or frosting, but the cake came out spongey and delicious! A+! Thanks again for this great idea, Casey!

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Re: ok i just made this... new
      #193850 - 07/10/05 11:51 AM
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Me too! and oh boy was it yummy! On a good day I might have to top it with a little SOy Delicious Chocoalte Obession. But you might have to call the EMT because I might pass out from chocolate indulgence!!!!!

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OK, I just can't leave this alone! new
      #193910 - 07/10/05 06:34 PM
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So as I posted earlier ... the first time it was too "eggy", so I used 1 T EggBeater and 1 T water the next time, and it turned out great.

Well, today I made Better Than Hershey's Syrup and didn't really like it as a topping -- it wasn't that sweet and kinda runny. So I thought, great, how am I gonna use up half a bottle of liquidy dark chocolate stuff?

Well, I had an inspiration, and instead of 3 T water and 1 T EggBeater, I used 1 T EggBeater, 2 T water, and 1 T of Better Than Hershey's Syrup. My original cake mix was DH Dark Chocolate Fudge and Jello instant plain vanilla.

It came out SO GOOD this way. It was the best cake I've ever had on this diet. It was yummy and moist and very chocolate-y.

In fact, it was so good that I made it two more times this way today. So now I kind of feel like I'm going to throw up from all this sugar and chocolate roiling around in my stomach, but the PMS monster is feeling super serene right now.


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I'm going to have to try this tomorrow! new
      #193912 - 07/10/05 06:39 PM
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I've been topping mine with the Hershey's Lite syrup, which is dairy-free, but like you described with that recipe, it's liquidy and kind of bitter. I bet it would work a LOT better in the cake instead of on it. You're a genius!

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Re: ok i just made this... new
      #194151 - 07/11/05 10:16 AM
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That is seriously the best ice cream. You got me craving it now ...

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #210168 - 08/31/05 12:26 PM
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Questions on the choc. cake for one: When you say LARGE mug do you mean a coffee mug? Mine hold just a tad over 1 cup of liquid. Someone wrote half of a serving you could use a regular size mug, so I'm confused. Also I only saw Devils Food and dark chocolate Duncan HInes, do they make a plain chocolate and what did you use? I *assume* you used just the regular size pudding mix? Thanks for any help, I'm eager to try this out. Barb in Florida

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Hi Barb! new
      #210292 - 08/31/05 07:49 PM
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For the mug, you definitely want a LARGE mug, not a regular coffee cup type mug. It rises quite a bit as it bakes. If you don't have a large mug, a bowl will work just as well!

I think for the cake mix I normally use Devil's Food, and I use Jello brand instant chocolate pudding, just the regular 4-serving size box.

Hope that helps!

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Re: Hi Barb! new
      #210347 - 09/01/05 06:15 AM
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THANK YOU CASEY! Yes, that's the info. I wanted. By the way I enjoy all of your tips/recipes! Will try this cake out soon. Barb

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Re: Chocolate Cake for One - new
      #226538 - 11/21/05 04:45 PM
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Quote:

1 box chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines is safe)
1 box chocolate instant pudding mix (check the ingredients - Jello brand is safe)





Casey...do you get the small size or large size box of pudding?

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How did I not see this one before??? new
      #226544 - 11/21/05 05:08 PM
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This sweet sweet and oh-so-naughty chocolate kick is *exactly* what I've been needing lately... I'll be going out to buy cake mix and pudding soon! Thanks Casey!

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Small size (4-serving) box of pudding! -nt- new
      #226561 - 11/21/05 07:08 PM
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Re: How did I not see this one before??? new
      #226562 - 11/21/05 07:09 PM
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Tee hee... always glad to help!

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WAH-HOOOO! new
      #226711 - 11/22/05 01:27 PM
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Kudos, Casey!

This sounds FABULOUS! Who would ever have thought of this? You're a genius! I'm gonna top mine with a tablespoon of hot fudge sauce. Bingo, I've got me my fave "Lava Cake"!

OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYBOHBOYUBOUBOHBOYHOBYU!

Bevvy

P.S.: Wonder how many Weight Watcher "points" this will cost me.....??? Oh well, it's worth every one!

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OMG....(picture included)!! new
      #229121 - 12/03/05 11:39 PM
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OMG Casey that was SOOOOOO GOOD!!



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Shell, you are a RIOT! new
      #229125 - 12/04/05 02:47 AM
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I should have known it would be a picture of an EMPTY dish! Hehe.

Glad you enjoyed!

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Choc w/peppermint... new
      #229275 - 12/04/05 09:49 PM
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Made it again tonight... this time I used 2Tbsp water, 1-3/4 Tbsp Lite Hershey Syrup, and 1/4 Tbsp Peppermint Extract....NO EGG..., cooked for 2 mins & 20 seconds yummy!!

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**swoon** new
      #229591 - 12/06/05 08:55 AM
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casey, this cake is amazing! i haven't even needed to venture into fillings and toppings... just the cake is so good!! and there's something so fun about a little personal cake in a bowl. a total addiction. thank you!

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Re: **swoon** new
      #229594 - 12/06/05 08:57 AM
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is this not just the greatest!???!?

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cake for one nutrition info? new
      #229615 - 12/06/05 09:47 AM
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not to be a buzzkill... i guestimated about 300 calories... i know it'll vary with different mixes, but does that sound about right?

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Re: cake for one nutrition info? new
      #229623 - 12/06/05 10:15 AM
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I cut out the nutritonal info off the cake & pudding boxes and set them aside to figure it out, but have not done that yet. I will let you know when I do.

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no egg? new
      #229766 - 12/06/05 06:07 PM
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how did you get it to turn out w/ no egg??? I tried the exact same thing (minus peppermint), only adding water & syrup, and it was horrible.

Oh, and I just recently tried using meringue powder -- mixed it w/ dry ingredients and then added water -- and it turned out fine.

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Re: no egg? new
      #229856 - 12/07/05 09:01 AM
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It turned out great.... do you eat it when it is still hot/warm? I do... and I use an 18oz jumbo coffee mug like this one...



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Re: Chocolate Cake for One new
      #230191 - 12/08/05 01:55 PM
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Casey, do you think it would be possible to do this with applesauce instead of egg? I'm vegan, so the egg is out of the question, and I'm out of powdered replacer.

I was thinking maybe some applesauce and some extra water, but I'm not sure...

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Try this new
      #230208 - 12/08/05 03:11 PM