A fudgy chocolate avocado mug cake that is also paleo, vegan and gluten free.
4 tbsp mashed avocado 48 grams; or about half a medium avocado
2 tbsp almond butter
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp baking powder please note commercial baking powder is not paleo so you may need to make your own homemade paleo baking powder
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Add all ingredients into a large, microwave-safe mug. Mix with a small whisk until batter is smooth. Batter will be thick.
Place cake into the microwave and cook at full power for about 2 minutes, or until surface of cake looks done. Allow cake to cool a few minutes before eating.
Make sure to mash the avocado thoroughly before measuring out your 4 tbsp, as 4 tbsp of mashed avocado is more than just 4 tbsp of scooped out avocado flesh.
For best results, use very ripe avocados as they are easier to mash.
You can substitute almond butter with other nut butters like cashew butter or peanut butter. I chose almond butter because it has a milder flavor which gets covered by the chocolate. If you use peanut butter, you will likely taste the peanut butter flavor.
I used this homemade chocolate syrup on my cake. Please note that the syrup is not paleo. You can most likely make a paleo version by using coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar.