Cake craving gotcha down?

I love cake, and I’m sure there’s a gazillion of you out there who love cake as much as I do. But what’s a girl to do when she gets home at night, has managed to acquire a wicked cake craving, and simply….needs. cake. Or else someone’s gonna get hurt.

Let me introduce our friends: chocolate cake mix + soy milk. It’s this easy: in a little microwave-safe ramekin, mix together a few tablespoons of cake mix and enough soy milk to get a little batter-action going on. I used about 3-4 tablespoons of cake mix. Then, pop it in the micro, zap it on HIGH for about 1-2 minutes, and then (this is key) watch it in the micro for any signs and symptoms of: 1) Over-flowing  2) Over-cooking  3) Explosion.

The benefits? Well, we are still using a processed food item here (cake mix) which in my nutrition-world, is fine for occasional consumption. However, I do know there are people out there where this is a no-no. In that case, I shall lead you to another delicious option and suggest you try this mug cake recipe, which is top-notch delish, and I admit that I’ve been eating this daily for the past week for breakfast, snacks, before work-outs, and just because. But back to our chocolate cake à la soy milk. Yes, the end result will be a little airy and lighter-tasting than your typical cake, but we’ve knocked out a lot of extra fat that comes from the oil and eggs that are frequent flyers in cake-making. I’d like to try making an entire cake this way – just using enough soy milk to cook it. I’m sure you could also use almond or rice milk, as well as non-fat milk or….chocolate almond milk! You could use red velvet cake mix, white cake mix, yellow cake mix (…and now I feel like Dr. Seuss: “One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish.”). The possibilities are endless!

In other news, I have not posted since I started my new job in July! We’re going to try to change this 🙂 Hope you all have a lovely day – in the Mitten today, we’ve got a gorgeous blue sky and the sun is out, which is rare for early February.

And now…I am off to devour some mug cake and then off to the gym to get my boo-tay in shape for a half-marathon in May. Nothing like registering for a road race to scare you into training 😉