"This is the culmination of hundreds of mug cake attempts... what I have personally found to have the perfect amount of sweetness and texture while still remaining low calorie. Unlike most mug cake recipes, it's not gummy. It's vegan and oil free!"
Whisk whole wheat flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a mug. Mix in applesauce, 1 tablespoon water, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add more water if needed to reach a cake batter consistency. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Microwave on high for 1 minutes and 30 seconds. Add 30 seconds if top doesn't appear set.
Substitute sucralose sweetener (such as Splenda®) for the sugar if preferred.
Feel free to sub any mix-ins you like - frozen or fresh fruit chunks, various types of chocolate chips, a dollop of nut butter, anything. You can also add in other types of flavor extracts - coconut, orange, banana, etc.
Per Serving: 376 calories;6.1 g fat;
78.3 g carbohydrates;
6.3 g protein;
0 mg cholesterol;
438 mg sodium.