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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 • Posted October 10, 2012

I subscribe to a healthy dessert blog, Chocolate Covered Katie. Google her and sign up! She creates very interesting recipes. I’ve only tried a few, but most of them look wonderful! This gal is a vegan, so she often has crazy ingredients, but I just use regular flour or sugar if I need to and they turn out just fine. Here are my two favorites, which are adapted from Katie’s originals on the blog:

One-Minute Single Serving Chocolate Cake

* 1 tablespoon plus 2 tsp cocoa powder

* 3 tablespoons flour

* 1/8 tsp salt

* 2 tsp sugar

* 1/4 tsp baking powder

* 1 stevia packet (or 1 tablespoon more sugar)

* 2-3 tsp coconut oil or vegetable oil (Edit: many commenters have said it still tastes good if you sub applesauce or mashed banana. But I can’t personally vouch for the results if you make that substitution.)

* 3 tablespoons milk of choice

* 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extractCombine 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).

This is DELICIOUS! Not just super healthy but it is only a small serving so you can share it with a friend and still feel good about yourselves!

Sneaky Chocolate Pie


* 1 (12.3 oz) package tofu

* 1 tsp cocoa powder

* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

* 2 tablespoons milk of choice

* scant 1/8 tsp salt

* 1/8 to 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract (start with 1/8 and add more if desired) OPTIONAL- if you want a mint chocolate pie, I did not add this

* 8-10 oz chocolate chips (a bit over 1 1/3 c or more) (I used about ½ white chocolate chips just so I could use up what I had on hand)

* 2-3 tablespoons sugar if desired (I omitted as I tasted the “batter” and found it sweet enough for my liking)

* optional: extra chocolate chips stirred in after blending, or a little caramel sauce drizzled over the top!

Melt the chocolate (either on the stove or in the microwave), then throw everything (except optional ingredients) into a food processor and blend until super-smooth. Pour into a prepared pie crust, or serve in bowls. Refrigerate until chilled (I froze mine). This gets firmer and firmer, the longer it sits. (It’s firmer if you use firm tofu and more like mousse pie if you use silken.)

Tofu is made from soy, and is a good source of protein and fiber.

My daughter and I both liked this pie. I made it in a prepared chocolate graham crust and it was VERY easy. I even wanted to “lick the bowl” (food processor) I made the filling in! I tried it out on friends, and it even passed the MAN test, as long as he never found out it was healthy, heh heh…

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