I have also been sharing my precious cakes with The Captain, but when I offered to make him one last night for a snack, he sorta turned up his nose. He said he didn't want that much. I was quite taken aback.
Okay then, if a whole cake was too much, I suggested we share one and then he told me that he really didn't feel like chocolate... and that the cake is a bit too dry for his liking. Hmmmm.
Well, I have vanilla whey powder as well as chocolate, so I offered to make him a slightly smaller cake... vanilla with peanut butter, with a moister texture, and he quickly agreed.
I used vanilla whey, with PB2, almonds milk, and a bit of baking powder. And, in order to make the outcome a bit moister, I used less than a whole scoop of the vanilla whey protein powder. That made the batter wetter, and the cooked cake definitely moister. Clever, right?
Of course you could use any peanut flour you like, and even unflavored whey... just add a bit of vanilla extract when you mix.
I do think it is a nice change from the chocolate... and it really is a better batter! The PB2 gives it just a hint of peanut butter flavor... very subtle... so it is still good with any kind of fruit or toppings you might like.
Here is the recipe. Hope you like it.
Simple Vanilla PB Mug Cake
makes 1 serving
- 2/3 scoop (about 21g) vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 Tbs PB2
- 1/4 cup nut milk
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Coat the inside of a microwave safe cooking dish with non-stick spray.
- Place the dry ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine.
- Add the nut milk and stir. You want a brownie batter consistency so if it is a bit thick, add more nut milk a couple of drops at a time.
- Spoon batter into prepared baking dish.
- Cook in microwave oven for 1 minute on HIGH. Time may vary slightly.
- Remove cooked cake from microwave and allow to cool about 30 seconds before removing cake to serving dish.
- Top as desired or eat plain.
Per serving, without toppings.
Weight Watchers Smart Points = 2.
Saturated Fat 1g;
What about you? Chocolate or Vanilla PB?