Disclaimer: I received a bottle of Kohana Coffee Cold Brew Concentrate to make this recipe! I was not compensated in any other way for my recipe/time.
I am not normally a coffee gal, but when Nicole Culver share that Kohana Coffee was doing a ‘coffee’ recipe contest, I couldn’t resist entering. I’m probably not going to win, because hey… I’m not the best food photographer in the world, but at least I got to make a really fluffy, chocolatey mocha mug cake recipe to share with all of you, right? This is my first official ‘mocha’ flavored goodie on the blog, so I’m just a little excited about it.
(If you would like to vote for my recipe or another recipe that looks better to you, you can go to the website and vote here)
First of all though, let’s talk about reading other blogs. Reading other blogs has been one of the most amazing encouraging ways for me to grow and recover. Lately, I’ve really been realizing that the conversation around ‘healthy’ is truly changing in the blog world.
That THRILLS me to the core. I am just thanking God for it!
Lately I’ve been reading so many posts that have made my heart and my smile explode with joy because healthy is starting to look truly healthy via all of my favorite blogs. They aren’t just talking about calories or exercise any more. They’re talking about life, struggles, success, simplicity, rest, carbs being a FRIEND (not an enemy), and so much more.
Before we get into the fluffiness which is this ‘mocha’ cake, I’m going to give you a download on all the most recent posts I’ve found so you can get into reading them.
Check Out Some of Dat Blogger Link Love:
Category #1: Healthy/Body Image/Food Freedom Links
We Are More Than Food – Yes. This was one of the most valuable lessons I learned in recovery.
How To Deal With Those Bad Body Image Days – Thank you Julia. <3
Liv’s Top 6 Healthy Eating Tips – These are truly healthy eating tips; they aren’t restrictive… Instead they are balanced, logical, and so simple.
Why Lyss Loves Eating at the Dining Hall – Learning to let go of food rules and food control….
Learning to Listen To Your Body Instead of Over Taxing It – Les is killing it with these amazing intuitive exercise/eating posts.
Erin Reminds Us That It’s OK to Eat and Enjoy It Too – This girl gets it; she just gets it!
Why The Vegetable Carbs Trend Needs to Stop – Have your pasta and rice and enjoy it!
Category #2: Life/Success/Blogging/Social Media
What Does Success Actually Look Like In Your Twenties? – Hint? It’s not a formula.
A Social Media Free Weekend Can Teach Us A Great Deal – Heather made me really think about the value of social media breaks.
Success as A Beginner Blogger? – It actually looks simpler than it sounds. It’s not a magical 1….2….3….
12 Signs That You Are An Extroverted Introvert – I could say, ‘Yes!’ to every single one of these.
Now…. let’s get to the mocha mug cake.
It was simple.
It only took about 2-3 minutes to mix up and another 1 minute to cook in the microwave. I will also not be against you eating this for lunch, like I did. I love the idea of a mocha flavor, because it combines the chocolate and coffee in a way that the coffee is not overpowering, but it adds that rich depth to the goodie that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
I think mocha flavors might appear a bit more on the blog after this; I’m starting to like the idea.
All this mocha cakiness can be yours …. if you need a cake some time soon. 🙂
Chocolate Mocha Banana Mug Cake
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A SUPER soft, moist, chocolate mug cake that has a slight hint of coffee.
- 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp. flour (whole wheat or white)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tbsp. almond butter
- 1 tbsp. Kohana cold brew coffee concentrate
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tbsp. m'n'm's
- 2 tbsp. applesauce
- 1/2 banana, mashed
- More nut butter and chocolate!
- Mash banana. Add in the egg, coffee cold brew, almond butter, and applesauce. Sprinkle in the flour and the baking powder. Sprinkle in the M'n'M's at the end and give a quick stir. Pour into your favorite (BIG) coffee mug. Microwave for 1 minute. Enjoy! 🙂
Well…. I don’t have much else to say, and I’m at 577 words, so I guess I will stop here and share some mighty verses from God’s Word that I’ve been meditating on lately.
‘The Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground’ (Psalm 147:2-6)
1) Do you like mocha flavored things?
2) Do you think that the conversation around ‘healthy’ is getting better in the blog world? Have you seen it change while you’ve been a blogger?
3) What kind of mocha would you order at a coffee shop?
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