Monday, January 24, 2011

Chunky Monkey Mug Cake & Banana Pecan Ice Cream (gluten free)

Back in the day, you could always find a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream in our freezer. My X loved it and it slowly grew on me! The other day I was shopping and a pint caught my eye and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since then.

I made this for dinner for myself Saturday night. It is lower in sugar and fat than most cakes and is gluten free. You could use all purpose flour or whole wheat pasty flour if gluten isn't an issue for you. I used Whole Soy's Plain Unsweetened yogurt. ( speaking of Whole Soy, I received a shipment of their unsweetened plain yogurt and key lime both of which are EXCELLENT.. look for a big yogurt post coming up soon
This individual sized cake is baked in the microwave! You can use a ramekin or a shallow mug

Chunky Monkey Mug Cake (Gluten Free)

  • 2 T soy yogurt
  • 3 T mashed banana 
  • ½ T olive oil
  • ¼ t coconut extract
  • ¼ t vanilla extract
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T sugar
  • Scant 1/8 t Kal stevia powder
  • 4 T Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
  • Scant ¼ t baking powder

Mix everything together in a ramekin or mug and microwave for 2: 30 minutes. Cool completely in freezer

While cake is cooling make the ice cream & chocolate sauce

Banana Pecan Soft Serve

  • 1 frozen banana 
  • 3 pecans or walnuts 
  • Optional: 1 T mini chocolate chips

Pulse in a food processor until the texture of soft serve ice cream
Chocolate Sauce
1 T coconut oil
2 T cocoa
3 T coffee
2 T sugar
Scant 1/8 t Kal stevia powder

Melt everything together in the microwave for 60 seconds. Whisk well. Cool in freezer. Save extra sauce for another use.
Assemble mug cake on a plate, pour half of the sauce over cake and top with ice cream and chopped pecans or walnuts.

Haha!.. the ice cream slid off the cake before I could photograph it! I dipped a couple the pecans in the chocolate sauce too! Yum!

On a different note, it was 28 below zero this morning (with the wind chill)... I am craving hot and spicy food! I'm testing my Siracha stand in recipe today! If it goes well, look for that in the next day or two. I'm almost out of my Habanero Sauce! 


  1. Oh yum! I love mug cakes! I've never made one that had yogurt in it though. I'll have to try this!

  2. That's crazy how fast you can make this cake! If I had a microwave, I would definitely try that. I love frozen banana ice cream. Thanks for this recipe!

  3. I've been waiting with baited breath on this one since you teased it yesterday! This looks awesome and I can't wait to make it.

    By the way, I tagged you on my latest post. Hope you don't mind :)

  4. OMG! That cake looks crazy awesome...and a single serving microwave cake at that!! Awesome!

    On quinoa pasta: I buy the quinoa/corn elbow mac from the bulk bins at Whole Foods, and it's hands-down the best whole grain pasta I've had. It tastes and feels just like seminola macaroni to me.

  5. Looks beautiful!

  6. oh boy. this is too easy to make and too gorgeous to look at, danger, danger!

  7. Whoa. You've upstaged the original.

  8. just saw heab's post about this- looks so good!!

  9. You should know I'm staring at this post with my mouth hanging open. I need this in my life!

  10. What a decadent treat for one- Wow! This sounds like the perfect thing to whip up after a long, stressful day at work.

  11. wow that looks heavenly! Who needs Ben and Jerry's when you've got that?! I love making banana ice cream, but I've never thought to put pecans in it!

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  13. Oooh, these look amazing! :-)
    (I was wondering - do you have the nutritional info at all, please?)