Orange Chocolate Cake with Cashew Butter Center

I think this is the best, and the laziest, cake I've ever made. It takes about 5 minutes to prep the batter, and no fancy equipment!

1/4C flour (I used Snack N Joy's BAM flour which is a blend of buckwheat, amaranth, and millet flours)
1/4C milk (I used almond milk)
2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (if you don't want a chocolate cake, omit this and use two extra tbsps of flour or 1tsp of coconut flour)
2 tbsp liquid fat ( I used 1 tbsp avocado oil and 1 tbsp Olea Oliva's blood orange Olive oil)
2 tbsp sugar/sweetener of choice
1tbsp nut butter of choice (I used cashew)
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2tsp sea salt

  1. Combine flour, salt, sugar (if using a granular sweetener. If you’re using a liquid sweetener like liquid stevia, honey or maple syrup, wait until you add the wet ingredients) and cacao/cocoa powder (if using) in a small mixing bowl and whisk with a fork until well mixed.
  2. Stir in the milk, oils, and extract(s) (and liquid sweeteners if using) until a smooth batter forms. The batter is a little bit thin, that’s ok.
  3. Grease a small ramekin (or a microwave safe mug, if you want to make this in the microwave) and pour in the batter, smoothing it into the container.
  4. Add the nut butter right into the center of the batter, and then smoosh it down with a spoon so that it’s even with the top of the batter (not mounded over it.)
  5. Bake at 375 for 17-20min or microwave for 1-2min.
    6.Serve with fresh fruit, ice cream, and/or whipped cream.

*If you don’t want to buy a fancy olive oil, you can replace that with whichever liquid fat you’re using and then add 1tsp of orange extract or 5-6drops of food grade orange essential oil
**For a sugar free version, omit the sugar and replace it with 1tsp coconut flour and 12-15 drops stevia liquid.
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