I came across this recipe on FoodieFiasco the other day and nearly fell over. 120 calories for the awesomeness that is lava cake?! SIGN ME UP!
Let’s just be clear from the get-go…because my jumping for joy chocolate dance may seem a little strange, especially to those who regularly indulge in sweets. For starters, I don’t eat sugary foods – Fresh fruit and maybe whatever is in my coconut creamer constitute the bulk of my regular intake. I never order dessert when I’m out, and I haven’t in years – if it isn’t in front of me, it’s much easier to behave.
I have the kind of willpower that would have the Gods (take your pick of the Pantheons) emerald with envy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to cuddle up to all things warm and chocolatey sometimes! I also work my ass off when I’m in the gym, doing cardio, or attending my Martial Arts classes, so the idea that I’d be negating those efforts for short-term, short-lived deliciousness doesn’t balance out. “It smells better than it tastes!” I remind myself.
My crazy habit – and total “cheat” – is snagging a Dr. Praeger’s chocolate chip muffin in the middle of the night. But the prospect of a lava cake for the same amount of calories? I’m not going to lie, it’s more than kind of tempting to whip up the ingredients and have it ready when I wake up…
Anyway, this is designed for one person – I rather like that idea since you don’t end up with more than one serving (that will – make no mistake – be heard calling even when the fridge door is shut. Amazing how those voices work!) A little bit annoying from an ingredient prep standpoint but whatever – once you get the hang of the recipe, maybe it will be easier! 🙂
I don’t really cook much, but I might be willing to give this one a go… Volcano cakes are probably the one dessert I actually WOULD break down and have…were my Olympian self-discipline to falter. Which (furrowing brow into a determined look) it won’t. (And thanks to this rockin’ recipe, I don’t have to chance it either!)
PS, check out my Low Cal Yums board on Pinterest. Ohhhh, the shenanigans!