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    I've been making a microwaved chocolate mug cake that is filling beyond belief for such a small thing but my question is - how do I make it moister, I like it dry but don't know what to use.
    Last edited by Darz; 07-13-2012, 10:37 AM.

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    Unsweetened applesauce, fresh grated zuchini, banana, or a little butter..(I add fresh zuchini whenever I need extra moisture to stuff, it's pretty tasteless, low carb and moistened anything).

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    • #3
      I've actually tried with a banana but it ruined the taste and it didn't turn the cake moist; does the courgette affect the texture? One more question, as an alternative, how do I make this microwaved cake to end up with a molten core?
      Last edited by Darz; 07-13-2012, 11:14 AM.

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      • #4
        I make mine with an egg or two, sometimes a little coconut flour, though you have to increase the eggs. I haven't had issues with dryness. Maybe less time in the microwave? I also pour a little coconut milk over mine (after it is cooked) to cool it off and give it a bread pudding texture.
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        • #5
          I will try the coconut milk but before cooking; I've reduced the time to 2 mins at about 700 watts but it still gets dry and extremely dense - which is good for satiety reasons but will try 1 1/2 mins or something, must tweak it until I've reached the goal.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Darz View Post
            I've been making a microwaved chocolate mug cake that is filling beyond belief for such a small thing but my question is - how do I make it moister, I like it dry but don't know what to use.
            You would have to tell us what you are using for us to help you. Basically, increase the liquid, fat or nut butter.

            My chocolatey goodness muffin is moist. It's just made from banana, nut butter, egg and cocoa powder. Recipe here
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            • #7
              Originally posted by longing2bfit View Post
              Unsweetened applesauce, fresh grated zuchini, banana, or a little butter..(I add fresh zuchini whenever I need extra moisture to stuff, it's pretty tasteless, low carb and moistened anything).
              Zuchini - really?? Must try this one!
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              • #8
                Zucchini makes anything moister as it is mainly water and has almost zero taste! I use it in anything that needs moisture. You can puree it in a processor and it becomes liquid or grate and use it that way and it can be more of a moist filler. I grow zucchini so I always have lots that need used!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by curlygirl View Post
                  You would have to tell us what you are using for us to help you. Basically, increase the liquid, fat or nut butter.

                  My chocolatey goodness muffin is moist. It's just made from banana, nut butter, egg and cocoa powder. Recipe here
                  The ingredients are basically those - eggs, almond butter, cacao powder but with different amounts - and I also add cacao nibs and cashews for crunchiness - but today I tried by adding coconut milk and it did became more moist; must try with a courgette as well. How do I get a molten core with a microwaved cake?

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                    Originally posted by Darz View Post
                    The ingredients are basically those - eggs, almond butter, cacao powder but with different amounts - and I also add cacao nibs and cashews for crunchiness - but today I tried by adding coconut milk and it did became more moist; must try with a courgette as well. How do I get a molten core with a microwaved cake?
                    I suppose you could try sticking some of the coconut oil and cocoa mix (I think it was the chocolate bark recipe?) in one slot in an ice cube tray (or make a dozen for later) and chill. Then stick one piece in the middle of the batter prior to cooking. Or, wait until the batter's done cooking and stick the chocolate in a hole in the muffin and wait a few seconds for it to warm up and melt.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Darz View Post
                      The ingredients are basically those - eggs, almond butter, cacao powder but with different amounts - and I also add cacao nibs and cashews for crunchiness - but today I tried by adding coconut milk and it did became more moist; must try with a courgette as well. How do I get a molten core with a microwaved cake?
                      When I microwave mine for enough time, it is cakey all the way through. If I don't, it tends to be more "fudgy" in the middle. There was one time I accidentally did not get the nut butter well enough mixed, and it definitely had a molten taste and texture to it. Let me know what you come up with. I'll try to play around with that a little for you too!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by longing2bfit View Post
                        Zucchini makes anything moister as it is mainly water and has almost zero taste! I use it in anything that needs moisture. You can puree it in a processor and it becomes liquid or grate and use it that way and it can be more of a moist filler. I grow zucchini so I always have lots that need used!
                        Good to know - thanks!
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                        • #13
                          I usually start with 30 seconds and then stir then cook in small increments until desired doneness. Stirring makes it ugly and more like scrambled egg consistency but I don't care what it looks like. I usually pour a little something moist over it too.

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                          • #14
                            Darz - yes! This worked. See if it was what you were looking for. Tastes great! Paleo Musings: YUM, "No cheat, not-the-Hostess Cupcakes" Recipe and photos at link. Nut butter and chocolate were used for the filling.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by curlygirl View Post
                              Darz - yes! This worked. See if it was what you were looking for. Tastes great! Paleo Musings: YUM, "No cheat, not-the-Hostess Cupcakes" Recipe and photos at link. Nut butter and chocolate were used for the filling.
                              Wonderful, I shall try that this week; I like what I see there

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