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Last weekend was my first wedding anniversary with my amazing husband.
Our lives have been pretty hectic lately. We moved out of our apartment and in with my in-laws. My computer broke and I had a health relapse. We are preparing to move to Germany in less than two months. We have started rock climbing. We are both working full time.
All of the things need to be done. And in doing so, we managed to completely neglect planning for our anniversary. In fact, even the day of I was working and DH was moving us out of the apartment with his parents. On a Sunday. He bought me a card, which was amazing. We have been so distracted, I wasn’t expecting anything from him.
But we weren’t going to let this anniversary slide by without notice. Our first year of marriage was full of ups and downs. Traveling, life decisions, planning, sickness, health, fights, stress, anxiety, love, support, and more. I love my husband more than anything, and I am so happy to have had him by my side through everything. I am so excited for the adventures he will be taking me on over the next year.
In addition to going to see Inside Out, we had cake. Last year we saved the top tier of our wedding cake and froze it. Per tradition, we brought it out for this first anniversary. According to my husband, it was still delicious and moist. It didn’t taste like freezer at all!
Now, I had just transitioned onto Full GAPS, and I hadn’t had added sugar in 6 months. I was not up for eating a standard wedding cake, even if it was a special occasion. But I was still going to have cake! So I create a chocolate cake to have for myself. And if I am going to be completely honest, I rocked it.
Dark Chocolate Mug Cake
I needed something that would actually resemble cake. I needed something grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. It needed to have very minimal sugar. It could not taste like coconut or be eggy.
And this chocolate mug cake delivered! I used coconut butter as the base, which provides great cake-y texture, healthy fats with the fiber, and not too strong of a coconut flavor. The chocolate totally conquers the coconut, leaving a very rich, chocolatey cake that is to die for. I used just the smallest amount of honey – only just as much as was needed. This cake is dark and perfect for anyone who needs to limit sugar or who doesn’t like excessively sweet treats. You can of course use more if you prefer.
Mug cake is meant to be a single serving cake. But this chocolate mug cake is packed with healthy fats. That plus the dark chocolate flavor provide a very rich and filling cake. I ended up splitting it up into three servings. But if you eat it all at once, that’s totally fine with me, too!
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