No (Bake) Cake Chocolate Cake

The Cowgirl Gourmet found this recipe from The Wannabe Chef

This paleo cake is gluten-free, grain-free and sugar-free. And you don't even have to bake it. One bowl and five minutes is all it takes. Just trust me on this. It might seem like a weird combination of ingredients and a really bizarre cooking process, but it works. In fact, it works wonderfully.

Makes 1 serving

1 ripe banana

1 1/2 Tablespoons almond or peanut butter (or other nut butter)

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon of the best vanilla you can find

2 heaping Tablespoons cocoa powder

2 teaspoons sweetener (optional, I use Ideal)

Chocolate chips, walnuts, pecans, dried fruit or other mix-ins (optional)

In a bowl, mash the ripe banana until it becomes a semi-smooth paste.

Mix the nut butter in with the banana and stir until combined. 

Then carefully add the egg, vanilla, cocoa powder and additional sweetener into the banana mash and stir well until it resembles cake batter. It will likely spill a bit, but that's okay. 

Sprinkle with a few chocolate chips and raw nuts on top--you can either stir the nuts and chips into the batter or leave them on top. The batter should fill 2/3 of the cup or bowl.

Place mug or bowl in the microwave and cook on high for 2 1/2 minutes until the center is set. Carefully remove the vessel from the microwave and let cool for about 15-20 minutes.

I have eaten it hot, medium and cold and I prefer it at room temperature and even cold. Top with your favorite vanilla ice cream or whipping cream and you're in gluten-free, grain-free dessert heaven!