Low Cal Single-Serving Brownie Cake

A few weeks ago I shared this recipe over at The Dwelling Tree. Just in case you missed it over there, I wanted to share it with you here!


Let’s be honest. The desserts I make on a regular basis are nowhere near low in calorie. I love my sugar! Recently I decided to give something new a try and make a delicious, chocolatey dessert that tastes like it has all the sugary goodness packed in and perfect size for just me. Yes, I did throw some ice cream on top! I couldn’t resist! But this brownie cake really didn’t need it! It’s super moist and has just the right amount of sweetness. And did I mention you cook it in the microwave??? It’s an ideal dessert! Low cal, chocolatey, and fast.

Low Cal Single-Serving Brownie Cake
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp almond milk (or cow’s milk)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 packets Nectresse sugar substitute
  • 1 Tbsp applesauce

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. I’m talking SUPER well or you’ll get a bitter aftertaste in your brownie cake. Combine the liquids in another bowl and add to the dry mixture. Grease a ramekin if you want to eat your brownie cake on a plate. Or you can eat it right out of the ramekin or out of a coffee mug.

Pour into the ramekin or coffee mug and place in the microwave for 45 seconds to a minute. Eat while it’s nice and warm. Enjoy!


  1. says

    I’m on day 3 (yes ha only day 3…) of my diet and this was my lifesaver today! I have to admit I added 1 packet splenda and 1 tsp regular sugar instead of nectresse because that is what I had at home. It was delish though! Have you ever had PB2? A small amount of PB2 or Cocoa PB2 on top of this cake makes it so indulgent and only adds about 20-30 calories.

    Thanks for the tip!
    xo Rachel

    • Allison Miller says

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked it and that it saved you!! Haha I totally know the feeling. I’ve never had PB2 or Cocoa PB2. I’m totally intrigued! I’ll have to give that a try. Thanks for the comment!

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