What I Ate [For a Low Calorie Dessert] Wednesday

Sometimes, inspiration just strikes.

I was long over due for some play time in the kitchen. I was in the mood for something sweet… warm… decadent…. oh, and low calorie.

I’m just glad inspiration came in time for What I Ate Wednesday.

So today, I’ll be featuring What I Ate for Dessert πŸ™‚

It took trial. Error. And lots of dirty ramekins. But I did it! I made the recipe for a single serving, but you could easily double it or triple it. Just note that the microwave time is for one serving!

Almond Cake for One

  • 1 1/2 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp pureed pumpkin
  • 1 tsp egg white
  • 1 tsp soymilk (or other milk)
  • 1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 drops of almond extract (Sub in vanilla if you must!)
  • Dash of salt
I mixed everything in one ramekin, and then transferred it to a new one that was sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Then I popped it in the microwave for 45 seconds, and voila! A dense, sweet, rich, cake. All for me.

This lovely little cake has just 75 calories, 1.5g fiber and 4g protein. Beat that!

All. For. Me.

It’s a good thing I could share this, because all of my other eats have been exactly the same. Cake batter yogurt bowls, salads with super creamy hummus, and Trader Joe’s Asian Stir Fry. Lame. I know.

Do you ever make single serving desserts?


  1. Don’t you love microwaveable, little desserts?? Will definitely try your recipe… especially since it’s so low calorie.

  2. This should have been the title of my WIAW too… I think I ate more cookies than I baked tonight. LOL!

  3. Omgosh! That’s brilliant! Now, all I need is a microwave! πŸ˜‰

  4. oh snap, lizzy poo i may just have to make this!!!

  5. What a fun dessert!

  6. Hmmm single servings??? Not really. I end up wanting more then πŸ˜‰ HAHAH! I should start making them more!

    This looks FAB!! I love anything dessert and fabulous!


  7. Looks great girlie! I’m not much of a dessert person, but I love experimenting with the single serving ones going around blogworld. I’ll keep yours in mind for the next time a sweet pumpkin craving hits!

  8. Love this!
    So easy and it looks amazing!

  9. This sounds INCREDIBLE! πŸ˜€ You know I love it since it’s easy for lazy people like me haha

  10. Single Lady desserts are my favorite – I will definitely be trying this!! I make microwave lava cakes all the time. I just love the warm, gooey center.

  11. This looks so good! I’ve definitely got to try this out! πŸ˜€ I don’t have any almond flour though, so hopefully it will work with WW or coconut flour…

  12. I’ve actually seen a few recipes for cakes that are one or two servings that I’m thinking about trying out one of these days. It’s so perfect! πŸ™‚

  13. That cake sounds so good and so easy! You could vary it into different flavors. Yum and thanks for the Idea, Liz!

  14. seriously? This is going in my recipe box. Would it work with other flour? I haven’t got almond.

  15. This looks amazing! Wow—yum.
    My go-to dessert for one is 2 tbsp of peanut butter (or nut butter) plus 2 tbsp sunwarrior protein powder and a dropper full of vanilla stevia—it’s like cookie dough πŸ™‚

  16. This is such a great idea! I am definitely going to bookmark this deary πŸ™‚ Now just to get some almond flour…which I have been meaning to buy anyway

  17. what a great creation. I need to invest in some small ramekins. I need some easy desserts like this because I’m always craving something sweet, but totally go for something unhealthy lol

  18. Yumm genius ! πŸ˜€ Totally need to try this!

  19. I make single serving deserts all the time, and most often pumpkin and egg whites are involved. Yours looks fabulous! πŸ™‚

  20. That looks YUMMY!! I will have to try it–although I have been trying NOT (I know…I shudder) to eat desserts. πŸ™‚

  21. Looks amazing!!! πŸ˜€

  22. Looks good! I never bake because it makes too many servings, but I never make single-serve treats either because it’s too much work for one little serving. I have no idea where this line of reasoning comes from…

  23. oh my lanta. ok can this work with another flour though since I have no almond flour? or should I just go out asap and buy the damn flour? lol this sounds amazing! single serving desserts help me ALOT. if there are leftovers I WILL find them and I WILL eat it all. by myself. I kinda love dessert like that πŸ˜‰

  24. Mhmm, that dessert sounds pretty good! πŸ™‚

  25. single servings are the ONLY safe way to eat dessert for me πŸ™‚ i love protein cakes! try adding cocoa powder and top it with peanut flour paste….it’s like chocolate peanut butter cake!

  26. i love this idea – i am always on the lookout for healthy and tasty single serving desserts. now i must find almond flour…

  27. This looks so good! I don’t make single serving desserts that often, but I should, so then the rest of it isn’t sitting there staring at me!

  28. Oh wow, this looks delish! I have a bag of almond flour I don’t really know what to do with–but now I do! Figure out how to make a vegan version of this πŸ˜€ I like cakes-for-one, but am not a fan of single lady cookies. I want the whole batch!

  29. This looks so yummy!

  30. I *lurv* little bowl cakes! So simple and perfect.

  31. I love single serving desserts! I actually made one last night… Microwave chocolate mug cake. I cannot however say it was low calorie :/

  32. I don’t make individual desserts usually but this looks yummy!

  33. I love that we both had random inspirations today!

  34. I love this recipe! It looks so good. I love single serving recipes. It’s a great way to not make a lot and end up throwing it out. πŸ™‚

  35. This looks yummy! I made chocolate cake for one today, so yummy and totally hit the spot πŸ™‚

  36. i love single serving desserts – especially pumpkin souffles & deb’s protein muffin (so addicting!)

  37. What an awesome recipe! Single serving desserts are perfect because I can’t eat more πŸ˜‰

  38. I want to make this right now! Definitely going to be having this for dessert soon.

  39. This looks absolutely delicious!!! Bookmarked! πŸ˜‰

  40. I love making little mini desserts for myself!! This cake looks delicious!

  41. Oh yummy! I love making cake-in-a-mug in the microwave!

  42. yes love making mini or single serving style desserts! I must admit some nights I blend up a little maple syrup, carob and coconut oil to make a little thick frosting like yummy sweet treat and enjoy every bit haha

  43. You’re so in trouble. Link to your post and SHOW US MORE FOOD!!!!! pleeeeeease!? you’re one of my favorite people you haaaave to behave!

  44. What an awesome low-cal snack! Thanks for sharing this!
    I made something similar once, but not quite as low-cal: a mini microwave peanut-pumpkin protein cake!

  45. I have got to make this. πŸ™‚

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